Silicon Valley

This platform lets you invest in companies—and make money as soon as they do

While working in venture capital, Catherine Yushina and Grace Leung Shing noticed one kind of company that kept getting rejected: the stable, promising business looking to expand that just didn't have grand ambitions to take over the tech world.<p>"We saw so many companies getting a 'no' and what …

Business

Silicon Valley has a 'full-fledged housing crisis'

As long as local officials strangle housing starts, the mirage of affordability will be pushed further toward the distant horizon.<p>- By John E. McNellis, Principal at McNellis Partners, for The Registry:<p><i>“A full-fledged housing crisis has gripped California” —</i> <i>New York Times</i>.<p>Yes, our housing crisis is …

Housing

Marissa Mayer Shares Confidence-Boosting Tips to Help You Make Tough Work Decisions

The former Yahoo CEO offered wisdom about decision-making and work-life balance in a talk earlier this year.<p>Start Slideshow<p>Now that Verizon has completed its acquisition of Yahoo, former CEO Marissa Mayer is most likely looking for her next job (and it reportedly won't be leading Uber).<p>If Mayer has …

Business

Silicon Valley siphons our data like oil. But the deepest drilling has just begun

Personal data is to the tech world what oil is to the fossil fuel industry. That’s why companies like Amazon and Facebook plan to dig deeper than we ever imagined<p>What if a cold drink cost more on a hot day?<p>Customers in the UK will soon find out. Recent reports suggest that three of the country’s …

Trends

A startup aims to stop gentrification, with help from the tech industry | Ars Technica

At Ars Technica Live, entrepreneur and civic organizer Catherine Bracy explains how.<p>If the headline on this article made your eyes burn with fire, …

Housing

A History of Adult Supervision in Silicon Valley

The tech world has long flirted with the idea that young companies need to hire experienced CEOs from the outside.<p>If Jeff Immelt, the 61-year-old just-retired chief executive officer of the world's leading industrial corporation, 1 really does end up taking the reins of the world's most …

Business

Former Apple engineers sold their 'smart' pill bottle start-up to a prescription delivery company

A company created by former Apple engineers to build a "smart" pill bottle has been acquired.<p>Start-up Alto Pharmacy, a prescription delivery service, …

Pharma

Letter Home from Camp Wolfram | Backchannel

<b>On the very first day</b> of Wolfram Camp, I called Stephen Wolfram “Steve.”<p>“It’s Stephen, actually,” said the world’s most controversial physicist in …

Wolfram Alpha

Amazon opens a brick and mortar bookstore in Silicon Valley — plus another — this week

Online retail giant Amazon is opening a brick-and-mortar bookstore in Silicon Valley this week. As of Tuesday, the San Jose store already “appeared to be doing a brisk business” the Mercury News reports; it will hold its official grand opening Thursday.<p>Another Amazon bookstore will open in …

Amazon

Full transcript: LimeBike President and co-founder Brad Bao answers bike-sharing questions on Too Embarrassed to Ask

In which we learn that Kara knows how to fix bikes.<p>On this episode of <b>Too Embarrassed to Ask</b>, our hosts Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode invited Brad Bao, the president of bike-sharing startup LimeBike, into the studio to explain the whys and wherefores behind sharing bikes. The three discussed the …

Rick and Morty

Tech's Dilemma When It Comes to Regulating Hate

Bloomberg Businessweek's Max Chafkin discusses the challenges facing Silicon Valley's crackdown on hate groups. He speaks with Bloomberg's Emily …

Business

T.J. Miller on leaving Silicon Valley, his summer of controversy, and losing his mind: "I was stunting"

It's no accident that Miller's outbursts coincided with one of the busiest summers of his career.

Emoji Movie

Silicon Valley office market falters while subleases surge

SAN JOSE — Mergers and acquisitions have sapped some strength from Silicon Valley’s office market, which must confront an increase in subleases and …

San Francisco Bay Area

Silicon Valley’s top tech execs wear only the most expensive, rare, and stylish sunglasses | Style Magazine | South China Morning Post

You generally won’t find Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, or other billionaire tech execs sporting expensive tailored suits or Rolexes like their high-powered …

Ben Silbermann

Can Salesforce Trailhead Diversify Silicon Valley?

Become a Salesforce expert for free while earning badges, playing games, and sharing your knowledge with friends using the new Trailmixes …

Ziff-Davis

Watch: LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and web icon Tim O'Reilly debate the state of start-ups

<i>[This stream is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. ET. If it does not appear above, please refresh.]</i><p>CNBC's Jon Fortt sat down with some heavy hitters in …

Venture Capital

How Apple, Google, and Facebook Will Hasten the Next Era of TV | Backchannel

<b>Not long ago,</b> everyone saw Hollywood and Silicon Valley as opposites. Hollywood was cool, artistic, and uniquely adept at entertaining viewers. …

Backchannel

The Media-Silicon Valley Nexus Loves Covering Cronyism - Until It Involves Democrats

We very much dislike government cronyism. It is one of the very many very awful byproducts of government that is too big for the britches we are …

Conservative View

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Hire Dedicated Magento Programmers Whanganui<p>Silicon Valley provides you custom service of magento theme customization and <b>template design</b>. Magento is …

eCommerce

Have you experienced harassment as a tech employee or worker in the gig economy?

If you work in the gig economy and have experienced any kind of abuse at work you can share your stories with us<p>Large numbers of tech workers are vulnerable to a wide range of abuses at work, including gig economy workers who lack rights and protections, support staff at corporate headquarters who …

Business

Tech goes from White House to doghouse

Google, other tech companies fall from grace in Trump’s Washington

Republican Party

The 11 most high-tech cities in the US

Cities are the way of the future.<p>In less than 35 years, the World Health Organization estimates that two-thirds of the world population will be living in urban areas. That's an additional 2.5 billion people. The cities that will flourish rely on cutting-edge technologies and create opportunities …

Cities

Starbucks is at war with Silicon Valley—and it’s being fought through mobile payment apps

The world’s leading coffee chain has a message for Silicon Valley’s biggest, most threatening companies: It isn’t about to be disrupted anytime soon.<p>“While digital companies may win in other sectors, we will be the digital company that wins in ours,” the company’s chief strategy officer, Matthew …

Banking

What’s wrong with startup culture: A video

Dan Lyons, a former tech journalist who wrote a funny blog years ago called "Fake Steve Jobs" and wrote one of the best episodes of HBO's <i>Silicon</i> …

Startups

Interns at These Companies Make More Than the Average American Worker

Paid internships were once rare. Today, some interns make more per month than some workers.<p>Start Slideshow<p>Once viewed as assistants, messengers or gofers, interns today are increasingly responsible for making measurable contributions to a company. And while some interns are not being paid for their …

Bloomberg L.P.

Sensor tracks who's driving in your neighbourhood

<b>A start-up that lets residents monitor who drives in and out of their neighbourhood was among the companies revealed at a Silicon Valley event on Monday.</b><p>Flock's sensor, which it offers for $50 a year per house, logs the number plates of every car that drives into a street and takes a picture. The …

YCombinator

Apple plans self-drive shuttle to ferry Silicon Valley staff

Apple is working on a self-driving shuttle that could ferry employees between its offices around Silicon Valley, according to people familiar with …

Andreessen Horowitz

Kite Foiling Has Quickly Become the Sport of Choice for Silicon Valley’s Elite

Kite foiling isn’t cheap, but the wealth in California’s Bay Area paired with the proximity to the coast have made the place a veritable hub for the …

New York Times

Apple Park neighbors frustrated, sad

Traffic, noise, and construction have reportedly turned residents’ lives upside down<p>While Silicon Valley hamlets have been all too happy to benefit from the revenue and skyrocketing property values that come from harboring tech companies’ headquarters, denizens turn sour when things don’t always go …

No, Silicon Valley, You Don’t ‘Have to’ Do Business With Nazis

One of the strange and disconcerting byproducts of the past couple weeks, beginning with a white supremacists’ march that looked like something out …

Racism