More traffic on Bay Area highways lately isn’t just a coincidence. It’s happening in sync with soaring rent and continually falling unemployment rates, according to publicly available data.
It’s absolutely vital to have a PR strategy. But how do you get started?
Startup culture is homogenous. It feeds itself into a cycle of startups that build features and sell them as businesses. Few are making big solutions for big problems. Racism and misogyny are still issues.
Leila Janah will assume the role of chief executive at Sama Group, running three nonprofits.
Guest Post The Valley wonder dust has settled, and looking back, I realize that it was actually quite distracting and limiting. In fact, I would argue now that it is the the worst place in the world to run your startup.
The protracted regulatory battle faced by Uber, and its competitors Lyft and Sidecar, is the stuff of good television.
Editor’s Pick You may find it hard to believe that the leader of the free world has much time for video games. But the President’s senior advisor, Mark DeLoura, says Barack Obama has taken a personal interest.
Guest Post Eric Bovim is Managing Director at McBee Strategic
Guest Post Some people think the Midwest is losing talent to the coasts, but really, startup-life is starting to get bigger.
Guest Post When I travel outside the Mile High City, I’m often asked what makes Denver so attractive for startups. While our tech community and the companies it’s home to are gaining traction by the month, the benefits of launching a startup in Denver aren’t necessarily as obvious as those associated with major tech destinations like the Valley and, more recently, New York.
NTT’s center will focus on cloud security, big data applications, and mobile technologies. A spokesperson told me that the company will be eyeing startups for potential acquisitions.
At the VCIR conference in Park City, Utah, former Ancestry.com executives unveiled their stealthy new venture, called YouWho.
Guest Post Silicon Valley investors are relatively more concept-focused than revenue- and profit-focused, while the opposite is true in Silicon Beach.
Why is there this regional investor difference?
Guest Post I also explored the advantages of job-sharing for employers and was quickly sold. It is a proven family-friendly flexible solution, an effective way to retain high quality talent, and produces exceptional work quality.
Santa Clara University is one of the many educational institutions who have developed programs aimed at social entrepreneurs, and last Thursday, 13 social enterprises gave speed pitches to a room of impact investors as part of the Global Social Benefit Incubator (GSBI) Accelerator Showcase.
Bay Area workers better find alternate commute plans, as the region’s largest train system is going on strike tomorrow.
Now that an immigration reform bill has passed the Senate, Silicon Valley is targeting lawmakers in the House.
Editor’s Pick Welcome to the new breed of incubators: startup accelerators that give startups everything they need in one central location. It’s literally a startup ecosystem in a box.
The new 49ers stadium the stadium will be loaded to the uppermost seats with a vast quantity of electronics and networking gear provided by Sony, enabling fans to have a fully immersive digital experience while watching the game.
Collegefeed aims to help college students present themselves professionally online, explore career options, and connect with employers. In order to test how well they accomplish these goals I recruited a current college senior to help me out.
Mystery funding of the day? That’d be YesGraph, a stealthy startup in the recruiting space founded by Ivan Kirigin, a former product manager at Facebook and Dropbox.
Guest Post Tesla made it clear that being a great entrepreneur — one who commercialized a critical standard that powers innovation 125 years later — isn’t necessarily about the money.
Editor’s Pick “Something very interesting is happening here,” Google’s top Canadian employee, Steve Woods, told me. “This area has a very high proportion of startups to population. Google loves startups … and we love to hire entrepreneurial people.”
Guest Post Remember 1999? I was incubating my own Web startup, with zero customers, no funding, and only a group of friends and former colleagues committed to my idea.
“That’s the hope for the future, that Silicon Valley continues to attract many of the best and brightest of the entrepreneurs around the world.”
Silicon Valley has been prominent in the fight — particularly around the Startup Act — to admit immigrants who want to start businesses and create jobs.
The new Silicon Valley handshake is a four-step digitally-enhanced process.
Guest Post Cities are doing a lot to build and promote their own startup communities. But Silicon Valley is still king, and it’s growing even more powerful in startup investments. How do we fix this?
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.
The up-and-coming tech hubs include New York, Los Angeles, and Atlanta.
Yahoo sent a memo to employees yesterday, letting them know that they were expected to show up at the office every day. Silicon Valley was outraged.
Guest Post Silicon Valley and New York City are both bustling hubs of tech innovation — and equally attractive for job-seeking techies.
Guest Post As more women move into the C-suite, they are shaking up the order of things.
Fox released its trailer for The Internship Movie today, a comedy that follows two salesmen try to fight for a job at Google.
The smart, social, mobile, and above all digital world we’re building is the new industrial revolution, and the bricklayers and grease monkeys of this era are Ruby developers and database administrators.
Ann Bowers, the widow of Bob Noyce, put a human touch on memories of the father of Silicon Valley.
Editor’s Pick History came to life last night as PBS hosted a screening of Silicon Valley, the latest film in the American Experience documentary series.
Australian entrepreneur journeys to San Francisco to separate myth from reality about the local startup scene.
Editor’s Pick Silicon Valley residents often forget how unique this place is as an entrepreneurial hub, and challenging it is for people in other countries. For these nine British natives, coming to Silicon Valley has meant breaking away from English tradition.
What do Silicon Valley’s top VCs expect from 2013? Brace yourselves for self-driving cars, true AI, and much more.