Monthly Archives: May 2016

Jason Calacanis’s Contradictory Views on Aggressive Journalism

May 27, 2016 Jason Calacanis, a well-known Silicon Valley enterpreneur and blogger, in a very frank, lengthy and informative interview on January 28, 2016 with Wall Steet Journal investigative reporter John Carreyrou who broke the story about flaws in Theranos … Continue reading

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How Maxim Trudolyubov Lets Ideology Trump Facts

A look at how an supposed Editor and researcher gets basic facts wrong in his frantic desire to smear Russians on the pages of the New York Times. May 27, 2016 Introduction Maxim Trudolyubov is an editor-at-large for the Russian … Continue reading

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The Thiel/Gawker Saga Highlights Role of Money in Legal System

What Billionaire Thiel’s bankrolling of $10m to try and bring down Gawker in a case he was not involved in says about the legal system. May 26, 2016 Introduction The revelation that the lawsuit pursued by Terry Bollea aka Hulk Hogan … Continue reading

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Theranos: When Start-Up Hyperbole crosses over to the Big Lie

How the typical Silicon Valley start-up hyperbole necessary to secure various rounds of funding morphed into an operation to keep the illusion going just a bit longer till reality finally caught up to it. May 19, 2016 Introduction In a … Continue reading

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Analysis and Initial Conclusions from the Eurovision 2016 Voting for Russia and Ukraine

A look at how though Russia was the popular choice overall, 17 Russophobic Establishment Juries Bloc-voted to give Russia 0 (zero!) points while giving 132 to Ukraine in Eurovision 2016 – while people from the same countries were split 149-148 … Continue reading

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What Mark Suster Missed In His Blog Post Defending uBeam

Commentary on Mark Suster’s blog of early hours of May 13th defending uBeam and its founder Meredith Perry, concluding with some gratuitous but well intentioned advice for him and Meredith Perry. March 13, 2016 Introduction Mark Suster, the lead and … Continue reading

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