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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...

Google Is Crafting Another Route Into Your Home

Reuters | Posted 06.20.2014 | 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 06.20.2014 | 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 06.19.2014 | 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 06.17.2014 | 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 06.17.2014 | Food
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 06.15.2014 | 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 06.16.2014 | 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 06.12.2014 | 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 06.10.2014 | 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 06.10.2014 | 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 06.05.2014 | 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 06.03.2014 | 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 06.02.2014 | 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 ...