Dear Mr. Perkins: It’s Not Kristallnacht

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Rick Mandler breaks down the absurdity of Tom Perkins’ comparison of persecution of the 1% to Nazi anti-semitism.

Brogramming: Sex & Sexism in Tech

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“Brogramming” culture is real, and is really bad for men, women, and business in general. Alyssa Royse explains why, blow by blow.

This Is Rage 9: Show Me Your Bulls

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Internet Radio phenomenon Kimo Balthazer is up to his tricks again, posting on his site: Bad News: EnvisionInk Does Not Seem to Want Choy & Finkelman Back, Good News: Here is a Picture of Ben & Jerry, Zoom & Spread Viral

This Is Rage 8: If There Were Rules Who Would Listen?

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Kimo Balthazer’s internet radio show, This Is Rage, has two very special guests on air today — Ben and Jerry, the two kidnappers trying to negotiate the deal of a lifetime.

This Is Rage 7: The House Checks and Raises

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This is how CEO’s bicker: “Surely your plan can’t be that easy,” says Choy. “Compared to being shot dead in the next two hours, I’d call it a plan worth trying,” replied Finkelman.

This Is Rage 5: No Such Thing as CEO School

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Being a CEO of a major corporation is an almost impossible job. When your kidnappers have to call into your Board of Directors meeting on your behalf, it’s just another day at the office.

This Is Rage 3: Never Bet Against the Bozos

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Hoodie One had a name, it was Dennis Swerlow. Hoodie Two had one as well, it was Sam Kisinski. Together they had to decide what to do with a botched kidnapping and two hostages.

This Is Rage 1: In Tres Partes Divisa Est

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“Silicon Valley parties are notoriously dour.” So begins This is Rage. We will be serializing the book, chapter by chapter. This is chapter one.

Startup America Needs to Look More Like America

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Kalimah Priforce wonders: where are the startups of color?

The Data Revolution in Sports, Part 2

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In Part 1 of his essay, Liam Day traced the history of the data revolution from the factory floor to baseball’s front offices and beyond. In Part 2, he examines the fear of data.

Aaron Swartz to be Honored for Freedom of Information Activism

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Aaron Swartz will be “posthumously honored for crusading for open access rights to documents on the Internet.”

Facebook CEO Donates Almost $500 Million to Charity

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Mark Zuckerberg makes his largest donation yet to help address health and education issues in Silicon Valley.

The Feeling of Speed

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When Tom Matlack invested in a tech company other VC’s had left for dead, he had no idea how much it would bring him back to life.

Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs: Menaces or Linchpins?

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Deanna Ogle examines Mark Zuckerberg, his peers in the tech industry and how their social impairments affect society and innovation.

Race and the Miseducation of Silicon Valley

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Education technology is marginalizing less-privileged, minority children, Kalmah Priforce writes.

Technology: The Danger of Black In America [by Sonya Donaldson, @sunnygrrrl]

One of our Soul Review Board elders drops the bomb on CNN’s attempt to tell our digital story.