I get scammed all the time. People love preying on me. I ate most of that dreck, even though it was basically just buttered rice and eight small pieces of mushy frozen vegetables. It was ordered off the kids menu, but at a place that hates kids—some sort of diner for orphans. » 7/24/14 1:43pm Yesterday 1:43pm

Stephen Colbert Asks Tim Draper Why He Wants to Destroy California

The only thing that could make grinning villain venture capitalist Tim Draper look more sinister and insane than campaigning to divide California into six poorly named states is laughing maniacally on the Colbert Report. Now, we can cross that off the list. » 7/24/14 11:13am Yesterday 11:13am

If TaskRabbit Is the Future of Employment, the Employed Are Fucked

The employment of the future is here, and it's terrific for everyone except the people doing the work. TaskRabbit, which lets you outsource the things you don't want to do to people who need money, is at the forefront of this chore revolution, and it's already making some lives harder. » 7/23/14 1:30pm Wednesday 1:30pm

Dem. Strategist Smacks "Six Californias" Over Alleged Voter Fraud

The campaign to split California into six smaller states in order to benefit Silicon Valley isn't just nuts—according to a California politico, it's illegal, too. » 7/21/14 2:56pm Monday 2:56pm

Banana Republic's Latest Fashion Line: 'The Startup Guy'

Despite their status as the new white collar villains of our day (or probably, because of it), startup founders have one more victory to tout: fashion icons. At least according to Banana Republic, which is now using a very warped notion of Silicon Valley chic to sell beige fabric. » 7/21/14 10:37am Monday 10:37am

Tech's Whitest White Man Still Thinks You Aren't Trying Hard Enough

About a year ago, millionaire tech investor and adult-sized baby Jason Calacanis proclaimed a simple message: if you're not successful in this country, you're not working hard enough. Every bias and bigot-ism is just an obstacle to hop over. This week he's at it again. Why is anyone still listening? » 7/18/14 2:18pm 7/18/14 2:18pm

Plan to Destroy California Is Even Crazier in Nutcase's Own Words

It's easy to dismiss wacky venture capitalist Tim Draper's "Six Californias" plan. After all, the notion of splitting America's third-largest state into six pieces just for the tax benefit of Silicon Valley is silly! But it sounds even sillier from someone taking it seriously. » 7/17/14 5:05pm 7/17/14 5:05pm