Silicon Valley

One start-up totally upended the tech landscape on this 1983 map of Silicon Valley

A 1983 picture map of Silicon Valley may be a goofy throwback, but it reveals how much the US tech landscape was once changed—to everybody’s surprise—by an outsider called Microsoft.Originally the work of artist Maryanne Regal Hoburg, the map below is now housed at the Computer History Museum in …

The best and worst cities to live in for tech workers, based on rent and commute

Most cities with a cluster of tech companies can offer those workers either a short commute or low rents—but not both, according to a study by property consultancy Savills.Berlin is the exception to that rule. Savills found that the German capital offers tech workers some of the lowest rents and …

Cities

The head of startup incubator Y Combinator said the future of humanity is a 'merge' with technology

LONDON — Sam Altman, the president of Silicon Valley startup incubator Y Combinator, said in an on-stage interview on Monday that he sees the future of the human race as a "merge" with machines, not a conflict with them.<p>Altman, who spoke at the event hosted by Mosaic Ventures in East London, said …

YCombinator

Obama’s Secretary of Defense Won’t Stop Trying Fix the World

A<b>sh Carter has long nursed the quixotic belief</b> that tech’s best and brightest will, if nudged and properly inspired, tap into their sense of public …

Innovation

The Five Hidden Heavyweights Of Silicon Valley

Fortune 500

The Next Industry for Silicon Valley to Disrupt: Logistics

<i>This article first appeared in Term Sheet, Fortune's newsletter on deals and dealmakers. Sign up here.</i><p>Venture capital pushes entrepreneurs to think …

Startups

Uber’s lament: “No Black or Hispanic employee holds leadership positions in tech”

New report: "We need to do better and have much more work to do."<p>For the first time, Uber released diversity figures for its employees—which does not …

HBCUs

Silicon Valley’s quest for self-improvement exposes everything that’s wrong with late-capitalist society

According to ancient myth, Prometheus risked eternal torment to bring mankind a gift that would unlock the secrets of civilization: advice from business gurus. Armed with the <i>Seven Habits of Highly Effective Hunter-Gatherers</i>, Prometheus knew human beings would attain synergy, seize opportunity, and …

Success

The Biggest Question About Uber's Diversity Report

Uber is a company that likes answering to no one. By releasing its workforce data, it will have to answer to the public from now on.<p>Uber on Tuesday finally did what many in the tech industry and Bay Area had been calling on it to do for years: It released its first diversity report. After all the …

Uber

35 Cartoons On How Technology Gets Us Hooked

Austin eco-development Whisper Valley bets big on sustainable suburbs

The planned community wants to offer affordability and sustainability<p>In booming Austin, Texas—a red-hot real estate market primed by tech-sector-startup money and a staggering 159 new arrivals daily in 2016—the quickly coalescing mega-development of Whisper Valley seems perfectly normal.<p>A …

Housing

The AI Mind Merge Vision That Silicon Valley Won’t Give Up

Elon Musk and Sam Altman are adamant that our brains must become one with artificial intelligence if we don’t want it to subjugate us.<p>As robots learn …

Artificial Intelligence

Uber Report Shows Diversity Deficit in Leadership, Engineering - Bloomberg

After an onslaught of sexual discrimination claims and other scandals, Uber Technologies Inc. released its first diversity report on Tuesday. The …

Uber

The Hot, Young Blood Transfusion Idea Taking Over Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley has cemented its place as a disruptor in various fields, but its most revolutionary experiment is happening right under our noses with …

Longevity

A Skatepark Provides a Creative Haven for Nebraska Teens | #50StatesofArt - Creators

On a wide industrial street in Lincoln, NE, the next generation of Midwestern skaters and artists have found a place of refuge. The BAY is housed in an old warehouse, a generous space that encompasses a nearly 30,000 square foot skatepark, a coffee bar, a resource center, an all-ages concert venue, …

Art

These Are the 5 Best Cities for Women in Tech

What do Washington, D.C., Kansas City, Mo., Baltimore, Indianapolis, and New Orleans have in common? According to a recent report, they're the best …

Demographics

This Chatbot Can Help Immigrants Who Work In Tech

Move over, immigration lawyers of Silicon Valley: Starting today, Visabot — an artificially intelligent chatbot that automates the visa application process — can help skilled immigrants get visas from their employers.<p>Posted on March 28, 2017, 12:01 GMT<p>In <i>For Here or to Go</i>, Indian-born programmer …

Immigration

Uber’s diversity is on par with the tech industry and that’s not great

The company published its first ever diversity report since its founding in 2009.<p>Uber has published its much sought after diversity numbers for the first time since it was founded in 2009.<p>Unfortunately for the company, the pressure to publish the numbers mounted after former employee Susan Fowler …

Technology

Uber Puts Tokens in PR Machine, Finally Releases Long-Delayed Diversity Report

If Uber was hoping the release of its first ever diversity report would deflect from its recent string of PR calamities, it thought wrong. Released …

Uber

GeekWire Calendar Picks: Meet the VC who ditched the Bay Area for Seattle; Feature Friday gets a new name; and more

This event goes out to all the financial geeks! A few months ago, GeekWire reported that Voyager Capital’s Seattle office had brought on James …

Seattle

Tesla deal boosts Chinese presence in U.S. auto tech

DETROIT (Reuters) - China's Tencent Holdings Ltd (HK:0700) has bought a 5 percent stake in U.S. electric car maker Tesla Inc (O:TSLA) for $1.78 …

Stock Markets

Google Hopes To Hire More Black Engineers By Bringing Students To Silicon Valley

It's clear from the numbers. Google has a diversity problem.<p>For the past few years, the company has publicly shared its workplace makeup in a report detailing the race, gender and ethnicity of each employee hired the previous year. Last year, while the number of black employees went up, they still …

Technology

Bay Area startup Dedrone aims to help with no drone zones

Airports, prisons, some ski resorts, and even the Golden Gate Bridge have all been labeled "no drone zones" over the past couple of years.<p>Keeping …

Drones

Leaderboard - Top 1000 Tech Bloggers #tech_1k - Week 12

Rank<p>Tech Blogger<p>Tech_Ik Power Score<p>1.<p>(1)<p>I'm the founder of Pando<p>99.1<p>2.<p>(5)<p>Chief Correspondent and Editor-at-Large of Mashable, tech expert, social …

Journalism

Pizarro: San Jose, Dublin celebrate sister-city bond

San Jose celebrated its 31-year bond with its Irish sister city of Dublin, highlighted by the raising of the Irish flag at City Hall and presentation …

San Francisco

Silicon Valley Startups Favor IPOs Over Deals as M&A Languishes - Bloomberg

When it comes to choosing an exit, some closely held technology companies are betting they can get richer valuations from a public listing than from …

Venture Capital

Gloom in the valley as Hazelwood fades to black

Gay Alcorn meets the people of the Latrobe Valley facing an uncertain future as the power station that has sustained their community closes after 52 years<p>• Snuffed out: the last days of Hazelwood power station – in pictures<p>It could be black humour. The faded, red HAZELWOOD sign has been switched …

WhatsApp feels heat over Westminster attack

Khalid Masood is known to have used WhatsApp in the moments before the attack, but encryption has hampered investigators trying to access his …

UK News

Why Former Navy Secretary Ray Mabus Is Joining a Venture Capital Firm

<i>This article first appeared in Term Sheet, Fortune's newsletter about deals and dealmakers. Sign up here.</i><p>GV, venture the investment arm of Alphabet …

Outscale Expands Presence in the US with New Data Center in Silicon Valley

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--<p>Outscale, a global pure play Infrastructure as a Service provider, today announced the opening of its new data center in …

Cloud Computing