The Silicon Valley is adding jobs faster than it has in more than a decade. Stocks and fortunes are soaring. But bleaker records are also being set: Food stamp participation just hit a 10-year high and homelessness rose 20 percent in two years. Simply put, while the ultra-rich are getting even richer, record numbers of Silicon Valley residents are slipping into poverty.
She paved a way for herself in male-dominated Silicon Valley, and now she's encouraging other women to join her. In the new PBS documentary Makers: Women Who Make America," Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg talks about women, work and the will to lead.
Forget transforming your living room: There are a dozen or so automakers at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas proposing new technologies to transform your car, from Bluetooth health-monitoring to self-driving vehicles.
Electric car sales are nowhere near what the auto industry -- or Washington -- hoped they'd be by now, though Tesla Motors' hot Model S sedan doing great, and the the Chevy Volt is finally getting some traction. But is the electric revolution stalled, or just accelerating too slowly?
Upstart automaker Tesla Motors confirmed this week that its groundbreaking Model S, an all-electric luxury-sports sedan, was on track to enter production by this summer. It already has pre-orders for more than 8,000. Is the moment coming soon when electric cars go mainstream?
New and higher debit card fees may not be enough to satiate the big banks. Financial institutions looking for more revenue are now eyeing another potential source of money: Selling your debit-card transaction data to marketers. So which is worth more to you: The deals such targeted advertising will bring, or your privacy?
Tax increases on the wealthy just got another outspoken defender: Google's 59th employee, Doug Edwards. On Monday, in a town hall meeting in California, President Obama called on a seemingly-anonymous member of the audience to ask a question. What happened next was surprising.
A raft of con artists have cropped up over the last two years offering "forensic loan audits." They promise to review your mortgage documents, looking for errors and legal flaws that they say they'll use to expedite a loan modification deal. All they usually end up doing is taking more money from already stressed homeowners.
No wonder President Obama is visiting an Intel plant as he stumps for U.S. innovation and high-tech jobs. After all, Intel is a clear industry leader. Indeed, some analysts argue that for investors seeking entry in the global growth of technology, Intel is the one-stop answer.
Much has been made recently of the huge valuations of Internet players like Facebook, Twitter and Zynga, but while Web 2.0 is doing well, the Silicon Valley region itself is not. A new report shows compensation and unemployment in the region haven't improved since the downturn.
Wilson is known as the dean of New York City venture capitalists, an emerging community that has tracked nicely with the rapid uptick in startups in the Big Apple. Now, the word is out that he's raising a new $200 million seed-stage venture fund. Here's why.
The high-powered Morgan Stanley investment queen's move is indicative of the declining role Wall Street is playing in Internet and mobile technology markets and the diminished impact the Street has on this lucrative, fast-growing field.
Watching which way the talent is flowing in Silicon Valley can tell investors a lot. Even if a big brain drain isn't a sure death knell for a major player, it can't be ignored. And during the last couple of years, a lot of talent has been draining out of Silicon Valley icon Google.
Amid rumors that Twitter is considering pursuing another round of venture funding, the microblogging site's co-founder Evan Williams said his company has "a lot of money in the bank," and that its advertising efforts are paying off better than expected.
On Friday, the Justice Department announced a it had reached a settlement with six tech giants, including Apple, Google, and Intel, that had made anti-competitive agreements not to poach top employees from each other.
Check-in phenom Foursquare just passed 3 million users, a milestone that cements its growing lead in mobile social networking. But how did it outrace competitor Gowalla, which was born at the same time and with arguably better technology? By having the right real world social networks, of course.
Web startups are now so cheap to build out and can fail so quickly that very early stage funding, when angel investors tend to participate, has risen in prominence. Venture capital, which usually enters at a later stage, is playing a shrinking role.
President Obama's $2 billion booster shot for solar is surely good news for the sector. But it may not be enough to counter the drag of a global economic stall that many see coming. When other energy prices fall, solar investment tends to dry up.
Intel co-founder Andy Grove has an interesting proposal to induce U.S. firms to rebuild the nation's manufacturing base and boost our employment: Tax companies for every job they offshore, and reinvest the funds in companies that create jobs here.
Russian President Dimitry Medvedev visited California this week in an attempt to establish economic ties with the U.S. -- and to entice Russian entrepreneurs to set up shop back home.
Tesla Motors IPO announcement has attracted many skeptics. But take a look at how Tesla's sleek sports car has fired up the imagination of Silicon Valley's wealthy. This excitement bodes very well for the electric-car maker's success.
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The hottest venture investor in Silicon Valley comes from Russia: Yuri Milner of Digital Sky Technologies. Milner's huge bets on Facebook, Groupon, Zynga and others have the Valley abuzz -- and somewhat concerned.
Well regarded tech entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa warns a talent fleeing the U.S. for India and China is threatening innovation here. But at a popular Valley eatery, you can see -- and hear -- a very different picture of the global talent sustaining the area's companies.
For the last few decades, the American economy has been fueled by technology start-ups. But with Silicon Valley venture investing down 37% in the last year, that trend seems to have lost some of its vigor. You have to hand it to American investment bankers, though. For the last few years, Wall Street has gone to China in search of companies to take public on U.S. exchanges. Since 2005, Chinese companies have raised $210 billion in global IPOs, 14% more than U.S. companies. China leads the way in U.S. IPOs -- in 2009, 11 of the 14 foreign IPOs on United States exchanges were of mainland Chinese companies.
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