The word “HACK” is painted across the main square of Facebook’s campus in letters so large that they can be seen from space. The term has lost its negative connotation in Silicon Valley; freewheeling coding sessions and virtual breaking and entering have become the same thing. Show More Summary
Last week’s announcement of iOS 7 really shook things up in silicon valley. And it may not be what you think. Yes, people are excited to get to work on it. But app developers aren’t just putting a fresh face on their existing products. They’re rethinking their apps from the ground up, say a bunch […]
What began as a social gathering for like-minded entrepreneurs and VCs has evolved into one of the Valley's most dynamic accelerators. Meet the man with the connections, Saeed Amidi. When international entrepreneurs want a shot at Silicon Valley stardom, they call on Saeed Amidi. Show More Summary
Forbes’ annual list of America’s most expensive homes identifies more than 30 properties priced at $60 million and up — including a 47-acre estate halfway between San Francisco and Silicon Valley whose owner, Christian de Guigne IV, has placed a...
Louie Mantia is a renowned icon and visual interface designer in Silicon Valley who has worked at big companies like Apple and Square. He was involved in designing many of Apple’s pre-iOS 7 app icons, like Trailers, Remote, Garageband, and iBooks. He even designed the Starbucks and Obama campaign app icons, for crying out loud. [...]Show More Summary
New York City is the second largest tech hub in the country, trailing only behind Silicon Valley. The days of second place may soon be over, though, if the outcome of a new "Brooklyn Tech Triangle" is half as exciting as newly released renderings suggest it will be. [ more › ]
It's that time of the year again for us nerds to infiltrate Sand Hill Road, let loose, and enjoy some good food and libations. We've been hosting the TechCrunch summer party with VC firm August Capital since 2006. This year, as in years past, we'll be partying on August Capital's beautiful, sunny Sand Hill balcony on Friday, July 26. Show More Summary
Edd Dumbill, VP Strategy, Silicon Valley Data Science, discussed the big shifts in industrial Internet, Big Data, and data science with theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, live at the GE Industrial Internet event. “We’re a new company, very … Continue reading ?
The seasoned VC says Silicon Valley will remain a tech hub for years, but Silicon Alley, with its focus on content, is paving the way for exciting changes. What's in a name? A lot, according to Mark Suster, founder and CEO of Build Online and an investor with the Los Angeles-based GRP partners. Show More Summary
Kim Taylor first popped up on our radar with the premiere of Randi Zuckerberg's "Start-ups: Silicon Valley" reality TV show. Taylor shocked the show's producers when she decided to quit her job mid-season at marketing startup Ampush to start her own fashion company called Shonova. Show More Summary
Last month, we explained how C3 Energy, the well-connected Silicon Valley startup, wants to apply its big data aggregation and analytics software to the smart grid, along with a list of its first few utility industry-focused applications. We also covered how the startup, founded by software billionaire Tom Siebel and armed with more than $100 Continue reading ?
#nwplyng is a recently updated mobile app designed for sharing music that's supported by a much larger vision and long-term plans. Drawing on the best in mobile features and practices, #nwplyng has been described as a SoundTracking with gamification or a Foursquare for music. Show More Summary
There's some interesting news coming out of London today in the form of VC musical chairs. DFJ Esprit, the European VC firm that is also part of Silicon Valley's DFJ Global Network, has announced that Associate Scott Sage has been promoted to full VC Partner. Show More Summary
Vishal Sankhla, the founder of a VC-backed start-up in Silicon Valley, explains what it feels like to have his visa status hang in the balance of the current immigration debate. Over the next several weeks, the Senate is set to debate immigration reform legislation. Show More Summary
Trust us, we’re from Silicon Valley. America’s largest Internet companies are tripping over themselves to bolster their public image following blockbuster disclosures about their role in the U.S. government’s controversial data-gathering program. Show More Summary
Please Silicon Valley, I want to buy some more.
Welcome to the Summer of 2013. Welcome to the summer when you’re not quite sure which of your Internet activities are being tracked. When you want to start Snapchatting everyone because at least then data “disappears.” Except when it doesn’t. Show More Summary
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Facebook is just one in a number of Internet giants who have released their NSA stats to reassure users. Consumers haven't been able to look at Silicon Valley the same way ever since news broke of a long-running government program called PRISM. Show More Summary
Online education platform creativeLIVE is hosting a “Secrets from Silicon Valley” workshop later this week, where some of the Valley’s best minds will be sharing their wisdom with just a handful of live attendees We tend to do a fair number of giveaways here on TechCrunch, but today we’re giving away something extra special: power. Show More Summary