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Facebook's Answer to Silicon Valley Housing Crunch: Build Apartments

51 minutes agoTechnology : Tech -

Concerns about Silicon Valley’s housing shortage are turning Facebook into an apartment developer.

How Yahoo Lost Its Way

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

An Insider's Look At Silicon Valley

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

Monopolies & Elitism: 5 Ways You Might Be the Elitist You Abhor

(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

There's a new app for gossip, but can it fight off anonymous trolls?

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

Our public health data is being ingested into Silicon Valley's gaping, proprietary maw

22 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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

Newswire: Matthew Lillard to bring a touch of ’80s California to Halt And Catch Fire

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

Should Facebook And The Rest Of Silicon Valley Invoke More Paranoia Than The NSA?

23 hours agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

Is the NSA spying on us? Maybe they should just hack our Facebook pages. It would be easier.

How I Left A 12-Year Career In Silicon Valley To Work On A Beach In Belize

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, Tim Armstrong and the Nerd Prom

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

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

Follow The Money: Why PayPal’s Peter Thiel Won a Key Slot at RNC 2016

This certainly is a good election cycle for strange stories, and one of the strangest involves high-flying Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel.

Why Silicon Valley is so terrified of Donald Trump

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 Finalizes $4.8 Billion Deal to Acquire Yahoo

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.

Why Verizon wants to buy an ailing Yahoo

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 […]

A look at America's biggest self-driving playground (CNET On Cars, Episode 94) video - Roadshow

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Tech

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.

A Brief History of Silicon Valley … Or … The Soil that Sprouted an Electric Car

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

The high-stakes race in Silicon Valley

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

Recasting Silicon Valley’s role in society

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

Tony Perkins: The RNC Had a Gay Speaker, so the DNC Should Have an Anti-Gay Speaker

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?

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