Germany’s Vorwerk Group has acquired Neato Robotics, a Silicon Valley maker of vacuum bots and other smart robots for the home, for an undisclosed price. It’s another sign that the combination of robotics and artificial intelligence is heading up. Newark, California-based Neato has been working on artificial intelligence technology since its founding in 2005, and the […]
Four 2017 novels disrupt our obsession with Silicon Valley, and our romance with capitalism.
A decade of genre-busting innovation from Silicon Valley has us primed for transformative companies. But those expectations are killing fledgling startups.
Anthony Bourdain, world-trotting chef and noted lover of San Francisco's most classic establishments, likes his city bodegas just fine.
One week ago we said that Category 1 storm clouds are gathering over what has traditionally been one of the most lucrative, and perhaps only profitable, sectors to come out of Silicon Valley in decades: online advertising. We directed...Show More Summary
Crossing the social media divides isn’t common in Silicon Valley, so it’s notable that Twitter and Microsoft have played a spot of musical chairs with their boards. Twitter board member Hugh Johnston — day job: Pepsi vice chairman and CFO — has left Twitter’s board to join Microsoft’s board as of today. Johnston’s replacement at the microblogging… Read More
Kevin Durant and his business partner, Rich Kleiman, spoke about their investments in various Silicon Valley companies at Tuesday’s TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, but not before the Golden State Warriors star attempted to explain his recent social media snafu. Show More Summary
It felt like a scene from the HBO parody "Silicon Valley," but the speaker on stage at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco on Tuesday morning was real, as was the dog harnessed to his chest. It's not entirely clear why Sebastian Thrun, a legendary tech entrepreneur and inventor, chose to appear wearing a dog. Show More Summary
Whoa The future of buses is looking driverless, emissions-free, and electric. Earlier this month, Silicon Valley electric bus manufacturer Proterra scored a new world record for longest distance driven on a single charge. Covered with...Show More Summary
The Silicon Valley start-up Pi says they have found a way to charge phones and tablets by simply placing the devices near its cone-like charger. If the company’s claims are true, the Pi charger would be the world’s first contactless charger. Show More Summary
Canadian tech company Nanoport has opened a new lab in Silicon Valley to develop next-generation mobile gear, including a new kind of touch-feedback, or haptic, technology that could be used in smartphones or game controllers. Tim Szeto, CEO and founder of Nanoport, said in an interview with VentureBeat that the new lab in Santa Clara, […]
Some lawmakers are scrutinizing the role social media played in the 2016 election
In “Reset,” the Silicon Valley executive and former venture capitalist explains how she came to question the culture of the tech industry.
The double whammy of race and gender discrimination is holding back the careers of Asian and Asian American women in Silicon Valley.
Silicon Valley youngster Pi on Monday claimed it had developed the world's first wireless charger that does away with cords or mats to charge devices.
Surrounded by the sleek hi-tech campuses and luxury condominiums of "Beijing's Silicon Valley", migrants from the countryside recreate village life, cooking in outdoor communal areas, playing cards and showering in the street. But their community's days are numbered. Show More Summary
Entrepreneurs are exploring new ways to list companies on exchanges — and placate stock-holding Silicon Valley employees — while avoiding the pitfalls of initial public offerings.
Noted Silicon Valley investor and SpaceX investor Steve Jurvetson is probably better positioned than most to know what Elon Musk is thinking with The Boring Company, his project to build a better tunnel boring concern, which he created essentially because he was fed up with sitting in traffic in L.A. Show More Summary
This failure to create places for people—our logical "target user," in the region's parlance—is, in part, to blame for the soul-crushing, NIMBY-inducing, place-agnostic sprawl we've idly cobbled together here. Planning-wise, the city...Show More Summary
Cisco Systems CEO Chuck Robbins to add title of executive chairman, ending Chambers' more than two decade run at the networking company.