Blog Profile / Valleywag


URL :http://valleywag.com/
Filed Under:Technology
Posts on Regator:2121
Posts / Week:4.1
Archived Since:February 17, 2008

Blog Post Archive

R.I.P. Valleywag, 2006-2015

2 years agoTechnology : Valleywag

Here lies Valleywag, a Silicon Valley gossip and news site launched in 2006 by Gawker Media and decommissioned in 2015. Its editors and writers over the years included Nick Douglas, Nick Denton, Owen Thomas, Ryan Tate, Nitasha Tiku, and Sam Biddle. Show More Summary

Twitter Is So Hopelessly White Its Only Black Engineering Boss Just Quit in Protest

2 years agoTechnology : Valleywag

Leslie Miley was “the only African-American in [engineering] leadership” at Twitter, a company that employs thousands, and owes much of its success to adoption by non-white users. Then he quit, as he explains in a new blog post, because the company is absolutely brain-dead on race. Read more...

Twitter CEO Offers Employees a Bold Peek Into Their Jobless Futures

2 years agoTechnology : Valleywag

Twitter plans to lay off eight percent of its workforce, the bearded Machiavellian at its helm announced in a memo to the company today. Those 336 workers who will be going home without their jobs can at least take comfort in the fact that when Jack Dorsey cut them loose, Jack didn’t beat around the bush. Jack gave it to them straight, baby. Read more...

White People Control All the Power in Silicon Valley

2 years agoTechnology : Valleywag

A new report finds that Silicon Valley’s power structure, the conduits that determine which technologies will shape the fabric of society, is comprised of a representative mix of the people who use them. Ha ha, of course not, ha ha. Read more...

Silicon Valley Banded Together To Protect Abusive CEO Before Company's IPO

2 years agoTechnology : Valleywag

In April of 2014, Gurbaksh Chahal was fired as the CEO of the tech company RadiumOne, amid fallout from a domestic violence case. Chahal had managed to escape felony charges despite being caught on camera striking his girlfriend over 100 times, according to prosecutors. Show More Summary

Silicon Valley Trend Watch: Growing a Beard to Mask Pure Evil

2 years agoTechnology : Valleywag

In a past age, the American robber baron class would combat bad publicity by building a library or calling in the Pinkertons. Today, Silicon Valley’s captains of industry convince people they’re not a horror-show money vampires simply by growing cool beards. Read more...

Snapchat Lost a Ton of Money Last Year

2 years agoTechnology : Valleywag

In 2013, teenage attention-pit Snapchat turned down a $3 billion buyout offer from Facebook, which is only not an insane and arrogant decision if you’re going to reap so much profit that you’re eventually worth more than that. Internal...Show More Summary

Here's What a Party for Elite White iPhone Daters Looks Like

2 years agoTechnology : Valleywag

Have you heard of “The League”? It’s like Tinder, but for white people people who fancy themselves “elite” and aspire to white collar crime. Business Insider, a website run by an actual white collar criminal, recently attended a party thrown by The League. Read more...

Was Ellen Pao Set Up? Former Reddit CEO Unleashes on Founders

2 years agoTechnology : Valleywag

The story so far: Reddit already despised recently ousted CEO Ellen Pao, and the firing of community liaison Victoria Taylor was the final screwup that did her in. But what if the whole time, she was taking the heat for someone else’s mistake?http://gawker.com/did-reddits-fo... Read more...

A Salute to AOL's Tim Armstrong, a Real Shitty Boss

3 years agoTechnology : Valleywag

In May 2011, Tim Armstrong spent a day at work barefoot o raise awareness about barefoot children, instead of just donating money to barefoot children to buy them shoes. This is the kind of boss Tim Armstrong is: ineffectual, vapid and stupid. Read more...

Resort Where David Goldberg Died Deletes Treadmill Photo From Its Site

3 years agoTechnology : Valleywag

After days of silence and misreporting , the Mexican resort where Sheryl Sandberg’s late husband allegedly died in an exercise fatality has deleted this photo of its treadmill facility. Read more...

Cherry Magnate Shoots Self in Head as Cops Raid Hidden Drug Stash

3 years agoTechnology : Valleywag

The owner of a Brooklyn-based maraschino cherry company killed himself Tuesday during a drug raid on his Red Hook factory. After watching law enforcement agents discover a fake wall, Dell's Maraschino Cherries owner Arthur Mondella reportedly locked himself in his private bathroom, yelled "take care of my kids" to his sister, and then shot himself in the head. Read more...

Which Tech Company Retracted An Employee's 'Weaponized' Interview?

3 years agoTechnology : Valleywag

San Francisco's tech boom has radically altered the city's landscape — Teslas and tech worker shuttles prowl incessantly through the streets and the guy sitting next to you at dinner is invariably pitching his app. Public radio and television...Show More Summary

Silicon Valley Is Becoming a Documentary About Silicon Valley

3 years agoTechnology : Valleywag

Accuracy is the best thing about Silicon Valley . Anyone who's spent any time in the Bay Area tech scene will wince at how well the show's writers have nailed the culture of nerd despair and hubris. This season, some of the jokes are so dead-on that it's hard to even consider them jokes. Read more...

Homeless Silicon Valley Couple Triumphs Against All Odds

3 years agoTechnology : Valleywag

Prerna Gupta and her husband Parag Chordia own a company that makes iPhone apps. Their most famous app is Songify, which made them very rich—so rich that they faced every rich person's nightmare: they began to struggle with the meaning of possessions and money. Read more...

Ellen Pao Loses on Every Count in Blockbuster Gender Discrimination Suit

3 years agoTechnology : Valleywag

Ellen Pao, the former Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers junior partner who sued the high-powered Silicon Valley venture capital firm for gender discrimination after she was allegedly sexually harassed, targeted for revenge by a former lover, and passed over for a promotion, lost on each the suit's four counts Friday. Read more...

News Industry Shrugs, Prepares to Hand Entire Business Over to Facebook

3 years agoTechnology : Valleywag

Facebook, a dull and endlessly scrolling record of personal propaganda and content headlined in two or more sentences, isn't satisfied with the way its 1.4 billion users (most non-sentient) consume the news. According to the New York...Show More Summary

A Guide to the Sex Discrimination Lawsuit That's Roiling Silicon Valley

3 years agoTechnology : Valleywag

Ellen Pao's blockbuster lawsuit against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers has been described as "exposing Silicon Valley secrets" and putting the usually secretive world of tech-industry VCs "under a microscope." Read more...

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