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Left Behind In Silicon Valley's Recovery

AP | MARCUS WOHLSEN | Posted 04.28.2012 | Business

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Daniel Macias is the face of Silicon Valley seldom seen by those who don't live there. When he was 19, he wasn't starting ...

What Silicon Valley Executives Keep Getting Wrong About Education

Dr. Keith Devlin | Posted 04.26.2012 | Technology
Dr. Keith Devlin

Successful Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who clearly understand the importance of understanding the market and testing how effective their products are seem to leave those important instincts at the door when they comment on K-12 education.

Location, Location, Location: Where Should You Start Your Company?

Patrick FitzGerald | Posted 04.25.2012 | Small Business
Patrick FitzGerald

In real estate, we can all agree that location is king. But what about for entrepreneurship? Where should you start your company?

Founder Flounder: The Opportunist in Visionary's Clothing (Part 1)

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Often founders start a company out of love for its mission and what it could be, and then get seduced by all the toys that money can buy, and then need to sustain it akin to the "Goldman's Handcuffs."

Obama's California Gold Rush: Eclipsing the Empire State

William Bradley | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

California was always likely to play a substantially bigger role in Obama's fundraising than New York. The Golden State's economy is much bigger than the Empire State's. And Wall Street simply can't be catered to the way it would clearly like to be, not by any Democratic president.

Women Entrepreneurs on the Rise

Jack Hidary | Posted 04.06.2012 | Women
Jack Hidary

What else can the tech world do to engage more women to start and lead companies?

Venture Capitalist: If Tech CEOs Any Younger We'd 'Be Invested In Preschool'

Reuters | Sarah McBride | Posted 04.21.2012 | Business

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Josh Buckley, chief executive of an online gaming start-up, is looking forward to next month...

Can the Biz of Show Biz Still Love Obama?

Ted Johnson | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Ted Johnson

Among many politically engaged creatives the failure of SOPA, seen as the industry's biggest policy initiative in recent years, isn't necessarily being blamed on the Obama administration.

Aaron Sankin

Can San Francisco Save Music? | Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.13.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- For the past decade and a half, Silicon Valley has been gleefully sticking its digital stake further and further into the rapidly dec...

Teke Wiggin

PHOTOS: A Peek Inside Silicon Valley's Giant Floating Counterpart | Teke Wiggin | Posted 02.08.2012 | San Francisco

By AOL Real Estate A group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs is trying to make it easier for its foreign counterparts to make and maintain business c...

The Seat Next to Me Is Open

Women 2.0 | Posted 04.09.2012 | Technology
Women 2.0

Women have to overcome the insecurities that appear when there is a perception of somehow falling behind others. We have to realize that there's room for everyone at the table and that we all won't take the same path to get there.

Japanese Entrepreneurs Aim For Silicon Valley

AP | By TOMOKO A. HOSAKA | Posted 04.04.2012 | Small Business

TOKYO -- For an emerging generation of Japanese innovators, the dream isn't a job for life at a big company. They have new ambitions, and they're dete...

Post IPO, Facebook's Zuckerberg To Maintain Control Of Company

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters - By Alexei Oreskovic and Sarah McBride) - Facebook unveiled plans for the biggest ever Internet IPO that could raise as much as $10 billion,...

Immigrants: Engines of Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Economic Growth

Suren Dutia | Posted 03.31.2012 | Small Business
Suren Dutia

Highly skilled immigrants are America's competitive advantage, and it is critical today more than ever that we woo and welcome them to our shores.

Daymond John: Investing in America

Mike Green | Posted 03.31.2012 | Business
Mike Green

"My No. 1 agenda over the next five years is to change Silicon Valley -- the face of it -- by bringing the same mentality I had with FUBU, which is bringing popular culture -- all my artists, myself, my capital and my friends -- to Silicon Valley."

Could Our Immigration Laws Prevent the Next Google?

Alex Nowrasteh | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business
Alex Nowrasteh

Soviet central planners, whom Brin's family sought to escape, tried to predict demand for goods and services with catastrophic consequences. American immigration officials shouldn't harbor the same conceit. It's time to end this charade.

The New Movers and Shapers: How a Millennial Generation Came of Age

Christine Horansky | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home
Christine Horansky

Since we have been given a lot of lemons to start with, we have become determined instead to shape the world into the place we want it to be. Could this spirit make us the next great generation?

Revenge of the Electric Car: Plug It In on DVD

Linda Hassler | Posted 03.26.2012 | Entertainment
Linda Hassler

After making his successful 2006 film, Who Killed The Electric Car, director Chris Paine was elated to learn the auto industry was finally committing to electric cars (EVs).

Bianca Bosker

SOPA Showdown: What's Next In The Battle Between Hollywood And Silicon Valley | Bianca Bosker | Posted 01.18.2012 | Technology

As controversial anti-piracy legislation lost key supporters amid online protests Wednesday, some experts said the best course of action for major med...

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Picks Sides In SOPA Fight Between Campaign Donors | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama entered the fray over two controversial anti-piracy bills with a Jan. 14 statement aligning the White House with ...

Zach Carter

SOPA BLACKOUT | Zach Carter | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

Thousands of websites, including some of the most popular, are going dark today to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act, a bill which is designed to thw...

I Had a Dream...

Mateo Gutierrez | Posted 03.16.2012 | Good News
Mateo Gutierrez

Today: Go be free. Be seriously free, revel in the complexity and mess of it all -- you deserve it and the world needs it.

Nate C. Hindman

Why Wall Street Bankers Are Fleeing To Main Street | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 01.13.2012 | Small Business

Shane Robinson celebrated his Merrill Lynch job offer over lunch and cocktails at a trendy Manhattan restaurant. His bosses toasted him and asked what...

Controversial Financial Reform Measure Could Hurt Venture Capital, Bank Says

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2012 | Business

By Dave Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - While Wall Street giants fight to get regulators to loosen the broad trading restrictions of the ...

6 Fast Paths To Success

Women 2.0 | Posted 02.29.2012 | Women
Women 2.0

Qualified women aren't rising to the top because they are advancing the hard way -- without mentors, the right meeting skills, and, often, without the right mindset.