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Vorwerk acquires home robot vacuum maker Neato Robotics

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 […]

The Tech Bros Will Not Save You

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Four 2017 novels disrupt our obsession with Silicon Valley, and our romance with capitalism.

Silicon Valley Eats Its Young with "Disruption"

A decade of genre-busting innovation from Silicon Valley has us primed for transformative companies. But those expectations are killing fledgling startups.

Anthony Bourdain isn't a fan of Silicon Valley's new Bodega vending machine idea

Anthony Bourdain, world-trotting chef and noted lover of San Francisco's most classic establishments, likes his city bodegas just fine.

A Startling Anecdote About Online Ad Fraud From Uber

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

Twitter replaces board member who left for Microsoft with ex-Google CFO

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 says tweets about former coach and teammates were ‘childish’ and ‘idiotic’

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

The ex-Googler who started self-driving cars wore a puppy harnessed to his chest at a startup conference

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

Proterra’s Catalyst bus breaks distance record for electric vehicles

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

This company claims it invented the world’s first 'contactless' wireless charger

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

Nanoport opens Silicon Valley R&D lab for touch-feedback hardware

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, […]

Will Silicon Valley be forced under a regulatory regime?

4 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Some lawmakers are scrutinizing the role social media played in the 2016 election

Nonfiction: The Education of Ellen Pao

In “Reset,” the Silicon Valley executive and former venture capitalist explains how she came to question the culture of the tech industry.

It's called the 'Pao effect' — Asian women in tech are fighting deep-rooted discrimination

The double whammy of race and gender discrimination is holding back the careers of Asian and Asian American women in Silicon Valley.        

Startup Pi out to slice the charging cord

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.

The last days of a 'village' in China's Silicon Valley

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

DealBook: Fixing the ‘Brain Damage’ Caused by the I.P.O. Process

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.

DFJ’s Steve Jurvetson thinks Elon’s Boring Co. will win with short tunnels first

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

Silicon Valley Companies Say They're Building A Better World. But They Can't Even Build A Better Silicon Valley

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

Silicon Valley legend John Chambers retires

4 days agoNews : USAToday: News

Cisco Systems CEO Chuck Robbins to add title of executive chairman, ending Chambers' more than two decade run at the networking company.        

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