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A New "Tipping Point"?

There is a phrase that has become part of the lexicon of Silicon Valley. It is the "tipping point." Something is occurring right before our eyes and ears with respect to law enforcement -- specifically the police, nationwide -- and the...Show More Summary

This controversial founder’s supposed email to a VC sounds like something out of an episode of Silicon Valley

Craig Brittain, the controversial founder of now-defunct revenge-porn website IsAnybodyDown?, is back with a new venture: an Uber competitor called Dryvyng. And Brittain is already raising eyebrows. On Monday afternoon, developer and security researcher Asher Langton tweeted out screenshots of emails sent to him from one of his Twitter followers. Show More Summary

Three Goldman bankers leave for Uber

Three Goldman Sachs bankers are the latest professionals to leave Wall Street for a Silicon Valley startup. ||| New York/San Francisco - Three mid-level bankers in Goldman Sachs Group’s technology investment banking group in San Francisco...Show More Summary

A famous Silicon Valley investor has launched a new UK venture capital fund

Tim Draper, one of the world's most prominent venture capital investors, has launched a new investment company in London. In 1985, Draper founded the firm that would become Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), which has invested in companies like Skype, Twitter, Tesla, and Box. Show More Summary

Should Silicon Valley Fix Its Image Problem?

Silicon Valley is known for a lot of positive things, but there's clearly a negative sentiment from outsiders. The question is, does Silicon Valley want to fix this image problem? Decades ago, before it was called "Silicon Valley," it was an area abundant with fruit and flower farms, redwood harvesting, and scattered towns connected via dirt roads. Show More Summary

New leader may not mean new climate policies, despite Australian solar success

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Soaring electricity prices, high solar panel uptake and plenty of sunshine are pushing Australia to the forefront of a solar battery storage revolution driven by Silicon Valley firms like Tesla Motors Inc and Enph...

Never ask Julia Louis-Dreyfus to help you rob a bank

Old Navy is taking Julia Louis-Dreyfus' suburban mom role in a more daring direction. In a new Black Friday ad for Old Navy, the Veep star teams up with Silicon Valley's Kumail Nanjiani to steal a secret stash of cash from Snoop Dogg's...Show More Summary

Forget Coffee, Silicon Valley’s Young Professionals Turn to LSD

It’s no secret that lysergic acid diethylamide, also known as LSD, has had a profound impact on the professionals of Silicon Valley. Steve Jobs famously stated that he wouldn’t have been as successful without use of the drug. But while tripping is great for creativity and outside-the-box thinking, popping a tab before your work day […]

Pebble-shaped Dojo offers easy, no-frills security for smart home devices

Silicon valley start-up Dojo Labs has created a device aiming to make the Internet of Things in homes around the world more secure.A team of security experts and hackers are the creative minds behind the Palo Alto-based company’s pebble-shaped device, designed to protect a smart home’s connected devices against ‘malware, viruses and cyber attack’.Connecting to […]

Ask the Headhunter: How to deal with an unfair job offer

Nail the employer down on the salary terms to begin with, or end the discussion. If they balk, it’s better to know up front. Nick Corcodilos started headhunting in Silicon Valley in 1979 and has answered over 30,000 questions from the...Show More Summary

Where Fin-Tech Is Struggling with Regulation

A survey released last week by Silicon Valley Bank identified regulation as the biggest concern among financial technology founders and investors. Bruce Wallace, chief digital officer of SVB Financial Group, the parent of Silicon Valley Bank, delves into the trends behind that concern.

It’s ‘virtually impossible’ to raise funding if you don’t have ‘extraordinary metrics’ right now, says top Valley investor Keith Rabois

For startups, it's getting tougher to raise money in Silicon Valley right now, according to Keith Rabois, a  Khosla Ventures partner and former executive at LinkedIn, PayPal, and Square. The investor went on a tweetstorm on Tuesday morning...Show More Summary

Dreamy Renovated 1930s Home in Silicon Valley Asks $10M

Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got. All photos via Zillow. Location: Palo...

Savvy corporate employees and retirees dominate SF cash buyer base

The San Francisco press would have you believe that the instant tech millionaires from Silicon Valley are the ones buying Bay Area homes with suitcases of cash, sending regional home prices sky-high. But in fact, it's the quiet achievers...Show More Summary

For Automakers And Suppliers, Silicon Valley Is As Much A Shift In Mindset As A Location

As automakers and suppliers realize that rapid innovation and flexibility are the keys to future success, it will require a shift in corporate culture and a more risk-taking approach in addition to a Silicon Valley zip code.

High-flying tech startups like Snapchat and Uber are getting humbled

Pride goeth before the fall, they say, and that's a problem in Silicon Valley because, for the past year, it has been nearly impossible to get tech startups to shut up about how much they're worth. The bragging is as public as it is loud. Show More Summary

Silicon Valley’s Bus Drivers Are Fighting Their Way Into The Region’s Uneven Economic Boom

Thanks to unionization, the tech industry's "invisible workforce" is starting to gain access to the economic party. The post Silicon Valley’s Bus Drivers Are Fighting Their Way Into The Region’s Uneven Economic Boom appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Video Chat In 1964? The New-York Historical Society Reveals Silicon Valley's East Coast Predecessor

At the 1964 World's Fair, Bell Labs sought to connect people with the future. Beginning with the First Lady and the mayor of New York City, the company invited people to try out the Picturephone, a telephone with a video feed. New Yorkers...Show More Summary

What Randi Zuckerberg Says About Silicon Valley vs. New York

"I had kind of tried to smoosh down [my creativity] for too many years in order to be taken seriously in Silicon Valley," saysZuckerberg.

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