White Collar Robots

White Collar Robots

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Mortgage processor Ellie Mae moves to automate the home buying process.  CEO Jonathan Corr.

Abe Ankumah

Abe Ankumah

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A startup CEO’s unexpected path from West Africa to big data.

No, Your Microwave is Not Spying on You (Yet)

No, Your Microwave is Not Spying on You (Yet)

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Cloudera director of cybersecurity Sam Heywood on the Internet of Things

What if it all comes true?

What if it all comes true?

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General Catalyst’s Hemant Taneja warns Silicon Valley’s Jetsons-like dreams may come true faster than expected.

Lyft as the Nice Guy

Lyft as the Nice Guy

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The ride sharing company positions itself as an uber-nice alternative.  Dan Trigub from Lyft.

From Football to Silicon Valley

From Football to Silicon Valley

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Mike Tauiliili Brown (Indianapolis Colts) is the latest pro-athlete-turned-entrepreneur, and he’s launching a fantasy football app.

“Shocks the Conscience”

“Shocks the Conscience”

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A Silicon Valley millionaire takes on poor performing teachers in Vergara v. California.

An Amazonian Task

An Amazonian Task

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Intel’s Rachel Mushahwar drags brick and mortar stores into the future.

PC and PD

PC and PD

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Police departments use computers to police themselves.  Stanford’s Roland Vogl.

Anova’s Hot Water Cooking Device

Anova’s Hot Water Cooking Device

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Anova’s sous vide cooking device goes from a million dollar Kickstarter idea to at Target shelf near you.

ClassDojo

ClassDojo

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Sam Chaudhary links classrooms and parents, but will principals play along?

This Spot is Reserved

This Spot is Reserved

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PayByPhone figures out a way to reserve parking without upsetting cities.

DoorDash

DoorDash

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CEO Tony Xu thinks beyond food as Amazon moves onto his turf.  Plus a recommendation for good BBQ.

Thinking Beyond the Quarter

Thinking Beyond the Quarter

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Riverbed Technology CEO Jerry Kennelly doesn’t care what Wall Street thinks.

What Do We Fly Now?

What Do We Fly Now?

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Travel expert Chris McGinnis on the coming demise of Virgin America.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Intel Doubles Down on Diversity

Intel Doubles Down on Diversity

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Lisa Lambert wants to level the playing field with a bulldozer full of money.

Behind the Cover Story

Behind the Cover Story

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Silicon Valley reporters talk about their magazines’ front covers.

Are we running out of ideas?

Are we running out of ideas?

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It’s been a long time since we’ve seen a great new idea emerge from Silicon Valley. Stanford’s Tina Seelig weighs in.

Gametime

Gametime

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Millennials are much less willing to spend money on sports tickets. What can teams do?

ROBLOX 

ROBLOX 

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How is it possible no one over age 12 has heard of this blockbuster company?

Caterina Fake

Caterina Fake

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The creator of Flickr launches Findery, a geotagging discovery app.

DJI Drones

DJI Drones

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DJI is the go-to choice for hobbyists and a growing number of professionals.  DJI’s Eric Cheng weighs in on drone policy and public worries over ...

.XYZ

.XYZ

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Daniel Negari bet a lot of money the world is ready for a new Internet address.

First Floor Labs

First Floor Labs

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Mendel Chuang explains AOL’s unusual incubator.

Tory Belleci

Tory Belleci

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The Mythbuster creates “Blow It Up," a TV show for the YouTube generation.

Get on the Bus, Gus

Get on the Bus, Gus

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Bus travel is suddenly hip. Polina Raygorodskaya, CEO of Wanderu, a ticketing site for ground travel.  

“The Father of DSL”

“The Father of DSL”

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John Cioffi helped invent broadband.  Now CEO of ASSIA, he predicts the future of high-speed Internet.

Matt Howard Wants to Spend a Billion

Matt Howard Wants to Spend a Billion

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Norwest Venture Partners has a $1.2b fund for security startups

Politicians Just Don’t Understand

Politicians Just Don’t Understand

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Julie Samuels tries to explain Silicon Valley to those stuck inside the beltway.

Stupid Patents

Stupid Patents

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Washington wakes up to patent trolls.  More with Engine’s Julie Samuels.  

Flickr’s Co-Founder

Flickr’s Co-Founder

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Stewart Butterfield - now CEO of Slack - joins the crowded effort to replace work email.

Diversity in Tech

Diversity in Tech

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USA Today’s Jon Swartz urges tech CEOs to speak up

Women on Boards

Women on Boards

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Theo Schwabacher pushes for more women in the boardroom. Is legislation the answer?

Resolution 62

Resolution 62

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California’s legislature debates a non-enforceable quota for women on boards.

Roadside MBA

Roadside MBA

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Three economists walk into a bar… to discover what American knows about business.

Putting Veterans to Work

Putting Veterans to Work

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Anand Kulkarni’s MobileWorks seeks to bring employment to veterans and other groups in need

Caterina Fake – web extra

Caterina Fake – web extra

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The chairwoman of the board of Etsy discusses women in technology and female leadership

Hachette Job

Hachette Job

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Author Keith Raffel explains the peculiar fight between Amazon and book publisher Hachette

Love Ya LinkedIn, But…

Love Ya LinkedIn, But…

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Sanebox founder Dmitri Leonov tries to rid the world of spam.

“Crossing the Chasm”

“Crossing the Chasm”

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Bestselling author Geoffrey Moore updates his classic book on marketing.

It’s Not Easy Being Green

It’s Not Easy Being Green

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Imergy CEO Bill Watkins jumps to the clean-tech industry’s defense.

California’s “Yelp Bill”

California’s “Yelp Bill”

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AB 2365 would make it illegal for a business to prohibit customers from writing bad reviews. Santa Clara University law professor Eric Goldman explains.

Kimpton Hotels CEO

Kimpton Hotels CEO

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Mike Depatie talks about building a boutique brand

Mike Depatie

Mike Depatie

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CEO Mike Depatie says Airbnb is not a threat

Absolute Value

Absolute Value

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What happens when consumers have access to (nearly) perfect information on product and price? The father of consumer decision analysis Itamar Simonson.

Predictions for 2014

Predictions for 2014

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The founder of Crowd Companies joins reporters from USA Today and Fortune to speculate on this year’s hot tech stories.

Breaking into Big Box

Breaking into Big Box

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Kicksend’s founder offers tips for entrepreneurs wishing to work with the likes of Walmart and Target.

Privacy Protection

Privacy Protection

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A former Skype exec discusses Snapchat, Skype and his startup Perzo, a secure messaging service.

Meet the Tea-EO

Meet the Tea-EO

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Honest Tea CEO Seth Goldman creates a company because he’s thirsty – then sells it to Coca Cola.

What’s Venture Capital?

What’s Venture Capital?

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Australian entrepreneur Melanie Perkins didn’t know what venture capital was until she started her second successful company.

Jai Singh – America’s Top Newsman

Jai Singh – America’s Top Newsman

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Yahoo News has more readers than the New York Times or the Wall Street Journal. Jai Singh is editor-in-chief.

Sevenly

Sevenly

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Sevenly.org sells items for seven days and contributes seven dollars to charity for each sale. The business of doing well by doing good.

Point, Click, Bang

Point, Click, Bang

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TrackingPoint firearms CEO Jason Schauble on a rife which can hit any target at 1,000 yards.

A Venture Capitalist Goes to Prison

A Venture Capitalist Goes to Prison

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(But he's allowed to leave.) Chris Redlitz creates The Last Mile program to teach business skills to San Quentin inmates.

Heracio Harts

Heracio Harts

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The former San Quentin inmate hopes to become an entrepreneur.

What It’s Like to Get Out of Prison

What It’s Like to Get Out of Prison

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Heracio Harts says the first thing he noticed after release: everyone stares at their smart phones all the time.

Electric Car Prices Plunge

Electric Car Prices Plunge

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Manufacturers slash prices on electric vehicles. GM’s Dave Barthmuss sells us a Chevy Spark EV.

100 Entrepreneurs in a Metal Tube

100 Entrepreneurs in a Metal Tube

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British Airways will recruit 100 of Silicon Valley’s top minds to a meeting in the sky.

The Battle for Talent

The Battle for Talent

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YouSendIt CEO Brad Garlinghouse on perks and job satisfaction. Plus: considering a company name change. BoxShareSyncDrop?