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Silicon Valley Cynicism in the Age of Trump and Zuckerberg

Silicon Valley Cynicism in the Age of Trump and Zuckerberg

Elizabeth Warren had Facebook in her sights this week, using Twitter to ask a provocative question many of us were thinking to ourselves: “Trump and Zuckerberg met at the White House two weeks ago. What did they talk about?” In the process, she shined a light on the cynicism and culture of mistrust that’s rampant…
Silicon Valley’s competing philosophies on tech ethics with The New Yorker’s Andrew Marantz

Silicon Valley’s competing philosophies on tech ethics with The New Yorker’s Andrew Marantz

“If Silicon Valley is going to keep telling itself the story that the only uses of their technology will be the most optimistic, the most hopeful, the most salubrious, the most prosocial,” New Yorker staff writer Andrew Marantz told me in Part 1 of this recent conversation for Extra Crunch, “you can try to rebut…
Silicon Valley pioneered self-driving cars. But some of its tech-savvy residents don’t want them tested in their neighborhoods. – The Washington Post

Silicon Valley pioneered self-driving cars. But some of its tech-savvy residents don’t want them...

They’re familiar with the tech industry. That’s why they’re worried about what the self-driving revolution will entail. Faiz SiddiquiSan Francisco-based tech reporter covering automation and the future of transportation, including Tesla, Uber and Lyft October 3 at 11:16 AM SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Karen Brenchley is a computer scientist with expertise in training artificial intelligence, but…
The cult of the founder and Silicon Valley’s lack of moral authority

The cult of the founder and Silicon Valley’s lack of moral authority

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Kate and Alex were back at TechCrunch’s San Francisco headquarters to chat the news with Kleiner Perkin’s Mamoon Hamid. Hamid is best known as a former member of the Social Capital team, and for driving generational…
Hard Times in Silicon Valley? Not for the Payments Start-Up Stripe

Hard Times in Silicon Valley? Not for the Payments Start-Up Stripe

Business|Hard Times in Silicon Valley? Not for the Payments Start-Up StripeImagePatrick Collison, co-founder and chief executive of Stripe, at the 2016 Mobile World Congress. He is a regular figure on podcasts and the local speaking circuit.CreditCreditMatthias Oesterle/Corbis, via Getty ImagesSept. 19, 2019Updated 5:46 p.m. ETSAN FRANCISCO — Even though high-flying start-ups have met a cool…
The future of “Silicon Beach” now that Snapchat has left Venice

The future of “Silicon Beach” now that Snapchat has left Venice

Snapchat and the end of Silicon Beach? The New York Times covers how Venice, California, is readjusting after Snapchat, the biggest IPO in Los Angeles history, left the community for nearby Santa Monica. From 2012 to 2017, Snap dominated Venice’s commercial real estate market, prompting an anti-Snap resistance to get the company out. Now that…
‘This is Your Life in Silicon Valley’: The League founder and CEO Amanda Bradford on modern dating, and whether Bumble is a ‘real’ startup

‘This is Your Life in Silicon Valley’: The League founder and CEO Amanda Bradford...

Sunil Rajaraman Contributor Sunil Rajaraman is the co-founder of Scripted.com More posts by this contributor Welcome to this week’s transcribed edition of This is Your Life in Silicon Valley. We’re running an experiment for Extra Crunch members that puts This is Your Life in Silicon Valley in words – so you can read from wherever…
The renaissance of silicon will create industry giants

The renaissance of silicon will create industry giants

Navin Chaddha Contributor Navin Chaddha leads Mayfield. The firm invests in early-stage consumer and enterprise technology companies and currently has $2.7 billion under management. More posts by this contributor Every time we binge on Netflix or install a new internet-connected doorbell to our home, we’re adding to a tidal wave of data. In just 10…

Silicon Valley’s Latest Unicorn Is Run by a 22-Year-Old

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Silicon LED created by buzzing surface with high-speed electrons

Silicon LED created by buzzing surface with high-speed electrons

Electron boy-racers buzz bars — Free-flying electrons generate light in silicon, CMOS lasers long way off. Chris Lee - Jul 22, 2019 5:25 pm UTC Enlarge / If only controlling electron behavior was as easy as building atom illustrations out of children's toys...Japatino / Getty ImagesA long time ago, in a place not so far…

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Motorola’s 5G Moto Mod now works with its two-year-old Moto Z2...

Motorola’s Moto Z2 Force is now compatible with the 5G Moto Mod, meaning you can add 5G compatibility to the two-year-old phone on Verizon’s 5G network. In a blog post, Motorola said the functionality will be available from this week. Previously, the 5G Moto Mod was only compatible with the Moto Z3 and Z4. As…

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