Hogtown has endless interesting vantage points on the CN Tower. I also work pretty much right under it, so maybe that’s why it seems to watch me follow me wherever I go. It’s easy to forget what an amazing structure the C.N. Tower is when you live here, but I find myself seeing it with fresh eyes these days with a renewed interest in photography. It manages to maintain a modern feel while still reminding me of 1977 (or 1987, 2nd shot below), around when it first rose over a more quaint Toronto ‘The Good’.
I don’t know for how long though, all the condos going up downtown look intent on consuming even this grand lady.
If we can make your audio and video files smaller, we can make cancer smaller. And hunger. And… AIDS. Gavin Belson, CEO, Hooli, HBO’s Silicon Valley.
Okay, massive editorial swing today from the warm and fuzzy, to mad-as-hell tech industry truther! At least I’m not writing it from my mother’s basement. This is pretty juicy though:
Uber (synonyms ‘above’, ‘superior’), the extremely well bankrolled Silicon Valley startup car service is in more hot water, now approaching a boiling point. Today news broke on Buzzfeed that one of Uber’s senior executives and advisor to the Pentagon mused openly to a Buzzfeed editor about spending in the six figures to hire a team of ‘opposition researchers’ tasked with personally smearing media members not on their BFF list, namely, popular PandoDaily tech writer Sarah Lacy – and her family.
When confronted with a wave of backlash (check out #uber for a sample), the exec explained that the conversation was supposed to be off the record and didn’t reflect his or his company’s views.