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Let me say up front: I'm a free-market libertarian, and I never advocate for more regulation – mainly because it doesn't work and it is done by government (which I trust only one-tenth as much as I trust business). If you study history, our nation's biggest financial problems stemmed from highly regulated areas: the mortgage crisis, bank bailouts, federal deficits, the Great Depression, Smoot/Hawley/tariffs, Dodd-Frank, ObamaCare, etc.All financial calamities... [Read More]
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There is a widespread belief that immigrants and their offspring have poverty-defying superpowers that natives do not. That is certainly the impression you'd get from pundits and lobbyists who celebrate all the Silicon Valley technology entrepreneurs who were born abroad or the fact that immigrant scientists seem to have a presumptive lock on every year's... [Read More]
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When former Jersey guy Paul Ehrlich wrote "The Population Bomb," his current home town of Palo Alto was largely rural; now it and the rest of the Silicon Valley are developed to high density... [Read More]
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The proposed rule signed by the Homeland Security Secretary on September 21 and posted on the website of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was slammed by the Silicon Valley-based tech industry and political leaders. [Read More]
Apple chief executive Tim Cook has been one of President Donald Trump's staunchest critics in Silicon Valley, opposing the White House on everything f ... [Read More]
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Even in Silicon Valley, the home of science, technology, and reason, we have our share of people infected by right wing conspiracies. For example, we have this tweet thread between Ron Cohen, ... [Read More]
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President Trump is about to hit America's tech giants with federal antitrust probes, if a newly leaked document holds any water—and it may not hold any water at all, the Washington Post ... Money News Summaries. | Newser... [Read More]
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Fenergo is set to raise €50m in fresh funding in a deal that could value the Dublin-based fintech business at more than €500m. The company has also bought out US investor Aquiline, one of its original backers, with short-term debt funding from Silicon Valley Bank and Goldman Sachs. Fenergo is about... [Read More]
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9 Years in, after multiple stints in startups and at Google, why I finally am making the decision to leave Silicon Valley and move over 8,000 miles away. [Read More]
The Bay Area Newsgroup reports: Political momentum for a crackdown on Silicon Valley's social media giants got a boost this week when a state attorney general said he would tell U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions next week that Google, Facebook and Twitter should be broken up. Louisiana Attorney G... [Read More]
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The chief of President Donald Trump's 2020 reelection campaign lashed out at a supposed "Palo Alto Mafia" in Silicon Valley that having bias against conservatives because of reporters using anonymous sources. The Trump White House has been notorious for the level of leaking to jour... [Read More]
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Fitbit Fitbit has a plan to help it stay relevant as it faces more competition from companies like Apple and Garmin. It's launching Fitbit Care, a health platform that combines coaching, virtual care, wearable devices, and self-tracking to help employers' and health plans' employees and members get healthier. For now, the program is just for consumers whose employers, health plans, or health systems opt into it. Fitbit is making a move to become more than just a fitness device at a time when wearable competition is fierce. The company on Wednesday... [Read More]
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The White House has reportedly drafted an executive order that would open an antitrust investigation into the Silicon Valley Masters of the Universe. [Read More]
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Silicon Valley clean meat startup New Age Meats made history on Monday by letting journalists taste the first cultured pork sausage made in a lab. New Age Meats' sausage is the first cell-based meat to be made using both fat and muscle cells, which could prove key to nailing the flavor of traditional meat. Here's what the farm-free sausage was like. On a Monday night at a brewery in San Francisco's hipster Mission District, the co-founders of a startup called New Age Meats helped cook up samples of pork sausage made entirely out of cells grown from... [Read More]
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For months, our Twitter-addicted and conspiracy-addled president has become increasingly convinced that just like the media, Silicon Valley tech companies he barely understands are out to get him. Claims that the largely West Coast-based tech world is secretly undermining the conservative movement have long been a right-wing bogeyman, but with Donald Trump leading the charge it's been an open question whether he will use federal resources to crack down on them. [Read More]
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BI Prime: Maynard Webb worked with Meg Whitman, Marissa Mayer and Marc Benioff. In his new book "Dear Founder," the longtime investor and executive shares what he's learned over a long career in Silicon Valley. [Read More]
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In a rural Texas county, lidar sensor technology is being tested as a way to spot illegal intruders from Mexico. That use could divide workers in Silicon Valley. [Read More]
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It's no secret that the Silicon Valley tech giants discriminate against conservatives and conservative content. Last week President Trump warned Google about it's biased practices against conservatives and conservative content in their search feature. Twitter has also been accused of shadow-banning Republican politicians and conservative voices. And Facebook is probably the worst violator. Facebook has …... [Read More]
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Lion's Lair hosts the city's longest-running open mic comedy night. On Monday, September 17, a celebrity turned up at the door: Denver native T.J. Miller, who found fame and fortune in Silicon Valley and movies including Deadpool. But in the wake of a Daily Beast report that while in college, the comic had abused... [Read More]
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Grand Forks Herald Herald editorial board Grand Forks has taken a liking to the phrase "Silicon Valley of Drones," referencing a moniker made famous in a New York Times story about this region's... [Read More]
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