Daily Archive: Friday, May 19, 2017

Xconomy Bookclub: “Startup” Offers a Pointed Look at Techie Culture

Doree Shafrir’s novel Startup is set in New York City’s tech scene, but given its theme, there is, of course, a detour to Austin to attend South By Southwest. She describes it as “the tech industry’s five-day Super Bowl, prom, Oscars, and Coachella all wrapped into one, with breakfast tacos.” At this annual techie pilgrimage,

Former Disney Chief Michael Eisner Bids to Buy English Soccer Club

South/Si/REX/Shutterstock Former Disney chief Michael Eisner is bidding to join the elite world of English soccer team owners, gunning for a prize that has become a new badge of prestige for billionaires, Chinese companies and other wealthy concerns. Fans and shareholders of England’s are voting on a £5.67 million ($7.38 million) takeover bid by Eisner and his

James Comey, Julian Assange, Ransomware: Your Friday Evening Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest. Photo Credit Al Drago/The New York Times 1. President Trump set off for Saudi Arabia, the first stop on a nine-day trip. It’s his first overseas travel as president, and he’ll also visit Israel, Belgium and Italy. We reported that