ARTICLES BY Clinton Stark

Clint is based in Silicon Valley and co-founded Stark Insider. A new media venture, the goal was to fill the increasing gap in arts and food & wine coverage. This site has consumed his every fiber. Yet, he still has time to talk Android, praise Pebble, and shoot videos. More: Clint's story...
What's Happening
by on 07.29.14 VIDEO

2014 Harvest in Napa starts a few days early. Napa Valley Vintners says most are “predicting an abundant, high-quality harvest for the third year in a row.”

New Media
by on 07.28.14

What is is about comedians and cars? Both Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld land Emmy nods for their web shows.

Indie Film
by on 07.16.14

Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi indie ‘Under the Skin’, no question, is an artsy take on the sci-fi genre. In a world of effects-laden Michael Bay blockbusters, it’s a welcome relief. It’s also an instant classic.

Tech & Culture
by on 07.10.14

Given that Microsoft and Apple are arch rivals, it’s only natural that each take their turn basking in the sun. For Apple, that time is now. For Microsoft, that time might be.

Mobile
by on 07.03.14

Songza ($15 million) vs Beats ($3 billion). Google continues to make smaller acquisitions. With music streaming service Songza, Google buys a company known for hand curated playlists. Customers are loyal. Will they buy-in to Google’s new vision?

Theater & Arts
by on 06.30.14

Lizzie is like Downton Abbey, Carrie and American Idiot, mashed up. It’s the kind of musical that Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick might have collaborated on. The all-female cast performances are bloody unforgettable.

Wearables
by on 06.27.14

Pebble was one of the first to market. Now, Google is arming large competitors such as Samsung, LG and Motorola with Android Wear. Can a small start-up survive?

Google I/O
by on 06.25.14

Android Auto heavily leverages voice recognition. You can send messages, navigate to places, and make calls – all hands-free.

Silicon Valley
by on 06.25.14

Google embraces a flat world. “Material Design” will bring new icons, fonts, and cards to the Android user interface.

Mobile
by on 06.19.14

Music Freedom? T-Mobile’s new service courts controversy. But it also deftly took some of the wind out of Amazon’s phone event.