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Will Art Silicon Valley Transform The Art World?

artnet | Posted 10.10.2014 | Arts

This post originally appeared on artnet News. By Eileen Kinsella Chul Hyun Ahn Untitled 617 Light Sculpture, plywood, LED lights, mirrors. Phot...

Silly Apps Aren't the Future of Tech

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 12.09.2014 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

Advancing technologies make it possible to solve the problems of hunger, poverty, energy and education. But advances would happen faster if Silicon Valley's moguls woke up to the new reality and started focusing on big problems as well.

The Glaring Gender Dilemma Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists Are Hiding From

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 12.07.2014 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

It is time to hold the venture-capital community accountable and to demand that it publish diversity data.

Tech Startup in Cleveland Bets That Location Is Not Everything

Daryl Rowland | Posted 12.07.2014 | Technology
Daryl Rowland

The Midwestern tech company, Tackk, has achieved some impressive metrics by bucking the prime directive of the real estate business and espousing a simple idea: location doesn't matter anymore.

Martin Starr On 'Silicon Valley' Without Christopher Evan Welch

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 10.01.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Christopher Evan Welch passed away in December 2013, four months before the world saw him in "Silicon Valley," the HBO comedy that has garnered seriou...

3 Best Practices to Get Corporate Innovation Right Using Mobile

Sophie-Charlotte Moatti | Posted 12.01.2014 | Technology
Sophie-Charlotte Moatti

Using the mobile-first revolution however, having realistic expectations about the right metrics, and selectively insulating new businesses from the core business dramatically increase the chance that a new business will grow and create value.

Apple vs. Google: The Privacy Revolution Rumble

Mark Weinstein | Posted 11.30.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

In the grand scheme of things, a public tiff between Apple and Google emphasizes how important online privacy has become in the eyes of industry titans and the masses their products cater to.

Dare to Be 100: Happy Birthday, Home

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 11.25.2014 | San Francisco
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Yesterday my home for 41 years turned 50 years of age. In September 1964 a small group of home owners met to deliberate their future status, to become...

It's Feast or Famine for U.S. Startups

Ray Leach | Posted 11.24.2014 | Small Business
Ray Leach

We cannot beg, shame or coerce venture capitalists into putting their money on the table in more diverse regions. But if we stay focused on building our own world-class entrepreneurial ecosystems, we won't have to. It will happen naturally.

Silicon Valley Should Care About What Wall Street Is Doing in Washington

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 11.16.2014 | Technology
Dennis M. Kelleher

The sad truth is that we haven't done nearly enough to reform the financial system to prevent another cataclysmic crash, end rampant predatory behavior, restore investor confidence and protect taxpayers, companies and the federal treasury.

I'm Quitting Google in 10 Days: In Search of Me, Myself and I

Michael Peggs | Posted 11.16.2014 | Technology
Michael Peggs

What I know now is that you'll never reach your potential until you assume some level of risk. It doesn't have to be your job, but leave something behind starting today. Stop holding on to what's good enough and make room for what's great.

Lawyers Without Offices

Frank H. Wu | Posted 11.15.2014 | Business
Frank H. Wu

I was impressed on a recent visit to the Orrick law firm to see its "Beta" office. At its Silicon Valley branch, the global enterprise is testing the type of design common with its start-up clients but rare within its profession: It has put attorneys, paralegals, and staff in an open space without private rooms.

Revolution in the Valley

Julie Barnes | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Julie Barnes

We all know that starting any business is not for the faint of heart, but what was astounding to hear about were the obstacles that the women tech founders still have to persevere through as entrepreneurs.

Gerry Smith

Actually, Minority Workers Are Everywhere In Silicon Valley -- They're Just Not Treated As Well | Gerry Smith | Posted 08.27.2014 | Technology

Despite what you may have heard, there are actually many black and Hispanic workers at tech companies. They're just not paid much, and they mostly don...

3 Best Practices to Drive Mobile Engagement With Push Notifications

Sophie-Charlotte Moatti | Posted 10.26.2014 | Technology
Sophie-Charlotte Moatti

Driving consumer engagement in apps has become a top challenge for mobile marketers and developers. Because it's so expensive and difficult to get noticed on the App Store in the first place, making sure you engage any consumer who has already downloaded your app is essential.

Inside Silicon Valley's Boys Club

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 10.26.2014 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

A few years ago, if you had asked me about Silicon Valley's gender imbalance, I would have wondered what planet you were from. I believed it was a perfect meritocracy that was open and diverse.

Thank You, New York Times, for Being Stupid About Burning Man

Jay Michaelson | Posted 10.21.2014 | Arts
Jay Michaelson

Burning Man is not a "festival." Festivals are basically big parties, put on (usually for profit) by organizers, which customers come to visit. Burning Man is a participant-created community experience, coordinated by a non-profit, that is about radical self-expression in all its forms.

Ro Khanna Receives Key Local Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics

Ro Khanna (D) received a key endorsement on Friday from San Jose, California, Mayor Chuck Reed (D) in his bid to unseat Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.). ...

3 Reasons Why All Entrepreneurs Deserve Silicon Valley Access

Shea Tate-Di Donna | Posted 10.18.2014 | Technology
Shea Tate-Di Donna

Even with the growing interest in entrepreneurship, we must actively work to foster it, as it is critical to our success as a society and as an economy.

Gerry Smith

The US Government Is Awful At Technology, In One Chart | Gerry Smith | Posted 08.14.2014 | Technology

The White House said this week that it has created a new team of tech wizards, led by a former Google employee, to help the government avoid another b...

Against All Odds: From Iraq to Silicon Valley

Kirk-Anthony Hamilton | Posted 10.12.2014 | HuffPost Home
Kirk-Anthony Hamilton

Imagine a life where you are not allowed to be creative and you have no idea that you are not living up to your full potential or that a better life is attainable? Despite our daily challenges, few reading this would ever be able to fully understand such a reality.

It Was Hard to Top Kanye at Outside Lands

Molly Fosco | Posted 10.12.2014 | San Francisco
Molly Fosco

The artists I saw at Outside Lands this year were impressive across the board, but today all I want to do is listen to the entire Kanye West setlist on repeat.

How Collaboration Is the New Competition

Julie Barnes | Posted 10.07.2014 | Business
Julie Barnes

Women are finding that becoming a part of like-minded communities results in a whole new level of opportunities for career and life fulfillment.

The Minimum Viable Robot

The Huffington Post | Katelyn Bogucki | Posted 08.07.2014 | Home

Each week, the HuffPost Code team meets to discuss the latest tech news and interview special guests for the Floating Points Podcast. This week's epis...

Sioux in Silicon Valley

Megan Red Shirt-Shaw | Posted 10.05.2014 | Technology
Megan Red Shirt-Shaw

I remember the sun and stand wandering into a mental space I forget about here in the capital of tech. The gentleman behind me doesn't get off his phone to order his drink, and I have to remind myself: There are very few Sioux in Silicon Valley.