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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
Turnstyle

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
XPRIZE

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...

Transformational Transportation -- The Rise of Uber

Mike Montgomery | Posted 12.19.2012 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

The Uber application combines mobile technology with the taxi and sedan industry. No more fighting for a cab. No more wondering if it'll show up. No more anonymous drivers, no more weird back seat odors, and no more mad dashes to the cash machine.

Blueseed Raising Money To Park Ship Full of Startups Near SF

Turnstyle | Posted 12.12.2012 | Technology
Turnstyle

"How awesome would it be if there could be an environment that would be dedicated to helping entrepreneurs...grow and scale their companies that could...

Rock 'n Roll 'n Tech Innovation

Sylvie Leotin | Posted 12.10.2012 | Arts
Sylvie Leotin

Last week, Silicon Valley Voice took to the stage of the legendary Fillmore concert venue in San Francisco. It was an extravaganza show reminiscent of...

Startup Communities -- Building Regional Clusters

Steve Blank | Posted 12.09.2012 | Small Business
Steve Blank

How to build regional entrepreneurial communities has just gotten its first "here's how to do it" book.

WATCH: Bravo's Newest Reality Series Gives Cringe-Worthy Look At Silicon Valley

Posted 10.09.2012 | Technology

"Start-Ups: Silicon Valley" follows the journey of a group of hubristic young 20- to 30-somethings hoping to forge a path to mega-success in Californi...

Watch And Cringe: The New Silicon Valley Reality Show Is Looking Worse And Worse

CNET | Posted 12.09.2012 | Technology

The new Bravo TV reality show, featuring the young, aspiring, and perspiring, debuts a new trailer -- in which everyone is clever and beautiful....

The Venture Capital Paradox Explained: Interview With Silicon Valley Legend Vinod Khosla

James Grundvig | Posted 12.04.2012 | Technology
James Grundvig

Two Silicon Valley technology conferences in mid-September came up with opposing headlines, not unlike two colliding neutron stars. They are also contrarian coming from two elite members of the venture capital community.

Tech's Gender Gap: Real or Silicon (Valley) Made

Rebekah Iliff | Posted 10.03.2012 | Technology
Rebekah Iliff

In terms of the tech industry, many say this gender gap exists because not enough females are equipped to fill roles as engineers or developers. But they're wrong. The real gender gap in tech is much narrower than we may imagine.

Sean Parker: 'Now Is The Most Toxic Time Ever In Silicon Valley'

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 10.02.2012 | Technology

Being head honcho of a start-up has rarely been described as "easy." Sean Parker, former hacker and Silicon Valley legend, described his own turbul...

Women to Watch: Meet the Women Changing Silicon Valley

Willow Bay | Posted 11.28.2012 | Technology
Willow Bay

The "ultimate girls club," with some of the most talented women in Silicon Valley, takes on the toughest job in the Valley: combining high octane careers and hands-on motherhood.

You're Going To Fail

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 09.22.2012 | Small Business

Failure is a big part of the startup game. When investors bet on fledgling companies, most of them know that the risk is high -- but few knew it was t...

Everything I Learned in Life I Didn't Learn in College

Dylan Kendall | Posted 11.20.2012 | Small Business
Dylan Kendall

Hollywood Arts used arts-based learning to mainstream homeless and foster care youth over the age of 18. Our goal was, among other things, to prepare our students for higher education and we partnered with the local community college to help facilitate this.

Gerry Smith

New Bill Would Help Tech Startups Fill Engineering Talent Gap

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.19.2012 | Technology

Two Democratic senators have introduced legislation that would address a pressing need among tech startups: hiring enough foreign-born engineers. C...

'I'm Developing An App' Is The New 'I'm Writing A Script'

Eric Kuhn | Posted 11.17.2012 | Los Angeles
Eric Kuhn

Technology accelerators and incubators have sprung up around L.A., making it easier for a new entrepreneurs and seasoned Hollywood executives alike to quit their jobs and pursue the startup dream.

Prius Drivers Test Tesla Model S: Apple iPad on Wheels?

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 11.14.2012 | Technology
Alison van Diggelen

Performance is the word: the acceleration felt like a rocket. It's quite formidable, especially for Toyota Prius drivers. Overall, it's an impressive piece of technology: sleek, stylish and powerful, just like an iPad. But there are two things we'd change.