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It's About Women Running Startups

Steve Blank | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Steve Blank

Just before the holidays I had coffee with Anne, an ex MBA student running a fairly large product group at a search engine company, now out trying to raise money for her own startup. She had an interesting insight: existing content/media companies were having the same problem as hardware companies that rarely made the leap to new platforms.

Teen Starts Company To Make Low-Cost Printers To Help Blind People

The Associated Press | Posted 01.20.2015 | Good News

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — In Silicon Valley, it's never too early to become an entrepreneur. Just ask 13-year-old Shubham Banerjee. The Californ...

5 Keys to Gaining the Edge in the Startup Game

Kira Makagon | Posted 01.16.2015 | Business
Kira Makagon

What makes an aspiring entrepreneur thrive in Silicon Valley? It's a question that those of us who have succeeded here are asked with great frequency.

Before They Break: Biggest Crowdfunded Gadgets of 2015

Grace McClure | Posted 01.15.2015 | Technology
Grace McClure

We've scoured the web sifting through hundreds of unreleased products to uncover those with the 'coolest' crowdfunding potential for 2015.

Tech Startup Funding in Midwest? Cincinnati Says No Problem

Jason Grill | Posted 01.14.2015 | Technology
Jason Grill

As 2015 gets underway there is no doubt that the startup sector is succeeding outside of Silicon Valley and the northeast region of the United States. Much of this growth and entrepreneur success is coming from the country's heartland.

It Takes a Crowd: Transforming Venture Investing

April Rudin | Posted 01.13.2015 | Business
April Rudin

I believe crowdfunding can transform (and improve!) venture and other "private market" investing in a number of ways.

'Transparent' Creator Dedicates Best Comedy Series Win To Leelah Alcorn

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.14.2015 | Entertainment

"Transparent," Amazon's story about a transgender woman coming out to her family, took home the Golden Globe for Best Television Series - Musical or C...

Going Against the Flow: Trip Adler, CEO of Scribd

Charu Sharma | Posted 01.23.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

John R. "Trip" Adler III started the social publishing company Scribd in 2013. Adler grew up in Palo Alto, California, and then attended Harvard Unive...

'Game Of Thrones' Will Return On April 12

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.08.2015 | Entertainment

"Game of Thrones," "Veep" and "Silicon Valley" will return to HBO on April 12, the network announced Thursday at the Television Critics Association wi...

Yagana Shah

Watch Betty White Get All Verklempt Over Her People's Choice Award

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.08.2015 | Fifty

At 93, Betty White is undoubtedly one tough cookie -- with decades of success under her belt in an industry where fame comes and goes by the minute. B...

The Idea Revolution: How Youth of Color Will Build Our Future

Brandon Hill | Posted 01.13.2015 | Impact
Brandon Hill

What if I told you that the cure for cancer will come from the mind of a Hispanic girl in South Central Los Angeles? Or that the invention that will replace the Internet will come from the imagination of a Black boy from Harlem?

A 102 Year Old Cleveland Institution Goes Global

Michael Goldberg | Posted 01.06.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

Until late last year, people who wanted to participate in a forum at The City Club of Cleveland had to drive to 850 Euclid Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio, park the car, take the elevator to the second floor, sit down in a chair, and wait for the mike.

The President of Harvard Is Named 'Faust'

Neil S. Greenspan | Posted 01.07.2015 | College
Neil S. Greenspan

In the last six years the exceptionally influential Wall Street firm, Goldman Sachs, has been reported to engage in business practices that would appear to be strongly at odds with the professed values of Harvard and just about any other not-for-profit university or college.

What Will Living in San Francisco Be Like in 2020?

Quora | Posted 12.31.2014 | San Francisco
Quora

Within San Francisco proper, there will be roughly ten new mid to high-rise towers on the skyline grouped around Rincon Hill across to the central subway corridor, fanning out to more mid-rise tower complexes across Central SoMa and tailing out towards the west end of SoMa (Van Ness) and lower Polk.

On the "A" w/Souleo: Rev. Jesse Jackson Takes on Silicon Valley

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 12.22.2014 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

For anyone who thinks it is poor timing to host an economic summit focused largely on increasing diversity in Silicon Valley during a climate of protests against police brutality, here is a rebuttal: the two are connected, according to Rev. Jesse Jackson.

The Best TV Shows Of 2014

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 12.19.2014 | Entertainment

It's been a wonderful year for television, with shows like "Transparent," "The Comeback" and "Orange Is The New Black" delivering top-tier writing, ac...

'I Can't Breathe': Eric Garner's Last Words Symbolize Our Predicament

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 12.18.2014 | Black Voices
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

"I can't breathe" speaks from the grave and describes the circumstances faced by many who are being choked by a system that treats different races and classes of people unequally.

Cash Out or Stay Put

Geri Spieler | Posted 12.15.2014 | San Francisco
Geri Spieler

With real estate prices skyrocketing in Silicon Valley, some of my friends are deciding to cash in on their homes, grab the extra bucks and take a hike out of town or out of state and live the good life somewhere else with lots of money to spare.

The Best Is Yet To Come: Tech Leaders Predict What's Coming Next

Grace Nasri | Posted 12.16.2014 | Technology
Grace Nasri

As we begin to wind down the year, many executives within the tech industry are looking ahead to 2015 and evolving strategies based on expectations of what's coming next.

Facebook's MarkZ Bytes the Cooked Apple

Mark Weinstein | Posted 12.12.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

I'm an online privacy advocate. I do dozens of radio interviews every month on the subject. I attend and speak at symposiums such as the GMIC SV Conference last week. I am also CEO of Sgrouples Inc., which recently launched the world's private communication network, MeWe.

5 Secrets to Success From a Silicon Valley Professional Organizer

Amanda Kuzak | Posted 12.11.2014 | Small Business
Amanda Kuzak

LinkedIn sent me a reminder last week that I've been a professional organizer for 10 years and in business for in California for 5, I think that means I'm local right?

Maureen Ryan

The Best Returning TV Shows of 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 12.09.2014 | Entertainment

There are more than 60 shows on the three end-of-year lists I've come up with -- Top 10 Shows, Best New Shows and Best Returning Shows. More than five...

Room at the Inn

Steven Crandell | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
Steven Crandell

When you have no place to rest and little money, a coffee shop that permits you to visit its warm premises, use its free power or free Wi-Fi, that hands out cups of cold or hot water, is more than a resource. It's a temporary sanctuary.

Building the Next Silicon Valley: Your Regulations Are My Opportunity

OpedSpace | Posted 12.08.2014 | Technology
OpedSpace

Combined with sufficient talent and capital, the cities that host pioneering new businesses in their first deployments have every advantage in the world to become home to the Amazon of tomorrow.

Mark Zuckerberg Wants To Make It Clear He's Cool With China

The WorldPost | Matt Sheehan | Posted 12.08.2014 | World

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg isn't just learning to speak Mandarin Chinese. He also seems to want the gatekeepers of China's Internet to know he's...