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gawker founder nick denton believes the 'good internet will rise up again'


“facebook makes me despise many of my friends and twitter makes me hate the rest of the world,” gawker founder nick denton said.the publishing pioneer, who connected with fellow bloggers at south by southwest in the early days of web publishing, returned to the festival sunday to reflect on the demise of his company and what lies ahead for the internet in the years after donald trump’s presidential election. the future isn’t facebook or twitter, where fake news and trolls abound. instead, it’s rooted in reddit—or at least something like reddit, denton said.to read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here






co-founder of georgia-based waffle house chain dies at 97


waffle house co-founder joseph wilson rogers sr., who went from short-order cook to co-founder of one of the nation's largest restaurant chains, has died. he was 97.






little caesars founder paid rosa parks’ rent for over a decade


days after his death, friends of the little ceasars founder remembered the close friendship he had with the late civil rights leader.






waffle house co-founder joe rogers sr. dies at 97


waffle house co-founder joseph wilson rogers sr., who went from short-order cook to co-founder of one of the nation's largest restaurant chains, has died. he was 97. georgia-based waffle house said rogers died friday. no cause was given. rogers, born in jackson, tennessee, was the son of a railroad...






founder of elk grove village tech company gets 9-year fraud sentence


the founder of a suburban chicago technology company has been sentenced to nine years in prison for a scheme that bilked investors out of $9 million.seventy-one-year-old gregory webb was sentenced wednesday by a federal judge in chicago.the founder and chief executive officer of elk grove village-based...






priest abuse victims’ group founder resigns after 29 years


chicago (ap) — the founder of the group that advocates for priest abuse victims has stepped down after three decades of paigning to force the catholic church to recognize the extent of the scandal and compen e thousands of people affected. barbara blaine, president and founder of the survivors network of those abused by priests, said […]






priest abuse victims’ group founder resigns after 29 years


chicago (ap) — the founder of the group that advocates for priest abuse victims has stepped down after three decades of paigning to force the catholic church to recognize the extent of the scandal and compen e thousands of people affected. barbara blaine, president and founder of the survivors network of those abused by priests, said […]






co-founder of georgia-based waffle house chain dies at 97


atlanta (ap) — waffle house co-founder joseph wilson rogers sr., who went from short-order cook to co-founder of one of the nation’s largest restaurant chains, has died. he was 97. georgia-based waffle house said rogers died friday. no cause was given. rogers, born in jackson, tennessee, grilled burgers during the day at a toddle house […]






how ray kroc movie ‘the founder’ has echoes of trump


in the founder, the biographical drama about mcdonald’s ceo ray kroc, the businessman has lofty ambitions to transform himself from a traveling milkshake-machine salesman with middling success to franchising a chain of fast-food restaurants that would revolutionize the way americans, and soon the wo...






play "the founder" a dystopian startup business simulation


i'm playing francis tseng's dystopian startup business simulation called "the founder." it's a bit like the sims, but the goal is to run a successful startup. the game is played on your browser, no required.






how pinterest's co-founder kept his surging company from losing its identity


pinterest has become the one-stop-shop for diy-ers and wedding-planning brides looking for inspiration. but not too long ago, its co-founder and ceo ben silbermann said, he was puttering around a palo alto apple store, changing the laptop screens to display his fledgling website. “those were pretty...






idaho militia-group founder faces felony assault charge


the founder of 3% of idaho, a militia group, has been charged after a confrontation with a court-process server, a newspaper reported.






plant amnesty founder c turnbull dies at 65


c turnbull, founder of plant amnesty and protector of seattle’s trees and green spaces, died at age 65 while on vacation in hawaii.






idaho militia-group founder faces felony assault charge


the founder of 3% of idaho, a militia group, has been charged after a confrontation with a court-process server, a newspaper reported.






weinstein co. sued over release dates for 'the founder' and 'gold'


harvey weinstein is currently basking in the awards glow of “lion,” nominated for six academy awards, including best picture. but his company’s oscar-season celebration has been crashed by a new lawsuit related to its two january flops, “the founder” and “gold.” filmnation entertainment is suing...






priest abuse victims' group founder resigns after 29 years


the founder of the group that advocates for priest abuse victims has stepped down after three decades of paigning to force the catholic church to recognize the extent of the scandal and compen e thousands of people affected.






‘mexico won’t pay for it — the us will’: patron founder slams trump’s mexican im


the billionaire co-founder of patron revealed an unfortunate truth of what will happen if president donald trump enforces a 20 percent tax on goods coming in from mexico. in an interview with cnn’s erin burnet, john paul dejoria explained that tariffs like those are p ed onto consumers to of...






get android wear 2.0 for as little as $123 with the fossil q founder


the cheapest way to get android wear 2.0 right now (if you don't already own a watch on the update list) is with the fossil q founder for $123.






zeekrewards founder sentenced for role in $850 million scam


the founder of zeekrewards has been sentenced to nearly 15 years behind bars for his lead role in an $850 million online ponzi scheme that bilked nearly a million people in the u.s. and abroad.






mural of mel cotton’s founder springs up on store’s wall


the old mel cotton’s building at west san carlos and race streets in midtown is finding a new purpose, at least for now. nicole margaret, a san jose artist, recently painted a larger than life likeness of the defunct store’s founder on one of its sides, but act fast if you want to see it because the mural will disappear when the building is redeveloped.






founder of popular “$4 smartphone company” arrested for fraud


the founder of ringing bells, the company behind the freedom 251 smartphone that sold for less than $4, has been arrested for fraud.






melania trump suit from 'gawker-killer' lawyer claims harm to 'once-in-a-lifetim


a lawyer for melania trump argued in a lawsuit filed today that a since-retracted daily mail article claiming she once worked as an escort harmed her odds of establishing “multimillion dollar business relationships” during the years in which she would be “one of the most p og hed women in the world.” in a sense, the lawsuit is all about a purported right to cash in on being the first lady. because that's what being the first lady is all about. (more…)






ebay founder pledges support for universal basic income project


the american workforce is going to change dramatically as robots and automation continue to take the place of humans. to combat that, ebay founder pierre omidyar has pledged nearly half a million dollars to test a universal basic income program. the cash will come from the omidyar network, the tech ...






chanel plans to celebrate founder gabrielle 'coco' chanel with new handbag, perf


long crazy about coco, chanel is now going gaga for gabrielle. that’s the name of the brand’s latest handbag hope, its communications thrust for 2017 and a forthcoming fragrance — the company’s first new pillar in 15 years, named after the house founder and exalting the rebellious, mold-breaking...






awesomenesstv ceo and founder brian robbins leaves video company


brian robbins, the co-founder and chief executive of teen-focused online video network awesomenesstv, is leaving the company after five years, he told staff wednesday.  robbins did not cite a reason for his exit, but his departure comes six months after parent company dreamworks animation was acquired...






founder: police close egyptian center for torture victims


the founder of an egyptian center that treats victims of torture and trauma says the institution has been closed down by police.






microsoft co-founder paul allen bringing hip london club to hollywood and vine


when paul allen paid $41 million for the redbury el in hollywood last june, people wondered what he was up to.  the co-founder of micosoft is not known as a elier. allen’s plan is now clear — the redbury will be turned into a club for entrepreneurs similar to a co-working venue, but turned...






zeekrewards founder sentenced for role in $850 million scam


charlotte, n.c. (ap) — the founder of zeekrewards has been sentenced to nearly 15 years behind bars for his lead role in an $850 million online ponzi scheme that bilked nearly a million people in the u.s. and abroad. paul burks, 70, was given three concurrent prison sentences of 14 years and eight months monday […]






wikileaks founder julian assange says he will help silicon valley, but they’re m


wikileaks founder julian assange said he will help tech companies fix flaws cited in the cia documents leaked by the hacktivist organization, but silicon valley doesn’t seem to be interested, according to a report by the guardian. wikileaks recently dumped a trove of cia documents, dubbed “vault 7,”...






zeekrewards founder sentenced for role in $850 million scam


charlotte, n.c. (ap) — the founder of zeekrewards has been sentenced to nearly 15 years behind bars for his lead role in an $850 million online ponzi scheme that bilked nearly a million people in the u.s. and abroad. paul burks, 70, was given three concurrent prison sentences of 14 years and eight months monday […]






facebook founder and wife expecting 2nd child: another girl


facebook founder and ceo mark zuckerberg and his wife are expecting their second child.






why black girls code's founder wants to get 1 million girls of color to code


learning code is revolutionary for girls of color, allowing for changes that can lift girls out of poverty, benefit communities and reverberate worldwide, the silicon valley-based founder of black girls code said at an international women's day event wednesday. "teaching girls of color — and supporting...






ralph lauren ceo leaving after creative clash with founder


ralph lauren corp. abruptly announced that chief executive officer stefan larsson will be leaving after a creative clash with the fashion brand's founder, sending shares of the struggling company into a tailspin. larsson, who previously ran gap inc.'s old navy, will be departing ralph lauren on...






tigers, red wings owner mike ilitch, founder of little caesar's pizza, dies at a


mike ilitch, founder of the little caesars pizza empire and owner of the detroit red wings and the detroit tigers, has died. he was 87. ilitch, who was praised for keeping his professional hockey and baseball teams in detroit as other urban sports franchises relocated to new suburban stadiums,...






matt redman, who battled fear and prejudice as co-founder of aids project los an


matt redman, a co-founder of one of the nation’s oldest aids service organizations and an early voice of activism in los angeles when the disease was first stoking fear and prejudice in america, has died. he was 67. redman and three others launched what would become aids project los angeles in...






insider q&a: mark wolf, founder and ceo of ahv communities


whether it’s would-be homebuyers frustrated by rising u.s. home prices or renters eager for an alternative to cramped apartment living, many are increasingly opting to rent a house. the dynamic has persuaded developers like irvine, california’s ahv communities to roll out communities of newly built houses for rent. founder and chief executive mark wolf spoke […]






facebook founder and wife expecting 2nd child: another girl


palo alto, calif. (ap) — facebook founder and ceo mark zuckerberg and his wife are expecting their second child. in a facebook post, zuckerberg says his wife priscilla chan is pregnant with a girl. the couple already has a 1-year-old daughter. in his post, zuckerberg writes that he’s happy his first daughter, max, will have […]






facebook founder and wife expecting 2nd child: another girl


palo alto, calif. (ap) — facebook founder and ceo mark zuckerberg and his wife are expecting their second child. in a facebook post, zuckerberg says his wife priscilla chan is pregnant with a girl. the couple already has a 1-year-old daughter. in his post, zuckerberg writes that he’s happy his first daughter, max, will have […]






co-founder of digital publisher steps down as company chair


new york (ap) — a co-founder of the online book publisher open road integrated media is stepping down as chair and executive publisher. jane friedman will remain a company director, open road announced monday. the publisher specializes in issuing e-book editions of older works, from alice walker’s “the color purple” to william styron’s “darkness visible.” […]






personal shopper,' 'raw' and more critics' picks, march 10-16


movie recommendations from critics kenneth turan, justin chang and other reviewers. the founder michael keaton gives a performance of ratty, reptilian brilliance as ray kroc, the american salesman who turned a california burger stand into the global fast-food behemoth that is mcdonald’s, in john...






google co-founder sergey brin among hundreds protesting trump order at san franc


google co-founder sergey brin was among hundreds of protesters who converged on san francisco international airport on urday to speak out against president trump’s travel ban. brin declined to comment on cnn, saying he was there in a personal capacity. he told a forbes reporter, “i am here because...






proto labs chairman and founder larry lukis will retire after 18 years


retirement is schedule for may. wehrwein will be his successor.






who's to blame for south sudan's civil war?


we speak to "mama" rebecca garang, former adviser to president salva kiir and widow of the country's founder.






uber future uncertain as ceo travis kalanick moves to hire ‘peer’


a week ago the embattled founder said he 'must fundamentally change as a leader and grow up.'