At the start of last night’s Silicon Valley, Pied Piper is in a pickle. Although the startup’s new file-compression tool has been well-received, it needs to increase its daily active users to rake in more capital. So Richard Hendrix and the boys try a revolutionary new approach: Pied Piper makes a TV commercial.
Everyone who lives in actual Silicon Valley and watches the show has said it’s creepily accurate. Turns out, the truth is stranger than fiction and writers have discarded real-life event as plot points to make the show seem more plausible.
After breaking ground on a billion dollar factory in Sparks, Nevada earlier this month, Faraday Future is now working a deal on a second facility in Vallejo, California. So—a Bay Area factory and a larger Nevada-based factory. Sound familiar? Oh yea! That’s Tesla’s deal.
Mark’s Zuckerberg’s plans for world domination are well underway...and they might include his own backyard. The Facebook billionaire and reported pesky neighbor appears to be turning his Palo Alto estate into a fully-formed compound by razing four neighboring homes and building four smaller structures—including one…
The rise of Silicon Valley has been characterized by ever-increasing technological advances and extreme economic stratification. In Eliot Peper’s new novel, Cumulus, a conspiracy threatens to exploit those tensions, amidst a stark and terrifying story of what the future likely holds for us.
The burgeoning industry of biological design is in the headlines every day. Yet even science journalists have had trouble explaining concepts like CRISPR in terms that everyone can understand. A new exhibition at a Silicon Valley museum skillfully explains the technically and ethically complicated field of…
The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner has released the name of the Apple employee found dead at its Cupertino headquarters yesterday.
The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a body discovered in a conference room at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters, according to several reports.
The latest startup to “catch Silicon Valley’s eye” is a company called Juicero that’s selling, essentially, a $700 Keurig for organic cold-pressed juice. Even though it offers the kind of overpriced, niche gizmo you’d find in a Hammacher Schlemmer catalog, the company is flush with $120 million in investment capital.…
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.”
Seriously, what other industry makes its most important decisions while sitting on fake hay bales at Pac-Man tables in pirate-ship themed treehouses?
Last week, the drivers who shuttle San Francisco Google employees to work voted to unionize with the Teamsters. How long until their passengers do the same thing?
Apple released details about its newest product today in Vogue, almost a month before the Apple event rumored for March 15. Although this reveal was a departure from the company’s standard keynote unveils, the choice to announce the new product in the pages of Vogue certainly fits with its growing shift towards high…
Silicon Valley executives will meet with top government officials in a private meeting tomorrow to eke out better strategies to counter the Islamic State’s online influence.
Boston’s own Biz “Stonecold” Stone—founder of Twitter, author of Who Let The Blogs Out?—is bringing back his short-lived Q&A/search engine app Jelly for some fucking reason.
It’s no secret that thousands of Silicon Valley tech workers who would rather live in San Francisco are being bused in and out of the city every day. But after these policies have come under fire, it appears that a handful those tech companies are trying to encourage employees to live closer to work.