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Legendary Investor Ben Horowitz On How To Handle Raises And Demotions

Ben Horowitz, the co-founder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz, is one of the most experienced tech leaders in Silicon Valley. He played a major role in creating Netscape in the 90s, and was the CEO of Opsware, a company that was later sold to HP for $1.6 billion in 2003. Show More Summary

Meet The Best Poker Players In Silicon Valley

E very month, some of Silicon Valley’s biggest power players meet at the Palo Alto home of Chamath Palihapitiya, an early Facebook executive who now runs his own venture capital firm Social+Capital. The guest list reads like a who’sShow More Summary

Recommended Reading: Silicon Valley's role in government surveillance

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read. @War: The Rise of the...

Why 'Arrogant Jerks' Become Rich And Successful In Silicon Valley

There's a notion that some people become successful company founders because they have the right "Startup DNA." The DNA is comprised of characteristics like "resilience" and "ability to accept risk." Another characteristic many top entrepreneurs share is arrogance. Show More Summary

Wolf Richter: Signs That the Startup Bubble is Totally Maxed Out

Yves here. Wolf's longer original headline to this post focused on how gobsmacked he was to get glossy mail pieces to promote supposedly hot Silicon Valley startups. Apparently, the deemed-to-be-transgressive communications medium (by West Coast standards) was a way to cut through the new venture clutter. Show More Summary

The Company That's Turning Activists Into Coders

Code for Progress is bringing more women and people of color to the tech world, and using their skills to change the world in the process. Coding isn't just for tech-wizards whipping up gadgets and apps in Silicon Valley. It has the power to create needed social change. Show More Summary

Uber’s boys club is what’s wrong with Silicon Valley

Photo by Flickr user Steve Rhodes. Editor’s Note: On Thursday’s broadcast, Paul Solman reported on the Uber controversy stirred by one of its executives when he suggested — thinking he was off the record — that the company should investigate reporters critical of the company. Show More Summary

Here's How Likely Each Poker Hand Is

Poker is a fantastic game, particularly alluring to competitive, creative types who love numbers. Business Insider's Eugene Kim has profiled some of Silicon Valley's biggest poker fans, and the game is also huge draw with the Wall Street...Show More Summary

Not So "Fab": From $1 Billion Valuation To $15 Million In A Year

As we warned earlier, it appears the tech-startup bubble is bursting - very quietly behind the scenes. Today we get another confirmation that this dot-com 2.0 explosion of speculative surreality has peaked. Once Silicon Valley darling,...Show More Summary

Silicon Valley gets slim pickings from Obama on immigration

Silicon Valley leaders watched U.S. President Barack Obama's immigration reform speech on Thursday, hoping that he would help tech companies by expanding visa and green card programs — but they had no such luck Obama's announcement included...Show More Summary

Meet The Female Pinterest Engineer Smashing Silicon Valley’s Glass Ceiling

At only 27-years-old, Tracy Chao, has established herself as one of the top engineers in Silicon Valley. Chao “can now do with a line of code what a master brain surgeon can do with a rongeur,” Nathan Heller writes in Vogue. But her fate as a star programmer was not sealed from the beginning. Show More Summary

Holiday Gifts for Girl Geeks

While there may be a dearth of women in Silicon Valley's C-suite, there is no shortage of women who love high-tech gadgets. To keep those women filled with joy this holiday season, check out these innovative gift ideas for girl geeks. Show More Summary

Microsoft Deploys Freaking Dalek Security Robots, Never Has to Worry About Theft Again - "Do you validate parking?" "VAL-I-DATE! VAL-I-DAAAAAATE!"

yesterdayOdd : Geekosystem

Wow. I wish Microsoft took personal computer security as seriously as they clearly do in the physical world at their offices. Their Silicon Valley campus now has five security robots that look frighteningly like Daleks. Leave it to a bunch of nerds to assume the appearance of a Dalek will strike fear into the hearts of criminals.

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Why Silicon Valley's Elites Are Obsessed With Poker — And It's Not Just Because Of The Money

E very month, some of Silicon Valley’s biggest power players meet at the Palo Alto home of Chamath Palihapitiya, an early Facebook executive who now runs his own venture capital firm Social+Capital. The guest list reads like a who’sShow More Summary

Two Dudes Invented A Probiotic That Will Make Women’s Vaginas Smell Like Peaches

Silicon Valley, man. Those tech-obsessed, profit hungry nerds have their hands in everything—including your vagina. More » Two Dudes Invented A Probiotic That Will Make Women’s Vaginas Smell Like Peaches is a post from Blisstree - Get tips on healthy living, work outs, wellness & health food recipes. Advice & news on mental health & healthcare..

How the Web Was Won

The Web is a Millennial. It was first proposed twenty-five years ago, in 1989. Six years later, Netscape’s I.P.O. kicked off the Silicon Valley circus. When the Web was brand new, many computer-savvy people despised it—compared to other hypertext-publishing systems, it was a primitive technology. For example, you could link from your Web page to […]

Baidu’s Andrew Ng on Deep Learning and Innovation in Silicon Valley

In an interview, Baidu Chief Scientist Andrew Ng discussed his team’s progress, the quirks of Chinese Web-search queries, the challenges of driverless cars and what it’s like to work for Baidu.

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