Stripe, the payments company, has given $419,000 to the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce group opposing Prop C, according to the San Francisco Ethics Commission, which tracks election spending. Lyft gave $100,000, Visa gave $225,000, and Square gave $25,000. Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and CEO of Twitter, gave $125,000; Paul Graham, an entrepreneur who founded YCombinator, gave $150,000, Michael Moritz, a venture capitalist with the firm Sequoia Capital, gave $100,000. … [Read more...] about Tech Billionaires Duke It Out on Twitter Over Proposed ‘Homelessness Tax’ in San Francisco
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UPDATE: A cherry, from Mr Redmond's public photo albums: @ EVERYTHING THAT SCOTT REDMOND OR CLEVER INDUSTRIES HAS BUILT HAS WORKED OR BEEN FUNCTIONAL IN REFERENCE DESIGN FORM. CLEVER INDUSTRIES ONLY BUILDS A REFERENCE DESIGN (LIKE RAMBUS) LIKE MANY OTHER SERVICES IN THE SILICON VALLEY AREA AND PROVIDES TECHNOLOGY TO CUSTOMERS OR PARTNERS TO PRODUCE VOLUME PRODUCTS AND/OR IP TO USE AS BLOCKING IP OR DEPLOYMENT IP. THE ARTICLE IS A BLATANT ATTACK ON SCOTT REDMOND WHICH COINCIDES WITH A WRITTEN EXTORTION ATTEMPT (NOW TURNED OVER TO LAW ENFORCEMENT) WHICH OCCURRED AT THE SAME TIME IN WHICH THREATS WERE MADE AGAINST MR. REDMOND, WHICH, IF NOT COMPLIED WITH FINANCIALLY, WOULD LEAD TO SOME PR DEBACLE. … [Read more...] about The Greatest Scam in Tech? Scott Redmond would like us to clarify.
It’s true that Amazon’s profit margin is low; as Bloomberg explains, it keeps it that way by investing in new warehouses it can write off and paying employees in stocks, on which it can claim deductions. It also leverages a research and development credit and tax breaks on previous losses, at which point, Bloomberg writes, “its U.S. corporate tax liability can be whittled down to zero.” Those losses, Fair Tax Mark notes, add up to a $9.3 billion exchequer which Amazon can put toward future taxes. … [Read more...] about Six Top Tech Companies Weaseled Their Way Out of $100 Billion in Taxes, Study Finds
After Slacker became a minor indie phenomenon, the upstart distributor Gramercy Pictures gave Linklater the resources to make 1993’s Dazed And Confused, a bittersweet nostalgia piece about the last day (and night) of school in 1976 small-town Texas, but it couldn’t find an audience for it. When viewers did finally catch up with Dazed And Confused on video—and about half a billion different psychedelic-themed DVD special editions—it became a stoner classic, the ideal background noise for parties and joint-passing sessions. And there’s a good reason for that: The soundtrack is a K-Tel bonanza of hits from the likes of Alice Cooper, ZZ Top, and Foghat; the script is loaded with quotable one-liners, many coming from future stars of tomorrow; and the loose-limbed narrative, only slightly more taxing than Slacker’s, allows for a casual drifting of attention, leading to nothing more consequential than a quarterback asserting his right to hang with his … [Read more...] about A guide to the freewheeling films of Richard Linklater
I asked the guy who sold me my last 944 to help diagnose the issue. I wasn't sure what was wrong, and at this point, I've got a peeing 944 and I'm holding back tears because I can't just show up with a car that's going to be a perpetual menace. I'm stressed out, I hadn't had time to grab lunch yet and it was already 4 in the afternoon, and I just wanted some lunch and a nap with Fluffy Bunny—and maybe to go back in time and punch whoever invented watercooling for engines in the face, too. My broken car was too much. Just too much. … [Read more...] about Getting Back Out There After A Track Fail Is The Hardest Thing Ever
Even with its built-in 9-by-11-inch screen, the Vectrex was by no means a cumbersome piece of hardware. Its controller even slotted into the front of the console so that the whole thing was easier to move around. But an article in the April 2003 issue of Edge magazine revealed the possible existence of a much smaller, shoebox-sized Vectrex console that a fan spotted on the president’s desk during a tour of the company in the early ‘80s. … [Read more...] about This Incredibly Rare Console from the 1980s Is Like the Switch’s Great-Great-Great Grandparent [Updated]