Ellen Pao says her fight against gender discrimination in Silicon Valley isn't over.
One of the most-watched digital reports of the year is out—Mary Meeker's Internet Trends—and it shows just how much room mobile advertising has to grow. Meeker runs digital investments for top Silicon Valley venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, and every year she releases a comprehensive breakdown of the entire Web landscape. Show More Summary
Seed-stage startups working on applications for the DJI platform can get $250,000 or more through SkyFund to develop their projects. The world's largest maker of commercial drones and one of Silicon Valley's leading venture capital firms want to kickstart the drones ecosystem. Read Full Story
On Wednesday DJI, the Shenzhen-based drone manufacturer launched a $10 million investment fund with Silicon Valley venture capital firm Accel Partners to back businesses focused on the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industry. Known as...Show More Summary
One of the shining lights of the American economy may have just taken a wrong turn that will do it few favors. Silicon Valley, birthplace to some of the most amazing technical innovation in the world, is now embracing the idea of so-called “lockstep salaries,” according to a story on TechCrunch. [...]
The bloom is off the rose. Massively open online courses (MOOCs), heralded by Silicon Valley visionaries and higher education critics alike as the great disruptor of the university, are coming under increased criticism for their failure to provide the powerful learning outcomes that their proponents predicted. Foremost of concern to [...]
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Highlights from Sunday's cable ratings.
A month ago 24-year-old Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel gave global sheeple investors a glimpse at the reality in Silicon Valley's and how the second tech bubble will burst (via his comments from 2013). Overnight he stepped up the rhetoric,...Show More Summary
There are a couple of ways to explain how Frank Gehry came to design a very large but surprisingly plain-spoken building for Facebook in Silicon Valley.
Santa Clara County is perhaps best known as the home of Silicon Valley. It also has one of the country's highest rates of homelessness and its third largest chronically homeless population. An extensive new study of the county's homelessness...Show More Summary
Nootropics, the new staple ‘brain enhancers,’ exist in a legal gray area in the U.S. In Colombia, you can pick them up over the counter. I did just that.
Ash Maurya to partner with Sydney tech accelerator Slingshot to deliver Bootstart program.
One of the major disadvantages of watching a show week-to-week as opposed to binging on Netflix is that a program may feel unfocused and adrift, even as its putting the pieces in place for a major and satisfying story development. That’s...Show More Summary
As Richard Hendricks in the Mike Judge satire of the tech world, "Silicon Valley," Thomas Middleditch plays on stereotypes with his character's mousy, reclusive demeanor. Yeah, he's sort of a genius, but he's also a fumbling, socially incompetent business leader. He has a penchant for vomiting...
Vox Media, which owns the Verge, SB Nation, the Curbed network of real estate sites, and Vox, is acquiring the Silicon Valley-based tech news site Recode, known for its unrelenting industry reporting. Recode was founded by Walt Mossberg...Show More Summary
I'm a certified Apple Fanboy through and through, but at the same time I'm not afraid to be honest and frank when it comes to the Silicon Valley superpower. I recently received my Apple Watch, a purchase I have been anxiously awaiting since fall, and it's great, but there's definitely room for improvement. Show More Summary
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Buzzfeed has quietly been hiring like crazy in Silicon Valley, and it's amassed more than a dozen reporters to become a must-read tech news site under its new editor, Mat Honan. Honan, who joined Buzzfeed from Wired, most recently hired Nitasha Tiku, who was poached by The Verge from Gawker's Valleywag just six months ago. Show More Summary
"We in this Valley all know that failures just like this one are really stepping stones." [ more › ]