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

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

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

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.
5 Lessons From Silicon Valley for Developing Business Hubs

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.
Is 'Silicon Valley' the New 'Entourage'? (Infographic)

Is 'Silicon Valley' the New 'Entourage'? (Infographic)

If the HBO TV series is anything to go by, tech entrepreneurs have overtaken Hollywood actors in popular culture.
Sales Teams Are Making a Big Comeback at Tech Firms

Sales Teams Are Making a Big Comeback at Tech Firms

It turns out, products don't sell themselves, and customers enjoy interacting with people.
Banana Republic Thinks Your Typical 'Startup Guy' Should Dress Like This

Banana Republic Thinks Your Typical 'Startup Guy' Should Dress Like This

The retailer will launch a line of head-to-toe outfits "best suited for different professions," including 'The Corporate Guy,' 'The Creative Guy,' and yes, 'The Startup Guy.'
From Startup to Goliath: 3 Factors That Influenced Intel's Culture in the Early Days

From Startup to Goliath: 3 Factors That Influenced Intel's Culture in the Early Days

While founders have an impact on shaping a company, outside forces inevitably influence a firm's inner workings.
'Community' Fans Rejoice: Yahoo Is Resurrecting the Axed NBC Comedy

'Community' Fans Rejoice: Yahoo Is Resurrecting the Axed NBC Comedy

Yes, a sixth season of 'Community' is really happening -- and it could give Yahoo a leg up in the video programming game.
If You Want to Be a Big Deal, Never Stop Learning

If You Want to Be a Big Deal, Never Stop Learning

Jason Calacanis sold Weblogs Inc. to AOL in 2005 for a reported $30 million, was an early investor in ride-sharing company Uber and is a co-founder of the online news blog, Inside. The secret to success with Internet technology-based companies is always bettering your skillset, he says.
Tech Companies Deserve More Credit for Their Diversity

Tech Companies Deserve More Credit for Their Diversity

The numbers that critics use to paint a damaging picture of Silicon Valley need to be viewed in context.
10 Movies Every Entrepreneur Needs to Watch

10 Movies Every Entrepreneur Needs to Watch

Whether itÂ’s a heartwarming adventure, irreverent comedy or thought-provoking documentary, these films can inspire and motivate a weary business owner.
LG G Watch: Google Wants to Live On Your Wrist

LG G Watch: Google Wants to Live On Your Wrist

It wasn't just a rumor. Google is officially getting into the smartwatch game. Here's the latest on the smart watch everyone's talking about.
Total Reversal: Mark Zuckerberg Embraces Web Anonymity in Facebook F8 Keynote

Total Reversal: Mark Zuckerberg Embraces Web Anonymity in Facebook F8 Keynote

Instead of turning a blind eye to the growing backlash against identity-based social media, Facebook wants in.
$30 Million Disaster: What Went Wrong at Clinkle

$30 Million Disaster: What Went Wrong at Clinkle

The startup boasts big-name investors and a 22-year-old CEO at the helm, but its much-hyped mobile wallet app still has yet to launch publicly.
The Formula Startups Use to Make Billions (Infographic)

The Formula Startups Use to Make Billions (Infographic)

Startup organization Funders and Founders pulled back the veil on the startup lifecycle in this infographic, which was inspired by legendary investor Paul Graham's famous essay, 'How to Start a Startup.'
Dropbox Users: Your Life Just Got a Little Easier.

Dropbox Users: Your Life Just Got a Little Easier.

Separate Dropboxes. One for work stuff. One for play stuff. Plus a way to link them together. Why didn't Dropbox think of this earlier?
3 Reasons Why Startups Should Consider Launching in the Midwest

3 Reasons Why Startups Should Consider Launching in the Midwest

With 'Silicon Prairie' touting increased job growth and a cost-friendly lifestyle, the Midwest is a force to be reckoned with.
What Elon Musk Really Thinks of 'Silicon Valley'

What Elon Musk Really Thinks of 'Silicon Valley'

The billionaire behind Tesla and SpaceX thinks the creators of the new HBO series 'Silicon Valley' need to spend a little bit more time at Burning Man.
Stop, Drop and Apologize: Nest Halts Sales of Smoke Alarm Over Serious Flaw

Stop, Drop and Apologize: Nest Halts Sales of Smoke Alarm Over Serious Flaw

The Google-owned startup has halted sales of its hand-gestured smoke alarm because -- oops -- it might not go off during a real fire.
Aaron Levie, the Quintessential Silicon Valley CEO, Will Only Own 4.1 Percent of Box When It IPOs

Aaron Levie, the Quintessential Silicon Valley CEO, Will Only Own 4.1 Percent of Box When It IPOs

Online file-storage service Box has finally filed to go public. Here's what we know.
Google Gets Defensive About Google Glass 'Myths'

Google Gets Defensive About Google Glass 'Myths'

Oh, so, Google Glass won't turn you into a creepy, intrusive eyeborg? Right.
The Robots Are Coming: Zuckerberg, Kutcher Invest in Artificial Intelligence Startup

The Robots Are Coming: Zuckerberg, Kutcher Invest in Artificial Intelligence Startup

Facebook's CEO and the Hollywood star are both lead investors in a $40 million round investing into San Francisco-based Vicarious.
Do Attractive Women Have More Pull With Investors? The Answer May Surprise You.

Do Attractive Women Have More Pull With Investors? The Answer May Surprise You.

Two new studies reveal that certain gender stereotypes run deep.
'Visible and Engaged': Women on Breaking Into the Tech Industry

'Visible and Engaged': Women on Breaking Into the Tech Industry

There is still a staggering low number of female founders in the tech industry. Here is some advice on how ladies can get started.
Leading the Way out of the (Silicon) Valley of 'Gender Inequality'

Leading the Way out of the (Silicon) Valley of 'Gender Inequality'

Silicon Valley, among other entrepreneurial hubs, has long been thought of as a boy's club. One startup went against the grain and couldn't be happier with the results.

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