Tag Archive: tech


I support Leslie Miley, and I hope you do to. Diversity in tech is important, and we need to start taking it seriously instead of the usual lipspeak.

http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2015/11/06/454949422/a-q-a-with-lesley-miley-the-black-twitter-engineer-who-left-over-diversity-probl

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I’m actually planning to purchase one of these to add to my streaming collection (yes, I also have a Roku and a Chromecast) so I’m glad someone pointed this out ahead of time. Bravo Mashable!

http://mashable.com/2015/11/03/apple-tv-worst-feature/

Remember when YouTube was this awesome fancy site where you could look up funny cat videos and old music videos to show your co-workers? Yep well the free ride is over children.

Like they say… business is a business. 

 

YouTube’s taking big steps towards transforming itself into a media service that you pay for like you pay for Netflix. Fancy YouTube! Aren’t you psyched?

Source: YouTube Red: $10 For Video With No Ads, Plus Streaming Music, Plus Original Content

I had to share this…  Because it’s funny. And to be honest there is a lot of truth in it as well. Enjoy!

http://www.mattfriz.com/#/outbursts/recruiter-email

Stop me if you’ve heard this before… another site got hacked. Again. AGAIN! When are companies going to take data storage seriously?

 

 

St. Louis-based retail brokerage firm Scottrade has been hacked. The social security numbers, email addresses, street addresses, and other sensitive information of at least 4.6 million customers was accessed.

Source: 4.6 Million People Hacked in Data Theft from Retail Brokerage Firm Scottrade 

This is how ridiculous the start-up game gas gotten in SF. People are actually paying to take naps in pods at lunch time. Actual American $$$. 

Go home techie friends. Your drunk.

http://sfist.com/2015/09/28/startup_doze_brings_nap_time_to_tir.php

Well well well…..

The tech crunch is experiencing an interesting turn of events. Start-ups are now moving their customer support and other services out of the Bay Area because the costs are simply too damn high.

Not the higher end positions too much, but you know that’s next.

The only thing I wonder about is what happens when tech companies stop expanding in the Bay Area and folks flock elsewhere. Will the rents drop? Will the jobs lost be made up elsewhere? Will SF end up looking like a ghost town because the cool kids moved on to hipper, cheaper surroundings?

We’ll soon find out!

http://techcrunch.com/2015/09/26/lyft-moves-customer-support-team-to-nashville-to-combat-high-priced-sf-market/

Hmmm…

I have so many conflicted feelings about this. I truly understand both sides, but a resolution won’t be coming overnight. Right now the Bay Area and SF in particular is a smoldering powder keg about to blow. And when it does, it won’t be pretty for anyone involved.

 

 

Source: Tech Workers in San Francisco Feel Threatened by Long Term Residents | NBC Bay Area

*LL- This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone, it certainly isn’t to me. They are currently working on the back-end to enable new features and most times this requires a “dusting” of the site in full. I am surprised that all of this seems to be happening in prime time hours instead of late evening/night like most sites. Well… at least it’s not due to hacker attacks. One can hope…*

 

At about 12:00 p.m. PDT today (3:00 p.m. EDT), Facebook went down. This is the third time the social network has gone down this month.

Source: Facebook has now gone down three times this month

Here go hell come…

So what do you think Oakland? Good or bad?

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/real-estate/2015/09/exclusive-uber-oakland-sears-building.html?ana