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Quoted: Aaron Levie on libertarianism in Silicon Valley

"There’s sort of a libertarian bent in the valley that occasionally goes too far." — Aaron Levie, CEO of Box, talks politics and Silicon Valley, where government regulations leave a bad taste in many people's mouths. "I would characterize Read More →

Quoted: on drones and sky-high gridlock

"The most challenging thing would be to combine a large fleet of Amazon Prime drones carrying packages and the Piper Clubs that just want to punch a hole in the sky on the weekend." — Ella Atkins, associate professor Read More →

Report: Silicon Valley firms missing qualified Hispanics and blacks in hiring

Silicon Valley firms recruit from the same stable of elite universities, a practice that contributes to the companies missing out on qualified ethnic and racial minorities, USA Today reports. Hispanics make up 6.5 percent and blacks 4.5 percent of Read More →

Microsoft’s Nadella rethinks karma and gives a gender lesson

Good things come to those who wait. That could have been the takeaway advice from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who spoke at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Phoenix Thursday. Instead, by his stumble, Nadella offered a window into Read More →

Tech leaders sound the alarm over the global trust deficit with U.S. firms

Tech leaders gathered in Palo Alto High School's gymnasium to sound the alarm over measures being taken by foreign governments in response to disclosures of U.S. surveillance. The global response to the disclosures has not blown over but only appears to Read More →

Quoted: Tim Wu on what’s next for net neutrality — ‘blood’

"There will be blood." — Tim Wu, the Columbia Law School professor who coined the term "net neutrality," on the litigation that's likely to happen after the FCC adopts its new rules on the open Internet. Tuesday in Washington Read More →
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