It's been a landmark year for innovative tech companies locking horns with regulators. The genetic-testing company is the latest case study in the government's watchful eye on Silicon Valley. Here's what it means. It seems we barely go a week without government regulators stepping in against a Silicon Valley company. Show More Summary
Words have power. Words have weight. And words—particularly when leveled against the underprivileged tech sector workers of Silicon Valley—can hurt. What might seem like a silly term to you is someone else's cultural nightmare—so cool it with the "tchie" talk, OK? Read more...
Business analytics company SumAllis announcing that it has raised $4 million in new funding from existing investors Battery Ventures and Wellington Partners, as well as an additional $1 million in debt from Silicon Valley Bank. The company...Show More Summary
Today the OECD confirmed that the UK is ranked just 26th for maths in the 65 countries it tested. But when I spoke to Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, this morning he was adamant that he wants to create a "startup culture" in British schools – partly by importing the entrepreneurial skills of Silicon Valley. [...]
It's one thing to attract adequate startup funding in New York or Silicon Valley. To do so in a place like Buffalo requires something more (a business plan, for one). Even Jordan Levy, founder of Buffalo-based incubator Z80 Labs, admits that the post-industrial town is missing one very important ingredient for startup success: money. Show More Summary
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Dec. 4 - 5, 2013 Redwood City, CA Tickets on Sale Now You hear about startups getting venture capital or crowdfunding money all the time in Silicon Valley. But the two combined barely make up the money given by startups’ …
Left-leaning political action committee Democracy for America is endorsing its first Congressional candidate for the 2014 election cycle, Rep. Michael Honda (D-Calif.). At stake is California’s 17th District, home to the Silicon Valley...Show More Summary
The panel discussion entitled ‘Can the UK produce the next Facebook?’ carried The Spectator audience on a stimulating journey from Scotland to Silicon Valley, before dropping them back in London.… Continue reading The post The way to build Tech UK: ‘Think big. Start small. Move fast’ appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
The actor died early Monday in Los Angeles, where he was shooting HBO’s upcoming Mike Judge comedy series Silicon Valley. Christopher Evan Welch, who was in his late 40s, died at a local hospital after a sudden illness. He had some three...Show More Summary
Steve Henn, reporting for NPR: Oregon has spent more than $40 million to build its own online health care exchange. It gave that money to a Silicon Valley itan, Oracle, but the result has been a disaster of missed deadlines, a nonworking website and a state forced to process housands of insurance applications on paper. Show More Summary
What comes to mind when someone mentions "startups"? The archetypal image of two guys in a garage cranking out a tech-based, soon to be VC-backed startup in Silicon Valley is one of the many myths of the entrepreneurship world that drive...Show More Summary
Silicon Valley's anti-government fervor hasn't spread to the main-est of the mainstream so far: no calls for secession from Zuck or Dorsey. But that doesn't mean big tech money isn't reaching radical elements. The Washington Post reports that Google's given money to the people grinding federal politics to a halt. Read more...
Texas has threatened to secede so often that a lot of blue America is thinking, yeah, sure, why not?
Like the Church, Silicon Valley is in need of deep structural change which can only come through a transformation of heart and spirit. Geeks and venture capitalists alike know something important is missing. In the belly of Google and...Show More Summary
Just before Thanksgiving, it appears that President Obama got to spend some time with the heads of the various major film studios, during which they made two key requests: Help them improve their relationship with the tech industry. Push forward with the various maximalist copyright proposals found in the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) agreement. Show More Summary
Its makers don't like to compare it to "RoboCop or Terminator"—but it's hard not to. The K5 Autonomous Data Machine is an electronic security guard developed in Silicon Valley by a company called Knightscope, Fox News reports. It's five feet tall, weighs 300 pounds, and is equipped with all...
We stood in an airy San Francisco warehouse, staring at two plastic cups of gleaming mayonnaise. A golden retriever snored lightly in a patch of sunlight on the floor as Josh Tetrick, the 33-year-old founder of Hampton Creek Foods, waited for me to scoop up the fluffy, effulgent goop with a chunk of bread. Show More Summary
GoldieBlox withdrew their preemptive Fair Use lawsuit against the Beastie Boys. That was a smart move, since the odds were not looking good for the Silicon Valley toy company: They had used the band’s name as well as their music without permission
Silicon Valley is home to creative thinkers, green cars, and cool cafes—right? True enough, but it's also a place where rich entrepreneurs live in one part of town and their poor Hispanic maids and gardeners live in another. And tech workers cluster in apartments because houses are too expensive...