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Maids for sale: How Silicon Valley enables online slave markets – BBC News

Maids for sale: How Silicon Valley enables online slave markets – BBC News

Google, Apple and Facebook-owned Instagram are enabling an illegal online slave market by providing and approving apps used for the buying and selling of domestic workers in the Gulf.BBC News Arabic’s undercover investigation exposes app users in Kuwait breaking local and international laws on modern slavery, including a woman offering a child for sale.The discovery…
Raising VC in Silicon Valley as a female POC

Raising VC in Silicon Valley as a female POC

Nathan Beckord Contributor Nathan Beckord is CEO of Foundersuite.com, a software platform for raising capital and managing investors that has helped entrepreneurs raise over $2 billion since 2016. He is also the host of Foundersuite’s How I Raised It podcast. More posts by this contributor As the world grows increasingly digital, the craving for face-to-face…
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…
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…
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…
New trailers: Silicon Valley, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and more

New trailers: Silicon Valley, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and more

I’m writing this entire column having just gotten back from seeing Parasite, so you’ll have to excuse me if my thoughts are a little scattered because Parasite is, to put it mildly, completely bonkers. There are no words to properly describe my feelings toward that film. To be clear, you should go see Parasite, the…
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…
Superhuman, Silicon Valley’s Hottest Email App, Kills Location Tracking After Privacy Backlash – Gizmodo

Superhuman, Silicon Valley’s Hottest Email App, Kills Location Tracking After Privacy Backlash – Gizmodo

Image: SuperhumanEmail startup Superhuman ruffled some feathers this week thanks to a viral blog post by former Twitter vice president of design Mike Davidson detailing how one of the $30 a month service’s core features was actually a run-of-the-mill privacy-violating tracking pixel that transmits information about recipients, including geolocation, back to the sender every time…
‘Silicon Valley,’ Season 6, Episode 2 — a billion dollars to violate your principles – Palo Alto Daily Post

‘Silicon Valley,’ Season 6, Episode 2 — a billion dollars to violate your principles...

Richard (Thomas Middleditch) and Monica (Amanda Crew) go to a charity gala to try hunt VC money. HBO photo. BY JAMIE MORROW Daily Post Associate Editor “$50 million sounds great, but it’s an awfully low price to pay for your integrity,” Pied Piper founder Richard is told in last night’s episode of HBO’s “Silicon Valley.”…
‘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…

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Sonos speakers are getting a cheap Ikea wireless controller

Ikea’s Symfonisk speakers will have a dedicated wireless controller when the $179 table lamp and a $99 bookshelf model ship in August. That means that Ikea’s Sonos-compatible speakers will be controllable via the Sonos app, Ikea’s Trådfri smart home app, and the new Symfonisk Sound Remote, which can also control Sonos-branded speakers. The diminutive Symfonisk…

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