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Contract Workers Keep Silicon Valley Startups in (Risky) Business

6 hours agoTechnology : The Goods

As the nation shifts to a freelance, contractor economy, the results may haunt Silicon Valley companies ever after.

The Billionaire Chess Master

Peter Thiel: the billionaire tech entrepreneur on a mission to cheat deathBy Mick Brown2:12PM BST 19 Sep 2014The co-founder of PayPal and likely the most successful venture capitalist in Silicon Valley is on a mission to change the world...Show More Summary

In Silicon Valley, Awe, Dread and Hope for Alibaba

Silicon Valley, the center of the U.S. tech industry, watched the Alibaba IPO with a mix of anticipation, awe and dread.

Sf.citi Tries To Recruit Tech Companies To “Adopt” SF’s Public Schools

12 hours agoTechnology : TechCrunch

One of the issues with leaning on a high-tech economic growth strategy in a region where there is incredibly constricted space and housing stock like in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, is making sure that the benefits of a boom spread to everyone. Show More Summary

Veteran Venture Capitalist Pierre Lamond Joins Formation 8 As An Advisor

12 hours agoTechnology : TechCrunch

After leaving Khosla Ventures after its last fund, Silicon Valley icon Pierre Lamond has resurfaced in a new role. The veteran venture capitalist has taken an advisory position at Formation 8, the three-year old venture firm founded by Joe Lonsdale, Jim Kim, and Brian Koo. Read More

This Rabbi Quit His Job To Create A Better Intercom For Keeping An Eye On His Kids

Jonathan Frankel is not your average startup founder. He doesn't live in Silicon Valley, or even Silicon Alley. He hasn't worked in the technology industry before. Oh, and he's an ordained rabbi. Frankel never planned on starting his own company, let alone develop a new device, but he just sort of stumbled into it. Show More Summary

George Deeb: The Next Big Startup Ecosystem

-- Courtesy of George Deeb George Deeb, managing partner at Red Rocket: Chicago was jokingly referred to as a “flyover city” for many years because the big venture-capital firms in Boston and Silicon Valley would fly back and forth to each other looking at deals, ignoring Midwestern startups altogether. Show More Summary

Normcore Nerds Flock to Gingham Shirts

14 hours agoTechnology : ReadWriteWeb

Dorothy Gale doesn't need Auntie Em to tell her gingham isn't just in Kansas anymore. Silicon Valley Street Style is a weekly feature that looks at the intersection of fashion, technology and taste. How many gingham shirts can you count...Show More Summary

Aphex Twin Is A High-Tech Parent

By now everyone's read that Steve Jobs was a low-tech parent, and that none of the people who work in Silicon Valley let their kids have screen time during the week. And now I'm like, well, at least Aphex Twin's kid doesn't use Garageband. Show More Summary

Oracle CEO Ellison to step down

Larry Ellison, among the last of the old lions who transformed a fruit-and-nut-growing backwater into Silicon Valley, is stepping down as chief executive of the company he founded, Oracle Corp.

Jeremy Levine on why so many Silicon Valley investors passed on Pinterest

$762.5 million in funding. A $5 billion valuation. 70 million hyper-engaged users who actually buy shit, and that’s just as of last year — this number is almost surely higher today. And yet Pinterest doesn’t always get a lot of respect among many New York and Silicon Valley elites. Show More Summary

PETER THIEL IS TRYING THE RIGHT THINGS: Technology Stalled in 1970: Peter Thiel says he’s trying…

PETER THIEL IS TRYING THE RIGHT THINGS: Technology Stalled in 1970: Peter Thiel says he’s trying to get entrepreneurs to go after bigger problems than the ones Silicon Valley is chasing. “[Twitter’s] specific success may be symptomatic of a general failure. Even though it improves our lives in certain ways, it is not enough to […]

Larry Ellison Has a Long List of Memorable Quotes

Alpha CEO, tech visionary, philanthropist, America’s Cup champion, owner of his own Hawaiian island -- Larry Ellison is a singular personality. He is also among the best sources in Silicon Valley for head-turning quotes.

Report: Microsoft closes Silicon Valley R&D center in second wave of layoffs

The second round of layoffs was expected, but the closure of the Silicon Valley research facility was not.

Silicon Valley Milestone: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Steps Down

Larry Ellison is stepping aside as CEO of Oracle, the business software maker he founded in 1977. But he's not going far: Ellison will reclaim the title of chairman and is also taking the role of chief technology officer. Oracle says Ellison wants to focus on product engineering, technology development,...

Silicon Valley May Be Liable for Huge Labor Claims

“Entrepreneur” is a French word for one who gets in the middle between a buyer and a seller. In the last couple of years, Silicon Valley start-ups such as Uber valued at $18 billion, Airbnb valued at $10 billion, and a string of other...Show More Summary

Microsoft Shutters Silicon Valley Research Lab

We hope the coolest part of Microsoft doesn't go next. As part of a plan to cut 18,000 jobs, Microsoft is closing their Silicon Valley branch of Microsoft Research. Read Full Story

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