The legal battle between Ellen Pao and the legendary Silicon Valley Venture Capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has sparked a media frenzy over the prevalence of gender discrimination in California's technology entrepreneurship gold rush.
The sexualization of women in tech is often laughed off as an outlet for sexually frustrated geeks. But it's not an outlet for sexuality. It's an expression of sex discrimination. And regardless of whether Ellen Pao has a case, one thing is certain -- Silicon Valley has a problem.
When pre-revenue startups with less than 15 employee, such as Instagram, have 10-figure exits in less than two years, it's reasonable to ponder how today's app economy compares to the dot-comedy of the late '90s.
What if social media, as it functions today, was merely the first step towards a new sophistication in human interaction? We must admit it has its fascinating aspects, as we are inherently social beings.
"Right now, your utility bill is almost as bad as your taxes. I keep imagining saying 20 years from now, 'I can't believe we ever lived in a time where we had no transparency into how we used our energy.'"
One can't help but wonder at the tales of a man who once wandered the halls of MIT pondering circuit design, only to now claim personal responsibility for converting the orchards of Silicon Valley into parking lots.
A new profile of Charlie Rose is representative of a trend that seems to be growing: the sort of meta-, multi-platform story that has so many odd conflicts and strange connections that it makes you dizzy.
An agreement between Google, The Authors Guild of America, and the Association of American Publishers has touched off the most vociferous battle between technology companies since the inception of the Internet.
I am truly upset about this latest breach to take place involving my confidential information. It is shocking that a firm as wealthy and prominent as KPCB would have outsourced their information systems.