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Silicon Valley business owners call on Amazon to drop fight against sales-tax law

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-08-17

Kepler's Books owner, others to gather in Palo Alto today in solidarity against Amazon's tax fight.

Why Silicon Valley Can't Sell

AdWeek – 2011-07-11

Drive up and down the 101 Freeway in Silicon Valley, or cast your gaze north toward Seattle, and media companies, which expect to book over $20 billion in advertising in 2011, appear to be...

Biz Break: Is Yahoo killing Delicious? Plus: Silicon Valley jobless rate rises

San Jose Mercury News – 2010-12-17

Today: Can bookmark site Delicious find a new home outside Yahoo? Plus: Silicon Valley's jobless rate rises in November.

Far from Silicon Valley comes challenge to Google and Microsoft

Times Online – 2009-01-12

When Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo joined Nokia 28 years ago, the Finnish group was making car tyres and rubber boots. Then he was part of the team assembled by Jorma Ollila, the former chief executive, that...

Dueling trade shows split Silicon Valley

International Herald Tribune – 2008-08-19

Two-year old TechCrunch challenges 17-year-old Demo as venue where technology companies show their new products to venture capitalists and the media.

Silicon Valley Investors Back The Atavist

Media Bistro – 2012-05-21

The Atavist, a digital publishing start-up founded by journalists, has landed $1.5 million in funding from some well-known Silicon Valley investors. In this encore edition of the Morning Media...

Silicon Valley's Prescriptions for Internet Addiction

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-07-24

The people whose livelihoods and egos depend on the success of Internet-powered gadgets have started disconnecting because of all the detrimental things it may or may not do to our brains that...

West Meets East: Silicon Valley Accelerator to Tackle the Future of Journalism

Editor & Publisher – 2012-12-05

Entrepreneur Corey Ford is in an interesting spot: Today he launched Matter, the startup accelerator that aims to help companies tackling the future of publishing and media. But as of yet, no one,...

Why Publishers Need to Think More Like Silicon Valley

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-01-15

Every book published each season is its own startup. By adopting some of the principles that drive Silicon Valley, publishers really don't have anything to lose.

The End: Barnes & Noble in Silicon Valley

Business Week – 2013-07-25

Barnes & Noble tried to transform the book business for the digital age. Too bad it forgot about the books

Pizarro: Silicon Valley Reads attempts to untangle the relationship between books and technology in 2014

San Jose Mercury News – 2013-09-20

Silicon Valley Reads has selected two books for the community to read and discuss in 2014: 'The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing To Our Brains,' by technology writer Nicholas Carr and 'Mr....

Cassidy: Issuu shows Silicon Valley's vital role in global commerce

San Jose Mercury News – 2013-09-28

Denmark-based Issuu’s expansion to Silicon Valley is a sign of the digital newsstand’s ambition, but more than that, it’s a sign that even non-tech companies are realizing that a...

Apple, LinkedIn, Juniper: Silicon Valley tech dominates 2013 corporate expansions

Silicon Valley Business Journal – 2013-10-30

Silicon Valley tech companies like Apple, LinkedIn and Juniper Networks Inc. grew their real estate footprints more than other industries did over the last year, according to a new breakdown of...

Marc Andreessen: Silicon Valley is more than 'kids farting around'

Silicon Valley Business Journal – 2013-11-02

Marc Andreessen thinks Silicon Valley is misunderstood, thanks to unfavorable coverage by media from other parts of the country including Valleywag and The New Yorker. The co-founder of Menlo Park...

'Hatching Twitter' is a Silicon Valley drama of feuding founders

Los Angeles Times – 2013-11-07

Nick Bilton's book gives an inside account of the friends who created and bumbled their way to a social media empire in 'Hatching Twitter.'The first time I saw a man killed in front of me, I tweeted...

Chegg books nearly $200 million in Silicon Valley's first post-Twitter IPO

San Jose Mercury News – 2013-11-13

Chegg, a Silicon Valley startup focused on higher education, earned a solid grade from investors Wednesday, selling its first batch of shares for more than it expected and raking in nearly $200...

One Therapist's Diagnosis--And Prescription--For The Overworked Masses Of Silicon Valley

Fast Company – 2014-01-17

In her new book Speed, Bay Area psychologist Stephanie Brown unpacks the tech industry's predilection for a frenzied pace of life--and to what extent it's screwing up our lives and work.What is it...

Pizarro: Silicon Valley Reads tackles the divide between printed books and the digital age

San Jose Mercury News – 2014-01-21

Authors Nicholas Carr and Robin Sloan will help kick off this year's edition of Silicon Valley Reads, which centers around the theme 'Books and Technology: Friends or Foes?'

In Horowitz's Silicon Valley Tell-All, a Woman's Place Is Strictly Hypothetical

Business Week – 2014-03-12

<em>The Hard Thing About Hard Things</em> is a business book in the tradition of Sun Tzu

Silicon Valley billionaire sets record with $201 million life insurance policy -- but who is it?

San Jose Mercury News – 2014-03-15

Somewhere in Silicon Valley, a 'mystery billionaire' has bought what the Guinness Book of World Records says is the most valuable life insurance policy in history: A pact that will pay his survivors...

Who is Silicon Valley backing in the Khanna vs. Honda race?

Silicon Valley Business Journal – 2014-06-04

One of the must-watch races in the June primary is that of two socially progressive democrats vying for the 17th Congressional District. Seven-term Silicon Valley Rep. Mike Honda is a...

Four Silicon Valley Visionaries tout passion, role chance played in success

Silicon Valley Business Journal – 2014-06-05

Four new Silicon Valley Visionary award winners joined past honorees including Bill Gates and Elon Musk Tuesday night, stressing the importance that chance and passion played in their success....

Injured Silicon Valley bike commuter crusades against greedy insurance companies

San Jose Mercury News – 2014-07-21

After being nearly killed by a motorist, former bicycle commuter and Silicon Valley executive Dan Karr has written a book and now crusades against insurance companies that renege on their promises.

The chip firm behind Google’s Project Tango unveils its next-gen silicon

GigaOM – 2014-07-30

The company whose chip is bringing 3-D computer sight to a Google handset project has released a second generation SoC that would offer better vision with less of a battery drain. The chip firm...

Making fun of Silicon Valley is easy, but the next big thing always looks like a toy

GigaOM – 2014-08-08

Making fun of Silicon Valley and some of the silly startup ideas that get funded has become a popular sport, but as Y Combinator's Sam Altman points out, great things often start out looking pretty...

IBM’s complicated silicon story: It’s designing brainiac chips while trying to shed its chip making biz

GigaOM – 2014-08-08

IBM says its researchers designed a human-brain-like chip that can pack lots of smarts into a power-stingy package, but the company still seems to want out of the chip-making biz. IBM’s...

Meet Renovo Motors: An electric supercar maker from Silicon Valley

GigaOM – 2014-08-16

There's another high end electric car maker in the Valley and the company has just emerged from stealth. Meet Renovo Motors: An electric supercar maker from Silicon Valley originally published by...

Chief Technology Officer at White House leaving for Silicon Valley, says report

GigaOM – 2014-08-23

Todd Park is leaving Washington to do White House-related work in Silicon Valley. Another tech industry vet is expected to succeed him as CTO. Chief Technology Officer at White House leaving for...

Calling Silicon Valley Out On Its Gender Problem

Fast Company – 2014-08-26

It's no secret that the Valley has a gender problem, a new book explores just how deep discrimination runs and how to fix it.In July, Twitter reported that only 10% of its tech jobs are held by...

Silicon Valley Through the Prism of Publishing

Publishing Perspectives – 2014-10-29

Books in Browsers V demonstrated various efforts by Silicon Valley to help the publishing industry explore new digital opportunities. The post Silicon Valley Through the Prism of Publishing appeared...

"Just Being Who We Are Is Extremely Risky": An Honest Discussion On Race In Silicon Valley

Fast Company – 2014-11-11

A small group of African-American tech leaders met recently for a roundtable discussion that was funny, frank, and uncompromising.As part of the reporting on this month's magazine profile of Tristan...

Google’s secret NSA alliance: The terrifying deals between Silicon Valley and the security state

Salon.com – 2014-11-16

Inside the high-level, complicated deals -- and the rise of a virtually unchecked surveillance power

Recommended Reading: Silicon Valley's role in government surveillance

Engadget – 2014-11-22

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We...

Why Silicon Valley and media don’t mix easily

Digiday – 2014-12-07

Digital publishing needs a lifeline. But as The New Republic debacle has showed, mixing tech and media cultures is a tricky combination. The post Why Silicon Valley and media don’t mix easily...

China closing in on Silicon Valley as home of internet giants, research shows

The Guardian – 2014-12-08

Tencent and Baidu are only non-US digital media companies in top 10 by revenue, but country has four of top 10 fastest-growing firms, report saysChina is eroding Silicon Valley’s pre-eminent...

Time Inc. taps into its inner Silicon Valley

Digiday – 2014-12-22

The publisher of Time, People and InStyle is launching new products with a Silicon Valley twist. The post Time Inc. taps into its inner Silicon Valley appeared first on Digiday.

Big Data’s big libertarian lie: Facebook, Google and the Silicon Valley ethical overhaul we need

Salon.com – 2015-04-26

The tech world talks of liberty and innovation while invading privacy and surveilling us all. It must end now

Here’s the Profile of Big Head Silicon Valley Claims We Did

Wired – 2015-05-05

Last night's Silicon Valley mentioned a WIRED profile on Nelson "Big Head" Bighetti. We'd been keeping it under wraps, but it's time to finally publish it. Enjoy. The post Here’s the Profile of...

Asians struggle to become executives at major Silicon Valley companies, study shows

Silicon Valley Business Journal – 2015-05-06

The glass ceiling in Silicon Valley is pretty hard to crack for Asian-Americans, a new study shows, with Asians only representing 13.9 percent of executives at five Silicon Valley-headquartered...

Books Inc. to Open in Silicon Valley, New Owners for Mystery Lovers

Publishers Weekly – 2015-05-25

The California mini-chain will add its 12th location in July 2016 in Santa Clara. In Pittsburgh, Natalie Sacco and Trevor Thomas purchased the Raven Award-winning mystery bookshop.

Ellen Pao must pay a fraction of Silicon Valley opponent's legal fees

Los Angeles Times – 2015-06-19

Former venture capitalist Ellen Pao, who lost her high-profile gender discrimination case against her onetime employer, must pay about a quarter of that firm's legal fees, a judge ruled Thursday.

Is Silicon Valley Charting the Future While All the World's Pols Play Small Ball?

The Huffington Post – 2015-07-03

"It is dangerous to mix godlike technology with megalomaniac politics but it might be even more dangerous to blend godlike technology with myopic politics. Our politics is becoming mere...

We pledge allegiance to the United States of Inc.: Corporations become nation-states in Silicon Valley’s latest utopian management scheme

Salon.com – 2015-07-05

In Holacracy's vision, workers are citizens of the companies that will one day rule the world

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter courts tech leaders in Silicon Valley

Los Angeles Times – 2015-08-29

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter touched down Friday at Moffett Federal Airfield for his second appearance in four months to reassure Silicon Valley that the Pentagon views the region as an essential...

How Product Hunt took the Silicon Valley route to building a media brand

Digiday – 2015-10-23

Product Hunt started as an email list aimed at helping people discover and share new apps and other products. These days, its ambitions have extended to video games, podcasts and books as the site...

The Top 10 People to Know in Silicon Valley

The Huffington Post – 2015-10-31

When it comes to navigating the difficult waters of Silicon Valley, it is important to know who the big movers and shakers in the industry are. These are some of the top people that have shaped the...

Modern Luxury Media Launches New Silicon Valley Magazine

Folio Magazine – 2015-12-02

City and regional luxury lifestyle publisher targets tech affluents with newest bimonthly title. The post Modern Luxury Media Launches New Silicon Valley Magazine appeared first on Folio:.

Jeremy Lin writes about Silicon Valley suicides and pressures he felt as high school student

San Jose Mercury News – 2015-12-17

Jeremy Lin knows what it's like to deal with pressure, whether it be currently in the NBA or during his days at Palo Alto High. That's why after reading an article titled "The Silicon Valley...

FBI, NSA seek tech firms' help in war on terror at Silicon Valley meeting

PC World – 2016-01-08

It's no secret that the U.S. government wants the tech industry's help in waging its war on terror.What has been a secret, up till now, is the exact agenda of a meeting between technology executives...

Washington raises pressure on Silicon Valley in fight against terrorism

Los Angeles Times – 2016-01-09

The White House raised the pressure on the tech industry Friday to help rein in terrorism, dispatching top national security officials to Silicon Valley and announcing the creation of a task force to...

The Next Decade For Silicon Valley

The Huffington Post – 2016-02-13

Amidst incessant talks of bubbles and baubles, it is clear that Silicon Valley is back. With a vengeance, no less. Innovation is back. Leadership is back. IPOs are back. The technology industry has...

Silicon Valley nightmare: SEC wants to crack down on screwball accounting gimmicks

Los Angeles Times – 2016-03-18

Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White took the opportunity this week to fire a broadside at one of the most cherished traditions in Silicon Valley: companies tweaking their...

Did a billionaire Silicon Valley investor fund Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker?

Los Angeles Times – 2016-05-25

Peter Thiel, whose early stakes in companies like PayPal Holdings Inc. and Facebook Inc. made him a billionaire, has reason to hate online media company Gawker. Thiel compared Gawker's sardonic tech...

The Chilling Effect Peter Thiel's Battle With Gawker Could Have on Silicon Valley Journalism

The Huffington Post – 2016-05-31

Gawker infringes on privacy and publishes tabloid-like stories that damage reputations. It is one of the most sensationalist and objectionable media outlets in the country. It also has not been kind...

New book to cover bias in Silicon Valley

CNN – 2016-06-08

A publisher has bought Ellen Pao's book 'Reset,' which will cover her experiences with Kleiner Perkins, Reddit and Silicon Valley discrimination.

SILICON VALLEY: ​Ellen Pao signs book deal to detail tech's 'toxic culture'

Silicon Valley Business Journal – 2016-06-09

SILICON VALLEY — Ellen Pao, who rocked Silicon Valley with a gender discrimination lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers last year, signed a book deal that will detail her experiences...

Silicon Valley pioneers and Michael Jordan join Forbes billionaires list

The Guardian – 2015-03-03

As list swells to 1,826 global billionaires, poverty charity Oxfam calls extreme inequality a ‘moral outrage’ as billions ‘go to bed hungry every night’Silicon Valley created 23 new...

Silicon Valley speak: Learning to talk tech

San Jose Mercury News – 2016-06-13

From unicorpse to SoLoMo, a new book from a husband-and-wife team helps decipher the 600 words and phrases of Silicon Valley.

Ro Khanna maintains lead against congressman in Silicon Valley battle

Los Angeles Times – 2016-06-24

Updates on California politics: Assembly gives initial OK for parks bond measure, Gov. Jerry Brown invited to tour L.A. homeless camps June 23, 2016, 10:55 a.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our...

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