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Sheryl Sandberg: 'As A Woman Gets More Successful.. She Is Less Liked'

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 04.24.2015 | Business

“For men, likability and success is correlated. As they get more successful, more powerful, they’re better liked."

Inspiring New Blog Is The 'Humans Of New York' For Women In Tech

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.24.2015 | Women

A Stanford student is spotlighting the women making waves in tech with her blog Women of Silicon Valley. "One of the biggest challenges for women i...

Can't Code? How to Get a Job at a Tech Start-Up with No Technical Skills

Michael Ruderman | Posted 04.23.2015 | Technology
Michael Ruderman

Tech is hot. Start-ups are cool. You need to look no further than the Sunday night line-up on HBO or the pages of the New York Times to know that Silicon Valley is the current "it" place for young talent.

Matt Sheehan

Inside a Chinese Startup's Smartwatch Hackathon

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 04.20.2015 | World

WULING SHANZHUANG, China -- It’s 11 a.m. on a smoggy Friday in Beijing, and a busload of computer programmers is abuzz with chatter about smartwatch...

After SaaS: Opportunities for Next-Gen CRM

Sophie-Charlotte Moatti | Posted 04.15.2015 | Technology
Sophie-Charlotte Moatti

Over the past 15 years, Salesforce.com has risen to be the undisputed leader in CRM. However, says Gartner, the CRM market overall is showing single digit growth, so companies like Salesforce could be disrupted.

Going Against the Flow: Sesselja Vilhjalmsdottir, Founder & CEO of Tagplay

Charu Sharma | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Charu Sharma

"When I changed how I thought about my life, I quit banking and did the things I really wanted to do. It felt a lot better. I not only felt liberated but I was also getting better results since I actually enjoyed what I was doing."

Young and Entrepreneurial: Former YCombinator Hustler Pulak Mittal Shares His Startup Journey From PennApps to Clever

David Ongchoco | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Young and Entrepreneurial is a series of articles where I've decided to interview and write about young individuals disrupting the world, whether it's...

The Worst 'Law & Order' Audition Of All Time?

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.13.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Before Zach Woods found success on "The Office" and HBO's "Silicon Valley," he had a ton of awful auditions, and he shared a few with HuffPost Live's ...

TV Critic Confuses Kumail Nanjiani With Kunal Nayyar Of 'Big Bang Theory'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 04.13.2015 | Entertainment

You most likely know Kumail Nanjiani from HBO's "Silicon Valley," or even from his appearances on "Portlandia" and "Broad City," or his run on "Frankl...

Mitigation Not Litigation Will Move Women Forward in Tech

Greg Autry | Posted 04.10.2015 | Technology
Greg Autry

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.

When Will the Design Innovation Bubble Burst?

Soren Petersen | Posted 04.08.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

Startups continue failing at an alarming seventy to eighty percent rate for top picked opportunities, while, for average startups, the failure rate is closer to 95 percent.

Reddit Hopes Ending Salary Negotiations Will Help Women

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business

Ellen Pao is still fighting.

Problem With Women In Tech? The Pipeline Or The Revolving Door

Lisen Stromberg | Posted 04.03.2015 | Business
Lisen Stromberg

If Silicon Valley wants to not only attract, but retain highly educated women, it's going to have to do more than solve the pipeline problem. It's going to have to face its bias against mothering so it can put a stop to the revolving door.

How To Calculate Mad Men's Company Worth vs. Modern Day Silicon Valley Liquidity

Quora | Posted 04.03.2015 | Entertainment
Quora

If you pay enough attention to little details from various episodes, you can figure out the cap table for Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.

Bay Area Poverty Rate Still Near Record High Despite Tech Boom

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.02.2015 | Politics

While the San Francisco Bay Area's tech boom has made it a major job creation hub, poverty in the region remains close to the peak levels reached duri...

Renovating a Wave of Midcentury Moderns

J. Michael Welton | Posted 04.06.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Architect John Klopf is hanging ten on a surging wave of midcentury modern home restorations in California.

What Are San Francisco's Best Kept Secrets?

Quora | Posted 04.03.2015 | San Francisco
Quora

Dog-friendly, generally uncrowded and not sketchy at all (even at midnight), and there's about half a dozen ways up to the park, including one that starts behind some rare public tennis courts and ends up being this amazing, woodsy, Totoro-like forest path. If you take this way up, take care to avoid all the poison oak that's directly off the path, though.

Why Ellen Pao's Case Can Be Seen as a Win for Women

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 04.01.2015 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

This issue is much bigger than Ellen Pao and the tech sector. The verdict is causing a ripple effect in offices, meeting places and factory floors. Largely male-dominated firms have been put on notice that they need to evaluate how they are treating women.

Sex Discrimination Case Is An Earthquake For Silicon Valley

AP | By SUDHIN THANAWALA | Posted 03.30.2015 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Observers say a long legal battle over accusations that a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm demeaned women and held...

Silicon Valley's Newest Disrupter

New York Times | Posted 03.28.2015 | Technology

Silicon Valley is enamored of “disrupters,” those shrewd, brave men — it is almost always men — who are hailed for enduring years of ridicule ...

Ellen Pao Loses Gender Discrimination Suit Against Kleiner Perkins

Reuters | Posted 03.27.2015 | Technology

By Sarah McBride and Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO, March 27 (Reuters) - Silicon Valley powerhouse venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and B...

Ellen Pao Jury Didn't Have Enough Votes For A Verdict And Will Resume Deliberations [UPDATED]

Reuters | Sarah McBride and Dan Levine | Posted 03.27.2015 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, March 27 (Reuters) - A California jury ruled Friday to clear venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers of gender discri...

Young and Entrepreneurial: 25-Year-Old Tip'd Off CEO Akshay Oberai -- Building a Social Network for Wall Street

David Ongchoco | Posted 03.26.2015 | Small Business
David Ongchoco

Entrepreneurship runs in the blood of Akshay. His father was a Silicon Valley tech veteran who encouraged Akshay to intern in startups early on starting at 14 years old.

Microsoft Shows White House How To 'Lead On Leave'

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business

For the past several months, White House officials and Democrats in Congress have been using the bully pulpit to encourage more U.S. businesses to off...

7 Signals of Turnover in Silicon Valley

Richard Moran | Posted 03.26.2015 | Business
Richard Moran

Great employees fuel the Silicon Valley engine. But keeping them can be a challenge. Like a card player who broadcasts the next move, maybe we can read the turnover signals in advance.