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Billionaire Google CEO Thinks It Won't Be So Bad When Robots Start Taking Our Jobs

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business

The man who made billions at his full-time job running Google thinks you should stop worrying so much about losing your own full-time job to the robot...

The BE WISE Planning Strategy for Tech Executives and Entrepreneurs

Joyce Franklin | Posted 07.01.2014 | Technology
Joyce Franklin

Mark Zuckerberg does it. So does his sister Randi. Vinod Khosla has been doing it since before the Zuckerberg siblings were born. Reddit co-founder an...

Climate Change Response: How to Keep Cleantech Fire Burning

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green
Alison van Diggelen

With climate change now officially a real and present danger, attention is turning back to the promise of clean energy and cleantech.

The Abortion Wars: Men Who Trust Women

Steve Heilig | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics
Steve Heilig

Most men are pro-choice to varying degrees, but unlike the anti-choice activists, are relatively quiet about that. Perhaps that can change a bit.

5 Surfers Battle Billionaire for Beach Access in California

Zach Weisberg | Posted 12.15.2013 | Green
Zach Weisberg

On a brisk fall morning last October, five surfers walked across private property in San Mateo County, California to surf the waves at Martin's Beach.

A Letter to Men Who Trust Women

Craig Newmark | Posted 10.15.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Reproductive health's now center-stage in political debates and legislation. Men really can, should, and do play an important role in all of this.

The Third Energy Revolution

Ishan Puri | Posted 10.09.2013 | College
Ishan Puri

Whether it is firing synapses, moving cranes, or powering our homes, we run on energy. And our dependency is growing: 7,000,000,000 humans with an annual growth rate of more than 1 percent translates to one more person on Earth every 13 seconds.

Compassionate Capitalism Canards Called Out

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business
Jonathan Lewis

Whether you side with Khosla or with E.B. White ("The trouble with the profit system has always been that it was highly unprofitable to most people"), ideological debate distracts us. Let's be informed impact investors without being misinformed social commentators.

Surfers Walk in Martin's Beach Access Trial

Zach Weisberg | Posted 04.13.2013 | Sports
Zach Weisberg

Thursday, in a modest courthouse in Redwood City, California, five surfers faced up to a year of jail time and thousand dollar fines for the simple act of surfing on the hotly contested San Mateo property known as Martin's Beach.

Seeding Startups at the Base of India's Pyramid

David Bank | Posted 01.03.2013 | Business
David Bank

A team of technology veterans has raised $8 million for one of the first funds making early-stage investments in companies meeting the basic needs of ...

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.

TechScape: Steve Jurvetson ... Not Your Garden Variety Venture Capitalist

Bill_Robinson | Posted 10.29.2012 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

This gregarious technologist has a number of significant previous tech employers to his name as well as broad an understanding of IT as anyone I've ever encountered.

Silicon Valley: Failing the Way to Better Education

Dr. Keith Devlin | Posted 05.05.2012 | Technology
Dr. Keith Devlin

If there is one thing Silicon Valley knows how to do, it is fail. We do it all the time, and that is the secret of our famed success.

Plays Well With Others?

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 01.28.2012 | Impact
Joseph Bobrow

In the midst of today's epic congressional gridlock with its potentially disastrous impacts on the well being of our entire country, Monday brought a bright spot; President Obama signed into law the VOW to Hire Heroes Act.

Solyndra: A Venture Capitalist's View

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 01.18.2012 | Green
Alison van Diggelen

Andrew Chung shares his views on the Post Solyndra Era. Will the failure of Solyndra have a significant impact on private sector cleantech investment? How does Chung respond to critics who say that cleantech investment is a disaster?

Women In Power: The Race To Create Next-Gen Batteries

Matthew Dakotah | Posted 08.25.2011 | Green
Matthew Dakotah

Sastry says the energy density of batteries must double "if we're to have a serious impact on the market with electric vehicles." That translates to twice the range, or "doubling the size of your electric gas tank."

The Real Motivation Behind Going Public in Philanthropy

Suzanne Skees | Posted 07.31.2011 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

For Warren Buffet and me, giving feels really good, because the truth is, we receive more than the supposed recipient. This thing we call "love of humankind," philanthropy, infuses our whole being with love of self.

Bill Gates Invests $35 Million In Nuclear Reactor

MarketWatch | John Letzing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates has contributed to an additional $35 million investment round for TerraPower LLC, a...

Tony Blair Picks Green Tech, Silicon Valley, & Sand Castles

Donnie Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Donnie Fowler

What do rocket science and video projectors embedded in cell phones have in common? They're both part of the clean tech future envisioned by Tony Blair and venture capitalist Vinod Khosla.

Tony Blair Picks Silcon Valley, Green Tech, & Sand Castles

Donnie Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Donnie Fowler

What do rocket science and video projectors embedded in cell phones have in common? They're both part of the clean tech future envisioned by Tony Blair and the superlative venture capitalist Vinod Khosla.

Tony Blair To Join Venture Capital Firm

BROOKE DONALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SAUSALITO, Calif. (AP)— Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is joining a Silicon Valley business as a senior adviser on environmental issues. ...

ECO:nomics -- Creating Environmental Capital

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

If there is one clear message coming out of the ECO:nomics Conference, it's that we need to assign a price or cost to carbon emissions, and soon.

Dear Vinod Khosla and Tom Friedman: No Amount of Sequestration Will Make Coal "Clean"

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Even if a coal-fired power plant sequestered 100 percent of its carbon pollution, it would not be "clean."

Green Venture Fund Raises $1 Billion

Mother Nature Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A well-known Silicon Valley investor with a penchant for green technology companies has raised more than $1 billion for two new venture funds....

Green World-Changers: The Plenty 20 Green People And Businesses

Plenty | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Plenty magazine has named its top 20 people and top 20 businesses in the game of green innovation. They seemed to have skipped me, but next year I'm g...