As the costs of DNA sequencing and synthesis drop precipitously, a host of computer science-meets-biotech startups are cropping up in Silicon Valley. TeselaGen, which makes middleware for biotech labs that want to quickly design andShow More Summary
There are bad people in every town, but New York has long managed to stay at the top of the prick-heap, despite steep competition from L.A and Portland. But the latest issue of New York mag raises the possibility of a Silicon Valley usurper. Read more...
There are many benefits to living overseas, but among the most valuable is the ability to dislocate yourself from your timeworn surroundings. The typical cadence of our daily behaviors – driving down 280 every morning or getting a burger...Show More Summary
When Ted Larson, the CEO of a Silicon Valley robotics firm, hired Rohan Agrawal as his summer intern this year he was skeptical that Rowan could keep up with his team’s pace. Rohan, after all, is 12 years old. And Larson, whose firm, OLogic, usually hires college or graduate students as interns, had never worked [...]
Mike Judge’s new HBO comedy series Silicon Valley could be described as Office Space meets The Social Network. The show
Ever since the award-winning film "Social Network" caused a stir about the digerati drawn to the Silicon Valley like moths to a flame, other would-be producers have tried to capture the zeitgeist of this lifestyle in various forms - books, movies and TV.
At the early stage, plenty of investors are willing to write a check to smart entrepreneurs who seem to be tackling interesting problems. This is particularly true if you’re in a startup hub like Silicon Valley, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, and so on. As a result, investors seek to differentiate themselves through brand – both at the firm and individual...
You probably already thought HBO’s new tech industry comedy Silicon Valley looked terrific because (a) it was created by Mike Judge — who also brought Beavis & Butthead, King of the Hill, Office Space, and Idiocracy into the world — and it stars notable comedic actors like Martin Starr, T.J. Show More Summary
A few weeks ago we noted that even though the anonymous gossip-sharing app "Secret" was the talk of the town in Silicon Valley it was impossible to find inside Apple's App Store. If you searched for "Secret," the app simply didn't appear. Show More Summary
May everyone keep these poor millionaires in their prayers.
For the last several weeks, a firestorm has been raging between eBay and activist investor Carl Icahn, who has been blasting the company's CEO and its board members, particularly the famed Silicon Valley investor Marc Andreessen. InShow More Summary
When naming the most innovative place in the world, Silicon Valley of the United States is usually everyone’s first response. However, that might not hold true in Europe. The tech-savvy country of Estonia is proving to be an important focal point for entrepreneurship and innovation. Show More Summary
It's a way of downloading movies, it's a startup, and with a hidden stream of revenue, BitTorrent is also a grand Silicon Valley experiment: How many times can a company reinvent itself in the hunt for a hit product? Bram Cohen sits at a round desk, surrounded by a pod of open cubicles. Show More Summary
If they're going to leave, you should at least know why. Any Silicon Valley hiring manager will tell you that engineering talent is rare and valuable. And we all know the true cost of turnover is far greater than your balance sheet may suggest. Show More Summary
HBO debuted new promos for the first season of "Silicon Valley" and third season of "Veep" last night and you can now watch them below. "Silicon Valley" premieres on April 6 at 10 p.m. ET. Mike Judge ("Office Space," "Beavis & Butthead,"...Show More Summary
Two years ago Savannah Peterson worked as the head of marketing for a design firm in Silicon Valley. She was introduced to a company making a newfangled photo device. The gadget, called Instacube, streamed Instagram’s feeds onto a physical, sleek-looking frame-like object. Show More Summary
Last night Ashton Kutcher's investment vehicle, A-Grade, threw a bash with musician Nas. Ben Horowitz, a top Silicon Valley investor and partner at Andreessen Horowitz, got on stage and danced alongside Kutcher while Nas rapped. Here's...Show More Summary
Xyntéo’s head of innovation, Rick Wheatley, blogs on the importance of seeing the future potential in today’s innovative technology. Tesla Motors, the mercurial Silicon Valley electric car company, recently revealed that it exceeded 2013 Q4 revenue guidance considerably. Show More Summary
Palantir Technologies, Google Inc. and other Silicon Valley companies are implementing digital tools to combat human trafficking, a scourge that’s been amplified by social media and mobile technologies invented here. Data analysis, image...Show More Summary
It’s been an interesting few weeks for Silicon Valley insiders. Secret, the anonymous messaging app, has caused several communication crises for some prominent tech companies, and many more are no doubt on their way. By making the entire...Show More Summary