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Mark Zuckerberg To High School Students: Understanding Technology Is Critical If You Want 'A Job That Pays More'

Even if you don't want to be an expert coder, most jobs require some sort of basic knowledge of technology.<p>Recognizing this trend, Mark Zuckerberg decided to give some high school students a heads-up on what's to come.<p>In a surprise visit Wednesday to Sequoia High School in Redwood City, California, …

High School

12 things white people can do now because Ferguson

As we all know by now, Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenage boy, was gunned down by the police while walking to his grandmother’s house in the middle of the afternoon. For the past few days my Facebook newsfeed has been full of stories about the incidents unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri.<p>But then …

Black Lives Matter

How to Hire Like Jeff Bezos

It’s hard to believe now, but in the early days of Amazon, Jeff Bezos had a tough time hiring.<p>While <b>he had some extreme methods, he refused to</b> …

Why Educators Should Take the Digital Skills Gap Seriously

Share<p>Do university graduates have the skills they need to succeed in an increasingly digital workplace? Given the amount of time young people now …

The Student Experience in the CrossFit Defense Trainer Course

This Is What It Feels Like When Google Buys Your Startup

At age 23, he invented song-sharing site Songza, bought by Google last month for an undisclosed sum. Raskin wasn't involved in Songza at the time. He sold it back in 2008 to Amazon-backed Amie Street.<p>But he had been creating cool things long before that. When he was 20, he built a human interface …

Virtual Reality

An epic battle in streaming music is about to begin, and only a few will survive

“One thing is for sure,” declared an influential American critic and record industry analyst, Bob Lefsetz, in a recent post on the topic of streaming music. “One service will dominate, it’s where we’ll all go, because we want to share, we don’t want to be left out.”<p>Music is now undeniably an …

Profit

If You Think 5G Is All About Faster Network Speeds, You're Wrong

You can already reach for your phone, ask Google a question, and receive the answer within seconds.<p>The forthcoming generation of wireless technology will be even faster, but it's not just about sheer speed.<p>The next major network upgrade will solve one of the most aggravating problems we experience …

Internet of Things

Silicon Valley's culture of failure … and 'the walking dead' it leaves behind

It is probably Silicon Valley's most striking mantra: “Fail fast, fail often.” It is recited at technology conferences, pinned to company walls, bandied in conversation.<p>Failure is not only invoked but celebrated. Entrepreneurs give speeches detailing their misfires. Academics laud the virtue of …

Google’s Dart Programming Language Is Coming To The Server

A few days ago at its I/O developer conference, Google quietly announced that it is working on bringing its Dart programming language to App Engine soon.<p>This implementation will use the company’s recently launched managed virtual machines and the service’s custom runtime support. Because custom …

Material world: how Google discovered what software is made of

“It is a sufficiently advanced form of paper as to be indistinguishable from magic.”<p>Matias Duarte, vice president of design at Google, is telling me about the central principle of Material Design. It’s the unifying metaphor behind Google’s new design direction, providing a unified set of physics …

The IPO is dying. Marc Andreessen explains why.

Today, Andreessen is a prominent venture capitalist at the firm Andreessen Horowitz. I asked him to talk about how the stock market has changed over the last two decades. In the 1990s, it was common for small companies to have initial public offerings (IPOs), in which they offer their shares for …