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.
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.
You know what's not a very nice thing, according to Hillary Clinton? Gender inequality.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton treated the Internet to a Q&A while visiting some of the biggest companies in Silicon Valley.
Since news surfaced that Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich's donated to Proposition 8 in California, the internet has been set ablaze, leading to boycotts, the boycotts stemming from those first boycotts, and Eich almost immediately stepping down as CEO. FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver took it upon himself to take a look…
HBO dropped a new trailer for the upcoming series Silicon Valley, centered on the contemporary gold rush that is the tech industry, and it's kinda problematic, like the tech industry itself. First up, there's only one visible woman in the clip who's allowed to speak: A stripper named Mochachino. (I definitely thought…
Gurbaksh Chahal, the 31-year-old self-described "die-hard entrepreneur" and chief executive of online advertising company RadiumOne, was deemed one of the youngest and wealthiest entrepreneurs in the world by Oprah Winfrey in 2010. He was also charged last night with 47 counts of domestic violence-related crimes.…
Interning at Google is like achieving Nirvana if you're a tech nerd. Interns get $6,000 a month, free rent, laundry service, meals, a gym membership and a free shuttle service, and that's all on top of the fact that Google's offices look like a Spy Kids-themed playground. Yes, all of those years they got bullied for…
Some of the Bay Area's sex workers are also self-described geeks and marketing whizzes who use Game of Thrones t-shirts ("Winter is Coming") and savvy social media marketing to grow their businesses and establish agency in an industry where workers are too often either victimized or criminalized.