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Why Silicon Valley Is So Bad at Politics
Two years ago, Mark Pincus, the billionaire who is responsible for Farmville, the 21st century’s answer to the Dutch Tulip Craze, had a big idea. “In this election, we’d want a million people to raise one billion dollars to run Mike Bloomberg for ... read more
The Week in Tech: Silicon Valley Gets Even More Political
So why are businesses getting ... off half the country would be bad for sales. (The basketball star Michael Jordan allegedly once said, “Republicans buy shoes, too.”) That may not be such an issue for Silicon Valley, however. Their products are so ... read more
Trump Stokes Outrage in Silicon Valley—But It's Selective
Silicon Valley’s internal outrage can have the most power when it’s aimed at what’s broken about itself. You have a lot of power in these companies. Don’t waste your opportunity. There are so ... why a security improvement he wanted to make was a ... read more
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Elon Musk talks about robots all the time, but nobody else in the auto industry does — here's why
But why aren't other automaker's talking about robots? The answer has two parts. First, Musk's embrace of automation is consistent with Tesla's story of disruption: in a brave new world of high-tech, Silicon Valley-inspired ... efforts to do so have ... read more
Why is Elon Musk so bad at Twitter?
So why doesn't he? Does his ego preclude him from believing ... and that's the most desired skill you can have in Silicon Valley, so in that sense I guess he is a Silicon Valley genius." "People like him don't seem to understand that you are only going ... read more
Why do we need more people in this country, anyway?
If so, why? To most ears, the question sounds blasphemous ... Good people want more immigration, and bad people object or raise questions. An inherently political issue has been effectively rendered religious, with the righteous on one side, sinners ... read more
Why robots helped Donald Trump win
So you’d get people “with [bad] backs, arms, carpal tunnel ... Their identity, really.” This is what Silicon Valley promoters of salves like universal basic income fail to understand. The engineers and programmers of the new machines seem to think ... read more
Delingpole: ‘Political Correctness Is Killing Silicon Valley’ Warns Tech Industry CEO
Altman, influential and respected CEO of Y Combinator — an accelerator program for Silicon Valley start-ups — has triggered outrage in the tech community for having dared to suggest that political correctness has gotten so bad that it threatens to ... read more
Leave Silicon Valley alone
Why can't this White House figure out that Silicon Valley is one of America's greatest assets ... theories of harm such as they're addictive or destructive to democracy or bad for worker wages. But the other side has its new thinking, as well. read more
Experts Say Splitting California into 3 States Is Just Another Silicon Valley Fantasy
Instead, he did what any tenacious Silicon Valley tycoon would do ... Despite its low probability of passing, the proposal, and the reasons why rich people seem so interested in breaking up the Golden State, are worth examining in closer detail. read more