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New Twist on Venture Capital Taps a Well-Connected Village

New Twist on Venture Capital Taps a Well-Connected Village
New Twist on Venture Capital Taps a Well-Connected Village Venture-capital investing often resembles a competitive blood sport, with hundreds of firms battling to get into the best deals. There are only so many good deals to go around, and the hottest startups don’t always pick the firms with the most money. Promising companies often choose their investors based on the... Read More

Trump DOJ Nominee Jon Adler Pushed Scientology-Based Detox Program

Trump DOJ Nominee Jon Adler Pushed Scientology-Based Detox Program
Trump DOJ Nominee Jon Adler Pushed Scientology-Based Detox Program On September 15, the Trump administration nominated former criminal investigator and Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association president Jon Adler as the Department of Justice’s director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance. In that role, Adler will not only help set national criminal justice policy, he’ll also oversee all relevant state and... Read More

Cloudflare's Unlimited DDoS Protection Won't Kill Off Botnets For Good

Cloudflare's Unlimited DDoS Protection Won't Kill Off Botnets For Good
Cloudflare’s Unlimited DDoS Protection Won’t Kill Off Botnets For Good The digital assaults known as distributed denial of service attacks occur constantly, whether you notice them or not. Corporations, internet infrastructure companies, and other large targets like universities and government agencies experience them frequently, or in some cases constantly. The only reason more of the internet doesn’t exist in a... Read More

Microsoft's Nadella Wants to Help Coders Take a Quantum Leap

Microsoft's Nadella Wants to Help Coders Take a Quantum Leap
Microsoft’s Nadella Wants to Help Coders Take a Quantum Leap Forty-two years ago this summer a two-person company called Micro-Soft shipped its first product. It was a version of the programming language BASIC for the Altair 8800, one of the first successful personal computers. The company is now much larger, and un-hyphenated. And it’s reprising its original strategy in hopes... Read More

Steve Lacy's Newest Song, '4Real,' Is Anti-Pop Genius

Steve Lacy's Newest Song, '4Real,' Is Anti-Pop Genius
Steve Lacy’s Newest Song, ‘4Real,’ Is Anti-Pop Genius Steve Lacy’s “4Real,” which the polymath guitarist released on SoundCloud earlier this month, is a stew of delicious production; it’s got gushing bass, teenage quirk, and the sweet urgency of young love. The song’s borders are intentionally blurred—thematically, structurally—but what Lacy feels is unmistakably obvious: the connection he has to his unnamed... Read More