‘No more brilliant jerks’- Arianna Huffington ushers in the new Uber

While Huffington doesnt want to be Ubers next CEO, shes been putting in the hard yards trying to turn the companys tarnished reputation around The next Uber CEO will be charged with sweeping up multitudes of corporate sins. In their in-tray will be a daunting array of problems and issues to resolve following the completion…

Everyone Dislikes Silicon Valley, Except Its Imitators

Do not let their names fool you. The silicon places–Silicon Slopes, Silicon Prairie, Silicon Beach, Silicon Peach, Silicon Bayou, Silicon Shire, Silicon Desert, Silicon Holler, Silicon Hill and, separately, Silicon Hills–do not aspire to become “the next Silicon Valley.” Sure, the country’s burgeoning tech enclaves in Utah and Kentucky and Oregon draw inspiration from the…

More than one-third of schoolchildren are homeless in darknes of Silicon Valley

Tech economy is describing new inhabitants and business but is contributing to dislocation, leaving households, teachers and even principals with housing woes Every night for the past year or so, Adriana and Omar Chavez have slept in an RV parked in East Palo Alto, a downtrodden community in Silicon Valley. On a recent morning before…

Hey Silicon Valley, John Kerry Wants You to Help Save the World

When the Secretary of State pitches Silicon Valley, hes looking for more than merely series-A capital. John Kerrys looking for help–for technological innovations that could help win the online war with extremist groups like ISIS, find a route between privacy for US citizens( and dissenters abroad) and unbreakable encryption available to terrorists, and maybe even…

Aim of the road: will automation put an end to the American trucker?

Americas 2 million truckers have long been mythologised in popular culture. But self-driving trucks are set to lay waste to one of the countrys most beloved jobs and the fallout could be huge Jeff Baxter’s sunflower-yellow Kenworth truck glistens as bright and almost as big as the sunlight. Four men clean the glint cab in…

Humans 2.0: fulfill the entrepreneur who wants to put a chip in your brain

Bryan Johnsons company, Kernel, is intended to improve mental function and treat disorders by creating a brain interface Bryan Johnson isn’t short of ambition. The founder and CEO of neuroscience company Kernel wants” to expand the bounds of human intelligence “. He is planning to do this with neuroprosthetics; brain augmentations that can improve mental…