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The Startup-Generating Secrets Of Y Combinator

Vanity Fair | Posted 01.10.2013 | Technology

Who Wants to Be a Billionaire? Twice a year, close to 200 teams of aspiring tech entrepreneurs, most in their 20s, converge on Mountain View, in Si...

The Problem With the Future of Publishing

Anne Hill | Posted 03.04.2013 | Books
Anne Hill

Hosting forums on the future of anything is a powerful way to shape the questions people ask. In the case of publishing, the inevitable questions are: what is the relationship between print and ebook sales? How should we think about the rise of one and the fall of the other?

FCC's Holiday Message to Silicon Valley: We're Serious About Supporting an IP Future

Mike Montgomery | Posted 12.24.2012 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

Silicon Valley got an early and welcome holiday gift from the Federal Communications Commission. Of course, as with many gifts, there is some assembly required, but it has enormous potential.

Businesses Can Create a Better Economy by Teaching More Than Job Skills

Michael Haberman | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business
Michael Haberman

Over the last few months, I've participated in several conferences all exploring the same issue--how business can help improve our public education system.

What to Expect in Tech -- 2013 Predictions

Bryce Maddock | Posted 12.13.2012 | Business
Bryce Maddock

The business will always demand and reward foresight; the uncertainty of the future provides moments of opportunity for those few people clear-eyed and prepared to seize them. With that humbling primer laid, here are my trend lines in tech for 2013.

PHOTOS: Best Hotels In Silicon Valley

Oyster | Posted 02.10.2013 | Travel

Silicon Valley is a major business hub and, as such, most hotels in the area cater to those traveling for work with well-equipped gyms, up-to-date business centers and comfortable rooms.

Civil War II: The Fall of Analog

Brian Penny | Posted 02.09.2013 | Technology
Brian Penny

What if every time Bank of America charged a fee, Google removed them from the grid and put them in timeout for the day to teach them a lesson?

5 Reasons Apple Should Buy Flipboard

Gregoris Kalai | Posted 02.05.2013 | College
Gregoris Kalai

Flipboard rocks in many areas that Apple does not. It readjusts Apple's position in aggregating social media and news -- two areas that are exponentially increasing in size and scope.

The Boardroom Series: You're on the Board... Now What?

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

The bottom line is this: Stretching yourself too thin will not allow you to put your best foot forward and splitting your time between too many boards can prove to be very challenging (even for the most experienced board members).

Invest in Things You Understand

Ryan Caldbeck | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business
Ryan Caldbeck

Complex financial schemes and investment theses lend themselves to inefficiency and un-internalized risks. That's why investors may want to take a look at consumer products. As consumers themselves, they "speak the same language."

LOL: What Silicon Valley's Middle-Aged Men Look Like When They Try To Look Young

The Atlantic Wire | Posted 01.28.2013 | Technology

The alleged age-ism of the tech scene hasn't just pushed older men to dress like the youngins running the start-ups, it's created a whole new culture ...

Spending Quality Techy Time with Congresswoman Anna Eshoo

Mike Montgomery | Posted 01.20.2013 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

Maybe it's what you'd expect from Silicon Valley's representative in Congress, but Congresswoman Anna Eshoo really understands the intimate connection between public policy and our digital future.

Can Selective Immigration Help the Innovation Crisis?

Christopher Newfield | Posted 01.20.2013 | Business
Christopher Newfield

Every element of the country's past success is coming under scrutiny -- the patent process, the higher education system, and the condition of the physical and digital infrastructures, among many others. One perennial target is the bottleneck in U.S. access to the world's technical workforce.

And The Best Place To Found A Tech Startup Is..

Reuters | Tarmo Virki | Posted 01.20.2013 | Technology

By Tarmo Virki (Reuters) - Silicon Valley remains the world's most attractive spot for technology start-ups with other locations around...

Why We Really Need Participatory STEM Education

Dennis Bartels | Posted 01.14.2013 | Education
Dennis Bartels

Imagine what the world would look like if this kind of excitement were an ubiquitous part of the classroom experience. Children would grow up equipped to ask hard questions, seek deeper knowledge, take risks, and tackle the challenges before us.

Why Public Policy is Critical to the Communications Revolution

Mike Montgomery | Posted 11.06.2012 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

It is undeniable that the communication industry has brought transformational benefits to consumers, and the future of the industry is boundless. Policymakers, however, continue to have a pivotal role either as catalysts for investment and innovation or creating potential hurdles to new technology

Randi Zuckerberg on Start-Ups: Silicon Valley: "People Need to Realize That This Is a Reality Show, Not a Documentary"

Vanity Fair | Posted 01.06.2013 | Technology
Vanity Fair

Tonight, Randi Zuckerberg will premiere her new Bravo reality TV show, Start-Ups: Silicon Valley, in which six geeky fledglings who also happen to be very nicely shaped try their hand at launching a tech company.

What the Presidential Election Means for Crowdfunding and Small Businesses

Ryan Caldbeck | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Ryan Caldbeck

Tuesday's vote has a significant impact on the nation's 28 million small businesses, which impacts our national economy as well. Small businesses are responsible for creating two out of every three new jobs over the past two decades. The candidates have both had their say, now it is our turn.

Don't Look Now, But... Can Jerry Brown Actually Pull Off a Prop 30 Win?

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

I've predicted that Prop 30 -- the California initiative to temporarily raise taxes on the rich, along with a quarter-cent sales tax hike, to stave off big education cuts and stabilize the state budget -- will lose. Sometimes I like being wrong. This would definitely be one of those times.

OPINION: Corporations Must Do More Than STEM Visas

Turnstyle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

by Peter M. Gunn Last month, in a definitive picture of Congressional malfunction, the House failed to pass either the Democrat or the Republican ver...

Reality Bites: Five Startup Entrepreneurs Dish on What It Really Takes

Rebekah Iliff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Rebekah Iliff

From inside the bubble I bring you insights from some of tech's most inspiring and innovative entrepreneurs.

Bravo Ups Social Media Around Reality Series "Start-ups: Silicon Valley"

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.30.2013 | Entertainment
Andy Plesser

Bravo is turning up the volume around the launch of its upcoming reality TV series Start-ups: Silicon Valley with an interactive  platform th...

The Creepy, Dangerous Ideology Behind The Cult of Disruption

NSFW Corp | Paul Carr | Posted 10.24.2012 | Business

Uber founder Travis Kalanick Kalanick is a proud adherent to the Cult of Disruption: the faddish Silicon Valley concept which essentially boils down t...

How Indians Defied Gravity and Achieved Success in Silicon Valley

XPRIZE | Posted 12.22.2012 | Business

By Neesha Bapat Neesha Bapat is Lead Researcher for the "America's New Immigrant Entrepreneurs - Then and Now" project at the Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock...

New York vs. Silicon Valley

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 12.21.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's mayor has made no secret of his quest to have the Big Apple rival Silicon Valley as a high-tech hub. The c...