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Does Trump Triumph Signal the End of the New Gilded Age?

David Paul | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
David Paul

In last week's Sunday New York Times, a top story above the fold, In New Age of Privilege, Not all Are in Same Boat, trumpeted the new Gilded Age. "Th...

4 Reasons to be Optimistic About Encryption's Future

Ryan Hagemann | Posted 03.11.2016 | Technology
Ryan Hagemann

As the legal dispute between the FBI and Apple continues to dominate headlines, there's a great deal that privacy advocates and consumers should be co...

Lessons for Silicon Valley From Facebook's Fumble in India

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 02.17.2016 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

Logically, there is an irony in that without Free Basics or the Google initiative, the inequality is even greater with 80 percent of the population without any internet access. However, given the context, the logic is lost.

Marc Andreessen's Colonialism Comments A Sign Of Silicon Valley 'Tone Deafness'

The Guardian | Whitney Snyder | Posted 02.12.2016 | Technology

“Why is the Valley suddenly so tone deaf? Well, look how badly the Valley does on inclusion in hiring. Bias is the norm here,” Sharma said. “Why...

Mark Zuckerberg Makes Clear He's Against Colonialism In India

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 02.10.2016 | Technology

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stood up for India Wednesday after board member Marc Andreessen insulted the country with what appeared to be a pro-colon...

Top Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Defends Colonialism In India

Fast Company | Adam Goldberg | Posted 02.10.2016 | Technology

In his defense of Facebook's Free Basics Internet service, Andreessen suggested India was better off under colonial rule....

University of Illinois, Cities of Champaign and Urbana, Throw Hat In Ring For "Mother Of Invention" Title

Dr. Abraham Froman | Posted 10.23.2015 | Chicago
Dr. Abraham Froman

We've all heard the old English proverb, "Necessity is the mother of invention," meaning difficult or impossible scenarios prompt inventions aimed at reducing the difficulty.

9 Giant Banks Make a Deal on Blockchain: What It Means

Alex Salkever | Posted 09.16.2015 | Technology
Alex Salkever

A blockchain is public ledger of transactions that is distributed among all participants in a market or system. Each transaction that happens within a market or system must be verified by a strong majority of participants. It's very difficult to falsify transactions in a blockchain because each transaction generates a strong cryptographic signature.

Legendary Venture Capitalist Says He Likes It When Entrepreneurs Think He's An Idiot

Posted 05.11.2015 | Business

Pro tip: Don't just tell him what you think he wants to hear.

Police Thug Game: The Hunger Games of Baltimore and America

Maxim Thorne | Posted 05.07.2016 | Black Voices
Maxim Thorne

In the Hunger Games bestselling novels and movies, the rich capital uses terroristic "games" to control the 12 poor surrounding districts. No young fan of the books or movies would miss the uncanny parallels between the treatment of Balitmore's poor and the brutal jovial wanton violence against Panem's poor.

Can You Have Robots, Hoverboards, and Secular Stagnation? Andreessen v. Summers

Druce Vertes, CFA | Posted 04.25.2015 | Business
Druce Vertes, CFA

Marc Andreessen is wrong, and it ties into his wrongness about Piketty. Technology can be a very good complement to labor, or a very good substitute for labor.

Going Against the Flow: Gina Bianchini, CEO of MightyBell

Charu Sharma | Posted 04.10.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Gina Bianchini is the founder and CEO of Mightybell, a software platform and strategic partner for enterprises and individuals to create specialized professional networks for their target markets.

Will Silicon Valley Save the Newspaper of Silicon Valley?

Mike Cassidy | Posted 12.20.2014 | Media
Mike Cassidy

When I wrote five years ago that the San Jose Mercury News was in trouble, I had no idea what trouble was. The peril for the paper of Silicon Valley has certainly intensified since then.

Why We Must Help Bridge the Gap For Women In Tech

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Lisa Abeyta

Some days it gets wearying to face the additional challenges it takes for a woman to make it in the world of tech, but on days when it feels like that to me, I pull out the photo of all of the women that attended our first bootcamp.

Too Big to Eat

James Moore | Posted 08.19.2014 | Technology
James Moore

As the Internet of Things expands and more physical objects are connected to the web, there will also be an even greater demand for manufacturing of those products, and a need to make people more efficient in their creation.

Are You All A-Twitter?

Bill_Robinson | Posted 04.16.2014 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

The entire value proposition of Twitter is about vanity. And self-aggrandizement. And narcissism. There's nothing else there. "LOOK at me!" is what the investors invested in.

#StartupCityNYC: Fred Wilson for Mayor?

Manoush Zomorodi | Posted 07.03.2013 | New York
Manoush Zomorodi

As anyone who attends tech conferences knows, Fred Wilson isn't the kind of godfather who sits in a back room, plotting his next hit -- he is out, front and center, explaining how he thinks the momentum of the city's tech economy can be sustained and grow.

May the Web Browser Rest in Peace

John Pavley | Posted 05.09.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

I would like to see something new and better than 20-year-old hacked together ideas with which to browse the massive, unstructured, and nearly endless ocean of content that is our contemporary World Wide Web. The web browser and its core feature set have become a straight jacket on innovation and is holding us back.

Bubble? What Bubble?

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2015 | Technology

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Far from experiencing a bubble, Silicon Valley has been in the throes of a "technology depre...

TechScape: Steve Jurvetson ... Not Your Garden Variety Venture Capitalist

Bill_Robinson | Posted 10.29.2012 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

This gregarious technologist has a number of significant previous tech employers to his name as well as broad an understanding of IT as anyone I've ever encountered.

The Irony of the Social Media Era: It Was Created By the World's Least Social People

Sarah Lacy | Posted 07.15.2012 | Technology
Sarah Lacy

After one particularly awful question, Zuckerberg broke down like a cartoon robot that simply could not compute. His eyes darted from place to place. He furrowed his brow and looked up after several moments of silence. 404 error. I had crashed Mark Zuckerberg.

Aaron Levie and Box: Thinking Outside Of It

Bill_Robinson | Posted 03.11.2012 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

Aaron Levie was a student at USC in 2005, when he started his company Box.net from his dorm room with Dylan Smith. It almost sounds commonplace, after all Michael Dell and countless others did the same thing, right? Wrong. It's not as commonplace as you might think.

What Makes a Good Venture Capitalist?

Mahendra Ramsinghani | Posted 11.22.2011 | Small Business
Mahendra Ramsinghani

Michael Arrington, editor of the popular tech startup news site, TechCrunch has decided to shift gears and become a venture capitalist (VC). Debates...

Former Google CEO, Facebook President Back New Business

Posted 06.11.2011 | Technology

A high-profile roster of moguls in the tech and media industry are investing in a merchant bank, Raine, according to the Financial Times. The FT repo...

The Top Tech Investors Of 2011

Forbes | Posted 06.07.2011 | Technology

Much has changed in two years, when Forbes last published its list of top venture capitalists. Secondary markets surfaced. Founders dragged their feet...