It’s not news that Sam Altman likes to say controversial things. The 32-year-old president of the very successful startup incubator Y Combinator attracted disdain for supporting Peter Thiel even after the billionaire’s donations to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign won widespread criticism. Now, Altman is pitching…
Just in time for his birthday, Facebook's CEO has acquired what will be his third home since September, a walled, 5,000+ square foot Palo Alto manse complete with a saltwater pool and music alcove. It cost $7 million. So much for Mark Zuckerberg's everyman lifestyle.
In the past couple of weeks, the co-founders of Microsoft and Twitter have been attached to the same kinds of unsavory stories that have long dogged the people behind Facebook, Apple, Zynga and other top tech firms. What is it about computers and money that instills villainy?
A new survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers found that some two-thirds of divorce lawyers cite Facebook as "the 'primary source' of evidence in divorce proceedings," and The Guardian calls the social-networking site "a leading cause of relationship trouble." And yet, shockingly, the divorce rate…
This is Tyler Coyner, a student at the University of Nevada in Reno and a technology entrepreneur. His business? Allegedly, hacking into his former high school's computer grading system and changing students' grades for money.
According to security expert Brian Krebs, the dating site eHarmony.com has been hacked. Krebs found a hacker offering up email addresses and user databases to eHarmony for $2,000 on an underground message board. Turns out the guy who perpetrated the hack was the same one who recently broke into dating site Plenty of…
It's a story as old as time. Boy meets girl. Boy and girl break up. Girl gets revenge by turning boy into a humiliating meme. This appears to be what happened to poor Jack Weppler.
After information on his 30 million members was compromised, Plenty of Fish CEO Markus Frind did what any sensible tech executive who cares about his reputation would do: Complain to the mom of the youngster who hacked him.
Rapper T-Pain introduced this new tattoo he got in Hawaii with a tweet: "I think this ones pretty sweet, unless facebook shuts down soon 0_o". That's what the guy who tattooed MySpace's Tom on his back said in 2002.
Writing on his own Facebook fan page, Mark Zuckerberg today proposed that he forsake all riches for social good. Uh, sure. Naturally, such a declaration did not really come from the world's youngest billionaire; Zuckerberg just got hacked.
Next time you deny a Facebook friend request, think of the consequences! Long Island resident
Giselle Penagos Melanie Snanopoulos allegedly ran down her cousin twice because a gentleman friend had accepted the cousin's friend request—but not hers.
Kraft has invented a vending machine that analyzes your face to predict what you want to eat. It combines facial recognition with other data to give you a snack, or email a recipe and shopping instructions. Creepy or cool?
Bulgarian cybercrime blogger Dancho Danchev mysteriously vanished a few weeks ago, worrying his colleagues and the Internet. He's back! But what happened to him? According to one report, he was confined to a psychiatric hospital.
Apple is a cyclical creature, like bears, unicorns and ladyfolk. iPods in September; iPhones in June; and likely, iPads in April. April is not so far away! So, unsurprisingly, we're starting to hear what the next iPad looks like.
Starting now, you better pay pretty close attention to the dialog boxes that pop up when you try add third-party apps to Facebook. If you don't, you might end up giving them your address and phone number.
Daniel Balsam used to be a marketer. Then he found something he wanted to do more: Sue spammers for a living. So he quit his job and went to law school—and he's made $1 million doing it.