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Silicon Valley Turns to Food -- and Gets It Wrong

Nina Planck | Posted 12.23.2013 | Taste
Nina Planck

Dear Silicon Valley Foodists: I double dare you!

Government Shutdown Has Revealed Silicon Valley's Dysfunction Fetish

New York Magazine | Posted 10.16.2013 | Technology

Chamath Palihapitiya is not a dumb or heartless man....

Breaking Silicon Valley's Glass Ceiling

Sen. Richard Blumenthal | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics
Sen. Richard Blumenthal

Companies across America face few if any obstacles in ensuring women have paths to leadership. That is why it is shocking and deeply disappointing to see more and more evidence that the boardrooms of corporate America remain exclusively a men's club.

Startups, Marriage, and Other Things I Did After 35

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

I started craigslist in the last blush of my youth. Experience counts, folks. I learned a lot in my other roles in other jobs, and I brought that with me to craigslist.

The Most Expensive Zip Codes In The Country Are...

Reuters | Posted 12.17.2013 | HuffPost Home

NEW YORK, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Northern California's Silicon Valley boasts the two priciest ZIP codes in the United States with median home prices of ...

Twitter Pays An Engineer Over $10 Million A Year

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2013 | Technology

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Among Twitter Inc's highest-paid executives, Christopher Fry's name stands out. The senior vice presi...

Electronic Nonsense Sure Makes No Sense

Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D.

It is sad, but only if you let it overwhelm you. Electronic gimmicks and outlets are like forbidden, fat-laden food. You have to learn to discipline yourself and consume just enough to satisfy your craving, without causing damage to your physical or mental health.

How Naval Ravikant Risked It All To Pull The Veil Back on Venture Capital

Ondi Timoner | Posted 12.07.2013 | Impact
Ondi Timoner

Most young startups with an innovative platform or disruptive idea face the same challenge on their path to success: Navigating the murky waters of S...

Why the Debate About Twitter's Board and Women at the Top in Silicon Valley Is a Healthy One

Penny Herscher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Penny Herscher

We now know that having diverse product design teams creates better products. We also now know that having women on boards makes companies more competitive. So why would a company build its management team and board entirely from men?

Tech Style Is Finally Moving Past Hoodies

AP | Posted 10.07.2013 | Technology

SAN JOSE, Calif. — SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Silicon Valley has had a men's fashion problem dating back to its founders. From their inception...

Silicon Valley Investors' Advice to Young Startups

Lili Balfour | Posted 11.26.2013 | Small Business
Lili Balfour

At Boxworks 2013, Box CFO Dylan Smith led a lively discussion with a panel of Silicon Valley investors, from newcomers The Social Capital Partnership ...

Latino Entrepreneur Opens Doors In Silicon Valley

EFE | Posted 09.26.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN FRANCISCO – As a tech entrepreneur, Chilean immigrant Pablo Fuentes helps people apply for jobs from their cell phones, while as a mentor he se...

Liquid Life: One Disruptor Who Is Revolutionizing How We Re-Charge

Ondi Timoner | Posted 11.24.2013 | Technology
Ondi Timoner

In the tech world, no one gets a bad rap like the venture capitalist. Yet, sometimes these VCs are the greatest allies and closest advisors to the founders.

The TVC That Changed the Business World

Andrew Benett | Posted 11.24.2013 | Media
Andrew Benett

Some would consider high-tech breakthroughs the greatest legacy of the Valley. In my view, its most lasting impact will be as the birthplace of the revolution that has transformed our world of work.

A Psychologist Analyzes Siri: Defending a Robot

Francine Toder, Ph.D. | Posted 11.23.2013 | Fifty
Francine Toder, Ph.D.

It occurred to me that there might be a significant different between those of us over 50 years of age and those yet to get there in terms of how Siri is experienced and utilized. I began to query my Silicon Valley network and heard some interesting observations.

Startup Founders Need More Than Just Good Ideas

Reuters | Sarah McBride | Posted 11.13.2013 | Technology

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When asked to name the most notable rags-to-riches entrepreneur that his firm has funded, ve...

Creative Silicon Valley

John M. Eger | Posted 11.11.2013 | Arts
John M. Eger

Connie Martinez, the new CEO of Silicon Valley Creates (SVCreates) -- a merger of Arts Council Silicon Valley and 1stACT Silicon Valley, says that whi...

What Is It Like To Buy Your First House in Silicon Valley?

Quora | Posted 11.10.2013 | San Francisco

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Sumi Kim, Living and working Silicon Valley since 2008 We just bought a house (on August 28t...

Speak Up With Jimmy: Venture Capitalist David Hornik on How to Pitch Investors (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 10.21.2013 | Technology
Jimmy Nguyen

While in Silicon Valley, I had some "Travel Talk" with venture capitalist David Hornik from August Capital. He gives advice on how, and how not, to give a good pitch to investors. Hint: It's all about telling a good story.

The App of God: Getting 100 Million Downloads Is More Psychology Than Miracles

Nir Eyal | Posted 10.19.2013 | Technology
Nir Eyal

How did YouVersion come to so dominate the digital word of God? It turns out there is much more behind the app's success than missionary zeal.

Sasha Belenky

Silicon Valley Superheroes, Sci-Fi Meat, Fashion's Tragic Icon And More Great Reads | Sasha Belenky | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

1. The Would-Be Heroes Of Silicon Valley In New York magazine, Kevin Roose tags along with the inaugural class of the Draper University of Hero...

Is Silicon Valley Beginning to Invest in Disrupting Education?

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 10.15.2013 | Impact
Dr. Idit Harel

There's an utter lack of infrastructure in homes and schools that live side-by-side to some of the most sophisticated and tech-fluent corporations and startups -- preventing civic engagement and technological fluency among Silicon Valley's youth.

Speak Up With Jimmy: Silicon Valley Talk From a Woman's Perspective Scoble (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 10.14.2013 | Technology
Jimmy Nguyen

What's life in Silicon Valley like - from a woman's perspective? I have some "Travel Talk" with tech event planner Maryam Ghaemmaghami Scoble. She sheds light on how talk in Silicon Valley is different than anywhere else.

A Letter to CBS and TWC

Lynn Isenberg | Posted 10.07.2013 | Media
Lynn Isenberg

Just how much is CBS asking Time Warner Cable to pay them to carry their programming? Just how much does TWC already pay? TWC makes money off of monthly subscription fees. CBS makes money off of TWC for a portion of those fees, plus advertising fees.

Patent Trolls, Under Every Bridge

Brian Holton Henderson | Posted 10.06.2013 | Technology
Brian Holton Henderson

Silicon Valley is riddled with these suits, and it was there that the term was coined; there are trolls under every bridge, demanding their unearned share of the tech boom profits.