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The Chinese think Palo Alto is dumpy

 Good news! The great Raw Water Story of 2017 is finally over. Google tells me that searches went up ten-fold over the raw water craze, but thankfully, humans seem to have filtered out any more stories or follow ups. Silicon Valley can rest easy. But wait! There is another crisis …

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'The Crown' has reportedly found its new Prince Philip

The new Prince Philip has arrived. Paul Bettany is “being lined up” to play the famously gaffe-prone royal in Netflix’s The Crown, Variety reported on Saturday.  SEE ALSO: This Instagram post contains a major clue about the next series of ‘The Crown’ He would replace Matt Smith, who portrayed a …

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Apple's HomePod is probably going to launch any day now

Apple’s answer to the Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speakers, the HomePod, is almost ready for launch. After missing its release last year, the $350 smart speaker has now been approved for sale by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which means Apple will probably start selling it very soon. …

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Mike Moritz and the declining America worker

 Storied Sequoia investor Mike Moritz threw fire into the tech Twitter gumbo with his observations of hard-working Chinese workers and slothful Silicon Valley engineers. Moritz, a billionaire, clearly needs page views to fund his retirement. The major money quote about Silicon Valley is this: “In recent months, there have been …

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All the best signs from round 2 of the Women's March

One year after millions of demonstrators took to the streets in Women’s Marches around the world, it’s time for round two. And yes, everyone brought their finest signs — from the witty to the inspiring to the righteously mad. SEE ALSO: Nasty women (and men) to crowdsource ‘marching orders’ ahead …

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Let’s talk about the 2017 NPD numbers

On this week’s GamesBeat Decides podcast, we spent some time diving into some of the tidbits of news from The NPD Group’s annual report. We run down the list of the best-selling games in the United States and more. The NPD report revealed that, once again, Call of Duty was …

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