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Science & Technology | Social Media

Pinterest Is a Unicorn. It Just Doesn’t Act Like One. - The New York Times

The company rejects Silicon Valley’s aggressive, hype-driven way of doing business. But its slow and steady approach has frustrated some investors and employees.

Business & Finance | Startups

This Young Founder Built a Multimillion Dollar Business by Rejecting the Silicon Valley Ethos and Being True to Herself

Laura Behrens Wu came to the U.S. as an outsider, and admits she's still trying to find her way.

Science & Technology | Technology

Silicon Valley Wants to Cash In on Fasting

Several startups are working to commercialize the tech world’s latest health craze.

Business & Finance | Business

Silicon Valley Is Over, Says Silicon Valley

About a dozen venture capitalists recently took a bus tour through the Midwest, and a funny thing happened: They caught the heartland bug.

Science & Technology | Tech

The tech elite are abandoning Silicon Valley in droves because of 'groupthink' and out-of-control living costs— here's where they're headed

Peter Thiel, Tim Ferriss and other members of Silicon Valley's tech elite are decamping for more diverse and often affordable areas.

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

'Silicon Valley' Confronts a "Darker Side" of Tech Culture (and T.J. Miller's Messy Exit) | Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter goes on set with season 5 of HBO's savage startup satire as Mike Judge, Alec Berg and their stars explore the suddenly under-fire digital industry and reveal the backstory behind Miller's departure: "T.J. wasn't LeBron."

Science & Technology | TECH

Here Are The 911 Transcripts of Some of the Times Apple Employees Walked Directly Into Glass Walls

Last month, reports emerged that Apple’s new “spaceship” campus in Cupertino, California—which hosts roughly 13,000 employees behind around 3,000 giant panes of glass—had resulted in the company’s employees repeatedly injuring themselves by wa

Science & Technology | Technology

Peter Thiel, retreating from Silicon Valley's tech scene, is moving to L.A.

Billionaire Peter Thiel, one of the most powerful men in Silicon Valley and its most prominent conservative, plans to move his home and personal investment firm to Los Angeles because he’s disaffected by what he sees as the Bay Area's left-leaning polit

Politics | Politics

Survey Finds Conservatives Out of Place in Silicon Valley

Online poll adds to concerns that political divisions are affecting tech workplaces.

Business & Finance | Business

How to Win Founders and Influence Everybody

For two and a half decades Margit Wennmachers has quietly shaped the public image of the world's hottest startups. Now she must reckon with the new era of big tech.

Science & Technology | Tech

Stop calling cities 'the next Silicon Valley' | VentureBeat

I’ve written previously about finding ways to have better conversations about Heartland startups in 2018. Now I’d like to make one of my own goals public in the hopes that others will join me: Let’s stop thinking of tech ecosystems as trying to be �

Business & Finance | Business

In Silicon Valley, much-feared tax bill pays dividends for workers | VentureBeat

(Reuters) — The U.S. tax overhaul is a boon to Silicon Valley technology companies like Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc, which will enjoy big tax cuts and the chance to bring back billions of dollars from overseas at a reduced rate.

Health & Fitness | Health

There's new evidence that Silicon Valley's favorite diet could help delay aging

A new study in animals suggests that significantly slashing calorie intake could come with some positive benefits, but more studies in people are needed.

Business & Finance | Business

Tackling Age Discrimination in Silicon Valley | WIRED

Companies can thrive without shunning employees of a certain age. Karen Wickre offers tech firms some advice for tackling age discrimination.

Business & Finance | Business

Uber Board Unanimously Approves All Holder Report Recommendations; Details Secret Until Tuesday

The Holder Report is expected to recommend sweeping changes to Uber's notoriously aggressive and misogynistic corporate culture, but its precise prescriptions remain secret

Entertainment | Entertainment

T.J. Miller Explains Why He's Leaving 'Silicon Valley'

He once told a drug-dealing kid that he brought piss to a sh– fight. He flew into a petty rage because someone was stealing his narrow spoons, which were the only ones that could effectively …

Entertainment | TV

The ridiculous Not Hotdog app from 'Silicon Valley' is real

Our long national nightmare is over: Thanks to HBO and Silicon Valley there's finally an app that will tell you if the object you pointed your phone's camera at...

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Tech-Investment Advice From the Star of Silicon Valley

The HBO hit comedy has given actor Thomas Middleditch a foothold in the real-life Silicon Valley investment culture.

Science & Technology | Technology

Meet The Man Whose Site Mark Zuckerberg Reads Every Day

For the last decade, Gabe Rivera has been quietly shaping the tech industry’s story for its top executives, investors, and journalists. But is the editor behind Silicon Valley’s Drudge Report ready...

Business & Finance | Startups

Inside Medium's meltdown: Evan Williams' startup - Business Insider

A big misstep by the startup's billionaire founder has angered some people and hurt his credibility.

Business & Finance | Business

How Apple—and the Rest of Silicon Valley—Avoids the Tax Man | WIRED

Apple is not the only high-tech US firm taking advantage of tax loopholes in places like Ireland and the Cayman Islands.

Humor | Cool & Interesting

Erlich Bachman gets a call from his future self

Jian Yang is the man

Business & Finance | Business

It’s OK if You Don’t Understand the Billboards of Silicon Valley | WIRED

Anywhere else in the world, the billboards lining Silicon Valley's major thoroughfare would seem more like roadside Dada than a legit attempt at advertising

Business & Finance | Business

Silicon Valley startups are terrified by a new idea: profits

Silicon Valley is abuzz about a post by venture investor Bill Gurley that spells out how the tech bubble is bursting and says startups need to earn profits.

Business & Finance | Business

The Mistake That's Killing So Many Silicon Valley Startups

Why trying to scale your business before you're ready is actually the worst thing you can do

Business & Finance | Business

Silicon Valley's 91-year-old designer - BBC News

Barbara Knickerbocker-Beskind was always inventing things, as a child and as an occupational therapist. Now, at the age of 91, she works for the design and innovation firm IDEO.

Science & Technology | Tech

The One Time Silicon Valley's Herd Mentality Comes In Handy

The perks arms race now includes parental leave along with on-site dry-cleaning and private chefs. But what about child care?

Science & Technology | Technology

When Silicon Valley Is Too Much Like Silicon Valley | TechCrunch

I’m a big fan of the real Silicon Valley and HBO’s Silicon Valley. My favorite episode this season features the boys of Pied Piper crisscrossing Silicon..

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

What (Some) Silicon Valley Women Think Of Newsweek | TechCrunch

Tech has some issues. You read trade pub stories about sexual harassment and assault allegations so often it's absurd. Newsweek, which just discovered there..