silicon valley

26 Apr 2022

How Elon Musk Buying Twitter May Affect San Francisco

So, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have heard about Elon Musk’s recent purchase of Twitter. If you haven’t heard, allow me to loop you in: Elon Musk, the dude who had a baby with Grimes and named it something absurd, now owns Twitter. You’re probably wondering why

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04 Apr 2022

Report: Silicon Valley Residents Left in Droves During Pandemic

by Tran Nguyen Tens of thousands of people left Silicon Valley during the COVID-19 pandemic, but local housing and economics experts aren’t too worried about the mass exodus. The metro area encompassing San Jose, Santa Clara and Sunnyvale lost nearly 43,000 people between April 2020 and July 2021, according to recently released census data. That’s

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07 Sep 2022

What it’s Like Writing About San Francisco for 20 Years

In celebration of my 20th year in SF, I am extremely excited to announce Slouching Towards Neverland: 20 years of Writing About San Francisco. Here’s a quick rundown: – This limited edition, hand-signed, new zine covers my two decades of writing about this strange and beautiful city. – Besides well known

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30 Mar 2022

Inside San Francisco’s Tech Startups: An Outsider’s Report

Anna Wiener was a Silicon Valley insider with an outsider’s disposition.  Her 2020 memoir, Uncanny Valley, documents her observations as an employee across three tech startups during the 2010’s, a pivotal decade for the tech industry and the world at large.  Unlike so many young college grads (and dropouts) eager

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08 Feb 2022

Woodside Says Entire City Is A Mountain Lion Sanctuary To Avoid Poor People

Woodside, California, a wealthy Silicon Valley suburb in San Mateo County recently tried to block housing being built by saying the entire fucking city, is a wildlife sanctuary for mountain lions.  Which is really fucking stupid. the California Attorney General shut them the fuck down with the threat of legal

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05 Jan 2022

Silicon Valley’s Scapegoat: Theranos Fraudster Elizabeth Holmes Faces Guilty Verdict

“This is what happens when you work to change things,” Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes said in a CNBC TV interview in 2015. “First they think you’re crazy, then they fight you, and then all of a sudden you change the world.” Once hailed as the “world’s youngest self-made female billionaire,”

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15 Dec 2021

Seeking Work in Silicon Valley? This Nonprofit Offers Free Training In Tech

In 2016, Larry Apke attended a ProMatch networking meeting for people seeking work in Silicon Valley. As he surveyed the crowded room, what he saw moved him immensely. “I was touched by two things,” recalled Apke. “First, many looked very shocked and confused. For many, it had been some time

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20 Sep 2021

Uber Staff In Revolt Because Their Stock Options Are In The Toilet

Imagine being the kind of employee whose main concern is not your impact on society or the world at large, or the things your company or business accomplishes — but instead, your main concern is how your stock options are doing. Yet that is the case throughout much of Silicon

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03 Dec 2020

The Great Bay Area Techodus: They’re going to Austin to ruin that place

Silicon Valley companies are shipping jobs to places like Texas in droves.  That isn’t new news, places like the ‘Silicon Hills’ of Austin Texas (God save them), and the ‘Silicon Mountain’ in Denver, have been opening new offices for Bay Area tech for years now.  But there is a stark

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