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PODCAST: All of the San Francisco Startups

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.30.2014 | Huffpost Code

Each week, the HuffPost Code team meets to discuss the latest tech news and interview special guests for the Floating Points Podcast. Season 2...

Lily Karlin

10 Comedy TV Stars Before They Were Famous

HuffingtonPost.com | Lily Karlin | Posted 07.30.2014 | Entertainment

You've probably already heard that many of today's biggest TV stars began their careers in the New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles alternative come...

7 Tips for Getting into a Silicon Valley Accelerator

Startup Weekend | Posted 07.28.2014 | Small Business
Startup Weekend

By Lloyed Lobo Over the past year I've been running the Startup Next Pre-accelerator in SF, which is a 5-week program by UP Global and Google for Ent...

Sharing is Caring. But Not in the Sharing Economy.

Brad Chase | Posted 07.25.2014 | Technology
Brad Chase

The sharing economy is taking the world by storm -- creating multi-billion dollar companies overnight and inspiring millennial entrepreneurs to squeeze cash out of anything and everything they have lying around the house.

Yahoo Harassment Case: Why No One Is Saying 'Rape'

Maggie Quale | Posted 07.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Maggie Quale

Despite how far the U.S. is moving forward with recognizing equality in same-sex relationships, parenting and employment rights, the notion of two people of the same sex harassing or abusing one another is considered a joke.

Adapt Or Disrupt: Pick One

Mudit Kakkar | Posted 07.23.2014 | Technology
Mudit Kakkar

Adapt and become indistinguishable. Or disrupt and make others irrelevant. But never, ever, out of some false sense of fabricated righteousness, do neither.

Twitter Admits It Hires Too Many White And Asian Men

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.25.2014 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter acknowledged Wednesday that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just l...

Why We Need a New Alliance Between Workers and Employers

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

With an increasing volatile economy, individuals don't feel the same loyalty to their companies that they did in past decades -- a rational response to an environment in which corporations have abandoned long-term commitments to their employees.

4 Practical Ways to Finding Your Life's Passion

Deena Varshavskaya | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Deena Varshavskaya

My mom was a non-political, non conformist by nature. This was best expressed by the fact that, if she wanted something, there was no stopping her. She set her own rules. These two traits  --  questioning everything and being unafraid to go after what I want  --  has defined who I am.

Beyond Silicon Valley: Using a MOOC to Build a Community of Support for Global Entrepreneurs

Michael Goldberg | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Michael Goldberg

Lyubomir Hristev, 24, works at a marketing agency in Sofia, Bulgaria, and sports a neatly cropped black goatee. Tech savvy, creative, bursting with ideas, Hristev hails from a new generation of entrepreneurial Bulgarians.

Income Inequality Hurts All of Us

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

There are steps we can take right now to address this growing gap. The first is to raise our minimum wage to a living wage. No one who works full time should have to live in poverty. Increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 would lift millions out of poverty, ease some of the burden on our social safety net, and put more money into our local economy.

I'm With Stupid: Where Great Minds and I Come to Meet

Todd Hartley | Posted 07.18.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I got my annual dose of humility this week when I attended the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, an event that brings Wall Street and Silicon Valley elite together for three days of talks and networking. I've been to it four years in a row now, and it's always a good ego check for me.

Six Californias: Conservative Plan, Techie Self-Indulgence or Both?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Despite its not very well-veiled partisan goals, impracticality and illogic, there is something intriguing about the Six Californias proposal. More accurately, there is something intriguing about rethinking how the role states play in US politics, specifically in the Senate and the electoral college.

#AOLBUILD Meets Founder Reshma Saujani @GirlsWhoCode

AOL BUILD | Posted 07.28.2014 | Technology
AOL BUILD

Saujani is a self-proclaimed "Feminist with a capital F" and while she asks "Where are the women?," she definitely knows where they should be: EVERYWHERE.

Bill Gates' Guru: 'I'm Not Impressed With Silicon Valley.' 'I Don't Have a Cell Phone.' 'I Never Blog.'

Nathan Gardels | Posted 07.16.2014 | World
Nathan Gardels

You have to listen closely to grasp the wisdom of his views. His rapid-fire mind spews out a deluge of statistics in a heavy Slavic accent -- with a crusty disregard for political correctness and conventional wisdom. And his key concept is counterintuitive: less enables more.

Diversity Data Shows Need to Focus on Women of Color

Allison Scott | Posted 07.09.2014 | Technology
Allison Scott

The nation is recognizing the benefits of engaging and preparing diverse groups in the rapidly-growing tech industry in order to keep pace with economic demands. Yet in these data releases and subsequent conversations, one critical demographic group has been consistently overlooked: women of color.

3 Big Reasons Why Venture Capitalists Should Invest More in Women

Ari Horie | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business
Ari Horie

Female entrepreneurs have proven track records, offer diverse skill sets that yield business growth and are the future of the startup field, so venture capitalists should be amped to "diversify their portfolios" with these new technology leaders.

Emmy Nominations Predictions: True Detective and Orange Is the New Black Will Lead Among New TV Shows

Tom O'Neil | Posted 07.09.2014 | TV
Tom O'Neil

Look for True Detective, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Orange Is the New Black to be among the new TV series breaking into the Emmy derby in a big way when nominations are announced on Thursday morning.

How to Overcome Your Biggest Business Obstacle

Julie Barnes | Posted 07.07.2014 | Small Business
Julie Barnes

This seemingly, innocent question crushes more entrepreneurial journeys than anything I see and hear as a coach. You would think it would be money. But it's not.

Building a Better Economy Is a Shared Task

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

Don't let its friendly moniker fool you: the sharing economy is serious business.

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...

Elle Magazine's Women in Tech Dinner Reaches for the Superstars

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 06.30.2014 | San Francisco
Jennifer Raiser

There are networking events, and there are fashion events, and rarely the twain shall meet... unless you were meeting at the the first-ever Elle Magazine Women in Tech dinner at Quince Restaurant.

Nobody Is That Busy (Even in Silicon Valley)​

Melissa Daimler | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Melissa Daimler

I assumed that having a full calendar, sending emails late at night and getting five hours of sleep was the rite of passage to becoming not just an executive, but an important executive. But if being crazy busy is a mark of success, how come everybody seems to hate it?

Come On, Silicon Valley, You Can Do Better Than This

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 06.24.2014 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

The world has many problems to solve. Yet Silicon Valley, which could be taking the lead in ridding humanity of its ills, is focused on scoring big hits by solving problems so small they can be said to be non-existent.

Tyler McCarthy

Zach Woods Talks 'Silicon Valley,' Improv And Working With His Comedy Hero

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 06.23.2014 | Comedy

Zach Woods says his improvisation skills have come in handy for his role on HBO's new hit comedy "Silicon Valley." “If I’m doing comedy, I try...