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UPS Is Testing Drone Deliveries, And It's Just As Cool As You'd Hope

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 02.22.2017 | Technology

The drones are coming, and they’re bearing good things. UPS released video this week of its first completed test delivery by drone. The company said...

How Uber and Airbnb Broke the Startup Mold

Quora | Posted 02.10.2017 | Business
Quora

What was similar about Uber and Airbnb in their early days? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to...

U.S. Business Leaders Rise Up Against Trump's Immigrant Ban

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 01.30.2017 | Politics

Big U.S.-based companies are joining the crescendo of criticism against President Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and immigrants from certain Muslim ...

How Has Being Openly Gay Affected Your Career in Silicon Valley?

Quora | Posted 01.24.2017 | Business
Quora

How has being openly gay affected your career path in Silicon Valley? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling qu...

Trump Meets With Silicon Valley Tech Titans At His Manhattan Tower

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 12.15.2016 | Politics

By Gina Cherelus and Dustin Volz NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump and some of Silicon Valley’s most powerful executives ...

Deaf Influence on Consumer Technology

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 09.25.2016 | Technology
Lydia L. Callis

When hearing people think about exciting new technologies for those who are deaf, their minds most likely jump to the latest developments in cochlear implants or hearing aids.

Coding Is the New Business Literacy

The Harbus | Posted 09.27.2016 | Technology
The Harbus

Dispelling the myth that "business leaders don't need to be technical" By Andrea Coravos, Harvard Business School Class of 2017 & Harbus Contributing...

Only 3 Percent Of Facebook's Senior Leadership Is Black

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 07.14.2016 | Technology

Facebook Inc (FB.O) said about a third of its workers are females, while black employees accounted for 3 percent of its U.S. senior leadership, both n...

No Shortage Of Talent -- A Shortage Of Vision

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 07.08.2016 | Technology
Jose Antonio Tijerino

With last year's big news of the dismal diversity numbers reported by tech giants in the rear-view mirror, there has been no real change in the percentage of Latino and African American programmers as we head into the second half 2016.

Motherhood and Raspberry Pi: Challenges for Mothers in Technology

Camille Crittenden | Posted 05.06.2016 | Technology
Camille Crittenden

Tech companies and academic institutions must do more to foster welcoming and sustainable environments to mothers in technical fields, not only for the sake of gender equity but also as a smart strategy to increase innovation and the bottom line.

Why This Tech Company Isn't Afraid Of Older Workers

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.11.2016 | Fifty

Software maker Atlassian has released data on the age breakdown of its employees in an effort to shine a light on age discrimination in the tech indus...

What Really Happens When Your Company Helps Pay Your Rent

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 02.23.2016 | Business

Paychecks aren’t growing fast enough in the U.S., and a company that offers potential employees an extra boost for rent might seem hugely attractive...

What's Mental Illness Got to Do With Success?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 02.19.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The personality extremes associated with entrepreneurship often aren't all that different from those associated with mental illness, especially bipolar disorder and depression.

Real-Life Dream Boss Actually Wants You To Work Less, Sleep More And Travel The World

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business

Tech companies are notorious for offering job "perks" that function like gilded handcuffs: fancy benefits like free meals and laundry that keep you ti...

First Class Cities Deserve First Class Transit

Karl Wilder | Posted 11.30.2016 | San Francisco
Karl Wilder

Any of you who have traveled extensively have seen some amazing subway and rail systems in foreign countries. They are often beautiful and clean. ...

Where Are All The Old People In Silicon Valley?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.23.2015 | Fifty

I was joking with Steven Levy, 64, editor-in-chief at Medium.com's Backchannel, about forming a club. We are both the oldest people in our respective ...

The Terrifying Truth About Working In Tech

Sarah Cooper | Posted 08.25.2016 | Technology
Sarah Cooper

If you think having a tech job is the answer to all your problems, think again. Working at a large tech company can be quite a sobering experience for new employees, especially the drunk ones. Here are just 11 of the horrors experienced everyday by tech employees.

Learn This Language to Make the Most Money as a Programmer

Quora | Posted 07.03.2016 | Technology
Quora

You might never use it professionally, but it contains a lifetime of lessons. And the hardest problems, the ones that the top engineers are asked to solve, will sooner or later hit some foundational C code.

4 Wishes For The Class of 2015

Sheryl Sandberg | Posted 06.28.2016 | College
Sheryl Sandberg

I believe your generation will do a better job than mine at fixing the problem of gender inequality. So we turn to you. You are the promise for a more equal world. Great leaders don't just develop people like them, they develop everyone. If you want to be a great leader, develop the women -- as well as the men -- at your companies.

More Companies Should Follow Google's Lead, Invest in Diversity

Brennon Marcano | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business
Brennon Marcano

Google's multimillion-dollar investment is a bold step in the right direction for a company with a history of innovation. More companies, both in and out of the tech world, should choose to follow their lead and champion diversity and inclusion. If they fail to do so, they risk being left behind.

WWDC Bathroom Lines Summarizes Tech's Gender Problem

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.09.2015 | Technology

If you need a visual to help explain the tech industry's gender problem, look no further than the bathroom line at Apple's Worldwide Developers Confer...

There's More To The Disruption Brewing In The Tech Industry Than On-Demand Startups

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 05.22.2015 | Technology

Even if we're living in an increasingly on-demand world, you still have to be able to pay to play. On Thursday, New York Times columnist Farhad Manjoo...

Why We Need Terrible Female Engineers

Amy Nguyen | Posted 06.23.2015 | Technology
Amy Nguyen

It needs to be okay for women to fail. We need flawed women whose mistakes represent just that -- their own mistakes. Not reflections upon our entire gender, not held up as reasons for why women aren't meant to be in tech. We need to accept women in this field who want to be here just because it's a great place to be.

Why I'm Confident That the Tech Industry Is Fixing Its Diversity Quagmire

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 04.12.2015 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

The tech industry has surely been guilty of negligence in diversity. It has become a boys' club. But this industry not only tolerates failure but embraces it -- even if it is its own. It has a special word for failure: "pivoting." And tech is now pivoting.

The Tech Diversity Story That's Not Being Told

Medium | Anil Dash | Posted 01.29.2015 | Technology

One of the most destructive tropes about Asian Americans is the pervasive myth of the “model minority”. Grounded in detestably anti-Black, anti-La...