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Going off Script: The Office of the Future Is All About the Experience

Randy Howder | Posted 02.04.2016 | San Francisco
Randy Howder

Does the backlash from open offices, which comes precisely at the same cultural moment as the opening of Facebook's "largest open-plan office in the world," mean the open-plan's hegemony is soon to be over? If so, what comes next for the workplace?

Leveraging Silicon Valley's Keiretsu Mindset to Capture Growth Through Diversity

Will Griffin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Impact
Will Griffin

For prospective multicultural employees, suppliers, investors, and business partners, the current universe of Silicon Valley keiretsus represents a substantial barrier to entry and, largely, explains the severe paucity of diverse employees, suppliers, partners and investors in Silicon Valley companies.

How Caltrain is Preparing for the Super Bowl and Other Fun Facts

Quora | Posted 02.01.2016 | San Francisco
Quora

These Questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Attending the San Francisco Super Bowl Celebrations? Have the Terrorists Won?

Geri Spieler | Posted 01.27.2016 | San Francisco
Geri Spieler

I don't have tickets to the Super Bowl game but I live in Silicon Valley and have the opportunity to participate in public Super Bowl celebrations. ...

Closing the Tech Industry Gender Gap

Susan Wojcicki | Posted 02.01.2016 | Technology
Susan Wojcicki

The fourth industrial revolution is using digital technology to revolutionize almost every part of our life at an unprecedented pace. But one of the biggest implications is just how harmful this revolution may be to the progress of women because they are underrepresented in tech.

A Brilliant Mind: Skype Founder Niklas Zennström leading an Entrepreneurial Movement in Europe

Natalia Brzezinski | Posted 01.25.2016 | Technology
Natalia Brzezinski

There couldn't be a more exciting time to invest in Europe -- the tech scene is booming, digital global value chains are interlocking across the conti...

Doing Is the Best Way of Thinking

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 01.25.2016 | Arts
Dragos Bratasanu

A while ago I traveled to Nepal to trek in the Himalayas, and to learn a bit more about myself and about the world from Buddhist spiritual teachers. As the night embraced the highest peaks in the world, I walked through the gates of a modern Buddhist monastery.

Top 10 Cities Techies Should Consider Moving to In 2016

Tom Ayling | Posted 01.25.2016 | Technology
Tom Ayling

You're sitting at home, scrolling through your newsfeed and you couldn't be more bored with your life. Is this it? You need a change. You want to cha...

Director of Engineering at Facebook AI Explains the Advantages of New York Tech

Quora | Posted 01.22.2016 | Technology
Quora

We have a thriving tech community, but also a wealth of other industries in New York. Great products and innovations get built when there's a high-bandwidth link between the builders and the customers of those products, and so NYC is the right place to be if you want to disrupt one of the few trillion dollars of industries headquartered here.

A Silicon Valley Take on the News Industry: It's Time to Be Optimistic

David Chavern | Posted 01.19.2016 | Media
David Chavern

The news industry today is all about experimentation. In the face of great change and opportunity, news outlets are constantly developing fresh strategies, offerings and partnerships to further engage with audiences, communities and advertisers.

The Future: Will China Overtake Silicon Valley? Will Higher Education Become Obsolete? Social Capital CEO Explains

Quora | Posted 01.15.2016 | Technology
Quora

No and no. I think the term AI is overloaded and mostly used by fearmongering technophiles or wannabe intellectuals. AI, in its current state, is really about a probabilistic set of heuristics or rules.

Don't Date Like an Antelope!!! Leave the Bar Behind...

Jordan Schaul | Posted 01.14.2016 | San Francisco
Jordan Schaul

The following article on dating advice was originally posted on the blog for the Bay Area matchmaking service Linx Dating and has been reposted with p...

Silicon Valley Producer Alec Berg Explains How Quality Programming Is Profitable

Quora | Posted 01.14.2016 | Entertainment
Quora

The biggest difference a place like HBO and a broadcast network (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX) is that HBO is a pay service and the networks are ad-driven. The networks have sponsors they have to keep happy. They need eyeballs to charge the rates they charge. They need to make sure they don't offend anyone. They have to make sure that people aren't using competing products on their shows.

Startup Insider: How Splunk CEO Michael Baum Exited 6 Different Companies Over 25 Years

David Ongchoco | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
David Ongchoco

Not many entrepreneurs can say that they've made it to the billion-dollar startup club. For serial entrepreneur and investor Michael Baum, it's been a long 25-year journey that he hasn't really looked back upon.

What's Eating Silicon Valley

Andrew_Yang | Posted 01.10.2016 | Technology
Andrew_Yang

These are some of the things that are making people uncomfortable both in and about the Valley. None of these issues are anyone's fault. It's just the market at work -- the capital market, the market for talent, the real estate market.

HBO Announces Plans For The Future Of 'Game Of Thrones'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.08.2016 | Entertainment

We'll find out just how dead Jon Snow really is come April 24. HBO announced the "Game of Thrones" Season 6 premiere date at the Television Critics A...

White House Turns To Silicon Valley For Help In Fighting Terrorists

The Guardian | Jade Walker | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics

Facebook, Twitter, Apple, Microsoft and YouTube will attend the meeting with intelligence agencies to discuss terrorists on social media and encrypti...

Techs and the City: Part 1 Starting Up

Mia Kossiavelou | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
Mia Kossiavelou

Image courtesy of makelight CEO, Joanna Alpe and developer team It is the start of 2016. The world's largest technology event, CES in Las Vegas i...

Building Mobile Products That Count

Sophie-Charlotte Moatti | Posted 01.06.2016 | Technology
Sophie-Charlotte Moatti

The mobile revolution isn't simply a technological invention from which we can disconnect at any time. We can't disengage from the air we breathe or from the feet that carry us. Similarly, in today's world we can't disconnect from our mobile products.

2015 Tech Conference Reviews

Oliver Leung | Posted 01.06.2016 | San Francisco
Oliver Leung

There is a tech event every week of the year in San Francisco. From the humble meetup groups at the local cafe to the annual circuses that invade the City, events bring people together to share ideas.

Is the End of Text Messaging Near? Chime Thinks So.

Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr. | Posted 01.05.2016 | Technology
Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr.

Undoubtedly, the smart phone has become our primary tool of communication. Whether it's through a phone call, text message, or email, the fact is that...

Going Against the Flow: Selina Tobaccowala, President & CTO of SurveyMonkey

Charu Sharma | Posted 01.03.2016 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Selina Tobaccowala is President and Chief Technology Officer at SurveyMonkey. Previously she cofounded Evite, and she was Senior Vice President of Product and Technology at Ticketmaster's Europe division.

Going Against the Flow: Mike Sharkey, CEO and Co-Founder of Autopilot

Charu Sharma | Posted 12.30.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Mike Sharkey is the CEO and co-founder of Autopilot, the easy and visual software for automating customer journeys, where he leads a team driven to help marketers harness the power of automation and build better relationships.

Going Against the Flow: Alan Schaaf, CEO and Founder of Imgur

Charu Sharma | Posted 12.30.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Frustrated by how hard it was to share images online, Alan built Imgur, and with no team of supporting engineers, he leveraged the power and feedback from Imgur users to build the site into what it is today.

Ten of the Best Things That Happened to American Workers in 2015

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics
Julie Gutman Dickinson

Historians may remember 2015 as the year of the minimum wage -- and for good reason. Twenty-one states and multiple cities raised the minimum wage in the past 12 months. The past year also saw other major advances for working Americans.