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What Is It Like to Grow Up in the Silicon Valley Right Now?

Quora | Posted 02.03.2015 | Education

I'm going to come at this from the perspective of a teenager that's currently growing up in Palo Alto. I attend Palo Alto High School. There are many Pros and many Cons.

The 12 Days of Work-Life Imbalance: Holiday Tips From 12 Women in Tech and Female Entrepreneurs From Silicon Valley (Part 1 of 3)

Caitlin Roberson | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Caitlin Roberson

I used to think a lot about work-life balance and often felt really out of balance. Call it what you will -- adaptive transitioning or the delayed...

Uber's Value Just Doubled To $40 Billion In 6 Months (Sorry, Haters)

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.04.2014 | Business

While many of us have spent the past six months getting mad at Uber, Uber has spent the past six months making $22 billion magically appear. The ri...

7 Fantastic Off-The-Grid U.S. Travel Destinations You've Probably Never Considered

Abby Tegnelia | Posted 02.01.2015 | Fifty
Abby Tegnelia

Sure, it's fun to book a weekend in popular American cities like Miami, New York and Los Angeles. But some of my favorite jaunts are in cities you might not expect. So I've curated a list of some incredible off-grid getaways to take in across the U.S.

3 Ways Technology Can Make Travel Easier

WHERE | Posted 01.20.2015 | Travel

By Geoff Kohl, chief travel editor for Where® Behind the scenes of your sunny vacation at the beach is the dark-arts world of technology. It's a g...

A Stanford University Debate: Transhumanism vs. Anarcho-Primitivism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 01.20.2015 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Last Saturday night at Stanford University, I had the honor of publicly debating the world's leading anarcho-primitivist philosopher John Zerzan. As a transhumanist, I differ from Zerzan on just about every topic.

Being Asian In American Business

Gil Laroya | Posted 01.17.2015 | Business
Gil Laroya

Asians have been fueling American high tech since the late 60's, and today the trend continues. The Asian mindset of humility and quietness puts many Asians into low paying jobs with long hours, which does a disservice to both their livelihoods and their respect.

Dana Liebelson

Republicans Could Be Gambling Silicon Valley's Support Over Net Neutrality | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics

Republicans are courting Silicon Valley, eager to make inroads with tech companies and the millennials who love them. The Silicon Valley ethos overlap...

Why It Took So Long For Google And Facebook To Donate Cash To Ebola Fight

TIME | Jack Linshi | Posted 11.13.2014 | Impact

Until last week, there was one group largely missing from the list of Ebola donors: Silicon Valley companies. Facebook’s and Google’s donation ...

Dana Liebelson

The Internet's Man Of The Hour | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.14.2014 | Training

WASHINGTON -- On Monday, President Barack Obama went public with his support of an aggressive approach to protecting net neutrality. Shortly after tha...

Dana Liebelson

The Internet's Man Of The Hour | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Monday, President Barack Obama went public with his support of an aggressive approach to protecting net neutrality. Shortly after tha...

Samantha Lachman

The Candidate Who Promised To 'Disrupt' Congress Couldn't Get Enough Bandwidth | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic attorney and former Obama administration official Ro Khanna had seemingly everything he needed to unseat Rep. Mike Honda (D) ...

Matt Sheehan

This Chinese City Is Becoming The Silicon Valley Of Hardware | Matt Sheehan | Posted 11.21.2014 | World

SHENZHEN, China -- Chinese technology is chock-full of awkward analogies and misfit metaphors. The social network formerly known as "the Facebook of C...

Going Against the Flow: Andrew Levy, Co-Founder & CEO of Crittercism

Charu Sharma | Posted 01.02.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Andrew has been co-founder and CEO of Crittercism since 2011, where Andrew and his team provide the world's leading mobile application performance man...

Going Against the Flow: Lynn LeBlanc, CEO & Founder of HotLink

Charu Sharma | Posted 01.02.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Lynn LeBlanc is the CEO and Founder of HotLink, an award-winning startup in the virtualization and hybrid cloud space. In her 25-year career in enterp...

Writer Gets Readers to Pay Him to Edit his Manuscript

Keith Thomson | Posted 12.31.2014 | Books
Keith Thomson

One of the hardest parts of the writing process is getting honest feedback. Close friends and family think nothing of lying in order to spare your feelings about as little as a poem. So they'll sooner tell you that your baby is ugly than that they didn't like the manuscript you've agonized over for two years.

The Pursuit of Civic Innovation ROI

Jeremy M. Goldberg | Posted 12.29.2014 | Impact
Jeremy M. Goldberg

I believe the next year will reveal which of the array of civic innovations are here to stay as the next generation of public service for our nation's cities.

Five Ways Tech Companies Can Be More Family Friendly

Kelli Newman | Posted 12.29.2014 | Business
Kelli Newman

In honor of National Work and Family Month, the following are five suggestions for how tech companies can be more inclusive of workers with family obligations and, in the process, do a better job recruiting and retaining talented women.

What Does it Feel Like to Live Year Round in an RV?

Quora | Posted 12.21.2014 | Travel

I am a solo female living full-time in her (very) small RV for the past 4 months. Let me tell you what it feels like for me today, because my feelings on my decision varies greatly from day-to-day, and location-to-location.

Silicon Valley Must Join The Ebola Battle Before It Becomes A Matter Of Survival

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 12.22.2014 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

The companies that succeed in solving the problems of pandemics will surely reap the large financial returns that Silicon Valley looks for. But the social returns will be far greater.

Will Silicon Valley Buy Hollywood?

Shelly Palmer | Posted 12.20.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

If the charge for easy access to content is the data generated by the access, the platforms win. So why would Silicon Valley even consider buying the cow? It charges for transporting milk.

HBO Star's Painful Proposal Story Is Sure To Make You Smile

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 10.16.2014 | Weddings

TJ Miller, who currently stars in HBO's "Silicon Valley", has a warning for all the guys and gals out there who are planning to propose: it's harder t...

Dear Facebook, Please Don't Tell Women to Lean In to Egg Freezing

Jessica Cussins | Posted 12.16.2014 | Technology
Jessica Cussins

What we need are family-friendly workplace policies, not giveaways that will encourage women to undergo invasive procedures in order to squeeze out more work for their beloved company under the guise of "empowerment."

This Is How We Diversify Silicon Valley

Van Jones | Posted 12.14.2014 | Black Voices
Van Jones

Today, Dr. King's dream feels in jeopardy. It is harder than ever to get a good job that pays a fair wage. Technology is transforming the economy in ways we cannot yet predict.

The Shot Heard Round the World Wide Web

Mark Weinstein | Posted 12.14.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

The privacy revolution is here!