Famous Young Entrepreneur Also Allegedly Skilled at Domestic Violence

Gurbaksh Chahal, the 31-year-old self-described "die-hard entrepreneur" and chief executive of online advertising company RadiumOne, was deemed one of the youngest and wealthiest entrepreneurs in the world by Oprah Winfrey in 2010. He was also charged last night with 47 counts of domestic violence-related crimes.… » 8/09/13 2:50pm 8/09/13 2:50pm

Adorable Daughter Bills Dad for Home Tech Support

Oh, your parents: Teh Olds. They're always needing technical assistance with the most rudimentary computer tasks. Worse, you can't begrudge them the tech support since they're always helping you out with rides to the movie theater and money for ice cream. You can't deny them service, but goshdarnit, you should demand… » 6/25/13 5:03pm 6/25/13 5:03pm

Breaking News: Silicon Valley Startups Discriminate Against Old People

Silicon Valley has a "dirty secret," according to Reuters: age bias. We don't know if we'd call it a secret, exactly — it's pretty common knowledge that startups like to hire wunderkinds who are fresh out of college (or didn't even make it to graduation) who have few responsibilities other than staying up all night,… » 11/27/12 2:10pm 11/27/12 2:10pm

This Social Media Startup Accidentally Become an App for Pedophiles

Before Facebook decides whether to allow kids 13 and younger to officially have their own (monitored) Facebook accounts, they should consider what's happened with the social networking app Skout, which has been used by at least three adults across the country to find and allegedly sexually assault minors in the past… » 6/13/12 10:00am 6/13/12 10:00am

Pick the Perfect Neighborhood without Pesky Ethnic Groups Getting in…

Detroit-based startup Picket Report, "a new online research tool that helps homebuyers find their perfect neighborhood," is perfect for those whose idea of the "perfect neighborhood" means no scary poor people. Curbed got some screencaps of the website's "Struggling Societies" feature, which seems to have been… » 4/26/12 5:45pm 4/26/12 5:45pm

Lady-Businesses Should Be All About Lady-Skills, Like Shopping

Are you a woman with an entrepreneurial bent? By all means, follow your dreams — but when you're drafting that business plan, stick to things you're naturally good at. Like shopping! » 11/17/11 12:30pm 11/17/11 12:30pm

Are Women Starting Too Many Fashion and Baby Businesses?

An exasperated tweet, above, from a female tech reporter has sparked a debate about whether there's a pink collar ghetto in tech — and whether we should be mad about it. » 9/16/11 4:20pm 9/16/11 4:20pm

Women In Tech Panel Devolves Into Anger, Ambivalence

Reports are trickling out that a TechCrunch panel on women in tech degenerated into a "catfight" and onstage "bitching." So what actually happened? » 9/28/10 5:06pm 9/28/10 5:06pm

Capital Gains: Women, Babies, And Getting Ahead In Business

Where are all the female entrepreneurs? Vivek Wadhwa and Stacey Higginbotham both wonder why women are less likely to be in the top ranks of the business world. Is it gender bias? Baby bias? Or an infuriating combination of both? » 2/09/10 12:30pm 2/09/10 12:30pm