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The crazy roller-coaster life of ousted Zenefits founder Parker Conrad

Just one year ago, 34-year-old Parker Conrad was riding high. He was CEO of one of the fastest growing startups in Silicon Valley. Earlier this week he found himself out of the company he founded, with Zenefits in a world of turmoil....Show More Summary

Amazon wrote a zombie apocalypse clause into its terms of service and here's why

26 minutes agoTechnology : USAToday: Tech

Silicon Valley investor criticized for comments on colonialism.        

Investor IPO Protections Tick Up in Billion-Dollar Startup Club

For months Silicon Valley’s venture capitalists have whispered, “IPOs are the new down round.” Now their deals show they believe it.

Silicon Valley's 'best angel investor' declares "Ted Cruz is one of us." How exactly?

Earlier this week, Scott Banister jointly accepted (with his wife, Cyan) the Crunchie award for “best angel investor”. There’s no denying Banister is an extraordinarily smart investor, having made early bets on companies like Paypal, Zappos and Uber. Show More Summary

Twitter’s real problem: Silicon Valley’s misguided ‘real time’ fetish

OPINION: Just when it seemed Twitter was going to take one of its boldest steps toward reinvention ever, it turns out that the company hasn’t ventured as close to the cliff’s edge as we thought. Today, Twitter officially announced that the company has turned on an algorithm that displays a selection of the most popular or interesting tweets at […]

GM is trying to eat Silicon Valley's lunch (GM)

For a car company that's more than 100 years old, General Motors is proving to be very much up to speed with current trends in automotive tech. It recently made a $500 million investment in Uber's closest competitor, Lyft. It scooped...Show More Summary

Does Social Media Matter? (Yes, Because It's Changing)

Last week -- at an industry event that I helped to organize in Silicon Valley -- the great marketing strategist Geoffrey Moore was asked to reflect on the impact of one of the most enduring catch phrases in business. I'm not talking about "crossing the chasm," the phrase that Moore [...]

Andreessen apologies for tweets about India

Silicon Valley investor criticized for comments on colonialism.        

Less love for tech's impact on Silicon Valley - CNET

3 hours agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

San Francisco Bay Area residents don't have a high opinion of the technology industry, which they say is hurting the middle class and the poor, while exacerbating the economic divide. What do we do?

Chelsea Peretti's Opening Monologue at the Crunchies Was Rambling, Awkward, Painful and Hilarious

3 hours agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Remember last year, when TJ Miller hosted the Crunchies and basically offended everyone in the room, which was made up of mostly Silicon Valley execs and employees? Well, TJ Miller wasn't invited back this year. Instead, Chelsea Peretti hosted and...

Silicon Valley's Arctic Chill Freezes Startups In $100 Billion Data Storage Industry

Sub-zero arctic chill is heading to parts ofthe East Coast this weekend. But the frigid air of enraged Silicon Valley investors has already hit the $100 billion data storage industry. As losses mount, investors are turning their backs on requests for new capital and employees are finding themselves out of jobs. The [...]

Silicon Valley’s Wealthy Finally Buy Art (When Not for Sale)

Pace Gallery, the powerful contemporary art gallery, has cracked how to entice Silicon Valley’s wealthy anti-materialists into buying art: don’t put the art up for sale.

One of Facebook's board members has infuriated Indians with his comments on colonialism (FB)

Silicon Valley venture capitalist and Facebook board member Marc Andreessen has sparked an internet firestorm with his comments on colonialism. (We first saw the spat on Re/code.) First, some context: India's regulator recently blocked...Show More Summary

Silicon Valley rebels grudgingly learn to play by the rules

The hottest new club in Silicon Valley is the regulatory compliance office. Zenefits is fast-growing human resources company that received a staggering $4.5 billion valuation last May after barely two years in business. On its site,Show More Summary

There's a growing gap between what British spies are telling Silicon Valley and what politicians are telling the public

The British government is misinforming the public on new spying laws that could soon be embedded deep into the nation's law book, The Financial Times reports. Contrary to what Home Secretary Theresa May says, sources told the FT that...Show More Summary

Don't Look to Silicon Valley to Fix Diversity

A new report shows blackwomen founders raise less money than even failed Silicon Valley startups. An emphasis on assimilation rather than inclusion is one culprit.

Marc Andreessen just offended 1 billion Indians with a single tweet

It isn’t surprising to learn that Marc Andreessen, one of Silicon Valley’s foremost venture capitalists and a member of Facebook’s board of directors, is disappointed that Free Basics didn’t fly in India. What is shocking though, isShow More Summary

Chelsea Peretti spits fire at Silicon Valley elite during Crunchies speech

Chelsea Peretti, the comedian best known for her role on Brooklyn Nine Nine, and the host of the 9th annual Crunchies, opened the show by verbally destroying the wealthy elite attending the event. If you thought it’d be anything less...Show More Summary

Marc Andreessen Unwittingly Likens Facebook Free Basics To Colonialism, Kicks Up India Twitter Storm

Marc Andreessen, cofounder of Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and board member of Facebook (Image: Wkipedia) Facebook board member and Silicon Valley luminary Marc Andreessen kicked up an internet storm and offended many Indians when he lashed out at Facebook Free Basics opponents with his tweet, “Anti-colonialism has been [...]

Facebook board member Marc Andreessen offends India with colonialism tweets

India's ban on Facebook's Free Basics has provoked a range of responses, from CEO Mark Zuckerberg's disappointed reaction to World Wide Web founder Tim Berners-Lee's supportive tweet for net neutrality Today, Silicon Valley venture capitalist...Show More Summary

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