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Stop Differentiating Social Entrepreneurs

Are you an entrepreneur if you launch a nonprofit? When I ask my peers to give me the most notable examples of innovation and entrepreneurship in the last fifty years, most mention a game-changing technology in Silicon Valley. After having spent most of my career as a tech entrepreneur, it seems my friends might have been a little biased. Show More Summary

Startups Serving The 99 Percent Will Be the Next Billion-Dollar Companies

Many fast-growing companies in Silicon Valley have one thing in common: they cater to a small, affluent, urban population — the 1percent. Residents in high-cost cities like San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles can order an array of goods and services from their mobile phones. Show More Summary

Captricity wants to save the life insurance industry from Silicon Valley data giants

2 hours agoTechnology : Pando Daily

The insurance industry. I mean, need I say more? It’s like a punchline to an almost endless cavalcade of jokes about boring and tedious industry, standard protocol, and paperwork. However, one man -- Kuang Chen -- is hoping to bring a little Silicon Valley disruption to the world’s dullest industry.

7 tips for women pitching to VCs

The HBO show, “Silicon Valley”, is a satirical look at the startup world, but there’s one important point that’s on the nose: raising venture capital is a dude-fest. Only 18 percent of startup companies funded in 2014 had a female founder. Show More Summary

Smartspot, Which Brings Computer Vision To Gyms And Trainers, Raises $1.85M From Khosla, Signalfire

Moawia Eldeeb has one of the more unfathomable and inspiring stories I’ve ever come across while working in Silicon Valley. He was born to a farming family in Egypt and then made his way to Queens as a child where he earned $20 a day working in a pizza shop. Show More Summary

Heart surgery in Silicon Valley: The future is already here

Here is a behind-the-scenes peek into an operating room in the midst of Silicon Valley. Here, routinely there is a groundbreaking intersection of technology and medicine that’s blurring the lines between what’s possible today and what you’ll come to expect as routine in the future. Imagine two experienced surgeons working side by side to replace […]

Innovations: The 2015 summer reading list for innovation junkies

My recommended reading list for this summer includes 10 books with very different approaches to innovation. In some cases, these books take you inside the thought process of a top innovator, whether it’s a Silicon Valley entrepreneur (Elon Musk), a Hollywood filmmaker (Brian Grazer) or a Nobel Prize laureate (Alvin E. Show More Summary

Jesse Jackson Is Taking on Silicon Valley's Epic Diversity Problem

Illustration by Radio In May 2014, the Reverend Jesse Jackson traveled from his home in Chicago to the Googleplex in Mountain View, California, to address the search giant's annual shareholder meeting. Technology isn't what you would...Show More Summary

Silicon Valley eyes New York talent

When Google poached Morgan Stanley veteran Ruth Porat to be its chief financial officer earlier this year, the Mountain View, Calif.-based search giant won plaudits for hiring its first top female... To view the full story, click the title link.

Oracle's Supreme Court win sends software suit back to court

A high-stakes legal battle between Google and Oracle has split Silicon Valley.        

'Kitten Rentals' Are The Purr-fect Way To Get Your Cat Fix And Help Homeless Animals

So many great ideas have come out of Silicon Valley. The newest: kitten rentals from an animal shelter. People familiar with animal fostering will think that this program sounds familiar. Shelters and rescue groups all over the country already rely on volunteers to temporarily take in their animals. Show More Summary

How an Airbnb renter's horror story taught the company's CEO his greatest leadership lesson

Some investors, like Silicon Valley star Chris Sacca, refrained from investing early in Airbnb, which was founded in 2008, due to fears of the disasters that could happen when people share their homes with complete strangers. The first...Show More Summary

The 18 coolest women in Silicon Valley

We recently published our annual Silicon Valley 100 list, which ranks the most inspiring people in tech. And while the tech industry is notoriously male-heavy, our ranking of who's who included a number of women who are truly raising the bar in Silicon Valley. From CEOs to engineers to investors, these women are showing the rest how it's done. Show More Summary

4 Myths About Silicon Valley Industrial Designers

Think you understand what it's like to design products in the Valley? Think again. The job of industrial designers may seem like magic. They sketch something, send it to a factory, and presto, new iPods! The reality has more to do with...Show More Summary

The Problem With Putting All the World’s Code in GitHub

Github's likely emergence as Silicon Valley's latest unicorn could lead to conflict between its open source ideals and the pressures of a multibillion-dollar exit. The post The Problem With Putting All the World’s Code in GitHub appeared first on WIRED.

Behind Silicon Valley’s Self-Critical Tone on Diversity, a Lack of Progress

2 days agoTechnology : Bits

Tech giants like eBay, Facebook and Google acknowledge that they have work to do to increase diversity, but the repetition of that sentiment shows how little has changed.

Rent-A-Tent - The Next Silicon Valley Startup

Submitted by Daniel Drew via, In the modern economy, we share everything: STDs, food stamps, transportation, and housing. It's all facilitated by mobile technology. First there was Rent A Gent. Now, the next part of the sharing economy is upon us: Rent A Tent. Show More Summary

Is HBO's "Silicon Valley" Funny? It Depends On Where You Sit.

I’ve always wondered how cops felt about NYPD Blue, or how lawyers feel when they watch Law and Order. Now I know. I just watched the seasons finale of HBO’s reality/sitcom - Silicon Valley. If you haven’t seen the series bit dramatic ending - quick,  stop reading. Because I’m going to spill the beans - [...]

Where Is The Internet-Of-Things Being Invented? Not In Silicon Valley

The emerging consensus view of humanity’s imminent future is that just about everything will soon be interconnected with just about everything else. In a recent report on Digital Life in 2025, the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project predicted that the internet would soon become a “global, immersive, invisible, ambient networked computing [...]

Apple HQ flies Pride flag to celebrate same-sex ruling

This week has been one of the most miraculous weeks we’ve seen in recent history. We’ve seen a 25 year-old country girl bend the will of a bunch of rich ass middle-aged white men in Silicon Valley. 150 after their … Read more ›

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