Secret, the anonymous social sharing app popular among the Silicon Valley and tech industry crowd, officially announced today it has raised $8.6 million in outside investment. The round included participation from Garry Tan and Alexis...Show More Summary
Silicon Valley may know Dean Kamen as the inventor of the Segway. But he is an amazing inventor and trying to use his genius to help solve the world’s clean water problem. We don’t worry much about water here other than our perpetual drought, but we have it good in the USA – our water is clean for [...]
Published every weekday, the Switchboard highlights five tech policy stories you need to read. Facebook's Mark Zuckberg: Washington is a threat to the Internet. "Silicon Valley companies like Facebook have been openly critical of the Obama administration for its surveillance practices," I wrote. Show More Summary
France’s Opéra de Lyon is set to begin performing its multimedia opera — combining the story of Steve Jobs with that of Henry V, taken from Shakespeare’s 1599 play. Written by German composer Roland Auzet, “Steve Five (King Different)” explores … Read more ›
Imagine that you have the right degree, you impressed the right people, and aced your interviews at Facebook and Twitter in Silicon Valley. While accomplishing that may have been a long, daunting task, your hyper-employable bad-to-the-bone self now faces the toughest challenge of all — deciding which place you'd rather work. Show More Summary
Hey look! Something else cool to watch on Foxtel! That’s right: the Comedy Channel will sort of fast-track Mike Judge’s HBO show, Silicon Valley, to Australian screens 48 hours after it airs in the US. More »
Silicon Valley companies like Facebook have been openly critical of the Obama administration for its surveillance practices. But that's apparently not enough for Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, who lashed out Thursday at Washington. Show More Summary
Benchmark Capital is in ascendance, thanks to investments in Uber, Snapchat, Twitter, and Instagram. Thus the VC firm can afford to say ridiculous things like: "Our belief that this is more of a guild than a corporation. So, we try to...Show More Summary
Diane von Furstenberg, Tory Burch, and Opening Ceremony notwithstanding, the fashion world isn’t convinced that wearable technology is actually wearable. But that's not stopping Silicon Valley’s Gore-Tex-clad tech-entrepreneur class from thinking up new ways to connect smartphones to clothing and new functions for sporty silicone bracelets. Here are some of the most... More »
London Mayor Boris Johnson on Thursday told The Wall Street Journal the key to keeping his city competitive with the likes of Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv for tech talent will be teaching children to code from a young age.
When Lona Alia Duncan was just 16 years old, she started modeling in Albania. She led a glamorous life, filled with runway shows and photo shoots for companies like Versace and Guess. A few years after college, Duncan put her modeling...Show More Summary
Why is one startup with a product that has users, no revenue and questionable usefulness worth billions of dollars while another, with a similar product, not worth anything? The answer is, in part, a generational one, writes Silicon Valley insider...
Local ecosystems help entrepreneurs thrive. Let's face it. Silicon Valley, New York and Massachusetts own the history of venture-backed technology entrepreneurship, with storied tech names on buildings everywhere you look. Smart experts like Maxwell Wessel will tell you straight out not to build your company outside these entrepreneurial centers. Show More Summary
Brit Morin , technologist and "the" "Martha" "Stewart" "of" "Silicon" "Valley," baked a cake to celebrate the birthday of the internet. Except the internet is almost half a century old, not 25, and it wasn't its birthday. Oh, no! Read more...
Eventbrite has apparently joined Silicon Valley's exclusive $1 billion "Unicorn Club."
Cupertino, California (CNN) – Ro Khanna wants a show of hands. "How many of you have heard of LinkedIn?" The 37-year-old Indian-American Democrat, the darling of Silicon Valley's tech elite and a vehicle for their budding engagement with Washington, is addressing a cafeteria full of advanced placement government students at Cupertino High School. Most of […]
It’s easy to become enamored with the cachet of Silicon Valley companies and wonder if you can replicate their way of life and fun company cultures. But what if napping rooms and yoga coaches aren’t a fit for your business? I received this email from a HR manager at a company facing just such a dilemma: Currently […]
Have you ever watched a TED talk and thought, "That should be a company!" Well, that's happened a few times, I'm sure, and one of them is right here in Silicon Valley. Years ago, wordsmith Erin McKean delivered a TED talk on her vision around the lexicography and meaning of words. Show More Summary
After attending Jessica Livingston's Y-Combinator's Female Founders Conference on March 1st in Silicon Valley, I left feeling elated at all the opportunities, both personally and financially, that being my own boss could bring. ThisShow More Summary
In the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success.