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The past, present, and future of design in Silicon Valley

The following is an excerpt from The Way to Design, a guide to becoming a designer founder and to building design-centric businesses. Adapted and reprinted with the author’s permission. Until very recently, success in Silicon Valley required focusing almost single-mindedly on an organization’s technical prowess. It meant having an unimpeachable …

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Sisyphus in Silicon Valley

Sign Up for Our free email newsletters Silicon Valley is back for another round on tech’s wheel of fortune, and everything’s changed: Dinesh is CEO! Just kidding. Nothing has changed. Everything is the same, and I mean that in the best possible way. What the first two episodes of season …

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Silicon Valley Recap: The Rise and Fall of Dinesh – Vulture

Vulture Silicon Valley Recap: The Rise and Fall of DineshVultureIn the past three seasons, Dinesh has borne more abuse than any other character. Most of that abuse comes from his frenemy, Gilfoyle, but it also stems from the outcome of Dinesh’s more unwise choices. And yet, Silicon Valley doesn’t treat …

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What Happens When Silicon Valley Meets Your Kitchen?

What happens when high tech meets the kitchen?  Combining technology with cooking is one of the areas being addressed by several startups in Silicon Valley. June Oven Image via June Oven The June Oven was founded by two engineers, Matt Van Horn, a co-founder of Lyft, and Nikhil Bhogal, who worked for …

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Flyover Country Gets To Bend More Sheet Metal, But Silicon Valley Gets To Design Cars’ Brains – Forbes

Forbes Flyover Country Gets To Bend More Sheet Metal, But Silicon Valley Gets To Design Cars’ BrainsForbesThe geographic trends in investment in the future of the auto industry are solidifying. And while they may give Flyover Country much to celebrate in the short term, they don’t look so good for …

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Chinese Investing in Silicon Valley Companies

American Mark Pavlyukovskyy created a company that provides materials people can use to build their own computer. Last year, when he was searching for people to invest in his company, he wanted someone who knew the Chinese market. Pavlyukovskyy did not have to travel to Beijing or Shanghai to find …

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Uber Reflects Dark Side of Silicon Valley

The cowboy culture of Silicon Valley makes people hardworking, innovative and passionate, but also obsessive, domineering and ruthless. This week, US President Donald Trump gave an address before a joint session of Congress. He spoke largely in clichés and claimed the US was witnessing “the renewal …

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Silicon Valley behemoths raise monopoly concerns

New York: In the last week or two, I’ve read several thought-provoking pieces about giant technology companies that have grown into monopolies and perhaps should be broken up like the old AT&T. Cries of monopoly are not a new phenomenon for tech. Just ask Google. But this latest round of …

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Chinese bike-share Ofo emerging in Silicon Valley

  A common sight in China has been popping up in Silicon Valley lately: bright-yellow Ofo bikes. The bike-sharing service claims 10 million users in China and recently began trial phases in the United States. Users can check out the bikes using a mobile app and don’t have to return …

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7 things to study if you want a high-paying job in the future

Josh Elman of Silicon Valley venture capital firm Greylock Partners knows about keeping an eye out for the next hot industry. In the early 2000s Elman was so intrigued by social networking, then a fledgling industry, that he dropped out of business school to pursue a job at LinkedIn. He …

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