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Forget Bubble Talk -- Beirut Tech Is Accelerating

Image via Shutterstock By Alexandra Talty Recently called "the Silicon Valley of the Middle East" by CNN, and "the Middle East's Tech Hub" by TechCrunch, Beirut's tech scene is the darling of international media of late. (Though Techonomy...Show More Summary

The Best Place For Tech Startups: Still Silicon Valley…For Now

This post appears courtesy of the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated news service. Publishing partners may edit posts. For inquiries, please email author and publisher Gregory Ferenstein.There’s a new global ranking of startup ecosystems, with the top three spots all from America—Silicon Valley, Los... Continue reading

Wanted: “Retentioneer”

Seems like the hot new job title in Silicon Valley is “Retentioneer.” The term is a combination of “Retention” + “Engineer” = Retentionner.” Tech companies are finally realizing the futility of focusing on growth without fixing the leaky bucket of attrition. In short, they need to fix retention to have any chance of real growth. Sound […]

Elon Musk is scared of Chelsea Handler, according to Chelsea Handler

LOS ANGELES — Chelsea Handler has a bone to pick with Elon Musk, and she planned to do so when filming her upcoming Netflix documentary about Silicon Valley. There was just one problem: He didn't want to talk. "We were trying to getShow More Summary

5 charts that show Silicon Valley is booming

The Economist has a blow-out piece on Silicon Valley, with some really marvelous charts. I know what the data say — and this is just one sector — but it doesn’t feel like a Great Stagnation. It certainly would seem to be a sector with...Show More Summary

‘Batman V Superman’: Your First Look At Lex Luthor’s Silicon Valley Company

New images from Empire Magazine give us a closer look at the company Lex Luthor runs in "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice."

The Rise of the Gig Economy Is a Giant Myth

It's certainly possible that, one day, Silicon Valley darlings like Uber that rely on massive numbers of independent contractors who work as they please will revolutionize the American labor market such that we'll all end up freelancers patching together a living working gig to gig. Show More Summary

9 Lessons in Entrepreneurship From Silicon Valley

If you want to be great at something, learn from the experts. When it comes to startups, the experts are in the tech industry.

Ask the Headhunter: The truth about working for startups

Nick Corcodilos started headhunting in Silicon Valley in 1979 and has answered over 30,000 questions from the Ask The Headhunter community over the past decade. In this special Making Sense edition of Ask The Headhunter, Nick sharesShow More Summary

NASA Has A Plan To Keep Our Skies Free Of Drone Congestion

A thousand people gathered at NASA's Silicon Valley research center to hear the agency's plan for creating a workable system. With an increasing number of drones vying for precious airspace, someone should start thinking about how we can possibly hope to manage the traffic congestion that will soon be over our heads. Read Full Story

D&D Meets VR: Inside One Startup's Quest to Create the Ultimate Quest

The Silicon Valley startup AltspaceVR has built a demo showing D&D as a perfect example of the shared experiences its platform enables. I'm standing in front of a table in a rustic old tavern, a picture of a dragon on the wall behind me, a fireplace off the side, and battle music setting the tone as I prepare to roll a 20-sided die. Read Full Story

Twitter Mailbag: Ousting Dana White, Drug Testing, Anderson Silva's Return

In my former life, I was a tech journalist, covering the wild world of Silicon Valley and the developing culture of Web 2.0. Most of you will have no idea what that sentence means, but I'll put it this way: As of the first quarter of 2015, Twitter had 236 million monthly active users. Show More Summary

What a PErformance

16 hours agoNews : Daily Chart

CALIFORNIA's Silicon Valley, the 50-mile stretch between San Francisco and San Jose, is perhaps the most productive and innovative land mass in the world. The Economist has identified 99 listed technology companies with market values of over $1 billion that call the Valley home. Show More Summary

Entrepreneurs Who Want To 'Change The World' -- Start With These 3 Steps

Ever spent a Sunday evening watching the HBO comedy series Silicon Valley, where bright-eyed, hopeful entrepreneurs are constantly declaring they want to “change the world”? It’s hard not to laugh as everyone liberally throws around that phrase with the absolute certainty that they’re all going to be the next Steve [...]

Payments Startup Stripe Is Now Worth $5 Billion

With a new funding round, the Silicon Valley company has raised a total of nearly $300 million.

Apttus CEO Kirk Krappe Is A Citizen Of The World Teaching Silicon Valley How To Crack Europe

Last week I was fortunate to grab an hour on the telephone with one of Silicon Valley’s more wordly CEO’s, Kirk Krappe. Born in the present day Zimbabwe, Kirk later lived in London for 10 years, attending Queen Mary’s University, before obtaining his MBA at the prestigious INSEAD Business School in [...]

In Silicon Valley, Coders Are Making More Room for Curators

19 hours agoTechnology : Time: Tech

Facebook, Apple, Netflix and others are relying on human expertise to complement automated algorithms

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