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Google’s Low-Tech Incubator For High-Tech Startups

Contradictory attitudes towards work are endemic to the tech community: Work 16 hours a day! But do so while sitting in a bean bag chair, because, you know, that’s fun! Don’t be evil! But remember that you’re privileged to work here! The pace of work at tech companies can be overwhelming, and in response, many employers have set up robust infrastructure that encourages a balance between work and play.
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The real world is undermining Silicon Valley’s apolitical fantasyland

Technology : Post Tech (7 hours ago)

Like Hollywood, Silicon Valley has an idea of how politics works. And that idea is generally wrong. But most tech startups would probably agree that being proven wrong is an important step toward getting things right. Some, like Ube... Read Post

Silicon South Africa: Google Launches Incubator For African Startups

Technology : TechCrunch (3 years ago)

Google has announced that it will be launching a startup incubator in Cape Town, South Africa, called Umbono. The incubator aims to support the local tech ecosystem in South Africa by offering local startups access to seed capital, ... Read Post

The 10 best startups from Y Combinator’s summer 2014 mega-demo day

Technology : The Next Web Blog (17 hours ago)

Something happens to you when you sit through 75 Y Combinator startups all vying for press coverage and investment dollars. Well, besides the fact that you body goes numb from sitting in a plastic chair for nearly seven hours, you s... Read Post

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