Weekend of June 25-26, 2016 | Also Sunday: The BET Awards and ABC’s slate of game show reboots.
It's already quite cheap to make pizza. It's not exactly a restaurant idea that required much further innovation when it comes to cutting costs. But a Silicon Valley start-up called Zume thought that pizza needed to be iterated, so they created a robot that can make pizzas. Way less expensive than paying a human to do it, right?
It’s not all happening in Silicon Valley. General Motors has created a new team dedicated to autonomous cars at its Warren Tech Center, based in Detroit. There are already several hundred employees working on the development of its self-driving system, alongside test drivers already active in San Francisco. Show More Summary
President Barack Obama joined Mark Zuckerberg and other entrepreneurs from around the world for a panel presentation on Friday at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley to discuss how technology can empower small businesses SEE...Show More Summary
If you're itching to start a company out of a garage, you shouldn't pick up and move to Silicon Valley, according to Google cofounder Sergey Brin. It's easier to start a company outside the Valley than in it, he said on stage at theShow More Summary
As global markets recoiled from Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, President Obama told a group of budding entrepreneurs that it was their job to bring the world closer together. Speaking to crowd of nearly 2,000 entrepreneurs, investors and reporters at the Global Entrepreneurship...
Facebook is not a particularly diverse company. The majority of its U.S. workers are young men, more than 90 percent are white or Asian-American—an imbalance it shares with many other Silicon Valley technology companies. It’s a problem...Show More Summary
Are we living in a simulation? For whatever reason, this is a hot topic in Silicon Valley these days. It all more or less started when Tesla Motors CEO (and soon to be SolarCity CEO — check one off for the simulation argument there) Elon Musk made a claim at the Code Conference that there’s such a high chance that we’re living in a simulation that it’s more likely we… Read More
Alicia Keys recently joined the likes of Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Guns N’ Roses and many more who want you off your phone at their events by turning to Silicon Valley startup Yondr – a company dedicated to creating "phone-free spaces" at concerts, events and other places. They're not alone,...
HBO's "Silicon Valley" gives a whirlwind tour of the triumphs, debauchery, and epic fails of the real tech world. It's a show so spot-on, the CEO of Snapchat once called it "basically a documentary." Earlier this month, superfan andShow More Summary
What is it like to be a female CEO in Silicon Valley? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Sarah Nahm, CEO at Lever, passionate advocate for Diversity in Tech, on Quora. Overall, a positive experience. Show More Summary
The plot of HBO’s hit comedy Silicon Valley is one you would expect from, well, a show named after the cutthroat high-tech and start-up oasis of the Bay Area. But you wouldn't know it from the soundtrack. And for the show’s music supervisors, Rudy Chung and Jason Alexander, that was ... More »
“The pouch might not look like the latest techno-bling out of Silicon Valley, but it’s become the go-to tool for a slew of artists?-?including Dave Chappelle, the Lumineers and Louis C.K.?- trying to reclaim their live performances without going all Adele on their fans. … ‘Because people still feel they still have their baby in […]
A Silicon Valley startup called Kiora has come up with a solution for providing Internet video entertainment as an option to car-sharing service passengers in Asia.
SILICON VALLEY—OpenAI, a nonprofit artificial intelligence (AI) research company backed by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, is developing its own robot to do basic household chores. OpenAI’s robot will be “off-the-shelf,” meaning the nonprofit will not manufacture the automaton. Show More Summary
If you are not already, it's worth following the work of Steven Levy, a long-time technology journalist that has been covering Silicon Valley and the American technology sector for over 20 years (his work and criticism of Apple are particularly noteworthy). Show More Summary
Silicon Valley is doing what it does best – learning from experience, iterating, adjusting, trying again. And it’s not just Apple.
Will Twilio wake up a sleep tech IPO market? Silicon Valley investors hope so.
"Folks are looking for a physical place behind the kind of dematerialized experience that they have online," explains a Stanford professor. [ more › ]
Updates on California politics: Gov. Jerry Brown invited to tour Los Angeles homeless problem, Coastal Commission asks for emergency loan June 23, 2016, 10:55 a.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching: Gov. Jerry Brown...