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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…
A new Silicon Valley venture report shocks — because of how little the pandemic has impacted dealmaking – TechCrunch

A new Silicon Valley venture report shocks — because of how little the pandemic...

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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…
Before Silicon Valley got nasty, the Pirates of Analog Alley fought it out

Before Silicon Valley got nasty, the Pirates of Analog Alley fought it out

Biz & IT — Stealing ideas and fighting over patents existed back when computers had gears, too. Sean Gallagher - Apr 24, 2014 4:00 pm UTC A patent drawing for the Range Keeper, Hannibal Ford's analog fire control computer.The history of information technology has a way of repeating itself. Every era's corporate competitors elbow each…
The Warriors and the Myth of the Silicon Valley-Driven Team

The Warriors and the Myth of the Silicon Valley-Driven Team

Joe Lacob is what you call a believer, a tried-and-true Silicon Valley apostle. As a venture capitalist, he likes to bet big on risky, sometimes unknown entities, uncertain of the outcome but confident in his canny approach to success. During the dot-com days, as a partner at the investment firm Kleiner Perkins, he fattened his…

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

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The ‘Undertaker Of Silicon Valley’ Stays Busy As Startups Lay Off Thousands

The ‘Undertaker Of Silicon Valley’ Stays Busy As Startups Lay Off Thousands

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Mind the Gap, Silicon Valley’s secretive donor group, plans to spend up to $140 million to beat Trump

Mind the Gap, Silicon Valley’s secretive donor group, plans to spend up to $140...

Mind the Gap, the secretive group quietly reshaping big-money politics in Silicon Valley, is aiming to spend as much as $140 million to boost Democrats in the 2020 election, Recode has learned. If realized, a haul of that size would cement the group, little known until Recode reported on it this week, as one of…
What Apple’s Silicon Chips Suggest About Its Future

What Apple’s Silicon Chips Suggest About Its Future

Hi, folks. I’m sad this week because Michael Hawley died of cancer at 58. He was a key figure at MIT’s Media Lab, a world-class pianist, an amazing conference impresario, collaborator on Steve Jobs’ famous commencement speech, and a terrific person. What a crappy year this is.The Plain ViewRather than going the Zoom route, Tim…
Silicon Valley might not reject Saudi Arabia’s money but it’s rejecting its conference after Jamal Khashoggi’…

Silicon Valley might not reject Saudi Arabia’s money but it’s rejecting its conference after...

The challenge at last year’s investment conference in Saudi Arabia was convincing Silicon Valley celebrities not to abruptly cancel. The challenge this year is to convince them to show up at all. The glitzy Riyadh gala marketed as “Davos in the Desert” is trying to recover from the Saudi government’s brutal murder of dissident Jamal…

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Ad Dollars Keep Flowing Into Google and Facebook—for Now

Back in April 2018, as public outrage over the Cambridge Analytica scandal neared its zenith, Mark Zuckerberg sat before Congress for a marathon two-day hearing. One of the most memorable interactions came when Republican senator Orrin Hatch asked Zuckerberg how Facebook could possibly sustain a business model that doesn’t charge users for its services.“Senator, we…

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