Post Thumbnail

Silicon Valley's anti-poaching conspiracy has reached its conclusion. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has approved the $415 million settlement, suggested by Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe earlier this year. The four tech giants have long been accused of agreeing not to poach each other's employees. A...

12 hours ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

The Department of Defense's partnership with Silicon Valley is a done deal, and now officials have announced who would serve as the initiative's head honchos. According to The Wall Street Journal, two former high-ranking military officials will lead the Defense Innovation Unit–Experimental o...

August 6th 2015 at 10:17am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

If the Ellen Pao case showed us anything, it's that Silicon Valley is still very much a (white) boy's club. In response a number of industry leaders including Apple, IBM, and Google, have pledged anywhere from $50 million to $300 million to boost the level of diversity in their workplaces. Intel i...

August 4th 2015 at 9:17pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Ford's new Research and Innovation Center in Palo Alto must be doing well. The autonomous driving technologies the company's been developing in the facility, which are all part of its "Smart Mobility" plan announced at CES this year, are entering advanced engineering and implementation phase. For...

June 24th 2015 at 8:02am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

"Crabots" will help build Google's sprawling Mountain View campus. According to Architects Journal's latest report, these robot-crane hybrids will play a specific role in the construction of the Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Heatherwick designed structure. The UK publication is privy to detailed planni...

May 6th 2015 at 5:15pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

In order to better combat cyberthreats to national security, the US Department of Defense is setting up shop in Silicon Valley. At a lecture today at Stanford University, Defense Secretary Ash Carter outlined the department's new focus on cyberdefense, including tapping into the ecosystem of Silic...

April 24th 2015 at 5:27pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has announced that the Department of Homeland Security will soon open a satellite office in the heart of Silicon Valley. The new location will serve a dual purpose: to solidifying the DHS's relationships with area tech firms, which have been rather strained over the...

April 21st 2015 at 3:21pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

March is over, and in a few hours March Madness will be too. As the NCAA Men's basketball tournament wraps up -- as well as the first season Better Call Saul -- we're eyeing another championship series with intrigue and plenty at stake: HBO's Game of Thrones, now returning for its fifth season. It...

April 6th 2015 at 8:06pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Silicon Valley, HBO's comedic take on the often ridiculous world of startups is returning for its second season on April 12. But before we find out what's happening with Pied Piper, series stars Thomas Middleditch, Zach Woods, Martin Starr, and Kumail Nanjiani will be part of a Q&A at Twitch h...

April 3rd 2015 at 4:26pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

It's official: AT&T is offering full-fledged gigabit internet service in Silicon Valley before Google. After months of teasing, the telecom has launched its U-verse GigaPower service in Cupertino, Apple's home turf -- and a quick drive away from Google's headquarters, we'd add. Get ready to...

March 30th 2015 at 7:18pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Rivals HBO and Netflix aren't really going head-to-head yet, but by the time Daredevil and the next season of Silicon Valley air, they could be. HBO is targeting April for the launch of its standalone streaming service, right around the time its Mike Judge-produced series about a tech startup kick...

February 6th 2015 at 10:27pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Remember BD-Live? Other than being the reason so many Blu-ray discs take forever to load, it's a way for them to pull in continuously updated content from the internet and HBO's using it to reach people who only watch its shows on disc. The new feature is called "HBO Sampler" and it unlocks full e...

February 2nd 2015 at 11:56pm 0 Comments