Uber reveals plans for a giant glass headquarters in San Francisco

It’s a rite of passage for so many tech companies: building their first wildly ambitious, kind of ridiculous, and generally stunning headquarters to accommodate a ballooning headcount as growth explodes. Uber is the latest to start working on a new HQ, and design mockups for the building were released this week.

Uber is planning a towering, two-building campus in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood with 423,000 square feet of office space — enough to fit over 3,000 people, reports SFGate. From the outside, the buildings look like glass warehouses: they’re almost entirely transparent aside from a series of steel beams outlining their edges. The two buildings, one rising up 11 stories and the other six stories, are connected by three…

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Author: Jacob Kastrenakes

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Lil Mama’s follow-up to Lip Gloss is a safe-sex anthem called 'Sausage'

Everyone’s favorite extreme lip gloss bragger is making a comeback.

Lil Mama’s new song is about always using a condom, the message concealed inside a hearty breakfast metaphor. Lil Mama released the video for the single, simply called “Sausage,” yesterday, and let me tell you, it is a joy both to hear and behold.

In the middle, her sister receives an acceptance letter to Yale. (Congrats!) Later Lil Mama asks us to call her Betty Crocker because she’s “cakin’.” There’s a lot going on. Not only does she keep her shade-throwing playful (“It’s funny how I asked y’all years ago whatcha know about me, and you still don’t know”), she invites a bunch of 12-year-old girls to help her.

The premise of the video is an extended flash…

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Author: Kaitlyn Tiffany

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Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht has been sentenced to life in prison

Ross Ulbricht has been sentenced to life in prison, after being found guilty of narcotics conspiracy and other charges earlier this year. Those charges came with a 20-year minimum sentence but no possibility of the death penalty, making life in prison the harshest possible sentence.

The charges stem from Ulbricht’s management of the Silk Road, which used Tor Hidden Services and Bitcoin payments to create an ostensibly anonymous marketplace for drugs and other goods. Shut down in October of 2013, the Silk Road was the largest marketplace of its kind, and subsequent attempts at similar online marketplaces have been stymied by law enforcement actions and exit scams. The prosecution estimates that the Silk Road handled as much as $200…

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Author: Russell Brandom

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Chance the Rapper's happy-go-lucky collaborative album Surf is finally here

Chance the Rapper aka Chancelor Bennett aka Chano has been teasing Surf, a collaborative mixtape with his live band The Social Experiment since last year, and now, after too many delays, it’s finally here. Technically, multi-instrumentalist Donnie Trumpet’s name is on the masthead, but the album is definitely a group effort.

Surf features up-and-comers like sun-pop kid Raury and Chance’s fellow Chicago rapper Joey Purp, but for a label-free experimental project there are some big names on here. Erykah Badu, Busta Rhymes, Janelle Monáe, Big Sean, and Jeremih all make appearances, but no one person steals the show. Because of all the elements at play, Surf doesn’t feel too cohesive, but there’s a general vibe of easy-go-lucky…

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Author: Lizzie Plaugic

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