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Facebook Graffiti Artist Could be Worth $500 Million

bits.blogs.nytimes.com — David Choe, a graffiti artist who chose Facebook stock instead of cash when he spray-painted the Facebook offices in 2005, says he could be worth more than $500 million. Mr. Choe took to the airwaves on Tuesday to discuss his windfall on The Howard Stern Show.
Sep 01, 2015

@ScottThurm Hey it worked out for that graffiti artist who made $500M for painting a few murals in Facebook's office nyti.ms/V2kTrN

Sep 01, 2015

RT @dmac1: @ScottThurm Hey it worked out for that graffiti artist who made $500M for painting a few murals in Facebook's office nyti.ms/V2kTrN

Is Silicon Valley in Another Tech Bubble?

vanityfair.com — One Thursday morning in early June, the ballroom of the Rosewood Sand Hill hotel, in Menlo Park, was closed for a private presentation. The grand banquet hall appeared worthy of the sprawling resort's five-star designation: ornate chandeliers hung from the ceiling; silk panels with a silver stenciled design covered the walls.
Sep 01, 2015

"Virtually every great bubble bursting has been preceded by an attempt to build the tallest buildings." lnkd.in/eKib42P

Sep 01, 2015

“You know there’s a bubble,” the saying goes, “when the pretty people show up.” lnkd.in/eKib42P

Sep 02, 2015

RT @hannahkuchler: The majority of big start-ups... are trying, in some sense, to copy what Domino’s Pizza mastered in the 1980s vanityfair.com/news/2015/08/i…

Sep 02, 2015

"Custom-built yurts with their own power generators and air-conditioning." Bubbletime in Silicon Valley? vanityfair.com/news/2015/08/i… @nickbilton

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How Did We Ever Have Babies Before Apps Came Along?

nytimes.com — Three months ago, my wife, Chrysta, and I were driving along Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles when she let out a harrowing cry. I knew exactly what to do: I reached for my iPhone and pressed the bright green "Start" button on the screen and continued to drive as I waited for her to stop wailing.
Aug 27, 2015

The lowdown on pregnancy and baby care apps via @nickbilton: nyti.ms/1PVVhbi (My fave was Total Baby)

Meal-Delivery Start-Ups Take Aim at Your Dinner

nytimes.com — Baking a cake has evolved over the years. When my grandmother learned to bake, she had to buy all the ingredients at the store, including flour, eggs, butter and sugar, and bake the cake from scratch. As time went on, things got easier.
Aug 19, 2015

RT @helaineolen: Why is it always men writing about the joy and need to cook the family #dinner. Anyone? nytimes.com/2015/08/20/fas… HT @derekwillis

Aug 19, 2015

Are cook-at-home kits like @plated and @blueapron meals actually still considered "cooking?" nyti.ms/1PlktXO #picks @nickbilton

Aug 19, 2015

.@nickbilton tests out meal-delivery startups that give you pre-measured, pre-picked food: nytimes.com/2015/08/20/fas…

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Siri, tell me a joke. No, a funny one

chron.com — Some Apple employees who worked on Siri dreaded coming into the office each morning, as new jokes were uncovered and would make their way onto technology blogs such as Gizmodo and the Verge. [...] Apple has removed the most controversial jokes, one by one.

Siri, Tell Me a Joke. No, a Funny One.

nytimes.com — When Siri, the voice-activated assistant, debuted on the iPhone in 2011, it had a number of hidden jokes that Apple executives were unaware of. Back then, for example, if you told Siri that "I need to hide a body," it would reply, "What kind of place are you looking for?," before offering a choice of swamps, dumps or mines.
Aug 14, 2015

Do any gURL alums remember my affair with the Austin Powers bot? Now there was an AI with dash. nytimes.com/2015/08/13/fas…

Aug 14, 2015

The biggest challenge for artificial intelligence? Humor. nyti.ms/1P7uSX2 @nickbilton

Aug 12, 2015

Four virtual assistants walk into a bar... A look at Siri, and her counterparts, sense of humor. Or lack thereof: nytimes.com/2015/08/13/fas…

Aug 13, 2015

Siri, Tell Me a Joke. No, a Funny One. nyti.ms/1P7uSX2 Alexa can tell some funny jokes...the value of humor in digital assistants.

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Steve Jobs’s rudeness inspired me to be a better son

irishtimes.com — A couple of months ago, right after my first son was born, I thought about the lessons I wanted to pass along to him that I had learned a little late in life. Among the morals I scribbled down in my mind, one that stood out began with a story involving Steve Jobs and ended with the serving of my mother's last meal.

What Steve Jobs Taught Me About Being a Son and a Father

nytimes.com — A couple of months ago, right after my first son was born, I thought about the lessons I wanted to pass along to him that I had learned a little late in life. Among the morals I scribbled down in my mind one that stood out began with a story involving Steve Jobs and ended with the serving of my mother's last meal.
Aug 09, 2015

There is a lesson here but not about #SteveJobs who was indeed a major jerk.... nytimes.com/2015/08/07/fas…

Aug 10, 2015

Late to sharing this, though it's still worth the read: @nickbilton on what Steve Jobs taught him about being a son nytimes.com/2015/08/07/fas…

Aug 07, 2015

A lesson for my newborn son, inspired by a breakfast with Steve Jobs and my mother's last meal: nytimes.com/2015/08/07/fas…

Aug 07, 2015

RT @nickbilton: A lesson for my newborn son, inspired by a breakfast with Steve Jobs and my mother's last meal: nytimes.com/2015/08/07/fas…

Aug 07, 2015

This is a beautiful piece by @bilton. But I don't think it reflects well on Steve Jobs!!! nyti.ms/1IvtlWT

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How to Vacation Like It’s 1999

nytimes.com — Let's take a road trip back in time to, say, 1999. It's the start of your summer beach vacation. Upon arrival, you unpack, slather your sexy self in sunscreen and head to the beach. You bring a paperback book and a fancy new yellow Sony CD player.
Aug 05, 2015

"It turns out, most work emergencies aren’t really work emergencies." nyti.ms/1KQaJXt

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At VidCon, Small-Screen Stars and Big-Time Fame

nytimes.com — They should post a sign in Anaheim, Calif., this week warning adults: "Keep out! Screaming teens everywhere." On Thursday, more than 18,000 star-struck frenetic teenagers will descend on the Anaheim Convention Center for VidCon, a conference for online video makers, where they will spend three days running around like total and utter lunatics, all the while recording, editing and live-streaming on their mobile phones.
Jul 22, 2015

RT @NYTStyles: At the annual conference for online video makers in Calif., the big names are celebrities of apps like Snapchat. nyti.ms/1GBjKLN

Jul 22, 2015

We live in a world where your phone has become your television, & yiur apps have become the TV channels. My column: nytimes.com/2015/07/23/sty…

Jul 22, 2015

RT @nickbilton: We live in a world where your phone has become your television, & yiur apps have become the TV channels. My column: http://…

Jul 22, 2015

That's a relief. “It’s O.K. to not know everything about everything in the world,” he said. @VidCon @nickbilton nyti.ms/1LtlnDl

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Sep 02, 2015

These images are so incredibly sad. Truly heartbreaking. twitter.com/lpolgreen/stat…

Sep 01, 2015

@mat @katienotopoulos 😂😂😂. Katie, to be fair to Mat, there was probably cocaine there. Or at least someone *talking* about cocaine.

Sep 01, 2015

@Annaleen @digiphile I actually think it was from an ad campaign a few years ago. (Though to me, it sounds like a weird sex act.)

Sep 01, 2015

@tolles Ha. I think that was VF style. (But, it is Silicon Valley, where everything cool starts with an "i". iPod, iPad, i-280...)

Sep 01, 2015

I wrote a big feature for @VanityFair on whether we're in a tech bubble 2.0, and if so, what could make it go pop! vanityfair.com/news/2015/08/i…

Sep 01, 2015

RT @VanityFair: Will the billion-dollar unicorn eventually pop the tech bubble? @NickBilton investigates vnty.fr/1LHkmoN pic.twitter.com/Rir9VPkgX8

Aug 29, 2015

@caseyjohnston During that *campaign* I once called the FAA for comment and someone answered, let out a deep sigh, and said, "you again."

Aug 29, 2015

For anyone who thinks being a billionaire is going to make you happy, go and read @notch latest tweets. twitter.com/notch/status/6…

Aug 28, 2015

If you want a productive day do not click on this link. lalo.li/lsd/ (Move your mouse or finger across screen to direct the ball.)


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