Journalist Carole Cadwalladr says ‘the gods of Silicon Valley’ have broken democracy

Journalist Carole Cadwalladr says ‘the gods of Silicon Valley’ have broken democracy

On the same day that she became a Pulitzer Prize finalist for her work bringing the Cambridge Analytica scandal to light, journalist Carole Cadwalladr took the stage at TED to “address you directly, the gods of Silicon Valley.” Cadwalladr began her talk by recounting a trip she took after the Brexit referendum, back to her Read more about Journalist Carole Cadwalladr says ‘the gods of Silicon Valley’ have broken democracy[…]

Flying taxi startup Blade is helping Silicon Valley CEOs bypass traffic

Flying taxi startup Blade is helping Silicon Valley CEOs bypass traffic

One year after a $38 million Series B valued on-demand aviation startup Blade at $140 million, the company has begun taxiing the Bay Area’s elite. As part of a new pilot program, Blade has given 200 people in San Francisco and Silicon Valley exclusive access to its mobile app, allowing them to book helicopters, private Read more about Flying taxi startup Blade is helping Silicon Valley CEOs bypass traffic[…]

At Blind, a security lapse revealed private complaints from Silicon Valley employees

At Blind, a security lapse revealed private complaints from Silicon Valley employees

Thousands of people trusted Blind, an app-based “anonymous social network,” as a safe way to reveal malfeasance, wrongdoing and improper conduct at their companies. But Blind left one of its database servers exposed without a password for more than a month, making it possible for anyone who knew where to look to access each user’s Read more about At Blind, a security lapse revealed private complaints from Silicon Valley employees[…]

Cisco to acquire silicon photonics chip maker Luxtera for $660 million

Cisco to acquire silicon photonics chip maker Luxtera for $660 million

As networks get put under increasing pressure from ever-growing amounts of data, network equipment manufacturers are facing huge challenges to increase data transmissions speeds over further distances. As a premiere networking equipment company, Cisco wants to be prepared to meet that demand. Today, it opened up its checkbook and announced its intent to acquire Luxtera Read more about Cisco to acquire silicon photonics chip maker Luxtera for $660 million[…]

Meet Jennifer Tejada, the secret weapon of one of Silicon Valley’s fastest-growing enterprise software startups

Meet Jennifer Tejada, the secret weapon of one of Silicon Valley’s fastest-growing enterprise software startups

https://www.s28capital.com/ PagerDuty, an eight-year-old, San Francisco-based company that sends companies information about their technology, doesn’t receive a fraction of the press that other fast-growing enterprise software companies receive. In fact, though it counts as customers heavyweight companies like CapitalOne, Spotify, and Netflix; it employs 500 employees; and it has five offices around the world, it Read more about Meet Jennifer Tejada, the secret weapon of one of Silicon Valley’s fastest-growing enterprise software startups[…]