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Hacking for Defense in Silicon Valley

Lead, follow or get the heck out of the way In peacetime the U.S. military is an immovable and inflexible bureaucracy. In wartime it can adapt and adopt organizational change with startling speed. BMNT, a new Silicon Valley company,Show More Summary

Auto Update: Tesla Adds Another Arrow To Its Quiver

The Silicon Valley based electric vehicle manufacturer will dispatch a software update to the vehicles that will add new features like range assurance, trip planning, new safety features, and self-driving capability. These technological...Show More Summary

Ron Conway, Sean Parker Go To Washington (Again)

2 hours agoTechnology : TechCrunch

A new bipartisan think tank with a focus on creating better opportunities for startups and small businesses is launching in Washington, D.C. today with backing from Silicon Valley. Sean Parker, Ron Conway and other well-known tech figures...Show More Summary

Robber Barons Would Have Loved Facebook’s Employee Housing

As Silicon Valley bursts at its suburban seams, one tech company after another has been buying up properties throughout the region and embarking on ambitious development projects. The post Robber Barons Would Have Loved Facebook’s Employee Housing appeared first on WIRED.

Audi Moves Ambitiously to Challenge Tesla Motors

AudiAudi's new R8 sports car will have an all-electric version with about 280 miles of range. More electric Audis with a similar range will follow over the next couple of years. Upstart Silicon Valley automaker Tesla Motors (TSLA) hasn't...Show More Summary

Marc Benioff eviscerates Indiana over anti-gay law… even though Salesforce contributes to anti-gay politicians

14 hours agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Marc Benioff, CEO of the Silicon Valley cloud computing giant Salesforce, is on a crusade against the state of Indiana after its governor Mike Pence signed a “Religious Liberty” law that many opponents fear could be used to discriminate against consumers on the basis of sexual orientation. Show More Summary

Awkward Timing for Sen. Mike Lee’s Google-Backed Fundraiser

On Monday, Sen. Mike Lee announced he is looking into meetings involving Google and the White House. On Tuesday, Lee will be accepting campaign contributions from Google employees and others at a fundraising event in Silicon Valley hosted by the technology industry.

Hacker hostels emerge in Silicon Valley

Will they catch on in Canada? The post Hacker hostels emerge in Silicon Valley appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Supreme triangulation

ON MARCH 27th Ellen Pao lost her high-profile discrimination lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins, a venture-capital firm in Silicon Valley. The jury did not buy her story that the firm's male partners had mistreated and fired her because of her sex. Show More Summary

Pao-Kleiner Juror Explains ‘Mistake’ With Original Vote

The juror who threw a much-watched Silicon Valley courtroom drama into chaos on Friday by changing his vote during the verdict says he simply “made a mistake."

Facebook Is Using Famous Instagrammers To Show Off Its New Office

18 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Facebook's fancy new digs designed by Frank "Architecture Is Shit" Gehry opened today, delivering the latest architectural smackdown in the ongoing space race between various Silicon Valley corporate campuses. Read more...

The "Bright Side" of the Ellen Pao Trial Isn't Very Bright

This post originally appeared in Inc. The Ellen Pao ink-blot test of Silicon Valley sexism ended Friday, and most jurors saw a clear white page. It’s hard for me to read that as any sort of victory for workplace equality. My heart sank...Show More Summary

Ellen Pao lost her trial. But the conversation about sexism in Silicon Valley it triggered has just begun.

Ellen Pao lost her gender discrimination and retaliation suit against her former employer, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, on Friday. But the trial succeeded on at least one major front: Everyone is talking about sexism in Silicon Valley now.Read full article >>

Facebook Moves Into Its New Garden-Roofed Fantasyland

Spanning over 430,000 square feet in total, the new complex is just one of the many rather conspicuous new buildings that will house the giants of Silicon Valley in the years to come. The post Facebook Moves Into Its New Garden-Roofed Fantasyland appeared first on WIRED.

What It's Like To Be A Lesbian In Tech

22 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Women are already a minority in Silicon Valley. Lesbians, even more so. At the a bar in Oakland, Calif. a dozen women sat in a circle clutching drinks. They ranged from college students wearing hoodies to women in their forties dressed...Show More Summary

People are outraged over a casting call for the 'girlfriends of Silicon Valley'

A casting flier for a new reality show set in Silicon Valley has some people in tech scratching their heads.  With a headline of "Calling all girlfriends of Silicon Valley," the flier asks, "Are you a confident, glamorous and outgoing...Show More Summary

Ellen Pao Verdict: What Does it Mean for Women at Work?

The gender discrimination trial that captured the attention of Silicon Valley, if not the whole nation, came to a close this Friday after weeks of testimony. Ellen Pao's lawsuit against a storied venture capital firm highlighted what many saw as the subtle forms of discrimination and exclusion that keep women......

Let’s Break Shit: A Short History of Silicon Valley’s Favorite Phrase

The New Republic as we know it is broken, and the looming question is whether that breakage will produce anything more intellectually valuable or economically viable than a dust cloud of corporate jargon. In New York, Jonathan ChaitShow More Summary

Yik Yak's Secret Advantage: It’s Outside The Silicon Valley Bubble

How the college-focused social app (mostly) steers clear of tech hype.

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