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Google Is Crafting Another Route Into Your Home

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2014 | Technology

(Reuters) - Dropcam, the home-monitoring camera startup, will be bought by Google Inc's Nest Labs for about $555 million in cash, a technology news we...

Why I Like the Critics' Choice Television Awards Better Than the Oscars

Tony Potts | Posted 08.20.2014 | Entertainment
Tony Potts

I love the CCTA's the same way I love the Golden Globes. They're both loose, fun and are unpretentious. Well, as unpretentious as a Hollywood love fest can be.

Women Entrepreneurs Are Shattering the Glass Ceiling

Julie Barnes | Posted 08.18.2014 | Women
Julie Barnes

I believe women are natural connectors, collaborators and love the power of a team. We want to see each other win and celebrate those successes.

Cottage Industry 2.0 - Grassroots Technology as a Solution for Youth Unemployment

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 08.17.2014 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

The idea of a cottage technology industry is a bold vision that carries significant theoretical appeal, but comes with a raft of practical challenges.

A Chef for Your Startup? Silicon Valley Extravagance or Sound Business Decision?

Peretz Partensky | Posted 08.16.2014 | Home
Peretz Partensky

The recipe for a successful startup soup is as follows: throw super-bright nerds in a saucepan, sprinkle liberally with enthusiasm, and heat with as much funding as you can scrape together.

CTRL+ PLUS: A Closer Look at AMC's Halt and Catch Fire

Holly Cara Price | Posted 08.15.2014 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

AMC premiered its newest series, Halt and Catch Fire, three weeks ago tonight, in the void that was left by the season finale of the jewel in the AMC ...

Wall St West? What You Can Learn From A Financial Services New Media Start-Up In Silicon Valley

April Rudin | Posted 08.13.2014 | Media
April Rudin

I suddenly realized that it no longer felt novel to be turning virtual pages on a tiny lit up screen, checking out a conversation between people I'd never met about a story I wrote, in real time. "New media," I realized, is already old.

12-Page Math Paper Supposedly Explains Insanely Elaborate Penis Joke

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.12.2014 | Technology

The elaborate penis joke in the season finale of HBO's "Silicon Valley" has quickly become the stuff of legend. Now the show's creator wants you to be...

How Women Entrepreneurs Are Overcoming Superhuman Syndrome

Julie Barnes | Posted 08.11.2014 | Women
Julie Barnes

I began to wonder, how many other women had experienced Superhuman Syndrome. What I found was this. I wasn't the only women entrepreneur out there changing their Superhuman ways.

Daria the Untold Tale Part 1

John Garrett Andrews | Posted 08.10.2014 | Entertainment
John Garrett Andrews

This is the story of how Beavis and Butt-Head's earliest female friend came into being and eventually became the star of her own animated series and a part of the zeitgeist of growing up.

Tyler McCarthy

Kumail Nanjiani Teases 'Silicon Valley' Season 2 And A Possible Cast Tour

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 06.10.2014 | Comedy

Stand-up comedian Kumail Nanjiani has done a lot of work in television, but he says nothing compares to his experience on HBO’s "Silicon Valley," wh...

Cities and the Cult of the Entrepreneur

Ida Hempel | Posted 08.05.2014 | Technology
Ida Hempel

Silicon Valley grew out the convergence of several successes over several decades. Time and chance will tell which efforts will boom and which will bust.

How the Internet Is Transforming from a Tool of Liberation to One of Oppression

Astra Taylor | Posted 08.04.2014 | World
Astra Taylor

Thanks to Snowden, we now know the Internet has become a giant government spying apparatus dependent on the complicity of companies we use everyday. A Reuters poll from April showed that a majority of Americans believe that technology companies including Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon are "encroaching too much upon their lives." It's a rather remarkable statistic given these companies were universally loved not that long ago, widely imagined to be allies of the people against the old oligarchs.

Google's Head Of Strategic Planning: "I Don't Watch Silicon Valley"

Valerie Frankel | Posted 08.03.2014 | Technology
Valerie Frankel

At the C2MTL "creativity + commerce" conference last week in Montreal, I chatted with Abigail Posner, Google's head of strategic planning, about Google Glass, Silicon Valley, and the deeper meaning of memes. Our conversation, below:

Life without Cable TV: One Month Later

Phil Simon | Posted 08.02.2014 | Technology
Phil Simon

About a month ago, I joined roughly five million Americans and cut the cord. Here are some thoughts on lessons learned so far: Cutting the cord is ...

Real Estate Marketing Aims to Override the Power of the Photograph

Toni Haber | Posted 08.02.2014 | New York
Toni Haber

Out with the old, in with the new. As New York becomes a new hub for tech startups, the city's real estate industry has been gaining innovative approaches to its marketing techniques.

Sponsors, Mentors and Women Expats' Success

Yelena Parker | Posted 07.30.2014 | Women
Yelena Parker

Sponsors are critical for international moves. We need people who are personally invested in us, want to see us succeed and can use their position power to remove the final barriers. We also need mentors, people who we can trust and want to learn from.

How Your Company -- And Your Job -- Will Soon Be Disrupted

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Vivek Wadhwa

What industries will change and who the winners will be in this era of exponential technologies are uncertain. The only things that are certain are that we are in for dramatic changes, and that the old rules don't apply any more.

Midnight at Yahoo

Mary Buffett | Posted 07.27.2014 | Business
Mary Buffett

Thus far, Yahoo's stock price is way above its benchmark when she arrived. She moved quickly to become the face of the tattered brand. She ordered everybody back to the office, which was a smart move. Some of the early acquisitions, like Tumblr, have raised the right kind of eyebrows. So why aren't there Champagne corks popping over in Sunnyvale?

Anita Borg Dinner Shows How Women Can Dominate Computing

Mike Cassidy | Posted 07.27.2014 | Technology
Mike Cassidy

At least once a year in Silicon Valley there is a gathering of top technical talent that for one night, at least, turns the world on its head. Yes, t...

The Compact With Capitalism: Wheeler's Net Neutrality Dodge

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Tracy Rosenberg

Rhetoric and reality sometimes diverge. Right now, the future of the Internet is hooked like a fish between two different paths.

House Democratic Primary For California Seat Gets Pretty Ugly

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

Democrat Ro Khanna, a former Commerce Department official under President Barack Obama who's looking to unseat incumbent Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.), f...

Why Watching TV Is a Good Thing

Carolyn Ziel | Posted 07.21.2014 | Entertainment
Carolyn Ziel

When someone says, "I don't watch TV," I take offense to the snub for the people in the entertainment business and because the nay-sayers are just not giving TV the respect it has earned.

Become a Mobile-First Company Before It's Too Late, Here's How

Sophie-Charlotte Moatti | Posted 07.20.2014 | Technology
Sophie-Charlotte Moatti

Becoming mobile-first is about enabling services that are only possible in a mobile world, a pretty exciting challenge across industries, and an opportunity to reset the playing field in your industry.

Stop! And Ask Yourself This One Question

Ian Cinnamon | Posted 07.19.2014 | Technology
Ian Cinnamon

We need to define "better." What makes someone's life "better?" The term can mean almost anything... more productive, happier, simpler, and so on. But at the end of the day, it will be your gut reaction. You'll know whether it actually makes someone's life better.