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Sheryl Sandberg joins the board of SurveyMonkey, where her late husband was CEO

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has joined the board of directors of SurveyMonkey, the Silicon Valley start-up at which her late husband was the CEO, according to the New York Times. Sandberg said she was joining SurveyMonkey, which offers...Show More Summary

For Start-Ups, How Many Angels Is Too Many?

The Silicon Valley investment frenzy has spurred so-called angel investors into earlier financing rounds, but there are downsides for both entrepreneur and investor.

Casualties of Silicon Valley

When I accepted an offer to work in San Francisco South Bay (aka Silicon Valley), I was in for quite a surprise. I lived in East Bay back then. My commute of 35 miles each way didn't seem bad, at least on maps. The reality hit me the first day I drove to work during peak hours. Show More Summary

SKYNET IS NOT AMUSED: New AI Safety Projects Get Funding from Elon Musk. “When Silicon Valley entr…

SKYNET IS NOT AMUSED: New AI Safety Projects Get Funding from Elon Musk. “When Silicon Valley entrepreneur Elon Musk is not trying to build rocket technology to colonize Mars or revolutionize energy storage on Earth, he worries about how artificial intelligence could someday slip its shackles and become a danger to humanity. Now some of […]

7 Weird Tech Terms That Could Only Have Come From Silicon Valley

A new website offers an exhaustive list of definitions of words commonly thrown around in the tech world.

The coolest and most powerful people over 40 in Silicon Valley

Silic on Valley is known for its obsession with youth. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg once suggested that people over 30 shouldn't really work in tech startups because "young people are just smarter." These folks are bucking the trend. Pulled from our recently published Silicon Valley 100 list, meet the elder statesmen and stateswomen of Silicon Valley. Show More Summary

Atherton Deposed: For two years straight, the Silicon...

For two years straight, the Silicon Valley town of Atherton has reigned as the most expensive zip code for home buyers in the nation. This year it was deposed by the Hamptons town of Sagaponack, New York. According to data...

Millennials: the best Silicon Valley company to work for is one you’ve probably never heard of

So you’ve decided to pack up your college dorm or meager apartment to make it in the wide world of the Silicon Valley. Congrats! Tech companies require your fresh faces and unrelenting enthusiasm to help power them through to the next product release. Show More Summary

A look inside the insanely successful life of billionaire Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

Five years ago, Travis Kalanick launched a startup called UberCab in San Francisco. Fast forward a few years, and Kalanick's Uber is now one of the hottest companies in Silicon Valley. As of today, Uber operates in 311 cities in 58 countries, and it's a global company that could be worth as much as $50 billion. Show More Summary

Silicon Valley Wants to Disrupt Your Trash

In a world of on demand everything, consumers have next to no say as to how their garbage is handled. That could soon change. The post Silicon Valley Wants to Disrupt Your Trash appeared first on WIRED.

There’s now an Urban Dictionary for tech terms, how many do you know?

Whether you’re tired of hearing newfangled phrases in discussions about tech or are still recovering from Post Silicon Valley Move Stress Disorder, there’s now a ready reckoner to sort you out. Silicon Valley Dictionary serves up nearly...Show More Summary

SunEdison & Green Charge Networks Partnering To Provide A Solar Plus Energy Storage System To Silicon Valley Powe

The leading renewable energy company SunEdison is partnering with the commercial energy storage provider Green Charge Networks to provide a solar plus energy storage system to the utility company Silicon Valley Power, according to recent reports. Show More Summary

5 books that inspired billionaire CEO Elizabeth Holmes

Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was named No. 1 on Business Insider's Silicon Valley 100 list this year due to her remarkable rise to success. Since dropping out of Stanford at age 19 to found her health technology company in 2003, Holmes has raised $400 million in venture capital and become a billionaire in the process. Show More Summary

United States of Inc.: Corporations As Nation-States in Silicon Valley’s Latest Utopian Management Scheme

In Holacracy's vision, workers are citizens of the companies that will one day rule the world. During my desultory post-graduation years in San Francisco, I lived in a big duplex with three roommates. We had bands, fledging writing gigs and other financially unpromising passions, until one of us threw over la vie bohème to work at a consulting firm. Show More Summary

Unicorn: A Fitting Label for Its Time and Place

yesterdayTechnology : Bits

While Silicon Valley tried to separate tech winners from losers for decades, until 2013 it had not really coined a name for the kind of start-ups the industry most treasured.

Silicon Valley struggles to pitch water-saving tech to farmers

Olivier Jerphagnon needed a customer. So he drove toward the farmland north of Fresno, with his marketing director by his side.

At The California Clasico, Or A Night Among San Jose's Believers

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Silicon Valley is a strange and imperfect place, with a MLS team to match. But, at San Jose Quakes games if nowhere else, it all makes a sweet sort of sense.

Is Silicon Valley Charting the Future While All the World's Pols Play Small Ball?

"It is dangerous to mix godlike technology with megalomaniac politics but it might be even more dangerous to blend godlike technology with myopic politics. Our politics is becoming mere administration and is giving up on the future exactly when technology gives us the power to reshape that future beyond our wildest dreams. Show More Summary

What Makes Silicon Prairie the Friendliest Tech Hub Ever

Silicon Valley has long been revered as the Tech Hub of America and for good reason with tech giants such as Google, Facebook and LinkedIn just to name a few. But not to be forgotten is a not so quiet uprising that is happening right here in the heartland.

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