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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 Heroes, ...

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.

10 Impressive Tel Aviv Tech Startups

Kevin Ducoff | Posted 10.06.2013 | Technology
Kevin Ducoff

With more than 700 early-stage startups, and as many as 5,000 overall, it's no surprise that Tel Aviv has been ranked second only to Silicon Valley in terms of being a leading tech epicenter.

Speak Up With Jimmy: Silicon Valley Talk With Robert Scoble (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 10.06.2013 | Technology
Jimmy Nguyen

Want to learn how to speak in the tech world? During a stop in Silicon Valley, I have some "Travel Talk" with tech blogger Robert Scoble. He sheds light on how people in Silicon Valley speak differently than anywhere else -- including in pick-up lines used by tech guys to meet women.

Why The Rising Tech Boom May Not Be As Bad As You Think

Jessica Weiss | Posted 10.02.2013 | San Francisco
Jessica Weiss

Journalists and policy makers should bridge the gap in a way that opens doors for tech companies to modify some of their less well-received civic behavior and achieve a more positive impact. There is much potential to what we can collectively achieve if we can move beyond a black and white stance and agree to get curious about the shades of grey.

Terms and Conditions May Apply Documentary: A Must See Horror Film

Mark Weinstein | Posted 10.02.2013 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Cullen Hoback's film takes us down a rabbit hole to try and answer the question: Is privacy dead? In the process, he exposes us to a massive civil liberties nightmare.

Misogyny Trips Twitter; Will It Reverse Silicon Valley Sexism?

Kathy Gill | Posted 09.28.2013 | Technology
Kathy Gill

Which comes first -- acceptance in popular culture or acceptance in digital culture -- isn't the key question. The key is this: Where can brakes most easily and effectively be applied?

You Don't Need More Experience -- You Need More Courage

Selena Soo | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Selena Soo

Anything is possible. But you must believe in yourself before others can believe in you. You must be willing to get in the game, to make mistakes, to learn from them and then to move on, wiser and stronger.

Core of the Core

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 09.21.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

One of the reasons Silicon Valley has become such a popular locus for the technology revolution is that it is darn beautiful here. The weather is salubrious, perhaps too hot in the most intense part of summer, but mostly temperate.

"Unwinding": The Power and Limitations of Story

Michael Jinkins | Posted 09.17.2013 | Religion
Michael Jinkins

Many people seem to have lost confidence in the structures that previously gave meaning to and provided the organizing principles for social life, whether civic, educational or religious, political, legal or moral, and which communicated core values from one generation to another.

Finding Common Ground: A Path Forward for the FCC

Mike Montgomery | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
Mike Montgomery

It's a common refrain from someone who truly understands the merits of a strong, vibrant Silicon Valley, and Rep. Eshoo should be applauded for maintaining her focus on jobs and the economy.

Google Shares Details Of Futuristic New Office Park At NASA

XPRIZE | Posted 09.14.2013 | Technology

By Jason Dorrier Jason Dorrier is a Singularity Hub writer who has previously written for Fisher Investments and It's no secret Goo...

The Many Shades of 'Out'

Lynn Conway | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lynn Conway

Freedom isn't just an external concept, framed by our laws. It's a gift of the spirit that we must give ourselves, in this case by going towards brighter shades of 'out.'

Camryn Manheim On 'The Hot Flashes' And Film Roles For Women

Greg Archer | Posted 09.11.2013 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Photo: Courtesy of Anonymous Content If you tossed Bridesmaids and Steel Magnolias onto a basketball court and blew a whistle, it would look somethin...

Dave Jamieson

How Tech Workers Got Hosed In The Senate Immigration Deal | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Of the many agreements struck in the Senate immigration bill passed Thursday, one of the most critical came courtesy of two long-standin...

Innovation: Pass It On

Amrita Venkatraman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Amrita Venkatraman

Technovation is an all-girls competition to encourage more women in tech. Many girls (I used to be one of them) feel as though computer science is a field where one simply sits behind a desk, staring at a computer monitor and typing all day. Not a very exciting, glamorous job. Technovation defies that myth.

Defining Success

Alex Reichert | Posted 08.26.2013 | Impact
Alex Reichert

I found that the excitement of having reached a goal wears off relatively quickly, and I'm usually left feeling empty and thinking, "Now what do i do?" while basking in the dull light of my own mediocrity.

Oil Companies Are Fined for Leaking Oil, Why Aren't Tech Companies Fined When They Leak Our Data?

David Fagin | Posted 08.26.2013 | Technology
David Fagin

Facebook, Twitter, Google, and companies like them don't sell any tangible products, nor do they charge a single penny to use them, yet they are among the most valuable and powerful our generation has ever seen. The reason for this is because of the information they possess.

Welcome to the (Don't Be) Evil Empire

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 08.25.2013 | Technology
Rebecca Solnit

What do the U.S. government and Silicon Valley already have in common? Above all, they want to remain opaque while making the rest of us entirely transparent through the capture of our data.

Innovations in Newspapers: Seashell Newsrooms, Floating Incubators

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.25.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Newspapers aren't dead and still have much to offer - in different shapes, sizes, and via various platforms - provided they think outside the box. En...

New Documentary, Downloaded, Tells the True Tale of Napster and the Impact on Our New Digital World

Gordy Grundy | Posted 08.24.2013 | Entertainment
Gordy Grundy

Alex Winter's new documentary Downloaded reconstructs the collapse of the music industry as consumers and high tech innovation blow out the foundation of the bloated behemoth. A little dorm room start up, Napster, caused a tsunami of trouble.