Concerns about Silicon Valley’s housing shortage are turning Facebook into an apartment developer.
After a remarkable 110-year run as an independent company, Yahoo is being acquired by Verizon. What? Oh, sorry, those are internet years. In human years, Yahoo is 22. Yahoo was once Silicon Valley’s brightest star, but its luster has faded over the years, as lusters are prone to do. Show More Summary
Rare indeed is the insider account of life within one of America’s inner sanctums of power whose close observation is matched by a talent for critical interpretation. A fly-on-the-wall who simultaneously is a participant in the antics going on. Show More Summary
(T)he thing that worries me...Silicon Valley's fundamental business model, I look at it like Monopoly...Google, Airbnb, Uber, Amazon. Monopolies mean you only have one place to sell...I don't like this winner-take-all model, this Google model. Show More Summary
SAN FRANCISCO — Internet confessionals aren't a new concept, but now two ex-Googlers are reviving anonymous sharing with a Silicon Valley twist. Bindu Reddy and Arvind Sundararajan, both former Google leads turned social entrepreneurs,...Show More Summary
In a lead editorial in the current Nature, John Wilbanks (formerly head of Science Commons, now "Chief Commons Officer" for Sage Bionetworks) and Eric Topol (professor of genomics at the Scripps Institute) decry the mass privatization...Show More Summary
Season three of Halt And Catch Fire will see Mutiny’s founders get a fresh start in Silicon Valley, where Joe (Lee Pace) will be setting up shop as well. And it looks like he’ll get a hand from an investor played by Matthew Lillard.Show More Summary
Is the NSA spying on us? Maybe they should just hack our Facebook pages. It would be easier.
Three months ago, Jeanna Barrett traded a beige office in San Francisco for a palapa on the Caribbean. This is how she pulled it off. Three months ago, I worked in San Francisco as a marketing leader for a unicorn startup. I earned a salary that let me do, eat, and buy whatever I wanted. Show More Summary
Marissa Mayer was the 20th employee at Google, arriving there in 1999; Tim Armstrong came in 2000, about 80 employees later, which in Silicon Valley is a gap of several generations. Mayer was the Stanford-educated engineer; Armstrong...Show More Summary
This certainly is a good election cycle for strange stories, and one of the strangest involves high-flying Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel.
Donald Trump has mastered technology when it comes to running a viral campaign on both Twitter and Facebook. But when it comes to policies related to technology, Silicon Valley leaders have criticized the candidate for not being clear...Show More Summary
Verizon has agreed to pay $4.8 billion to acquire Yahoo, ending a drawn-out auction process for the beleaguered internet company. The Silicon Valley web pioneer once had a market capitalization of more than $125 billion at the height of the dot-com boom.
Two years ago -- an epoch in Silicon Valley time -- AOL chief executive Tim Armstrong proposed a merger to Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer. Both Armstrong and Mayer were ex-Googlers hired to run and rescue these formerly marquee internet destinations. But AOL and Yahoo were struggling in increasingly mobile online world dominated by Google and Facebook. Mayer rejected […]
Silicon Valley revs up a big ghost town just for self-driving cars, how to cheaply add wireless calling and streaming to your older car, and Cooley answers emails about your car paint problems.
Pop quiz: You arrive at the annual church picnic in your brand new Tesla. You park amidst a variety of gasoline, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Having the only pure electric vehicle at the event, you are soon surrounded by a crowd of gawkers, cooing and praising your beautiful automobile. Show More Summary
Google takes the lead in the race to develop software that makes it easy to weave artificial intelligence technology into almost everything. ||| San Francisco - There’s a high-stakes race under way in Silicon Valley to develop software...Show More Summary
At Bloomberg’s recent technology confab in San Francisco, Marc Andreessen offered a vision for entrepreneurship, defining it as the ability to see how the world potentially could be, then inventing what is needed to change it. Herein...Show More Summary
From Future Cities at Wired:
Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley billionaire, spoke at the RNC last week and told the crowd he was "proud to be gay." What was the reaction from Christian hate group leader Tony Perkins? With an air of superiority, he suggested that it proved Republicans were more tolerant. After all, would the Democrats invite an anti-gay speaker on their stage?