op-ed
Flashback: How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet

In the wake of Yahoo's $1.1 billion acquisition of beloved social platform Tumblr, it's perhaps worth looking back what the company did after it caught—and gutted—another big fish. Read More >>

ebooks
There's a Cookbook Starring Tech Startup Weirdos Because Not Even Food Is Safe

Hey kids! Get down here. We made Mrs. Zuckerberg's famous eggnog cinnamon chip scones! That's an example of something you could say in your own home but never will. Because you're never going to buy The Startup Chef, a collection of beloved recipes from tech entrepreneurs and their families. Just in time for the holidays, y'all. Read More >>

internet
Airtime Is Just Chatroulette Without the Dicks

Airtime is a new startup by Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning (of Napster fame) that recycles an old idea: Chatroulette. Yep, that random video chatting dickfest invented by some Russian teenager has seemingly been redressed in tailored suits and landscaped beards and is totally going to change the world. Joke. It's Chatroulette buttoned-up, which means less fun but ideally more useful. Read More >>

business
What It's Like Inside the Bullshit of a Tech Conference

TechCrunch Disrupt is a tech conference that makes a lot of money for TechCrunch and gives a little bit of attention to tech startups. It's a place where people are overly optimistic, eye-buggingly enthusiastic and entirely removed from reality. A conference for buzzwords that don't mean anything, hollow phrases that sound nice together and proponents of a dictionary exorcised of vowels. Read More >>

internet
How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet

Web startups are made out of two things: people and code. The people make the code, and the code makes the people rich. Code is like a poem; it has to follow certain structural requirements, and yet out of that structure can come art. But code is art that does something. It is the assembly of something brand new from nothing but an idea. Read More >>

clothing
Would You Wear This Mobile Phone-Holster Bra?

A new student-run startup has come up with a "sexy, yet functional pocketed bra." Finally. Read More >>

toys
A Toy That Turns Your Playing Cards Into a TIE Fighter

E&M labs, which raised over £62,000 on Kickstarter last year for their Trebuchette, has built a new toy: Skallops. They're wooden clips that transform a regular deck of cards into a set of building blocks. Read More >>

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