Black Investors Call on VCs to Focus on Hiring and Funding

Black Investors Call on VCs to Focus on Hiring and Funding

When Monique Woodard started Black Founders in 2011, she wanted to help black entrepreneurs like herself find mentorship, community, and funding in a tech industry that was predominantly white. Career advice and networking opportunities became abundant, as Black Founders grew to include conferences, hackathons, and many warm introductions. Money, however, was another story. For years,…

Sony Patent Hints at What the PS5 UI Could Look Like

Sony Patent Hints at What the PS5 UI Could Look Like

A Sony patent, potentially for the PlayStation 5, indicates how the console’s UI might look, and alludes to the dynamic use of in-game stats, tips and videos from previous gameplay.The patent, published yesterday (although originally filed several years ago) and discovered by TheGamePost, includes several diagrams of a UI design. On first glance, it’ll be…

The Protests Prove the Need to Regulate Surveillance Tech

The Protests Prove the Need to Regulate Surveillance Tech

Law enforcement has used surveillance technology to monitor participants of the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests, as it has with many other protests in US history. License plate readers, facial recognition, and wireless text message interception are just some of the tools at its disposal. While none of this is new, the exposure that domestic…

How I Sold My Company to Twitter, Went to Facebook, and Screwed My Co-Founders

How I Sold My Company to Twitter, Went to Facebook, and Screwed My Co-Founders

Excerpted from Chaos Monkeys by Antonio García Martínez.Antonio García Martínez is just kidding here. We think. In this excerpt adapted from his new, take-no-prisoners Silicon Valley memoir Chaos Monkeys, Antonio García Martínez explains the harrowing exit of his one-year-old Y Combinator startup company. As we begin our narrative, García Martínez is CEO and unofficial strategist…

These Bacteria Ate Their Way Through a Really Tricky Maze

These Bacteria Ate Their Way Through a Really Tricky Maze

Trung Phan’s science experiment began with a dare. His boss, Princeton University physicist Robert Austin, challenged him to design a maze that Austin couldn’t solve. To be sure, the challenge was just a thought experiment—Phan wasn’t about to actually start planting Versailles-scale hedges and throw his boss in the middle of it. But Phan, Austin’s…