Considering we practically eat, sleep, and breathe real estate, we thought it was high time we watched “Selling Sunset,” a Netflix reality show that’s billed as a mix between “Million Dollar Listing” and “The Real Housewives” franchises. After sitting through all 32 minutes of the pilot episode, it’s clear that the soapy reality series leans more toward the latter. Real estate and home design take a back seat to catfights and drama. Were we into it, or did the lack of authenticity make watching it a painful experience? We give our honest thoughts on this week’s episode. … [Read more...] about ‘House Party’ Podcast: Can Your Swimming Pool Kill Coronavirus? Plus, How We Really Feel About Netflix’s ‘Selling Sunset’
Facebook's public offering had such a profound impact on the Bay Area that real estate insiders named it. The "Facebook Effect," felt full force in the spring of 2012 leading up to the company going public in May, continued to reverberate for the rest of that year -- and perhaps still does. … [Read more...] about What will happen to SF home prices if Slack, Airbnb, Uber and Lyft go public?
On this planet, Reines says, Elizabeth Warren is the best person to help with that consolidation. (Reines says also he wanted Warren on the Clinton ticket in 2016, and that the Massachusetts senator was a finalist for the role.) Schmidt thinks Kamala Harris better rounds out the Biden ticket. … [Read more...] about How To Screw Up a Vice Presidential Pick
They took a baby step by saying, “Learn more about mail-in ballots.” But they did link to stories that debunked what Trump was writing. They also labeled it potentially misleading. They couldn’t even just say “misleading” — it said “potentially misleading.” Then Trump, of course, freaked out because he’s never been punished on this platform. The whole thing is just a mess. And then he put out this executive order that’s trying to get rid of Section 230 — Senator Josh Hawley and others are trying to make legislation around this. They’re doing sort of the dumb version of tech legislation. I’ve talked to so many people — this is going to ensure that the allies of really good tech legislation are not going to join with them. … [Read more...] about Why Twitter Should Delete Trump’s Account
Kara Swisher: I wrote a column in the New York Times about how President Trump is pushing a debunked lie about a deceased woman. She died of a heart condition — fell and hit her head — but he’s pushing the lie that she was killed by MSNBC host Joe Scarborough. I didn’t focus on Scarborough in this case, because it’s not the point. This is a conspiracy theory that has been going around the internet. I focused on the widower of this woman, who’s being impugned by President Trump, because Trump didn’t just recycle the conspiracy theory — he made all kinds of weird allegations and, in the process, dragged a dead woman across the national stage for his own political gain. What’s interesting about this is that it then led Twitter to take action somewhere else: around mail-in balloting. They didn’t think they had him on this one, I guess. … [Read more...] about Twitter’s Trump Problem Is Just Beginning