Vericool raises $19.1 million for its plant-based packaging replacement for plastic coolers

April 01, 2020 at 12:43AM Vericool, a Livermore, Calif.-based startup that’s replacing plastic coolers and packaging with plant-based products, has raised $19.1 million in a new round of financing. The company’s stated goal is to replace traditional packaging materials like polystyrene with plant-based insulating packaging materials. Its technology uses 100% recycled paper fibers and otherContinue reading “Vericool raises $19.1 million for its plant-based packaging replacement for plastic coolers”

HashiCorp soars above $5B valuation in new $175M venture round

March 17, 2020 at 12:26AM The rise of the cloud over the past decade has forced software developers and DevOps engineers to completely rearchitect the modern web application, ensuring scalability, performance, and security. That’s a really painful proposition when done manually, which is where HashiCorp comes in to play. The company’s suite of products helpsContinue reading “HashiCorp soars above $5B valuation in new $175M venture round”

Coronavirus: iPhone launch likely to be cancelled as Silicon Valley bans large gatherings

March 10, 2020 at 02:53PM Apple events, sporting fixtures and more to be banned Coronavirus: iPhone launch likely to be cancelled as Silicon Valley bans large gatherings … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Coronavirus: iPhone launch likely to be cancelled as Silicon Valley bans large gatherings

Uber Whistleblower Takes On Silicon Valley, Armed With Stoic Philosophy

February 18, 2020 at 05:01AM In 2017, Susan Fowler published a blog post that revealed Uber’s misogynistic corporate culture — and helped change the world. In her memoir, she urges readers not to see her as a victim. Uber Whistleblower Takes On Silicon Valley, Armed With Stoic Philosophy…

Worldline’s $8B acquisition of Ingenico’s $3B revenue would barely pay for Robinhood or Revolut’s valuations

by lexsokolin.com In the long take this week, I look at how spending $8 billion can either buy you $3 billion of revenue from Ingenico, or the private valuation of Robinhood and/or Revolut. Would you rather have a massive cash-flow machine, or a venture bet on a Millennial investing meme? To articulate this question inContinue reading “Worldline’s $8B acquisition of Ingenico’s $3B revenue would barely pay for Robinhood or Revolut’s valuations”

The dark side of tech: why the Guardian asks tough questions about Silicon Valley

December 20, 2019 at 05:00AM Since we opened our west coast bureau in 2016, we’ve worked to expose the truth about how tech companies are reshaping society and democracy Support the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a year-end gift When Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress in October, the Facebook founder and chief executive faced pointed questionsContinue reading “The dark side of tech: why the Guardian asks tough questions about Silicon Valley”

Silicon Valley CEO fired over $75,000 strip club bill, lawsuit claims

December 17, 2019 at 12:03PM Turvo boss Eric Gilmore allegedly used money to entertain clients Silicon Valley CEO fired over $75,000 strip club bill, lawsuit claims … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Silicon Valley CEO fired over $75,000 strip club bill, lawsuit claims

As TikTok Grows In Popularity, It’s Also Setting Off Alarms In Silicon Valley

December 10, 2019 at 09:23PM TikTok is one of the world’s fastest growing apps, racking up 1.5 billion downloads and minting music hits. But the Chinese-owned app is also making people in Washington and Silicon Valley nervous. As TikTok Grows In Popularity, It’s Also Setting Off Alarms In Silicon Valley…

Dopamine fasting: why Silicon Valley is trying to avoid all forms of stimulation

November 19, 2019 at 04:00PM It’s the latest trend in the world’s tech capital. But is it really possible to cut yourself off from everything in life that excites you – and can it be any good for you? They have done biohacking, clean sleeping and the keto diet, but now Silicon Valley types haveContinue reading “Dopamine fasting: why Silicon Valley is trying to avoid all forms of stimulation”

Work collaboration startup Notion Labs cozies up to Silicon Valley’s top accelerators

November 12, 2019 at 05:05PM Startups building work software for other startups have been a huge focus of investment in Silicon Valley as eager VCs hope to grab a piece of the next Slack. Notion Labs, a profitable work tools startup that recently hit a reported $800 million valuation, isn’t making it easy for VCContinue reading “Work collaboration startup Notion Labs cozies up to Silicon Valley’s top accelerators”

How successful was Britain’s plan for its own Silicon Valley? | Torsten Bell

October 20, 2019 at 06:29AM Policymakers might learn from London’s Silicon Roundabout experience Every city wants a cluster, a concentration of high-productivity firms and workers beavering away in a particular industry in a particular place. Proximity means ideas and productivity growing and spreading. Who doesn’t want their own Silicon Valley? David Cameron certainly did. InContinue reading “How successful was Britain’s plan for its own Silicon Valley? | Torsten Bell”

Uber – a Silicon Valley drama: Chips with Everything podcast

September 30, 2019 at 12:00PM Jordan Erica Webber chats to New York Times reporter Mike Isaac about Super Pumped, his new book on the rise and fall of Travis Kalanick Continue reading… Uber – a Silicon Valley drama: Chips with Everything podcast … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Uber – a Silicon Valley drama: ChipsContinue reading “Uber – a Silicon Valley drama: Chips with Everything podcast”

HashiCorp announces fully managed service mesh on Azure

September 10, 2019 at 05:48PM Service mesh is just beginning to take hold in the cloud native world, and as it does, vendors are looking for ways to help customers understand it. One way to simplify the complexity of dealing with the growing number of service mesh products out there is to package it asContinue reading “HashiCorp announces fully managed service mesh on Azure”

HashiCorp expands Terraform free version, adds paid tier for SMBs

September 10, 2019 at 04:01PM HashiCorp has had a free tier for its Terraform product in the past, but it was basically for a single user. Today, the company announced it was expanding that free tier to allow up to five users, while also increasing the range of functions that are available before you haveContinue reading “HashiCorp expands Terraform free version, adds paid tier for SMBs”

With So Many Startups Growing Into Unicorns, Can They Still Be Magical?

August 12, 2019 at 10:00AM Six years ago, “unicorn” became the name for startup tech companies valued at $1 billion or more. At the time, only 39 companies had earned the title. Since then, the club has grown to 484 members. With So Many Startups Growing Into Unicorns, Can They Still Be Magical?…

Time: Why TIME’s 2019 Tech Optimists Are Upbeat About Silicon Valley’s Future

August 07, 2019 at 01:00PM As data breaches, misuse of personal information and the spread of disinformation erode the public’s trust in Silicon Valley, it can be all too easy to become cynical about technology’s impact on the world. But there are still plenty of reasons to be optimistic about tech’s role in society movingContinue reading “Time: Why TIME’s 2019 Tech Optimists Are Upbeat About Silicon Valley’s Future”

Fifa 20 Ultimate Team: New features, Icons and latest updates revealed as EA Sports shows off most popular game mode

July 31, 2019 at 02:40PM Developers criticised for features that have not changed Fifa 20 Ultimate Team: New features, Icons and latest updates revealed as EA Sports shows off most popular game mode … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Fifa 20 Ultimate Team: New features, Icons and latest updates revealed as EA Sports shows offContinue reading “Fifa 20 Ultimate Team: New features, Icons and latest updates revealed as EA Sports shows off most popular game mode”

‘The glue between therapist and patient’: can Silicon Valley fix mental health care?

July 30, 2019 at 06:00AM Apps are changing the industry, but experts warn against dispensing with human therapists entirely The road to therapy is often inscrutable, windy and unsatisfying, with availability, cost and fit frequently preventing people from getting the care they need. A new wave of Bay Area startups is turning to tech toContinue reading “‘The glue between therapist and patient’: can Silicon Valley fix mental health care?”

Ruha Benjamin: ‘We definitely can’t wait for Silicon Valley to become more diverse’

June 29, 2019 at 03:00PM The sociologist on how prejudice is embedded in technology – and how we go about building a fairer world Ruha Benjamin is an associate professor of African American studies at Princeton University, and lectures around the intersection of race, justice and technology. She founded the Just Data Lab, which aimsContinue reading “Ruha Benjamin: ‘We definitely can’t wait for Silicon Valley to become more diverse’”

How Silicon Valley’s whiz-kids finally ran out of friends | John Naughton

June 16, 2019 at 06:59AM The tech founders said they were not like the evil capitalists of old. We should have known better Remember the time when tech companies were cool? So do I. Once upon a time, Silicon Valley was the jewel in the American crown, a magnet for high IQ – and predominatelyContinue reading “How Silicon Valley’s whiz-kids finally ran out of friends | John Naughton”

Lawmakers Turn To Look At The Economics, Equity And Fairness Of Silicon Valley

June 4, 2019 at 10:44PM Lawmakers and regulators are both looking into antitrust violations, getting tougher on a quest to strengthen oversight of Big Tech. But antitrust laws were written with other industries in mind. Lawmakers Turn To Look At The Economics, Equity And Fairness Of Silicon Valley…