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Expensify founder: Please don't call us 'cockroaches'

While more than 140 startups are running around Silicon Valley as a unicorn, one founder just wants people to stop calling his company a cockroach.  Unicorn has become the Silicon Valley default for a startup valued at more than a billion dollars. Show More Summary

Christmas in the Valley tour starts soon

Rick Lang & Friends, Blackstone Valley Bluegrass, and Amy Gallatin & Roger Williams are preparing to launch the 2015 edition of their Christmas in the Valley tour through New England. Running from December 4-19, they will stop in six cities across three states. All three […]

Google just made a brilliant acqui-hire to get the queen of Silicon Valley, Diane Greene, to run its cloud unit

Google just scored a big coup by convincing one of its board members, VMware cofounder Diane Greene, to head its cloud computing business. She'll be running a huge new unit, including the Google Apps business (which is part of the Google...Show More Summary

When Police Run Our Schools

A Black female student's violent assault and arrest by a school police officer at Spring Valley High School in South Carolina has exposed a wider audience to the dangerous consequences of embedding police in schools. While it is notShow More Summary

Denver clips Utah Valley, 75-62

Denver opens on 14-2 run, never looks back in 75-62 win over Utah Valley State        

Why Beirut Matters Too

BY: Kevin A. Lees Along the dusty main road that runs through Zahle in the predominantly Shiite Beqaa Valley in Lebanon, larger-than-life billboards extoll Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei and Hezbollah’s leader Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah. So there’s a bit of intercultural vertigo when you step into the Ksara winery, a Bordeaux-style chateau that has been […]

DCCC Appears Ready To Do The Right Thing In CA-25

Having failed to find a suitable conservaDem to run in California's CD-25 (Santa Clarita, Simi Valley and the Antelope Valley), the DCCC finally seems to be yelling "uncle" and offering their support to progressive candidate Lou Vince--...Show More Summary

Possible Democrat Governor Candidate Waiting To See If North Dakota’s Economy Tanks

This report from Valley News Live regarding former Agriculture Commissioner Sarah Vogel continuing her consideration of a run for governor is very interesting, given the historical context. “I’m sure that every once in a while there should be a shift, a change. It’s kind of been one party for a while and that may not be the healthiest...

Here are the top US cities for tech talent

Silicon Valley has long been hailed as the tech epicenter of the world. But in the past few years, other metropolitan areas such as New York, Washington, DC, and San Francisco have begun to give the area a run for its money with its impressive and flourishing tech talent pool. Show More Summary

Here's what it's like to be a 25-year-old running a $5 billion startup

"You could use many adjectives to describe Silicon Valley, I don’t think normal is one of them. I think there is this very nice, if at times dangerous, untethered optimism that exists in Silicon Valley. But it is also what causes some of the issues." — John Collison, co-founder Stripe. Show More Summary

Silicon Valley darling Square is worth less than it was a year ago, and the good times may be over for unicorns

All eyes in Silicon Valley are now looking cautiously at Jack Dorsey — but not because of Twitter. Square, the payments startup that Dorsey runs when he's not busy trying to save Twitter, revealed in a filing Friday that it plans toShow More Summary

15 more cartoons that perfectly describe life in Silicon Valley

Liz Fosslien is a freelance designer who previously worked at Genius. Now she runs a cartoon blog that jokes about Silicon Valley's unique culture. People seem to like her work (we published some of her cartoons in August), and now she even has her own online store. Show More Summary

Valet Apps Are Silicon Valley Entitlement at Its Silliest

Valet services like Luxe reward indolence and underscore just how deep Silicon Valley's VC-funded sense of entitlement run. The post Valet Apps Are Silicon Valley Entitlement at Its Silliest appeared first on WIRED.

On really long hikes — the Appalachian Trial and beyond — women may do better than men at setting speed records.

At some point, the female body has an advantage:Robert Deaner of Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich., has spent the past 10 years studying the psychological differences in distance running between the sexes... Men “begin...Show More Summary

The controversy over Theranos misses the larger point

Theranos is a Silicon Valley start-up dedicated to revolutionizing (some would say disrupting) the medical blood testing industry.  The claim to fame of the company was to use a single drop of blood from a finger stick to run hundreds of tests.  This premise led to a $9 billion valuation and rock-star status for it’s […]

Here's what Larry Page would say if you brought a time machine into his office

There's a running joke in Silicon Valley that involves a time machine and Larry Page, the cofounder of Google. It generally goes like this: A braniac invents a time machine and brings it to Page's office, excited for his approval. The engineer goes to plug it in, but Page has already dismissively asked why it would even need a plug to begin with. Show More Summary

'It doesn’t get easier, you just go faster': The 25-year-old co-founder of Stripe tells us about running a $5 billion startup

"You could use many adjectives to describe Silicon Valley, I don’t think normal is one of them. I think there is this very nice, if at times dangerous, untethered optimism that exists in Silicon Valley. But it is also what causes some of the issues." — John Collison, co-founder Stripe. Show More Summary

2015 Heroes 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run

On Saturday, November 7, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office and the Valley Medical Center Foundation will be out again for a family-friendly 2015 Heroes 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run at the Cupertino Civic Center. Prizes are given for the best kid’s costumes and best family costumes (Dress as your favorite hero/super hero, optional). Deputy Jeremy Jones: “I have […]

HP, a Silicon Valley icon, is ready for its break-up

HP Inc. will sell personal computers and printers; Hewlett-Packard Enterprise will sell commercial computer systems, software and tech services. CEO Meg Whitman will run HP Enterprise, while PC industry veteran Dion Weisler will lead HP Inc. Each will be independent, with "flexibility to respond to a constantly evolving market," Whitman told an investor conference last month. [...]Show More Summary

'Lara Croft GO' Gets Sale, Charity Auction, and Soundtrack, While 'Lara Croft Relic Run' Gets 40 New Levels

A lot is happening in the land of Lara Croft. Lara Croft GO [$3.99], the spectacular Monument Valley [$3.99] esque puzzler from Square Enix Montreal, has gone on sale for $3.99. As well, they're launching a charity auction, where you can bid on bundles including exclusive fan art prints, the art books, and a Lara

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