Are we living in a simulation? For whatever reason, this is a hot topic in Silicon Valley these days. It all more or less started when Tesla Motors CEO (and soon to be SolarCity CEO — check one off for the simulation argument there) Elon Musk made a claim at the Code Conference that there’s such a high chance that we’re living in a simulation that it’s more likely we… Read More
Photograph by Echo Valley Ranch via Flickr. A woman running a marathon last Saturday in the Valles Caldera National Preserve in New Mexico was less than three miles from the finish line when she was attacked by a black bear. Karen Williams, of Los Alamos, N.M., survived the attack by playing dead, according to CBS News. Show More Summary
Twilio made its much anticipated public market debut on Thursday, jumping more than 70% from its opening price. Twilio's IPO is the first Silicon Valley VC-backed IPO of the year, and only the second major tech IPO we've seen in 2016. Show More Summary
The Obama administration is seeking expanded access to private venture capital for female and African-American entrepreneurs at a three day conference in California that runs through Friday, the White House announced in a press rele...
We here at Discobelle are collaborating with Swedish premier electronic music festival Into The Valley for the second year running, 2016 will be second year of the festival and it will be held July 29-30 in the stunning setting of Dalhalla (a former lime quarry turned amphitheater). The concept of Into The Valley is to […]
The hit comedy previously featured music by Run the Jewels, Alabama Shakes, and more.
We all know property in “the heart of the Silicon Valley” runs pricey, but occasionally we can still be shocked anew by just how pricey. Here’s a totally run-down home, circa 1923, listing for $5.498 million. Yes, yes, in the land lies the real value. The original structure, a four bed, two bath of 2,008
SAN FRANCISCO—At the Bloomberg Technology Conference Tuesday, Marc Andreessen shrugged off talk of a Silicon Valley downturn, stressing that “good companies are getting funded, good products are doing very well, and markets are muchShow More Summary
An autopsy found that former University of Nebraska and NFL running back Lawrence Phillips hanged himself with a bed sheet in January at the Kern Valley State Prison in California. Josh Peter of USA Today provided the details of theShow More Summary
NFL players take up a variety of activities once their playing days are over. Some go into coaching or even politics. Patrick Willis works for a tech company in Silicon Valley. Walter Thurmond III may have found the best use of retirement, or at least as legend has it. First, let's get to the backstory. Show More Summary
When you run a city in the heart of the Silicon Valley, it’s easy to assume that the technology needs of the government and the public are easily met. But according to Sam Liccardo, the mayor of San Jose, California, that’s not the case.
While the tech industry digests the news that LinkedIn is becoming an independently run subsidiary of Microsoft in exchange for $26.2 billion in cash, one renowned figure in Silicon Valley is already publicly celebrating the deal: Frank Quattrone. Read More
Early in the run of Silicon Valley—around the time of season one’s “Fiduciary Duties” to be exact—I realized that the relationship between Richard and Erlich is a vital part of the show. Part of it was the obvious parallel between such...Show More Summary
So Gawker is going away. Peter Thiel wins. The first round. But I don't think this will be a pure win for Silicon Valley. It goes to the quality of their product. Who would trust Silicon Valley to run the world's social network? That's a trick question. Show More Summary
There's no questions venture money is tighter in the valley. And that means more startups are struggling to cut costs are or are running out of money and failing outright. Startups valued by their investors at over a billion are called unicorns, because they were once thought to be so rare. Show More Summary
Valley is a new game from the creators of Slender: The Arrival. It’s very interesting indeed. You wear a suit. That suit allows you to run at speed, jump to tremendous heights and… um, control life and death. Yeah, this looks very cool indeed. More »
As Switzerland prepares to vote on the adoption of a guaranteed universal basic income, startup accelerator Y Combinator will run a basic-income experiment with families from Oakland, California.
This short film tells the story of the river that runs through the Blackfoot valley just east of Missoula, Montana. Via PMD Productions.
The former chief executive officer of eBay and HP, Whitman talks about speaking up, why a fast no is better than a slow yes and what advice she’d give to her 20-year-old self.
Matheny Tract sits deep in the bowl of California’s Central Valley, an area that’s been hit hard by the prolonged drought. Like the nearby community of East Porterville, Matheny is seeing wells run dry, but before East Porterville became...Show More Summary