The Best Tech Quotes of the Year

The Best Tech Quotes of the Year

Most years, I round up the news of the year in technology through a collection of quotes, arranged roughly by some combination I make up of their importance and how much I like them. Here they are for 2018. 14. “He was that kind of guy. You know, an asshole. But a really gifted one. Our asshole, I guess.” —A coworker at Google about Anthony Levandowski, the controversial self-driving car engineer. Published October 22 13. “How long is the wait

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Ten pieces of friendly VC advice for when someone wants to buy your company – TechCrunch

I’ve been fortunate to have been part of half a dozen exits this year, and have seen the process work smoothly, and other times, like a roller coaster with only the most tenuous connection to the track. Here are ten bits of advice I’ve distilled from these experiences in the event someone makes you an offer for your startup. 1. Understand the motivations of your acquirer. The first thing you need to understand is why the acquiring company wants your

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50 Years Later, We Still Don’t Grasp the Mother of All Demos

Fifty years ago today, Doug Engelbart showed 2,000 people a preview of the future. Engelbart gave a demonstration of the “oN-Line System” at the Fall Joint Computer Conference in San Francisco on Dec. 9, 1968. The oN-Line System was the first hypertext system, preceding the web by more than 20 years. But it was so much more than that. When Engelbart typed a word, it appeared simultaneously on his screen in San Francisco and on a terminal screen at the

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Canada, France Plan Global Panel to Study the Effects of AI

Canada, France Plan Global Panel to Study the Effects of AI

In 1988, the US and other nations formed the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to study and respond to consequences of greenhouse gas emissions. In Montreal Thursday, the governments of France and Canada said they will establish a similar group to study and respond to the global changes being wrought by artificial intelligence technology. They say the panel is needed to rein in unethical uses of AI, and minimize the risk of economic disruption such as job losses caused by

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How Google Keeps Its Power-Hungry Operations Carbon Neutral

How Google Keeps Its Power-Hungry Operations Carbon Neutral

Kate Brandt has a radical idea for how we’ll have to live in the future, if we’re going to be in balance with nature. She envisions a world without landfills, where ownership is obsolete, and everything down to the socks on our feet is rented and shared. Brandt is Google’s sustainability officer. And she’s obsessed with one idea: the “circular economy,” which aims to eliminate waste. This would require products and materials to be kept in use, rather than thrown

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Another Net Neutrality Day of Action Draws Fewer Big Names

Another Net Neutrality Day of Action Draws Fewer Big Names

Time is running out for Congress to restore net neutrality protections this year. The Federal Communications Commission last year voted to jettison Obama-era rules prohibiting broadband internet providers from blocking or otherwise discriminating against lawful internet content. Earlier this year, the Senate passed legislation to restore those protections. But the Senate used an unusual legislative maneuver that requires the House of Representatives to pass the same bill by Dec. 10. In a final push to restore the FCC rules, internet

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Cities that didn’t win HQ2 shouldn’t be counted out – TechCrunch

Cities that didn’t win HQ2 shouldn’t be counted out – TechCrunch

Brooks Rainwater Contributor More posts by this contributor As tasks wane, skills rise Blockchain technology could be the great equalizer for American cities Scott Andes is the program director for the National League of Cities City Innovation Ecosystem program. The more than year-long dance between cities and Amazon for its second headquarters is finally over, with New York City and Washington, DC, capturing the big prize. With one of the largest economic development windfalls in a generation on the line,

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Juul Can Breathe After Dodging Full FDA Ban on Flavored E-Cigs

Juul Can Breathe After Dodging Full FDA Ban on Flavored E-Cigs

On Thursday, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb proposed new rules intended to reverse the epidemic of e-cigarette use among youth, including limiting in-person sales of flavored e-cigarettes to age-restricted areas, and adding stronger age verification for online sales. Gottlieb called “kid-appealing” flavors, such as candy and fruit, “the core of the epidemic.” However, mint, menthol, and tobacco flavored e-cigarettes are exempt from the proposed changes to help adult smokers trying to quit cigarettes, he said. The FDA’s proposal

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Bitcoin Will Burn the Planet Down. The Question: How Fast?

Bitcoin Will Burn the Planet Down. The Question: How Fast?

Max Krause was thinking of buying some bitcoin, as one does. But Krause is an engineer—mostly he works on modeling greenhouse gas emissions from landfills—so his first step was to run the numbers. He looked at price, of course, but also how fast the world’s bitcoin miners create new bitcoins and the ledger that accounts for them. And he looked at how much electricity that would seem to require. “I thought, man, this is a lot of energy,” Krause says.

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Here’s How Much Bots Drive Conversation During News Events

Here’s How Much Bots Drive Conversation During News Events

Last week, as thousands of Central American migrants made their way northward through Mexico, walking a treacherous route toward the US border, talk of “the caravan,” as it’s become known, took over Twitter. Conservatives, led by President Donald Trump, dominated the conversation, eager to turn the caravan into a voting issue before the midterms. As it turns out, they had some help—from propaganda bots on Twitter. Late last week, about 60 percent of the conversation was driven by likely bots.

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