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Obama's Immigration Tweaks Leave Big Tech Wanting More
Immigration

Obama's Immigration Tweaks Leave Big Tech Wanting More

Silicon Valley representatives are disappointed his immigration rule changes will not satisfy longstanding demands for more visas and faster green cards.
8 Reasons to Launch Your Startup Outside of Silicon Valley
Starting a Business

8 Reasons to Launch Your Startup Outside of Silicon Valley

While Silicon Valley offers an established entrepreneurial hub chock full of resources and capital, the area definitely has its downsides.
Why U.S. Innovation Needs China to Achieve the Next Technology Mega-Trend
Internet of Things

Why U.S. Innovation Needs China to Achieve the Next Technology Mega-Trend

Building the Internet of Things will require a much deeper collaboration of the US tech industry and Chinese manufacturers than simply outsourcing.
Masanari Arai
Peter Thiel on Competition, Brainwashing and Forging Your Own Path
If I Knew Then

Peter Thiel on Competition, Brainwashing and Forging Your Own Path

The controversial innovator and member of the 'PayPal mafia' talks about competition, the advantages young entrepreneurs have, what he is glad he didn't know when starting up.
Nina Zipkin
Facebook, Apple to Begin Paying for Employees to Freeze Their Eggs
Benefits

Facebook, Apple to Begin Paying for Employees to Freeze Their Eggs

The move opens up a conversation about benefits and responsibility.
Nina Zipkin
Steve Case: Great Companies Will Thrive, Despite Where They're Based
Steve Case

Steve Case: Great Companies Will Thrive, Despite Where They're Based

The AOL co-founder has been on a tour of cities between the coasts and will soon invest $500,000 in five startups.
Derek Andersen
Americans Are Living Longer Than Ever
Health

Americans Are Living Longer Than Ever

The average life expectancy for babies born in 2012 -- the latest year researched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- is a record-setting 78.8 years. Can Google eventually help double that number?
Laura Entis
In Silicon Valley, High Salaries and Free Food Aren't Enough Any More
Hiring Employees

In Silicon Valley, High Salaries and Free Food Aren't Enough Any More

Tech giants and startups take the benefits 'arms race' to health care.
Part Incubator, Part Private Club, Blade Wants to Electrify Boston's Buzzy Startup Scene
Boston

Part Incubator, Part Private Club, Blade Wants to Electrify Boston's Buzzy Startup Scene

Kayak founder Paul English is seeking to electrify Boston's startup scene with his new venture, Blade.
Geoff Weiss
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Why Peter Thiel's Philosophy on Hiring Is Hurting Silicon Valley
Workplace Diversity

Why Peter Thiel's Philosophy on Hiring Is Hurting Silicon Valley

In a talk at Columbia University, the PayPal co-founder and venture capitalist discussed why startups need to go 'beyond professionalism.' But that may be the problem.
Laura Entis
When Company Culture Becomes Discrimination
Leadership

When Company Culture Becomes Discrimination

Culture can be a wonderful selling point to attract new employees and customers. But it might also be a cultural hegemony as corrosive as saying you only want a third of your workforce to be women.
Ray Hennessey
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Building a Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing Network at Age 27
Young Millionaires

Building a Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing Network at Age 27

With her startup Getaround, Jessica Scorpio is connecting individual car owners with renters.
Katherine Duncan
Soon, Everyone in Silicon Valley Might Be Dousing Themselves in Ice Water
Charity

Soon, Everyone in Silicon Valley Might Be Dousing Themselves in Ice Water

Tech execs including Mark Zuckerberg, Satya Nadella and Dick Costolo have each poured buckets of ice water over their heads in the name of wiping out ALS.
Geoff Weiss
5 Lessons From Silicon Valley for Developing Business Hubs
Innovation

5 Lessons From Silicon Valley for Developing Business Hubs

You don't need to pack up and move to northern California to find inspiration. Take these cues to build a community in your location.
Barbara Bates