Guest Post Don’t overlook your most powerful marketing tool of all: Public relations. The good news is that PR doesn’t have to cost much.
Guest Post Tarun Wadhwa’s father is a serial entrepreneur who passed on important life lessons about the importance of bring bold, creative, and mindful in everyday actions.
For women, attending conferences and seeking out mentors is an incredibly important networking tool — and one that not enough women in tech understand.
Editor’s Pick For International Women’s Day, we spoke with dozens of women in the tech industry to understand the primary problems they still face, and their suggested solutions.
Guest Post Vivek Wadhwa is vice president of innovation and research at Singularity University and Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University.
Guest Post As the use of unmanned aerial vehicles by governments increases — even by state and city governments — what does the future hold? Do individuals have a right to fly their own drones, too?
Guest Post For the first time in years, the Democrats and Republicans are working together to fix the immigration mess.
Guest Post Women-run startups might have trouble getting funding at present, but women are primed to lead in this new tech era.
Guest Post Companies all over the world are becoming increasingly worried about their ability to innovate and compete in the fast-changing technology world. That’s according to GE’s third annual “Global Innovation Barometer” released Jan 17.
Tablets, the quantified self movement, big data, new user interface paradigms, and the return of manufacturing jobs to the U.S. will help shape the coming year.
Guest Post Mexico’s I.T. offshoring industry ranks as #3 in Gartner’s global rankings, lagging behind only India and the Philippines, according to analyst Frances Karamouzis. Its ambition is to take second place.
Guest Post One of the most worrisome aspects of rapid advances in technology is its impact on jobs.
Guest Post When we reviewed the initial survey results, we thought something must be wrong. The Indian numbers could not have increased so dramatically.
In its second incarnation, India’s $35 Aaakash tablet has finally achieved the potential to revolutionize education for millions.
Guest Post SMASH provides full funding for high-achieving, low-income high school students of color to spend time at California’s top universities for five weeks during the summers after their 9th, 10th, and 11th grade years.
Guest Post When it comes to the IPO, both the Valley’s entrepreneurs and our government leaders are misguided. The IPO isn’t a profit superhighway, with on-ramps and exits for entrepreneurs thirsty for a quick profit. Rather, an IPO is like a marriage.
Attention high school graduates with dreams of becoming a doctor: That’s a bad idea. Instead, become a plumber. You’ll make more money. If you think that sounds crazy, that’s because it is. But that’s precisely the message from noted investor and Libertarian Peter Thiel, who sees education as a liability rather than an asset.
With the economy still in the doldrums, our political leaders are desperate to find ways to boost economic growth. Innovation and entrepreneurship are among the most obvious pathways to a solution. Both were the subject of a hearing held by the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship chaired by Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), Wednesday. I was asked to participate in the discussion with other academics, government officials and entrepreneurs.
Silicon Valley has led the world in innovation and entrepreneurship because of its culture of information sharing and mentoring. No other region in the world is like it. But things are changing. In my travels to countries like India, China, and Chile, I’ve witnessed a noticeable evolution in entrepreneurial culture over the past five years. Networking groups are emerging, and entrepreneurs are becoming more open. One of the most impressive examples of this is in Campinas, Brazil—a small university town on the outskirts of Sao Paulo.
Guest Post President Barack Obama reportedly asked Steve Jobs what it would take to bring iPhone manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. to which Jobs replied, “Those jobs aren’t coming back.”
Facebook’s IPO has raised hopes in Silicon Valley that the tech industry’s days of wine and roses will soon be back with hundreds of startups going public. Even President Obama seems excited. He recently proposed an “IPO on-ramp” to help young, smaller companies go public.
You’ve read how Facebook and Twitter fueled the Arab Spring uprising. You are watching the videos coming out of Syria on Facebook. But most likely you have not witnessed the power of social media impacting politics in near real time right here at home in America. Sure, activism groups and politicians have tapped social media to raise money. But to date, no flash mob has ever stopped a bill in its tracks or beaten down in less than 48-hours legislation pushed by some of the most well-funded, well-connected lobbies on K Street. But that’s exactly what happened on Jan. 20 when a loosely organized campaign to stop PIPA and SOPA swept the Internet and shook the power structure of Washington D.C.
America has been extremely worried about the loss of manufacturing to China. Seduced by subsidies, cheap labor, lax regulations, and a rigged currency, American industry has made a beeline to China.
Welcome to 2012 and a new list of New Year’s resolutions — a list that likely includes some variation on adopting a healthier lifestyle. Thanks to the acceleration of technology, fulfilling your resolutions this time around may be easier than it was in 2011.
The past year in technology was pretty wild.
Editor's Pick Almost no one has seen episode 4 of CNN’s documentary series “Black in America,” about race in the technology world, but a lot of folks are already jumping in on the race controversy the show’s promo has kickstarted.
Editor's Pick The Indian government thinks the $35 Aakash Android tablet has the power to change the world. After testing one out, we’d tend to agree.