Newsweek used a loud, cheeky, sexual cartoon to bring up the overwhelmingly complex, undeniably serious and highly charged issue of sexism in Silicon Valley.
The topic that we, in Silicon Valley, talk about a lot: the lack of women coding, the lack of women getting computer science degrees, the lack of women CEOs and founders, the lac ...
Two federal courts in San Francisco this week will begin to consider the question for the on-demand era of startups: Are workers who use the technology platforms to find jobs independent contractors or full fledged employees?
In separate lawsuits, drivers have sued Lyft and Uber, the two popular ride-service firms, contending that the ...
“There have been concerns about the long-term prospect that we lose control of certain kinds of intelligences. I fundamentally don’t think that’s going to happen.”
— Eric Horvitz, managing director of Microsoft Research’s Redmond Lab, on artificial intelligence. His comments come after people such as Step ...
Happy International Data Privacy Day. Have we got some privacy news for you.
• Canada’s electronic spying agency, the CSE, has been tracking millions of Internet downloads around the world, according to a new report based on a document obtained by former U.S. government tech contractor Edward Snowden. The project, called Levitat ...
Remember when Apple was the iPod company? Well, it is no more.
Oh, sure, Apple still sells the digital music players. And the iPod’s legacy can still be seen in the iPhone, the iPad and Apple TV. But sales of the gadgets are so meaningless to Apple now that it has stopped delineating them.
Apple’s earnings release on Tuesd ...
Should Apple rename itself “Apple Phone?”
I ask that with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek, of course. But if the company’s name were supposed to reflect its actual business — as it once did — you could make a strong case for tacking on that “phone.”
For years now, Apple’s overall su ...
Beneath the turmoil and unrest that has seized much of the Middle East, there is a burgeoning tech scene offering a nugget of hope in a place where creativity can be a luxury and basic survival is often a challenge.
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When it comes to female engineers in tech, Pinterest engineer Tracy Chou says "the actual numbers I’ve seen and experienced in industry are far lower than anybody is willing to admit." She's backing that up by sharing those numbers on Read More →
Welcome back to Elevator Pitch, where we put top tech investors under the microscope. And speaking of microscopes, this week's guest is Dr. Beth Seidenberg, who heads up life sciences investing at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Read More →
A week after Facebook acknowledged declining interest among younger teenagers, the world’s largest social network has launched a “bullying prevention hub” aimed at helping teens deal with online harassment.
The hub offers suggestions for victims to address their abusers, including online Read More →
With the holiday buying season approaching, industry research outfit NPD Group has good news for tech companies and not so good for consumers.
NPD analyst Stephen Baker noted Friday that that televisions and personal computers are a good indicator of the overall Read More →
"I think you should make it so the game automatically shuts down when you have played for a long time."
— Ryan, third-grader who saw an NPR report about how the video-game industry — from game designers Read More →
Say this for Jason Calacanis: "Understated" isn't really in his vocabulary.
The guy who brought us the influential Silicon Alley Reporter during the dot-com bubble, then sold Weblogs to AOL for a reported $30 million, then co-founded Read More →
The rubber duck floats past the rest (Pac-Man et al) to secure a spot in the National Toy Hall of Fame. "Star Wars" meets Thomas Kinkade When fonts fight. Speaking of letters, did you know "h" is Read More →