Silicon Valley

Serena Williams accepts a new challenge - in Silicon Valley

Tennis star Serena Williams has 39 Grand Slam titles, four Olympic medals, major endorsement deals and her own line of clothing and accessories. Now she is embarking on a new mission: She says wants to help tech companies diversify their workforces and solve one of the industry's most vexing …

Serena Williams

The Advantage Chicago Has Over Silicon Valley

A look at why Silicon Valley is losing its mojo and how Chicago might take it over as the center for innovation.<p>The entrepreneurial spirit in Chicago has never been more alive. Over the last 3-5 years, there's been a growing buzz in Chicago's technology community. As a Chicago native and tech …

Innovation

So Much for IBM's Bright Idea on Remote Work

The tech giant will regret forcing employees back to the office, as Apple will regret its massive new headquarters.<p>We look to technology companies to build the economy of future. They supply the vision and the means to make us more productive and efficient, with tools like personal computers, …

The Workplace

Silicon Valley's Big Three vs. Detroit's Golden-Age Big Three

Today’s tech giants dominate the U.S. economy like automotive companies did before them, but what that dominance means has changed.<p>Over the last 20 years, the technology industry has become the most powerful industry in the world, boasting seven of the 20 most profitable companies. Last year, Apple …

Sociology

Pinterest Just Launched a "Shazam for Food"

One of the running gags on this season of HBO’s widely-adored <i>Silicon Valley</i> involves an app that sounds too farcically absurd to exist. <b>It's called SeeFood, billed as “the Shazam for Food.”</b> The user interface is pretty straightforward; users can simply angle their phone's camera at a dish in front …

Pinterest

FedEx employee suspected of burglarizing Bay Area homes while on the job

MENLO PARK — A FedEx contract employee was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of burglarizing homes in Menlo Park and Atherton while on the job, according …

San Mateo County

Daily Report: From Lean to Fat Start-Ups

Lean start-ups were once all the rage in Silicon Valley. Now, here comes the fat start-up.<p>So writes Farhad Manjoo, the technology columnist for The New York Times.<p>First, a step back to explain. For many years, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley have congratulated themselves on …

Silicon Valley needs heartland help in net neutrality fight

The Bay Area has long been a bastion of support for strong net neutrality rules. Now supporters are looking somewhere else for backup: Trump</b> …

Net Neutrality

Meet the Team Making This Season’s Pied Piper Product on ‘Silicon Valley’ Real

Quitting Facebook shouldn't be like burning a diary<p>Pied Piper’s Richard Hendricks has been building a new internet on the fourth season of HBO’s</i> …

Before Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg built a chat network called ZuckNet

He was dethroned by AOL, but Zuckerberg has been building products longer than we thought.<p>It turns out Mark Zuckerberg has been building tech products for much longer than we thought.<p>The Facebook founder and CEO actually built a chat service for his family — and for his dad’s dental business — when …

Facebook

Why Stanford MBAs Earn the Most - Bloomberg

Stanford University’s business school has produced at least four self-made billionaires and 244 active chief executive officers, but Ross Pedersen, …

MBA

Will The Blockchain Boom Redefine India's Role In The Tech Industry?

India has a reputation for producing the world’s best technology experts, millions of whom flock to global tech epicenters like California. But a few …

FinTech

There's a simple reason Ford's CEO was pushed out — and it has nothing to do with self-driving cars

<b>• Ford's stock declined by 40% under CEO Mark Fields.</b><p><b>• The company was perceived as being late to the game with self-driving tech.</b><p><b>• But no clear business models have developed around the tech industry's "disruption" of autos.</b><p>Mark Fields was ousted as CEO of Ford on Monday, not quite three years …

Business

How Steve Jobs's Motorcycle Inspired Apple's Beautiful Designs

Steve Jobs's passion for exceptional craftsmanship extended to other spheres of his life.Apple's recent move into its new multi-billion-dollar, spaceship-like headquarters brought back memories of a trip I once made to their original headquarters.When I was in high school in the early 1980s, I took …

Steve Jobs

Pinterest launches that "Shazam for food" feature from HBO’s Silicon Valley

Real life machine learning-powered ‘dish recognition’<p>In a peculiar case of life imitating art imitating life, Pinterest has announced a new recipe-finding feature that makes use of computer vision to tell you about a dish when you point your smartphone camera at it. The company is billing the …

Pinterest

A CEO who sold 2 companies to Google gives his best advice on taking career risks

Luis Von Ahn isn't new to the tech game.<p>The CEO and founder of language app Duolingo previously sold two other tech products to Google early on in his career.<p>The first was ESP game, a computation game created to develop difficult metadata, which Google licensed as the Google Image Labeler in 2006. …

PayPal Alleges Pandora Ripped Off Its Logo

And not only that–PayPal says Pandora is actually benefiting from users who confuse the two logos.<p>When Pandora unveiled its new app icon logo last October, the company said that the change was meant, in part, to differentiate the brand even further from a jewelry company of the same name. But …

Paypal

Wanted: Tech VCs with a bio background

Silicon Valley VC funds are realizing they need to hire investors with medical backgrounds to make good bets in the multi-trillion health market.<p>Much …

Andreessen Horowitz

Report: Silicon Valley Tycoons Don't Give Enough To Their Community

Soaring tech fortunes in Silicon Valley over the past decade have resulted in a significant jump in philanthropic giving, but there’s a catch, according to a report entitled <i>The Giving Code: Silicon Valley Nonprofits and Philanthropy</i>. The issue: 90% of the philanthropic dollars from Silicon Valley …

The prospect of Occupy Silicon Valley

Apple and Google are now valued higher than the GDP of all but America's two largest cities, according to a new BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research …

Foreign Policy

DuckTales enters the tech age with Silverbeak, the Silicon Valley of Duckburg

It won’t have much in common with HBO’s Silicon Valley<p>Silicon Valley has become a hotbed for television creators and film directors recently, with the Bay Area’s tech companies and the culture that supports them appearing in multiple shows and films in the past few years.<p>It appears that not even</i> …

6 Unexpected Places to Find Technical Talent

Finding tech talent has always been a pain point for companies, but it's particularly challenging now considering the increasingly competitive job market.<p>Finding tech talent has always been a pain point for companies, but it's particularly challenging now considering the increasingly competitive …

Recruitment

Apple, Facebook, Google, Amazon Top Interviewer Reveals Secrets of Landing Dream Job

One of Silicon Valley's top interviewers tells all about how to win a highly coveted job at the biggest tech companies<p><i>Silicon Valley’s top-tier tech</i> …

Employment

Investor VCs and Operator VCs

Instead of jumping right in, there are alternative (and better) ways to get into the venture capital business.<p>The Venture Capital business is full of great firms that were founded by entrepreneurs/operators who became investors mid/late career. From Gene Kleiner and Tom Perkins in the early 70s to …

Startups

Silicon Valley start-up unveils world’s first modular self-driving car

Silicon Valley start-up OSVehicle has unveiled the EDIT, the first modular, open source Self-Driving EV, which the company has been working on over …

Lifestyle

Is Apple's newly-opened $6.7 billion HQ fantastic, or just worrying?

by Jon Swartz<p>Sun Microsystems was a high-flying tech titan, seemingly at the peak of its powers, when it moved into a gleaming new, 11-building …

Architecture

Why I Left My Job As An IT Exec To Work In Cybersecurity

Why a former HP executive made the switch to the “cynical” world of cybersecurity.<p>Marten Mickos, the CEO of cybersecurity firm HackerOne, says the key to succeeding in security is “pessimism or cynicism.” However, Mickos doesn’t have the traditional background of a security boss; he was previously …

Cybersecurity

LeEco slashes 325 jobs, layoffs hit San Jose workforce

SAN JOSE — Chinese consumer electronics giant LeEco has curtailed its once-ambitious expansion plans for the United States, slashing hundreds of …

United States

Silicon Valley’s Lasting Gender Problem | Articles | Chief Strategy Officer

It’s no secret that tech has a long-standing issue with gender. In line with wider problems of diversity in STEM industries, technology’s gender gap …

Diversity

Playlist

MUSICHarry StylesFrom the early days of British band One Direction, Harry Styles stood out as the member most likely to succeed. With his self-titled …

Music