Silicon Valley's Woman-Friendly Venture Capital Firm Still a Boys' Club

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. » 3/10/15 12:40pm 3/10/15 12:40pm

Hillary Clinton: Women in Public Need to Grow Thick Skin

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… » 4/06/14 3:15pm 4/06/14 3:15pm

Only Woman in ‘Silicon Valley’ Trailer Is a Stripper Named Mochachino

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… » 2/24/14 5:45pm 2/24/14 5:45pm

Famous Young Entrepreneur Also Allegedly Skilled at Domestic Violence

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.… » 8/09/13 2:50pm 8/09/13 2:50pm

Google Interns Party Too Hard for the Olds

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… » 7/09/13 1:40pm 7/09/13 1:40pm

Bay Area Sex Workers Tweet Their Way to the Top

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. » 4/15/13 11:00am 4/15/13 11:00am

The 'Cougars' Of Silicon Valley Prey On Tipsy Programmers

At long last, the utopian dream of nature and technology living in perfect synergy has come true, thanks to the efforts of a pair of dedicated Silicon Valley visionaries. The ground-breaking duo, Amy Andersen and Nina Ericson, have at last found a way to intermingle men in tech, that rare specimen, with the wild and… » 4/05/13 3:05pm 4/05/13 3:05pm

Breaking News: Silicon Valley Startups Discriminate Against Old People

Silicon Valley has a "dirty secret," according to Reuters: age bias. We don't know if we'd call it a secret, exactly — it's pretty common knowledge that startups like to hire wunderkinds who are fresh out of college (or didn't even make it to graduation) who have few responsibilities other than staying up all night,… » 11/27/12 2:10pm 11/27/12 2:10pm

Randi Zuckerberg's 'Silicon Valley' Promises Obnoxiously Geeky Drama

Are you going to watch "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley," Bravo's new Randi Zuckerberg-produced reality TV show about "the intertwining lives of young professionals on the path to becoming Silicon Valley's next great success"? » 10/23/12 3:00pm 10/23/12 3:00pm

Already Impressive Silicon Valley Women Are Dressing to Impress

Many of Silicon Valley's most powerful women are standing out amongst the area's schlumpy braniacs by dressing in expensive couture: Chanel cocktail shifts, Jimmy Choo heels, the works. » 8/03/12 6:40pm 8/03/12 6:40pm

Can Yahoo's New Young, Female CEO Stop Yahoo from Sucking?

Today, Yahoo sent purple exclamation points through Silicon Valley when it announced that longtime Google executive Marissa Mayer will be the company's new CEO. What would possess a woman to go from arguably the coolest internet company to arguably the saddest? Did Mayer bump up against it the world's highest glass… » 7/16/12 6:20pm 7/16/12 6:20pm

If Nothing Else, Silicon Valley Reality Show Proves the Existence of…

Even though 2010's The Social Network renewed mainstream interest in the tech industry for the first time since the dot-com boom (and crash) of the early aughts, the narrative in the media about Silicon Valley has remained the same, a rather dated one about boy wonders—like Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Instagram's… » 7/10/12 12:30pm 7/10/12 12:30pm

Twitter Founder Serves All Male Intern Staff Sandwiches With the Crusts…

After cofounding Twitter, web entrepreneur Jack Dorsey got busy building Square, the web company of the future. Square will allow mobile devices to accept credit and debit card payments. It will also feature an entirely male staff of interns, and all of the interns will eat sandwiches with the crusts cut off and… » 7/03/12 6:50pm 7/03/12 6:50pm

Pinterest Worth the Most Twee Billion Dollars Ever

Pinterest, the estrogen-soaked corner of the internet that's home of close ups of suspenders being worn by skinny hipster grooms and interesting cake ideas, has been valued at 1.5 billion totally cute dollars, each of which has been fastened into a whimsical bow and affixed with twine to an ancient tree lining a very… » 5/17/12 3:50pm 5/17/12 3:50pm

Why Programming Is Hip Again (Hint: It's Not The Bong Hits)

It's now cool to be a programmer again. But the reasons for our renewed interest in the lives of computer whizzes go deeper than The Social Network. » 10/19/10 2:36pm 10/19/10 2:36pm

Capital Gains: Women, Babies, And Getting Ahead In Business

Where are all the female entrepreneurs? Vivek Wadhwa and Stacey Higginbotham both wonder why women are less likely to be in the top ranks of the business world. Is it gender bias? Baby bias? Or an infuriating combination of both? » 2/09/10 12:30pm 2/09/10 12:30pm