Paige Leskin, provided by Published 7:34 pm CDT, Thursday, March 21, 2019 Silicon Valley investors are known for their business savvy, but not necessarily their fashion sense. A new site, called VC Starter Kit, lampoons what's seen as the tech investor uniform: You can buy a Patagonia sweater, Allbirds sneakers, and a handful of other stereotypically VC accessories like a Tesla keychain, all in a bundle. The website says all profits from starter kit purchases will be donated to AllRaise, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing more diversity into startup founders and investors. It's not known who made the site, or even if it's actually for real, so buyer beware. The best venture capitalists are known for their ability to look at all the very many tech startups out there and pick out winners like Facebook or Uber. They are not necessarily known for their unique fashion sense. Enter VC Starter Pack, a gentle satire that lets you buy a bundle that includes two of the … [Read more...] about Someone is selling a Silicon Valley investor ‘starter kit’ as a joke about how venture capitalists all dress the same
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | The Week in Tech: How Much Regulation Is Too Much? Advertisement Supported by Bits ByJamie Condliffe March 15, 2019 Every Friday, we review the week’s tech news , offering analysis and maybe a joke or two about the most important developments in the tech industry. Want this newsletter in your inbox? Sign up here . Hi. I’m Jamie Condliffe. Greetings from London. Here’s a look at the week’s tech news. You say antitrust. I say: How much? There is little as fashionable in 2019 as the desire to curb Big Tech’s power. But knowing how far regulators should go in putting limits on Silicon Valley’s largest companies isn’t straightforward. At one extreme, there are calls to break up Big Tech. Senator Elizabeth Warren grabbed headlines during the week … [Read more...] about The Week in Tech: How Much Regulation Is Too Much?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jeff Jacoby Globe Columnist January 28, 2019 In the Arguable e-mail newsletter, columnist Jeff Jacoby offers his take on everything from politics to pet peeves to the passions of the day. Sign up here. Robert E. Lee’s bad name All of America observed the Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday last week, but in two southern states, Alabama and Mississippi, the day was also commemorated as Robert E. Lee Day — a state holiday honoring the general who commanded the Army of Northern Virginia in the Civil War. It is hard to imagine a more grotesque juxtaposition: the man who symbolizes the struggle for black civil rights and racial equality given equal billing with the man who led the fight to keep black Americans chained in chattel slavery. Lee is honored with a holiday in several other southern states, too: Florida and Arkansas each have an … [Read more...] about Arguable with Jeff Jacoby: Robert E. Lee, American traitor
Early investor Roger McNamee explains his concerns about the platform's trajectory. Nina Zipkin Published 3:30 pm CST, Friday, January 18, 2019 Photo: Bloomberg | Getty Images Photo: Bloomberg | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Bloomberg | Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg's Former Mentor: 'The People at Facebook Live in Their Own Bubble' 1 / 1 Back to Gallery By now we all know the story of Mark Zuckerberg’s rise from his Harvard dorm room to becoming a 23-year-old billionaire. But how the past couple of years have played out, particularly the handling of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, has given Roger McNamee, an early investor in the company and … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg’s Former Mentor: ‘The People at Facebook Live in Their Own Bubble’
It’s a bright September morning in San Carlos, California, and Masayoshi Son, chairman of SoftBank, is throwing me off schedule. I’d come, as he had, to meet with the people he’s tapped to run the Vision Fund, his $100 billion bet on the future of, well, everything. After almost four decades of building SoftBank into a telecom conglomerate, Son, an inveterate dealmaker, launched this unprecedented venture two years ago to back startups that he believes are driving a new wave of digital upheaval. He has staked everything on its success–his company, his reputation, his fortune. We’d both arrived with the same basic question: Where is this massive vehicle heading? But because I wasn’t the one footing the 12-figure allowance, I understood that I’d be the one to wait. In the hubbub of Son’s visit, my 9 a.m. meeting gets rescheduled multiple times until it’s set for 4:30 p.m. When I finally arrive at the Vision Fund’s offices, … [Read more...] about The most powerful person in Silicon Valley