Saturday, April 23, 2016

This Week in Silicon Valley [Apr. 23, 2016] (Tech & Science Infographic)

This Week in Silicon Valley [Apr. 23, 2016] (Tech & Science Infographic)

This Week in Silicon Valley (Apr. 23, 2016)
[ Original Infographic by Sleepy Bison ]
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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Internet Gold: Poor Sea Cucumber


As if being a brainless sea cucumber, lumbering oafishly across the seafloor, wasn't a low enough life already -- but apparently, it gets worse. Did you know that the pearlfish has developed a (somewhat) symbiotic relationship with the sea cucumber, adapting the cucumber's -- *ahem* -- anal cavity, into a home of sorts.

It doesn't sound like the kind of video people would want to watch, but take it from me: it's almost too terrible to turn away from.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Theranos federal investigation underway by SEC & U.S. Attorney

The once-all-star startup Theranos seems to be running into even more difficulties as both the SEC and the U.S. Attorney's Office jointly investigate the company for 'criminal' activity.
Theranos to be investigated for criminal activities
The infamous nanotainer from Theranos

Theranos has been trying hard to lift itself out of hot (boiling, even, I daresay) water after word leaked that the 'nanotainers' trademarked and marketed by the blood-testing business weren't actually being used. There was even accusations that Theranos was putting lives at serious risk with their subpar testing methods.

The outrage had subsided somewhat, but now another formal federal investigation could bring the company to its knees. Investors are sure to be seen running for the hills as the governments picks apart the inner workings of Theranos.

Friday, April 8, 2016

This Week in Silicon Valley [Apr. 9, 2016] (Infographic)


This Week in Silicon Valley [Apr. 9, 2016] (Infographic)

This Week in Silicon Valley (Apr. 9, 2016) [ Original Infographic by Sleepy Bison ]
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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Panama Papers leak docs, reveal dozens of corrupt; politicians, celebs, more

Iceland PM in Panama Papers leak docs, reveal dozens of corrupt; politicians, celebs, more
The Panama Papers

Have you ever heard the name Mossack Fonseca? Neither have I, but according to the most extensive document leak anyone has ever seen the name belongs to a Panamanian law firm which has been doling out offshore shell companies for big names at bargain prices -- and instigating a whole lotta trouble.

The docs are being called the Panama Papers, leaked by an anonymous whistleblower who feared for her or his own life. In return for nothing more than the guarantee of safe anonymity, the whistleblower passed over 2.6 terabytes of information. Yes, that's terabytes, each one of which is equivalent to about a thousand gigabytes.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

This Week in Silicon Valley [Apr. 2, 2016] (Infographic)

This Week in Silicon Valley April - Tech, Science, Infographic

This Week in Silicon Valley (Apr. 2, 2016) [ Original Infographic by Sleepy Bison ]
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