Today in the city Portola Valley 18.11.2018
How Slack's CTO survived 2 failed game startups and a painful sale to Yahoo to build a $7.1 billion company

Slack is a popular workplace messaging service worth $7.1 billion and reportedly on the verge of going public. Its founding team, including British CTO Cal Henderson, have weathered a lot of successes...


Viral video perfectly nails the recipe for how to make a Frank Ocean song

A Frank Ocean song usually contains no more than two instruments, lyrics revolving around nostalgia, loneliness, and different names for weed.  Add to that a song from the '50s or '60s with a dra...


Fuel price protesters target pinch points in French road system

The Hi-Vis jackets worn by France's petrol price rise protesters have been moe or less visible on day one of their promised blockade of 1500 locations. They included Givors, a pinch point between th...


Facebook Fallout Ruptures Democrats’ Longtime Alliance With Silicon Valley

Tech giants have found key allies among Democrats for years, a bond strengthened through mutual interests and campaign donations. But a year of scandals has forced a reckoning in Washington.


6 tech gifts for the filthy rich

Oh, hello! I didn't see you there, amongst my many possessions. You're looking for some guidance, you say, for this year's holiday season? Just a little, trinket? I see... Well, for the well-to-do lad...


Tesla just had the worst year in its history, but now it's starting to look like the best tech company in the world (TSLA)

Tesla is a hybrid of tech company and car company — and with various scandals roiling the tech sector, Tesla seems like a tech company that's at least trying to do good. Tesla endured its own se...


Bioreactor device helps regrow legs on frogs

Researchers have created a new device that can trigger partial limb regrowth in frogs. The findings could lead to limb regeneration in mammals somewhere off in the future.


11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

Facebook’s crisis map. Viola Davis and Steve McQueen on authenticity in art. To brine or not to brine your turkey? Stan Lee is dead. And more.


Grace Brethren wins overtime thriller over Villa Park

Grace Brethren football coach Josh Henderson needed his quarterback to make plays with the Lancers’ backs against the wall Friday in a CIF Southern Section Division 4 semifinal against Villa Park. Wit...


As border wall goes up in Texas, some local landowners put up a fight, others welcome it

Federal authorities have awarded two contracts to build additional border walls in the Rio Grande Valley. Landowners in the area have mixed reactions to the project.


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