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The President for Entrepreneurs? It's Hillary Clinton

Maura O'Neill | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics
Maura O'Neill

I have spent more than twenty years as an entrepreneur, and four years as Chief Innovation Officer for the U.S. Agency for International Development. I believe that Hillary Clinton is the best candidate to represent our interests as President of the United States.

The School That's Making a Career in Tech Possible for Everyone

NationSwell | Posted 12.01.2015 | Impact

She was a single mother living in Baltimore, eight months pregnant with her second child. After a long bought with unemployment, she found work as a customer support agent for a marketing company, but she wanted more for her family.

War on #ClimateChange: Threat to 'International Peace and Security'

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 12.01.2015 | Green
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

From desertification to eroding shores, climate change has intensified resource scarcity, poverty and hunger. Vast new waves of migration may have a political ignition, but the fuel is climate change, from Africa to Asia. Somehow, even Syria's conflict can be attributed to the spark of longer-term drought.

Something Is Happening: Basic Income Create-a-Thons Are Here

Scott Santens | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Scott Santens

Something is happening in San Francisco. Perhaps someday we will look back and call it an epicenter of the 21st century.

Going Against the Flow: Jessica Mah, Founder and CEO of inDinero

Charu Sharma | Posted 11.23.2015 | Women
Charu Sharma

Jessica Mah is a serial entrepreneur, starting her first internet business at age 12, co-founding inDinero at 19, and navigating a successful comeback story at the ripe old age of 24. As CEO of inDinero, she's empowering other startups and small businesses.

Encryption Is Not The Problem

Mark Weinstein | Posted 11.23.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Privacy and security are not opposing forces but mutually beneficial of each other and crucially intertwined as a means of protecting and advancing us. We need to protect them both in order to truly protect ourselves.

As Encryption Debate Gets Fiercer, Silicon Valley And D.C. Collide

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 11.20.2015 | Technology

The drum beat in Washington is growing for tech companies and politicians to come to some kind of agreement on encryption.  In the wake of the Pa...

Successful Entrepreneurs Don't Just Start Businesses, They Solve Problems

Samantha Parent | Posted 11.23.2015 | Technology
Samantha Parent

Many entrepreneurs will agree, the best products get made when the founders come upon a problem in their own lives that needs to be solved. By addressing a pain point, they become deeply connected to their mission, and, in essence, become their own first customer.

How a Top Startup Expert Turned a Book Into a $50M Company

Harry Red | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Harry Red

Picture a circle. Imagine it represents your future startup, transformed into a wildly successful company.

14-Year-Old Gets Lessons in Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 11.17.2015 | Technology
Alison van Diggelen

By Alison van Diggelen, host of Fresh Dialogues This year a teen delegation from the United Kingdom won a trip to Silicon Valley, courtesy of...

Why You Don't Want to Be a Silicon Valley Unicorn

Neil Patel | Posted 11.13.2015 | Business
Neil Patel

Being a unicorn isn't all bad. You get some great press, a lot of buzz, and your face appears all over the Internet. That can be fun. Yet unicorn status could be chimeric. I guess that's what I'm trying to say.

How to Learn Computer Programming: A 4,000-Mile Journey and the Case for Immersive Learning

Matt Hunckler | Posted 11.13.2015 | Education
Matt Hunckler

Mr. Rotterdam was 4,000 miles from home, but he wasn't on vacation or holiday. He was on a mission. That mission had taken Ernest Rotterdam from his hometown in the Netherlands to an expansive mansion belonging to an inventor and tech entrepreneur.

REJEX: How Outsiders Thomas Middleditch and Russell Peters Handled Bullies & Lisa Barr's Call to Stop Exclusionary Moms' Practice

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 11.13.2015 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

Take that you bullies! Some recent stories have made me smile, stories in which outsiders have struck back at their tormenters, be they schoolyard ...

The Battle To Save Silicon Valley's Oldest Trailer Park

The Guardian | Damon Beres | Posted 11.13.2015 | Technology

“It’s not a big mansion,” Amanda Serrano says of her ageing off-white trailer in plot 59 of the Buena Vista mobile home park in Sili...

What's it Like to Work In Silicon Valley if You're Not in Tech?

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 11.12.2015 | Technology
Alison van Diggelen

If you're a techie in Silicon Valley today, chances are you have a six figure salary and a comfortable living situation. But what if you don't work in tech? What's it like being in Silicon Valley when you have to struggle to make ends meet and you see 20-year-olds with million dollar mansions?

Should Even Tech Companies Strive For Age Diversity?

Ashton Applewhite | Posted 11.05.2015 | Fifty
Ashton Applewhite

Of course companies should strive for age diversity, 'even in a field as innovation-crazy as tech.' Make that especially in a field as innovation-crazy as tech.

The Silicon Heroes Are Coming

Anastasia Roumelioti | Posted 11.04.2015 | Technology
Anastasia Roumelioti

A graphic novel called Silicon Heroes follows five young tech workers who embark on a quest to discover their inner entrepreneurial superpowers. One major theme is focusing on the challenges that women and minorities face in the workplace.

Silicon Valley On Alert As Supreme Court Takes Up Class Action Case

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.02.2015 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The U.S. Supreme Court will consider on Monday whether to nip in the bud a class action lawsuit against online search service...

The Republican Candidates' Muted Positions on Technology

Ryan Hagemann | Posted 11.02.2015 | Technology
Ryan Hagemann

Republicans -- the party most ideally poised to capitalize on this cultural environment -- have failed to win over Silicon Valley's techies. This is something that needs to change if the party ever hopes to catch up with Democrats in the increasingly important technology space.

The Top 10 People to Know in Silicon Valley

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 10.30.2015 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

When it comes to navigating the difficult waters of Silicon Valley, it is important to know who the big movers and shakers in the industry are. These are some of the top people that have shaped the Silicon Valley that the world knows today.

Talent Wars: How Silicon Valley and the Start-up Allure Is Draining Talent from PR Agencies

Communications Week | Posted 10.27.2015 | Business
Communications Week

As the founder of a tech PR agency based in New York, I am constantly being asked when we are going to open an office on the West Coast.

What the 'Steve Jobs' Movie Won't Tell You About Apple's Success

Lynn Parramore | Posted 10.26.2015 | Business
Lynn Parramore

Mazzucato debunks common myths about how innovation works and shapes a new narrative on how to grow a robust and inclusive economy. Think that iPhone in your pocket is simply a product of Silicon Valley magic? Think again!

Despite the Crash, the Next Silicon Valley Is in China

Amol Sarva | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Amol Sarva

A confluence of money, entrepreneurship and makerspace philosophy places within Shenzhen's reach the Silicon Valley mantle.

Prime Minister of India and CEO of Google, Modi and Pichai at Google Headquarters

Sharad Khare | Posted 10.20.2015 | Technology
Sharad Khare

The dynamic Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi and Google's new CEO Sundar Pichai took the stage to address the engaged and excited audience.

Three Deceptively Simple Steps to Exponential Mobile Growth

Sophie-Charlotte Moatti | Posted 10.20.2015 | Technology
Sophie-Charlotte Moatti

In the mobile revolution, user behaviors and technology change at rapid pace. Every few weeks, people become more proficient with their mobile products. Every 18 to 24 month, they upgrade to a new one.