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How Silicon Valley Divided Society and Made Everyone Raging Mad

Nothing holds a tribe together like a dangerous enemy, and that's what the internet is fostering.

Prof.: "Unicorn" Companies On Avg. Worth Half Claimed Valuations

Those eye-popping valuations regularly fill articles and water-cooler conversations in Silicon Valley, all under the umbrella of "unicorn" companies -- a term for private companies that are said to be worth more than $1 billion. That moniker now applies to at least 135 businesses, making the descriptions of them as unicorns, well, less apt. Show More Summary

#MeToo sex harassment charges hit Silicon Valley; Robert Scoble says 'I feel ashamed'

17 hours agoNews : USAToday: News

In an interview with USA TODAY, high-tech evangelist Robert Scoble apologized for the behavior which he says occurred when he had a drinking problem        

Behind U Of I 's Grand Plan To Lure Students To South Loop, Not Silicon Valley

The project aims to put Chicago on the map in the tech world. It is being led by the University of Illinois, but would include partners with the city, University of Chicago and ideally tech companies. [ more › ]

Silicon Valley is not your friend

Vis New York Times Growth becomes the overriding motivation — something treasured for its own sake, not for anything it brings to the world. Facebook and Google can point to a greater utility that comes from being the central repository of all people, all information, but such market dominance has obvious drawbacks, and not just […]

Ellen Pao and the tech diversity sector

The Silicon Valley figure, known for an unsuccessful sex discrimination suit against Kleiner Perkins, basks in largely favorable press as well as the praise of figures like Hillary Clinton and Sheryl Sandburg. Naomi Schaefer Riley, however,...Show More Summary

People told the MongoDB founders they were 'completely crazy' and now the company is worth $1.6 billion

A decade ago, people told the MongoDB founders they were crazy to try and build their tech company in New York instead of Silicon Valley. On Thursday, MongoDB proved the naysayers wrong with a successful IPO. It's been a "surreal" experience...Show More Summary

Faces of Silicon Valley

Exactly eight years ago - 19th October 2009 - I quit drinking, for good. My reasons for getting sober will be obvious to anyone who knew me in my 20s, and familiar to anyone who has ever known a self-destructive alcoholic. I was theShow More Summary

Apps for surviving disasters

When the next big earthquake strikes the Bay Area, millions will likely be stranded without the high-tech comforts provided by Silicon Valley.

Heartland startups may be growing faster than their Silicon Valley counterparts

Startups in Silicon Valley, New York, and Boston may get the lion’s share of funding — but that isn’t slowing down startups in the Heartland. Today, the Kauffman Foundation released its annual Growth Entrepreneurship Index, which tracks the year-to-year growth of firms that employ at least one person besides the owner. The Index found the […]

WeWork: A $20 Billion Startup Fueled by Silicon Valley Pixie Dust

The office-space provider’s 38-year-old CEO sells tech investors on his vision for communal workplaces that appeal to millennials—while critics call it an overvalued real-estate play.

Silicon Valley unicorns are dying off, says VC Jenny Lee - CNET

Fewer new companies are being valued at $1 billion, and VC Jenny Lee thinks some existing unicorns won't survive.

‘A Christmas Story: Live’ Adds ’30 Rock’ and ‘Silicon Valley’ Stars

  It’s nearly the holidays, so you know what that means: the live TV musical craze will be back in full swing. And the next movie to get the musical telecast treatment is none other than A Christmas Story, which will air on Fox following...Show More Summary

Airbnb Apartments Are Coming to Orlando in 2018

When you think Disney World you normally think Mickey Mouse, Pirates of the Caribbean, or Epcot Center. Images of Silicon Valley startups don't usually come to mind. However, tech giant Airbnb's latest venture in Kissimmee, Florida (which sits about 25 minutes south of Orlando's Walt Disney World) might just change all that. READ MORE »

Jane Krakowski Joins Fox's 'A Christmas Story' Live Musical

'Silicon Valley' star Chris Diamantopoulos has also come onboard as Ralphie Parker's dad. read more

Apple has new self-driving car hardware covered with iPod-style white plastic (AAPL)

An updated version of Apple's self-driving car was spotted in Silicon Valley. It's sporting a new set of white plastic-covered sensors on top of the car's roof rack. Apple's self-driving cars will reportedly be used for an internal company...Show More Summary

The ex-CEO of Evernote says Silicon Valley’s favorite fasting diet has changed his life — here’s his routine

Phil Libin, the ex-CEO of Evernote, doesn't eat for two to eight days in a row. He subscribes to an increasingly popular diet called intermittent fasting, which has a host of benefits backed by science. Tech executives say fasting gives...Show More Summary

State of the Art: How the Frightful Five Put Start-Ups in a Lose-Lose Situation

In Silicon Valley, small companies used to unseat big ones. Now the clutches of the five biggest tech companies are hard to escape.

Opening up financial system may invite cybercrime: Bankers

INTERNATIONAL - Global bank chiefs descended on a summit in Washington with a warning for regulators: opening the financial system to thousands of fintech start-ups and Silicon Valley titans may unleash a wave of cybercrime. Word is,...Show More Summary

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