Nothing holds a tribe together like a dangerous enemy, and that's what the internet is fostering.
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
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
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 › ]
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 […]
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
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
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
“We have more and more concentrated power and wealth," Sam Altman said.
When the next big earthquake strikes the Bay Area, millions will likely be stranded without the high-tech comforts provided by Silicon Valley.
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 […]
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.
Fewer new companies are being valued at $1 billion, and VC Jenny Lee thinks some existing unicorns won't survive.
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
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 »
'Silicon Valley' star Chris Diamantopoulos has also come onboard as Ralphie Parker's dad. read more
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
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
In Silicon Valley, small companies used to unseat big ones. Now the clutches of the five biggest tech companies are hard to escape.
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