WhatsApp Free Texting Seen Siphoning $33 Billion From Carriers – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle(See EXT6 for more on the acquisition.) Feb. 21 (Bloomberg) — Facebook Inc.’s $19 billion purchase of mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp Inc. is a stark reminder of how much … Read More

Dot Complicated: Randi Zuckerberg’s Angry, Insightful Digital Media Memoir A Must Read

I kept calling Dot Complicated, Randi Zuckerberg’s memoir on how digital media has changed our lives, and how to maintain your sanity during the cultural flux, “Dot Confidential” to myself, … Read More

Apple denies any knowledge of NSA hacking its iPhones – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsIn the latest instance of a Silicon Valley tech company being drawn into the shadowy activities of the National Security Agency, Apple (AAPL) on Tuesday denied any … Read More

High-tech coalition seeks to ease tensions in S.F. – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleThere are moves afoot to address the civic backlash against San Francisco’s tech community. The night before Friday’s incidents involving private shuttles ferrying tech workers to Silicon Valley, … Read More

TechCrunch Disrupt: Michael Arrington Forgets AngelGate At Bin 38

Is TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington losing his memory? Earlier today, this blogger noted the drop in buzz for TechCrunch Disrupt New York, and pointed as the reason, in part, the … Read More

Oakland Should Sue MLB, San Jose, And The Oakland A’s Right Now

The reports are all over that Major League Baseball’s long-delayed report on the Oakland A’s in Oakland, and if they should be given permission to leave Oakland for San Jose, … Read More

CNN’s Solidad O’Brien Calls Out Michael Arrington On Black Entrepreneurs

At first this blogger was just going to leave the whole issue of TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington’s statement that he “Didn’t know any black entrepreneurs” alone at one blog post. … Read More

Anti-Michael Arrington TechCrunch Posts Show Insecurity

The news is all over that TechCrunch Founder and Editor Michael Arrington may step down from running the blog not just to operate a new venture capital fund, but because … Read More