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Tech Sector Finally Hit With Job Losses

Bits | Matt Richtel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In the fine print of a jobs report published today is some mixed news for Silicon Valley. For the first time in this downturn, the region lost jobs; ...

The New CEO at Yahoo is Urgent to Stop the Brain Drain

Penny Herscher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Penny Herscher

Seeing a VP engineering go to My Space and the director of search engineering go to Current TV -- and there are many of these -- tells the story of what's happening inside the company.

Richardson is the Innovator We Need in Commerce

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

Here we go again! All the media pundits seem to be missing the boat on the brilliance of the selection of Governor Bill Richardson as the next Secretary of Commerce.

Recharge America with Electric Cars

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gavin Newsom

Yesterday, joined by San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums, I announced a nine-step policy plan for transforming the Bay Area into the "Electric Vehicle (EV) Capital of the U.S."

Laid-Off Silicon Valley Worker Kills Three

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — A 47-year-old engineer arrested on suspicion of fatally shooting three of his co-workers had been laid off hours earlier a...

Hollywood Under Siege

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Why is traditional content losing its vigor? Everyone focuses on the culture of piracy, but there are other reasons as well. One is supply and demand.

Grassroots Organization Sends Campaigners Across the Country on Donated Frequent Flyer Miles

Natasha Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Natasha Chen

In the effort to send out volunteers to swing states, a grassroots organization started by a couple of Stanford students has turned into the main hub ...

How Poor Are You?

Vicky Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Vicky Ward

For a society that has pretended not to talk about money, while caring about little else, suddenly the experience of being nouveau pauvre is all that's on everyone's lips.

Tech Start-Ups: The Economy's Best Hope

CN Portfolio | Kevin Maney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Silicon Valley has never been a place where people throw in the towel. The dot-com crash of 2000 didn't drain the life out of the tech start-up cultur...

"R.I.P. Good Times" -- Crisis Hits Startups

Silicon Alley Insider | Peter Kafka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Even the most blissed-out startup entrepreneur has got to have a sense of what's happened to the economy in the past few days -- and what that's going...

Abu Dhabi Will Produce AMD Chips In Major Play For Technology Credibility

DealBook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The real surprise is the identity of those other people, The New York Times's Ashlee Vance writes. The Advanced Technology Investment Company, an org...

Venture Capitalists Invest in Green

New York Times Magazine | Jon Gertner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

One afternoon last May in Menlo Park, Calif., a venture capitalist named Ray Lane led me from his office to the parking lot, where an automobile had b...

Credit Crisis Looms Over Silicon Valley

New York Times | BRAD STONE and CLAIRE CAIN MILLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Since the credit crisis began gripping the financial world, Silicon Valley has watched from the sidelines, secure in the faith that it was insulated f...

Is Tech Dead In Chicago?

Brad Spirrison and Howard Wolinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brad Spirrison and Howard Wolinsky

Chicago will never and should never try to compare itself to Silicon Valley, Seattle or any of the other alleged "tech centers" throughout North America. The city's diversified economy is comprised of a completely different kind of DNA.

Google Goes Big for Geothermal

Josie Garthwaite | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josie Garthwaite

Google, Inc. announced plansto invest $10 million in an energy technology known as enhanced geothermal systems, or EGS.

Where's China? Tech Gurus Can't Find it on the Map

Rebecca Fannin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rebecca Fannin

China was missing from talk at two major conferences in the Bay Area. The Valley doesn't want to admit its tech dominance is being challenged by a country that just a few years was a manufacturer, not an inventor.

All is Not Well in Silicon Valley

Aaron Greenspan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Aaron Greenspan

MySpace and Facebook have utterly failed to improve any significant aspect of the American economy -- and have "succeeded" at wasting millions of manhours that could have gone toward boosting our national productivity.

China Gains Tech Trophy; Wake-up Call to the West

Rebecca Fannin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rebecca Fannin

Once it was Japan that threatened to be the major technological rival to the U.S. Now that trophy goes to China and its rapid climb from a low-cost producer to a high-tech inventive nation.

Wake up, Silicon Valley! Chinese Lessons for American Entrepreneurs

Rebecca Fannin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rebecca Fannin

For energy, motivation and raw talent, American entrepreneurs cannot compare to their Chinese counterparts. No wonder investors from the U.S. are looking for the next Steve Jobs in the Middle Kingdom.

The Question Concerning Digital Technology

Hugh McGuire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Hugh McGuire

I'm not interested in technology per se, I am interested in the ways we might use it to make our lives richer and more meaningful.

Silicon Valley Beard-Off!

Fortune | Michael V. Copeland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Ancient symbols of power and virility, beards have gone hand-and-chin with computers at least as far back as the Home Brew Computer Club and the early...

Netflix: Don't Call Us Obsolete

Fortune | Michael V. Copeland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Netflix announces its first-quarter earnings after the bell Monday, April, 21. With a spate of upgrades by analysts during Q1, Netflix is expected to ...

Netflix: Don't Call Us Obsolete

Fortune | Michael V. Copeland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Netflix announces its first-quarter earnings after the bell Monday, April, 21. With a spate of upgrades by analysts during Q1, Netflix is expected to ...

Solar-Power Users Go Green To Save Green

USA Today | Paul Davidson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For years, Bruce Crawford dreamed of putting solar panels on his one-story house to cut his power bill and "do something good for the environment." Bu...

Valley Workers Go "Topless" At Meetings

Los Angeles Times | Jessica Guynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As the capital of information technology, Silicon Valley may have more gadgets per capita than any other place on the planet. Yet, even here, "always ...