Silicon Valley

New Report Labels Boston a Better Hub for Startups Than San Francisco
Startup Cities

New Report Labels Boston a Better Hub for Startups Than San Francisco

Quality of life and community connections matter more than the quantity of new companies in a given city, according to the study.
Lydia Belanger
Australia's Tech Boom-erang
Tech Startups

Australia's Tech Boom-erang

New tax rebates and a highly skilled workforce have made Australia the Oz for tech startups.
AJ Agrawal
6 Alternatives to Silicon Valley With Better Weather Than Portland
tech hubs

6 Alternatives to Silicon Valley With Better Weather Than Portland

You are likely to find tech startups taking root wherever you find a good university in a lively city with sunny weather.
John Boitnott
Snapchat Exercises Poor Judgment With 4/20 Bob Marley Blackface Filter
Snapchat

Snapchat Exercises Poor Judgment With 4/20 Bob Marley Blackface Filter

After sparking outrage with a truly stupid feature on National Weed Day, the media-sharing service hasn't gotten around to snapping an apology.
Lydia Belanger
One Man Reflects on His Relationship With Bill Campbell
Obituaries

One Man Reflects on His Relationship With Bill Campbell

Silicon Valley has lost one of its greats.
Why Tech Leaders Are Following Google to Portland
tech hubs

Why Tech Leaders Are Following Google to Portland

Silicon Valley's burdensome housing costs and chronic traffic congestion make Portland's thriving tech sector a powerful draw.
John Boitnott
The SEC Is Itching to Stretch Its Reach Into Venture Deals
Regulations

The SEC Is Itching to Stretch Its Reach Into Venture Deals

Unicorns are a problem for the SEC, and that's a big headache for Silicon Valley and the startup world.
Ray Hennessey
San Francisco Rent Is So Insane, This Guy Lives in a Box for $508 a Month
Make More Happen

San Francisco Rent Is So Insane, This Guy Lives in a Box for $508 a Month

This illustrator tapped his creativity to create 'a solution that works for me.'
Catherine Clifford
Are the Famous Valley Perks Undermining Employee Health?
Health and Wellness

Are the Famous Valley Perks Undermining Employee Health?

Hyper-personalization of wellness perks are necessary to improve the health of employees in Silicon Valley.
Smartwatch Maker Pebble Lays Off Quarter of Staff
Pebble

Smartwatch Maker Pebble Lays Off Quarter of Staff

CEO says the layoffs are required due to 'a chilly fundraising environment' in Silicon Valley.
Jason Cipriani
3 Reasons Tech Workers Are Fleeing Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley

3 Reasons Tech Workers Are Fleeing Silicon Valley

Tech professionals, especially when ready to start a family, find many pleasant cities around the nation offer tempting alternatives to the astronomically expensive San Francisco Bay area.
John Boitnott
Intel Mastermind Andy Grove Dead at 79
Obituaries

Intel Mastermind Andy Grove Dead at 79

Grove's work and philosophy at Intel has become a blueprint for other startups.
Why the Term 'Unicorn' Needs to Die
Culture

Why the Term 'Unicorn' Needs to Die

That Silicon Valley jargon is simultaneously the dumbest and most perfect appellation for overvalued startups.
How This Entrepreneur Rose From the Ashes to Challenge Silicon Valley
Make More Happen

How This Entrepreneur Rose From the Ashes to Challenge Silicon Valley

When Alex Lidow was a personal and professional low, he decided to climb back up by disrupting that technological building block, the semiconductor.
Steve Tobak
Widely known as the technology hub of the United States, Silicon Valley is located in northern California, in close proximity to San Francisco. Named after the silicon used in computer chips, the region is headquarters to thousands of tech companies, startups and manufacturers such as Adobe, Facebook and Google.