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Tracking the relationship of the government and Silicon Valley

Aug 1, 2013
Revelations that the government is collecting vast amounts of our personal data from companies like Facebook and Google, is raising questions about the relationship between the feds and the tech industry.
Posted In: Silicon Valley, defense department, Intel

Omnicom and Publicis go big to go small, digitally

Jul 29, 2013
The merger is a case of Madison Avenue trying to catch up with Silicon Valley, trying to use their size and reach to deliver small targeted markets to advertisers in real time.
Posted In: Omnicom, Publicis Groupe, advertising, Silicon Valley

Why Silicon Valley can't end world poverty

Jun 27, 2013
The tech community finds out it takes more than good intentions and a novel idea to improve the lives of people in developing nations.
Posted In: Silicon Valley, bill gates

The NSA and Silicon Valley

Jun 20, 2013
Back in 2010, the chief security officer for Facebook, Max Kelly left the company for the NSA.
Posted In: nsa, Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley feels the surveillance heat

Jun 14, 2013
Revelations that some tech companies have been turning over our data to the government -- however reluctantly -- has put Silicon Valley under a microscope.
Posted In: PRISM, Silicon Valley

Why PRISM is powered by private-sector technology

Jun 10, 2013
The government began using the so-called “Hadoop” software for data collection, even after launching a $16 billion project to come up with its own way to manage 'big data.'
Posted In: PRISM, hadoop, Yahoo!, Silicon Valley, nsa

Zynga employees wait for their next turn

Jun 4, 2013
Social media gaming company Zynga laid off around 500 employees, but recruiters are already on the prowl. What's the afterlife of a Zynga employee?
Posted In: zynga, Silicon Valley, games, social media

New York tech scene celebrates Tumblr purchase

May 21, 2013
Members of the New York City's tech scene are celebrating the announcement that Yahoo will buy the NY-based blogging service Tumblr.
Posted In: Yahoo, tumblr, New York City, Silicon Valley, Tech

Backlash against Google Glass rises

May 8, 2013
People are starting to rise up against the ‘smuggery’ of Silicon Valley -- even Valley insiders are taking shots on the web and on TV at those who created Google Glass.
Posted In: Google Glass, Google, Silicon Valley

Philly Tech Week: It's always techie in Philadelphia

Apr 24, 2013
Tech has never just been about Silicon Valley, and Philadelphia wants the world to know that.
Posted In: Philadelphia, Silicon Valley, Warby Parker

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