Overrun by wealthy tech bros, San Francisco’s city board is mulling over a tax on tech companies to aid the rising numbers of homeless pushed out by soaring housing costs, according to The Guardian.
Variety reports that Tyra Banks, former Top Model host and proud owner of one very exaggerated certificate from Harvard Business School, will star as a “mentor” to would-be entrepreneurs on Funded, NBC’s answer to Shark Tank. Hopefully this time nobody ends up addicted to meth or murdered in a triple-homicide!
Regulators have banned Elizabeth Holmes, founder of embattled blood testing startup Theranos, from owning or operating a laboratory for at two years.
The Reserve Apartments complex is located in an area of San Jose that is five miles from Apple headquarters, 14 miles from Google, and 20 miles from Facebook. The cost of the 216 units at Reserve is protected by rent control laws, but by this time next year everyone living there will still be gone.
Three years ago, Walgreens invested in Elizabeth Holmes’ medical technology startup, Theranos. The relationship between the drugstore retailer and Holmes—Theranos’ head, who, as a Stanford dropout, had an origin story worthy of Silicon Valley’s best—marked the public announcement of the company. The New York Times…
On May 1, Twitter will start offering both male and female employees 20 weeks paid parental leave. As with Etsy, Netflix and Facebook, the company seems to have realized that people who feel like their home life is in balance tend to do better at work.
At the end of Silicon Valley’s previous season, Richard was ousted as CEO of his company Pied Piper. The trailer for Season 3 shows him and his crew of lovable startup dweebs trying to get their baby back from a new CEO/nemesis, aka a “gray-haired fossil.”
During a panel at South by Southwest, Alec Berg—a producer on HBO’s Silicon Valley—defended his show’s oft-criticized lack of diversity by pointing out how the tech world that they’re satirizing is indeed very white and male. (Note: It’s not the first time they’ve used this line of defense.)
The unfortunate tech bro insurgency in San Francisco continues with a guy named Justin Keller, who has lived in the Bay Area for all of three years (that means we can still return him, right?) and recently felt entitled enough to write the mayor and police chief about his distaste for the homeless. Cool, cool.
The latest issue of Vogue includes a spread called “Here’s What Happens When Supermodels Kendall, Gigi, and Karlie Go to Silicon Valley.” As far as I can tell, nothing happens, except maybe Grace Coddington weeping a river of relief 5,000 miles away that she has finally washed her hands of this whole operation.
Women entrepreneurs who appear on ABC’s Shark Tank experience the same kind of unfair gender bias as they do in real-life Silicon Valley. Female contestants on the hit reality show receive fewer investments than male contestants do.
Cool, cool, cool, cool.
Tinder CEO and cofounder Sean Rad was recently profiled in the Evening Standard. It’s very funny!
Those of us with the dexterity of an inebriated giraffe are prone to rejoice at innovations that make at-home manicures less of a catastrophe. The Nailbot, a new machine from San Francisco-based company Preemadonna, is one such invention — it enables you to apply nail art simply by using your smart phone. But CEO and…
Lack of diversity within the tech industry is still a blatant issue, but especially glaring is the scarcity of black women. Using data from a 2014 Equal Employment Opportunity report, the Verge put together a graph last month breaking down the racial diversity of some of tech’s biggest companies, such as Google,…
After losing her gender bias suit against tech venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins in March, Ellen Pao has filed appeal against the jury verdict, which said she wasn’t discriminated against by KP’s senior management team, but rather, that she was simply bad at her job.
“Drones are lovely. Drone-flown clothing flutters beautifully in the prop wash and floats down the runway like a ghost.” That’s a real quote from a real person.
Ellen Pao, who's suing the venture capital investment firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers for gender bias, testified Monday against a former male colleague whom she called "relentless" when she broke off their affair.