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Silicon Valley's Status As Tech Central Worldwide Is Waning While Asian Cities Rise

Silicon Valley's status as the world-leading tech hub is being increasingly challenged by Tokyo, Shanghai and Bangalore, KPMG survey finds.

5 things US techies need to know about Japan’s social media ecosystem

GUEST: Despite having the world’s third largest economy, Japan’s social media ecosystem is perhaps the most unique in the developed world — and among the most difficult for Silicon Valley to understand, let alone capitalize on. It’s a semi-enclosed greenhouse where Facebook flounders behind Twitter, and where LINE, a social network dominated by cartoonish stamps, rules. […]

Google reveals top sites affected by 'right to be forgotten'

SILICON VALLEY — Google’s “right to be forgotten” ruling in Europe is having an impact on a few major Silicon Valley tech companies. Facebook, YouTube and Twitter are among the top sites for E.U. citizen take-down requests, according to a new report out from Google on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Finding The Treasure - An Interview with Mor Assia and Shelly Hod Moyal

If you are anything like me, then you probably assumed that Silicon Valley is the world mecca for early stage start-ups and investment opportunities. If you assumed this, you'd be wrong. In fact, the true world center for startups is Israel. Show More Summary

Meal Kit Start-Ups Have The Economics All Wrong

One of the more interesting business models coming out of Silicon Valley is “meal kit deliveries”. This is where companies like Blue Apron and Plated come up with a meal idea, pre-measure all the ingredients, and mail it to you as a subscription service. Their seems to be a general [...]

Opinion: Snowden and Silicon Valley, scapegoats for Paris

Good morning. I'm Paul Thornton, The Times' letters editor. The American turkey population is now 45 million birds fewer than it was a few days ago. Here's a look back at the week in Opinion. Subscribe to the newsletter It was the question many were thinking and some were eager to ask: If Edward...

LSD Microdosing: The New Job Enhancer In Silicon Valley And Beyond?

VideoAndrew Leonard’s piece in Rolling Stone last week, “How LSD Microdosing Became the Hot New Business Trip,” caught my attention for two reasons--the first of which was shock at this new “trend”, but then awe at the lengths twentysomethings will go to in order to enhance their creativity and productivity [...]

Keep the Thanksgiving Party Going with These Deep-Fried Turkey Balls

These deep-fried turkey balls from Silicon Valley's TJ Miller and private chef Andy Windak will allow you to relive yesterday's gut-busting meal, one bite at a time.

SALLIE KRAWCHECK: My advice for women wanting to break into Wall Street or Silicon Valley

Networking is not cheating, and everyone does it. That is what Sallie Krawcheck, the CEO of Ellevate, wants young women trying to make it in male-dominated industries to understand. In an interview on Bloomberg anchor Betty Liu's podcast,...Show More Summary

A New "Tipping Point"?

There is a phrase that has become part of the lexicon of Silicon Valley. It is the "tipping point." Something is occurring right before our eyes and ears with respect to law enforcement -- specifically the police, nationwide -- and the...Show More Summary

This controversial founder’s supposed email to a VC sounds like something out of an episode of Silicon Valley

Craig Brittain, the controversial founder of now-defunct revenge-porn website IsAnybodyDown?, is back with a new venture: an Uber competitor called Dryvyng. And Brittain is already raising eyebrows. On Monday afternoon, developer and security researcher Asher Langton tweeted out screenshots of emails sent to him from one of his Twitter followers. Show More Summary

Three Goldman bankers leave for Uber

Three Goldman Sachs bankers are the latest professionals to leave Wall Street for a Silicon Valley startup. ||| New York/San Francisco - Three mid-level bankers in Goldman Sachs Group’s technology investment banking group in San Francisco...Show More Summary

A famous Silicon Valley investor has launched a new UK venture capital fund

Tim Draper, one of the world's most prominent venture capital investors, has launched a new investment company in London. In 1985, Draper founded the firm that would become Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), which has invested in companies like Skype, Twitter, Tesla, and Box. Show More Summary

Should Silicon Valley Fix Its Image Problem?

Silicon Valley is known for a lot of positive things, but there's clearly a negative sentiment from outsiders. The question is, does Silicon Valley want to fix this image problem? Decades ago, before it was called "Silicon Valley," it was an area abundant with fruit and flower farms, redwood harvesting, and scattered towns connected via dirt roads. Show More Summary

New leader may not mean new climate policies, despite Australian solar success

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Soaring electricity prices, high solar panel uptake and plenty of sunshine are pushing Australia to the forefront of a solar battery storage revolution driven by Silicon Valley firms like Tesla Motors Inc and Enph...

Never ask Julia Louis-Dreyfus to help you rob a bank

Old Navy is taking Julia Louis-Dreyfus' suburban mom role in a more daring direction. In a new Black Friday ad for Old Navy, the Veep star teams up with Silicon Valley's Kumail Nanjiani to steal a secret stash of cash from Snoop Dogg's...Show More Summary

Forget Coffee, Silicon Valley’s Young Professionals Turn to LSD

It’s no secret that lysergic acid diethylamide, also known as LSD, has had a profound impact on the professionals of Silicon Valley. Steve Jobs famously stated that he wouldn’t have been as successful without use of the drug. But while tripping is great for creativity and outside-the-box thinking, popping a tab before your work day […]

Pebble-shaped Dojo offers easy, no-frills security for smart home devices

Silicon valley start-up Dojo Labs has created a device aiming to make the Internet of Things in homes around the world more secure.A team of security experts and hackers are the creative minds behind the Palo Alto-based company’s pebble-shaped device, designed to protect a smart home’s connected devices against ‘malware, viruses and cyber attack’.Connecting to […]

Ask the Headhunter: How to deal with an unfair job offer

Nail the employer down on the salary terms to begin with, or end the discussion. If they balk, it’s better to know up front. Nick Corcodilos started headhunting in Silicon Valley in 1979 and has answered over 30,000 questions from the...Show More Summary

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