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The world’s largest internet companies are turning to clean power to run their data centers like never before. This month we saw…
Marc Andreessen personally courted Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover, leading the $6.1 million round. But will the non-tech masses care about the site?
ReservationHop is just the latest startup idea to trigger a firestorm of criticism from those who see its service as unethical. Just because a financial opportunity might exist in a particular system, does that mean it is necessarily ethical to exploit it?
With high valuations and mega funding rounds, is Silicon Valley on a bubble again? VCs say it’s not so cut and dry.
A Facebook initiative to give internet access to people in underdeveloped countries, and a proposal to teach a homeless man to program — two examples of a kind of tone-deaf mindset about how to fix the world’s problems.
Silicon Valley will soon be getting a reminder of the power of thinking big: a life-sized bronzed statue of Nikola Tesla in Palo Alto, Calif.
The United States Patent Office will open a branch in San Jose this year as part of its effort to provide better quality patents for regional economies. The office’s first leader will be from a company that has been a prominent critic of the patent system.
Tallinn, Estonia? Berlin? London? Dublin? Those aren’t the only contenders for the title of Silicon Valley of Europe.
Paul Tough, author of the book “How Children Succeed” stops by for a special podcast interview about the similarities between raising a successful kid and building a successful startup, as well as how busy Valley execs can still be great parents.
The number of principal engineers and other technical leaders leaving the company and trying to have big impacts elsewhere suggests VMware might achieve mafia status a la Sun Microsystems, Facebook, Google or PayPal. But is that good news for VMware?
Right now, some of the most reputable names in Silicon Valley, including Y Combinator and Wired magazine are offering up their attention to a startup pitch from the highest monetary bidder. It’s not as shady as it sounds, though: It’s all in the name of charity.
There’s been a lot of media buzz in recent months about the lack of racial and gender diversity in the tech startup landscape. Now new data from the National Venture Capital Association indicates that the VC field is similarly homogenous: It’s very white and mostly male.
Mark Zuckerberg saw Steve Jobs as a crucial advisor for building Facebook and its management team, according to an interview with Charlie Rose that will air later on Monday. Jobs is also quoted in his recent biography as saying that he “admire[d]” the Facebook founder.
After shutting down energy efficiency startup Hug Energy at the beginning of 2011, serial entrepreneur Marcus Tallhamn writes about the most important lesson he learned from the experience: value systems are crucial, and you’ve got to know what matters.
The technology world lost one of its most influential members ever on Wednesday with the passing of Steve Jobs. His fans, customers, competitors and friends alike have been expressing their grief over his death. Here are the thoughts and remembrances from peers in Silicon Valley.
Over the past year, HP’s board has led the company through more than a few stumbles. The company’s next CEO will not only have to bring back the innovation of “the HP way” but will also have to wrangle the board back in shape.
OpSource Inc.’s brand spanking new Silicon Valley data center should cut latency times and boost network performance for the cloud provider’s enterprise and service provider customers on the West Coast and provide co-location options for enterprises wanting redundancy.
This is a moving weekend for me so I am going to keep the list of recommendations to read this weekend very short. So without much ado, here are some posts that are worth reading this weekend.
Every developer who makes a popular web or mobile app is eventually faced with a decision: They can either stick with the status quo or swing for the fences. These days, many people are taking VC and going big — but is that the right choice?
For years, Europe’s startup community has been painted as the undernourished younger cousin of Silicon Valley. In reality, Europe’s web scene is now thriving. and we’ve compiled a list featuring some of the best and brightest European web startups — what we’re dubbing the GigaOM Euro 20.
The overriding contemporary image of Silicon Valley is it is focused on “light” innovation. It has gone Hollywood — focused on the glitz and the superficial. More complex innovation has been moving elsewhere, to former customers of the Valley like GE and overseas companies.
Growth in tech areas like mobile and cloud computing has been a start contrast from other areas of the U.S. economy, but IT spending, Cisco’s stock, PC buying habits and other indicators show that tech is not immune from the larger bear market.
Silicon Valley is the hub of the technology industry, but is its status on the wane due to the high cost of living and a more mobile work force enabled by broadband and a changing culture?
The major stock markets’ massive plunge on Thursday rattled investors, obliterating almost a trillion dollars in value at one point. But did it get the attention of the Silicon Valley bulls waiting for their favorite startups to IPO? Or will they dismiss it as a glitch?
For some odd reason, December makes me more pensive than usual, prompts me to focus not so much on the fleeting minutiae…
[qi:_earth2tech] Electric car startup Tesla Motors has raised more than $100 million in funding from Silicon Valley venture firms and has its…
Whatever you do today, please read Om’s current post, Relax, Chill and maybe Blog, responding to the New York Times on the…
iTaggit founder, David Altounian wrote on his blog recently of a question that many startup entrepreneurs have to address. It’s on the…