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Glenn Beck: My media company has an audience of 50 million a month

Glenn Beck believes that the entire world is about to change, and he wants everyone to know that his media startup — The Blaze — is the perfect example. Beck made an unusual appearance in front of a group of Silicon Valley tech entrepreneurs...Show More Summary

In Ellen Pao’s Suit vs. Kleiner Perkins, World of Venture Capital Is Under Microscope

What is really under examination in this trial is the question of why there are so few women in leadership positions in Silicon Valley.

The Martha Stewart of Silicon Valley Thinks Women Are Tech Illiterate

Domesticity, widely understood to have been murdered by Betty Friedan and/or Betty Crocker, has been back on the upswing for a while now. Knitting, backyard chicken-keeping, and the canning of homemade organic rosemary-plum jam are old hat in the country’s more progressive quarters. A slew of book

91-Year-Old Finally Lands Her Dream Job as a Tech Designer – Incredible Story!

It's almost impossible to imagine a 91-year-old lady working at Silicon Valley. But, for one designer firm, they were thinking differently. Barbra Beskind is 91 years young and living out her dreams as a tech designer at one of the top designing firms in Silicon Valley.

L.A. tech conference billboard urges Silicon Valley to take a break

7 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

One of Southern California’s biggest tech conferences is telling Silicon Valley to shut down for a couple of days and take a stroll on Silicon Beach.

On being of service in Silicon Valley

Better pay, benefits for Silicon Valley service workers is a direct result of our coverage.        

The San Jose Ballet Problem

8 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“You might think of Silicon Valley as awash in youthful exuberance and money, enough to keep a medium-size ballet company afloat. Indeed, the challenge of getting young techies excited about works by Twyla Tharp, Jerome Robbins and George Balanchine was what lured Jose Manuel Carreno, 46, to San Jose.”

Ellen Pao Trial Reveals the Subtle Sexism of Silicon Valley

Ellen Pao, now serving as the interim CEO of Reddit, is suing her former employer, the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, of gender discrimination because they failed to promote her during her time there and fired her when she complained in 2012. Show More Summary

The 'Brain-Enhancing' Drugs That Are Sweeping Silicon Valley

In an effort to optimize their bodies and brains to power through long startup hours, tech employees are turning to so-called smart drugs.

Next up for Silicon Valley: Defeating death

9 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Peter Thiel, the billionaire co-founder of PayPal, plans to live to be 120. Compared with some other tech billionaires, he doesn’t seem particularly ambitious. Dmitry Itskov, the “godfather” of the Russian Internet, says his goal is to live to 10,000; Larry Ellison, co-founder of Oracle, finds the...

Ellen Pao to Testify in Silicon Valley Sexual Discrimination Suit

The woman at the center of a sex discrimination lawsuit against one of Silicon Valley's most prestigious venture capital firms is set to take the stand Thursday.

Silicon Valley Rising Fights For Worker Justice

Silicon Valley is an area of contrasts. When you stop at a traffic light in Silicon Valley you will often find a Maserati or Tesla on one side of you and a beaten up, 15-year-old Accord on the other. It seems there are more high-endShow More Summary

Steve ‘Woz’ Wozniak to speak at Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo 2015

I am thrilled to announce that Apple co-founder and Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist Steve Wozniak will participate in a moderated Q&A on creativity and innovation April 14 during this year’s Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo in Santa Clara, California. Show More Summary

Spared No Expense

Renee’s company was a Silicon Valley managed services company. They needed the best data-center they could find to house their infrastructure, and cost was not an object. They loaded up a dump truck full of money and went shopping for the most expensive hosting they could find. For Renee, this meant lots of data-center tours. Show More Summary

Erotic Poetry and $300 Board Games: The Trial Exposing Silicon Valley's Secrets

Former venture capitalist Ellen Pao says the big-name VC firm she worked for, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, failed to promote her because she's a woman. She says she was pressured into an affair with a coworker and was fired when she complained, and she's suing the firm for $16 million on charges of gender discrimination and retaliation. Show More Summary

Silicon Valley’s low-wage mess: How Apple was forced to revamp its subcontracting scheme

In the wealthy tech world, workers are rising up against low wages. Here's what it means for the American economy

Kleiner ex-partner Pao to testify in own Silicon Valley bias case

By Sarah McBride and Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Former venture capitalist Ellen Pao could take the stand as early as Thursday in her gender discrimination lawsuit against her previous employer Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, giving testimony that will likely make or break the case. Show More Summary

Flipkart’s New Silicon Valley Hire Shows India’s Startup Scene Is Really Taking Off

19 hours agoTechnology : TechCrunch

We don’t often write about appointments, but sometimes they capture industry trends and are noteworthy in that respect. That’s the case for India’s billion dollar e-commerce firm Flipkart, which has landed a senior exec from Silicon Valley, after former Googler and Motorola VP Punit Soni agreed to become its new Chief Product Officer. Read More

SVB: Venture Investing is Less Risky Than You Think

I received this August 2010 Venture Capital Update from Silicon Valley Bank and thought the fund-of-funds perspective could be of interest to entrepreneurs. It’s a bit of inside baseball, but it never hurts to understand how your investor’s, investors think. Aaron Gershenberg, Sven Weber, and Jason Liou did a nice job pulling this together and […]

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