October 21, 2018

VCs say Silicon Valley isn’t the gold mine it used to be

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By Kate Clark From TechCrunch On stage at Disrupt SF, investors agreed you no longer have to be in the Bay Area to win the startup game In the days leading up to TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, The Economist published the cover story, ‘Why Startups Are Leaving Silicon Valley.’ The author outlined reasons why the […]

Breaking the bank or the myth of blockchain brotopia – or both?

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By Nisa Amoils From Forbes If ever there was a question as to whether NY is the capital of fintech or blockchain, it was answered this week. Through a series of events from May 11 – 17, “Blockchain Week New York City,” anchored by headline event Consensus, included a first-ever Blockchain Job Fair.  Attendance was […]

Author Ryan Holiday on “the nature of world-altering success”

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From TechCrunch It could be said that the first few years of this current tech boom were fueled by mostly harmless, relatively easy products—websites for sharing your photos, for looking up stuff, for connecting with old friends. And the people who made them were seen as mostly good people. Yet this feel-good perception has slowly […]

ICO 101: This is how to do initial coin offerings right – and wrong

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BY ROBERT HOF From Silicon Angle Initial coin offerings, a method of crowdfunding using cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin or custom coins or tokens, have exploded this year. A stunning $1.1 billion has been raised in 89 ICOs so far this year, 10 times as much as in all of 2016, and at least 110 more […]

More High-tech cities

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The 25 most high-tech cities in the world Part 2 By Chris Weller From Business Insider Cities are the way of the future. In less than 35 years, the World Health Organization estimates that two-thirds of the world population will be living in urban areas. That’s an additional 2.5 billion people. The cities that will […]

Over half of Google employees polled say the web giant shouldn’t have fired the engineer behind the controversial memo

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By Julie Bort From Business Insider Former Google engineer James Damore’s memo on diversity generated lots of controversy. So too, as it turns out, has the web giant’s subsequent decision to fire him. Employees across Silicon Valley are deeply divided about Google’s move, according to a survey conducted on Tuesday and Wednesday by Blind, an anonymous […]

HBO renews original comedies “Silicon Valley” & “Veep”

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Miami, Fla., May 25, 2017 – HBO has renewed its original comedy series Silicon Valley and Veep for a fifth and seventh season, respectively. The new seasons for both programs will premiere in 2018. Created by Mike Judge, Silicon Valley follows the story of a startup company in the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon […]

Scientists are about to find out how Silicon Valley’s LSD habit really affects productivity

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By Erin Brodwin From Business Insider According to Amanda Feilding, one tenth of what’s considered a full dose of LSD is enough to make her feel “sparkly.” As the founder and director of the UK-based nonprofit Beckley Foundation, Feilding has spent decades collaborating with scientists around the world to better understand how psychedelic drugs like LSD, […]

EMMY®-winning comedy series SIlicon Valley returns for its ten-episode fourth season April 23 exclusively on HBO

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MIAMI, Fla., April 6, 2017 – Change is in the air as the Pied Piper guys pursue their video-chat app, PiperChat, but Richard has a hard time letting go of his dream to put his algorithm to better use. Dinesh flirts with notoriety, while Gilfoyle looks on in amusement. Erlich searches for his next big […]

EMMY®-Winning HBO comedy series ‘Silicon Valley’ premieres fourth season on April 23

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HBO will air marathons of the first three seasons each Sunday in April MIAMI, Fla. – March 20, 2017 – HBO has announced the premiere of the fourth season of its original comedy series, Silicon Valley, debuting on April 23rd at 22hrs AST*, simultaneously with the United States. Leading up to the new season premiere, […]