Silicon Valley

That Time Google Almost Bought Tesla for $11 Billion
Elon Musk

That Time Google Almost Bought Tesla for $11 Billion

When Tesla almost bottomed out two years ago, Elon Musk turned to Larry Page to save it.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Trials, Tribulations and Tone Deafness Feed HBO's 'Silicon Valley'
Silicon Valley

Trials, Tribulations and Tone Deafness Feed HBO's 'Silicon Valley'

Real-life events are parodied in this season's plot line.
LinkedIn Inks $1.5 Billion Deal for Online Education Company Lynda
Linkedin

LinkedIn Inks $1.5 Billion Deal for Online Education Company Lynda

Upping its offering for professionals, LinkedIn just secured a major lead in the lucrative career skills video tutorial subscription market.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Marc Andreessen: It's Shocking 'How Little M&A There's Been' in Tech
Mergers and Acquisitions

Marc Andreessen: It's Shocking 'How Little M&A There's Been' in Tech

There has never been a more dangerous time to be an unprotected public company, the prominent Silicon Valley investor said at an event this week.
Leena Rao
CEOs From Apple, Yelp and Salesforce Slam New Law: Weekly News Roundup
Weekly News Roundup

CEOs From Apple, Yelp and Salesforce Slam New Law: Weekly News Roundup

In this week's news, Tim Cook and other tech leaders blast a controversial religious freedom bill and McDonald's boosts its breakfast game and more.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
At What Age Do Our Intellectual Abilities Peak?
Entrepreneurs

At What Age Do Our Intellectual Abilities Peak?

The answer is more complex than you may think.
Laura Entis
5 Ways Both Sexes Can Help Solve the Gender Gap in Silicon Valley
Gender gap

5 Ways Both Sexes Can Help Solve the Gender Gap in Silicon Valley

The responsibility for fixing Silicon Valley's gender problem falls on men and women in equal measure.
Falon Fatemi
Meet the 91-Year-Old Who Is Finally Living Her Dream as a Tech Designer in Silicon Valley
Ageism

Meet the 91-Year-Old Who Is Finally Living Her Dream as a Tech Designer in Silicon Valley

The team at IDEO, an innovation and design firm, is inspired by Barbara Beskind's unique perspective and enthused by her resolve.
Geoff Weiss
Google Reportedly Eyeing 'Strategic Investment' in Struggling Wearables Pioneer Jawbone
Wearable Tech

Google Reportedly Eyeing 'Strategic Investment' in Struggling Wearables Pioneer Jawbone

Google may be vying for a slice of the fitness wearables pie.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Pinterest Aims to Pin $11 Billion Valuation With Massive Funding Round
Pinterest

Pinterest Aims to Pin $11 Billion Valuation With Massive Funding Round

The popular pinboard photo-sharing social network is reportedly in talks to raise another $500 million in venture capital.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Why This Internet Pioneer Believes Bitcoin Has the Power to Break the Cycle of Poverty
Bitcoin

Why This Internet Pioneer Believes Bitcoin Has the Power to Break the Cycle of Poverty

At 20, Wences Casares launched Argentina's first Internet service provider. Now 40, and with several successful startups under his belt, the serial entrepreneur is on a mission to bring financial security to underserved communities through Bitcoin.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Obama Heads to Silicon Valley to Discuss Hacking Threats With CEOs
Security

Obama Heads to Silicon Valley to Discuss Hacking Threats With CEOs

The aim is to build support for beefing up cyber security laws in the wake of massive hacks at Target Corp, Sony Corp and Anthem Inc.
Should You Head to the East or West Coast to Launch Your Startup?
Starting a Business

Should You Head to the East or West Coast to Launch Your Startup?

The cultures are different on each coast with VCs placing priorities on different areas when analyzing the funding of prospect.
Andy Miller
The 100 U.S. Cities Where Businesses Received the Most VC Funding
Venture Capital

The 100 U.S. Cities Where Businesses Received the Most VC Funding

In 2014, investment deals closed in a dozen cities that haven't seen VC money in at least five years.
Catherine Clifford