It’s Time for Profits

It’s Time for Profits

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Pressure grows for young startups to start making money. TaskRabbit CEO Leah Busque has a plan.

Order up!

Order up!

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Food truck king Matt Cohen launches an incubator for food truck wannabes.

Remember: Your Employees Have Lives

Remember: Your Employees Have Lives

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Hatch Baby CEO Ann Crady Weiss says unlimited time off makes for better workers.

Apple Finds Friends in its Battle with FBI

Apple Finds Friends in its Battle with FBI

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Mozilla chief legal officer Denelle Dixon-Thayer explains tech’s amicus briefs in support of Apple.

The Three Rules of Entrepreneurial Success

The Three Rules of Entrepreneurial Success

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Rocket Lawyer CEO Charley Moore says all good startups need this magic formula.

Looking forward to a New (Old?) iPhone

Looking forward to a New (Old?) iPhone

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Troy Wolverton of the Mercury News and Jon Swartz of USA Today predict Apple’s next products.

Dennis “Thresh” Fong

Dennis “Thresh” Fong

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The world’s greatest videogame player has made millions from gaming and serial startups.  His latest is Raptr.

Seeking a Dream Team

Seeking a Dream Team

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Menlo Ventures’ Mark Siegel (Uber, Warby Parker, PernixData) explains why venture capital keeps careful track of talent in Silicon Valley.

“We Have the Technology”

“We Have the Technology”

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Author Kara Platoni uncovers a world of scientists and hackers trying to speed up human evolution.

Meet Jacob Ward

Meet Jacob Ward

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The former editor in chief of Popular Science brings his talents to Al Jazeera America.

Five Million Jobs at Risk

Five Million Jobs at Risk

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A World Economic Forum report says robots could replace 5m jobs. Former California CTO P.K. Agarwal discusses the future of automation.

Super Bowl’s Super Bill?

Super Bowl’s Super Bill?

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San Francisco Magazine’s Joe Eskenazi wonders if the NFL will regret coming to the Bay Area. And vice versa.

Pick a Side, Jack

Pick a Side, Jack

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Jack Dorsey, CEO of two companies, needs to pick just one. Commentary from Pando’s Sarah Lacy and The New York Times’ Quentin Hardy.

Vinod Khosla

Vinod Khosla

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The legendary Silicon Valley venture capitalist isn’t worried about a bubble or anything China does.

Khosla’s Big Bet on Big Data

Khosla’s Big Bet on Big Data

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The VC invests $10m to find a digital needle in a data haystack.

Ayasdi

Ayasdi

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Big data CEO Gurjeet Singh’s mathematicians can answer questions you didn’t even know you had.

Kitman Labs

Kitman Labs

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Can big data and careful measurement help college and pro sports teams prevent injury?

“The Membership Economy”

“The Membership Economy”

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Author Robbie Kellman Baxter on the benefits of the subscription model

Silicon Valley’s Roller Coaster History

Silicon Valley’s Roller Coaster History

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The modern roller coaster was born before computers.  Documentarian Kris Rowberry.

Reporter: Microsoft failed to warn victims of hack

Reporter: Microsoft failed to warn victims of

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Reuters’ Joseph Menn talks about his investigation into security breaches at the world’s largest software company

A Wall Street Debut

A Wall Street Debut

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Pure Storage’s Scott Dietzen is one of the few Silicon Valley CEO’s to take a company public this year.

The Silicon Valley Way

The Silicon Valley Way

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Can venture capitalist Naoko Okumoto convince Japanese businesses to take risks?

The Gig Economy

The Gig Economy

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Thumbtack’s Jon Lieber tries to convince Congress to take action to protect workers before the courts do.

He Hopes You Miss The Shot

He Hopes You Miss The Shot

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We delve into the economics of the half-court basketball shooting contest and find Bob Hamman behind the money.

Swiped!

Swiped!

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Author and security expert Adam Levin says even smart Silicon Valley types can get fooled by phishing.

The Future of Unicorns

The Future of Unicorns

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Which billion-dollar company could turn into a “unicorpse”?  A unicorn CEO speaks out.

Paying À La Carte in an All-You-Can-Eat World

Paying À La Carte in an All-You-Can-Eat Worl

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Metromile CEO Dan Preston offers by-the-mile car insurance for those who don’t want to pay a flat fee.

The Future of Payments

The Future of Payments

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What if you were automatically billed for everything you did during the day? PayByPhone CEO Kush Parikh

Will Adblock Break the Internet?

Will Adblock Break the Internet?

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SessionM CEO Lars Albright, an expert in mobile advertising, weighs in on ad-blocking software.

Silicon Valley finally gets a patent office.

Silicon Valley finally gets a patent office.

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US Patent and Trademark Office director John Cabeca

“100 Years” goes Viral

“100 Years” goes Viral

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Mode Media CEO Sam Arora takes us behind the scenes of a YouTube hit.

Extreme Tech Challenge

Extreme Tech Challenge

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Kym McNicholas announces 10 companies that will present at CES.  Winners go on to pitch Richard Branson on his private island.

‘The Martian’

‘The Martian’

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Andy Weir wrote a bestselling book-turned-movie about an astronaut stranded on Mars.

Andrew Mason

Andrew Mason

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The Groupon co-founder explains his unusual pivot to digital tour guide. A look at the “Detour” app.

Ron Johnson on JC Penney

Ron Johnson on JC Penney

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What happens when you take Silicon Valley passion to an aging company?  Disaster.

Tim O’Reilly

Tim O’Reilly

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How can one person have been so right about so many things? The publishing pioneer explains his “O’Reilly Radar."

Tim O’Reilly continued

Tim O’Reilly continued

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O’Reilly says even failing tech companies are important to the future of Silicon Valley.

The Video Revolution will not be Televised

The Video Revolution will not be Televised

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This week marks a first: An NFL game streams for free on the Internet.  Ooyala CEO Jay Fulcher on the future of video.

Obama’s Drone Expert

Obama’s Drone Expert

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A former presidential advisor, attorney Lisa Ellman is one of the top legal minds in high-tech aviation.

Can I Do That With My Drone?

Can I Do That With My Drone?

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Web extra: Attorney Lisa Ellman on what you can (and can’t) do with your hobby drone.

Inside AltSchool

Inside AltSchool

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Former Googler Max Ventilla grows his network of micro schools.

“The Master Algorithm”

“The Master Algorithm”

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Pedro Domingos searches for the perfect formula to create intelligent computers.

What Happened to My Credit Card?

What Happened to My Credit Card?

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Verifone CTO Alok Bhanot explains new chip technology.

W2 > 1099

W2 > 1099

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No more contractors:  Shyp CEO Kevin Gibbon makes all workers employees.

The Coming Cliff in Solar

The Coming Cliff in Solar

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Siva Power CEO Brad Mattson on the challenges expiring incentives pose for solar.

What Bubble? 

What Bubble? 

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Mike Kwatinetz was the “best stock picker on Wall Street” before he became a venture capitalist. He’s bullish on tech.

Betting on Brick and Mortar

Betting on Brick and Mortar

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Marbles expands at a rapid clip as CEO Lindsay Gaskins puts her faith in real-life stores.

Word Up

Word Up

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Lexicographer Erin McKean explains her Kickstarter campaign to add one million new words to the dictionary.

#ILOOKLIKEANENGINEER

#ILOOKLIKEANENGINEER

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Software developer Isis Anchalee ran into bizarre criticism over an ad campaign.  Her Twitter response won accolades.

Robbie Bach

Robbie Bach

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The former Xbox chief discusses gaming, Apple and civic duty.

The Subscription Economy

The Subscription Economy

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Tien Tzuo says the best customer is the one with auto billing in place.

Web Extra

Web Extra

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Robbie Bach’s greatest hit: Xbox. The Zune? Not so much.

The Future of College

The Future of College

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Coursera CEO and former Yale president Rick Levin talks about higher education in the 21st century.

Nasdaq in San Francisco

Nasdaq in San Francisco

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Nasdaq builds a massive new center in the financial district.  Nicola Corzine has been tapped to run it – but what’s it for?

A Taiwanese Outpost in Silicon Valley

A Taiwanese Outpost in Silicon Valley

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Taiwan joins a growing list of countries creating “launch pads” for entrepreneurs.

Food Fight

Food Fight

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Munchery takes on dozens of competitors in one of the hottest new industries:  delivering dinner.

Tripping.com

Tripping.com

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CEO & founder Jen O’Neal comments on the rapidly-consolidating online travel industry.

HackerOne

HackerOne

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HackerOne pays hackers to find bugs and vulnerabilities at some of the world’s biggest companies.

Ron Johnson

Ron Johnson

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Johnson is a retail giant: he made Target cool and launched the Apple Store.  He explains his next effort, Enjoy.

Unshackled

Unshackled

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Nitin Pachisa’s idea will help keep the American economy strong.

Catcher of the Rye

Catcher of the Rye

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Mark Johnson of Descartes Labs spies on grains from space to help farmers feed the world.

Employee or Contractor?

Employee or Contractor?

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The big question facing many startups.  Expert analysis from venture capitalist Hemant Taneja.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Company

Bubba Gump Shrimp Company

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Who in the world thought to turn a Tom Hanks movie into a restaurant?  Scott Barnett did.

Does airport security need humans at all?

Does airport security need humans at all?

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Security expert Lisa Dolev discusses taking humans “out of the loop” in airport security.

MüV

MüV

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A team including Silicon Valley firefighters dream up a carpooling app in their spare time – then Google steps in.

SETI Finds an Angel

SETI Finds an Angel

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The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence gets $100m from a Russian billionaire. Astronomer Seth Shostak.

Not Twice as Good as the Leading Brand…

Not Twice as Good as the Leading Brand…

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Livionex says its toothpaste is a hundred times better. Amit Goswamy tries to disrupt the dental industry.

Another Kooky San Francisco Idea

Another Kooky San Francisco Idea

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“If you don’t have enough homes, why not build new ones?” asks housing activist Sonja Trauss.

Meet Jibo

Meet Jibo

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Steve Chambers introduces us to a quirky robot for your home.

Fantasy Sports

Fantasy Sports

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Yahoo – one of the first websites to offer fantasy sports – deals with hot new startups like DraftKings.

Roadster

Roadster

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Concierge car services remove the biggest pain point of buying a car: the dealer.

The Future of Wearables

The Future of Wearables

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Johnson & Johnson’s head of innovation is a surgeon and venture capitalist.

Evernote CEO Phil Libin

Evernote CEO Phil Libin

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Libin wants to turn our favorite app into a 100-year startup.

Do You Need an Apple Watch?

Do You Need an Apple Watch?

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Bare-wristed reporters from Fortune and USA Today weigh in.

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo

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Can traditional Silicon Valley compete with flashy San Francisco?