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Guess Who's Moving Into the Chewable Bar Space in a More Disruptive Way

Today, the CEO of Silicon Valley-spawned startup told TechCrunch that his company was “moving into the chewable bar space in a more disruptive way.” That is, they’re making snack bars.Read more...
Tags: Innovation, Soylent


The U.S. Is Losing a Major Front to China in the New Cold War

Vietnam and Thailand are among the Southeast Asian nations warming to a governance model that twins sweeping content curbs with uncompromising data controls -- because it helps preserve the regime in power. A growing number of the region’s increasingly autocratic governments watched enviously the emergence of Chinese corporate titans from Tencent Holdings Ltd. to Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. -- in spite of draconian online curbs. The more free-wheeling Silicon Valley model once seemed unquestion...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, China, Thailand, Silicon Valley, Vietnam, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, Tencent Holdings Ltd, Major Front


China Wins Allies for Web Vision in Ideological Battle With U.S.

Vietnam and Thailand are among the Southeast Asian nations warming to a governance model that twins sweeping content curbs with uncompromising data controls -- because it helps preserve the regime in power. A growing number of the region’s increasingly autocratic governments watched enviously the emergence of Chinese corporate titans from Tencent Holdings Ltd. to Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. -- in spite of draconian online curbs. The more free-wheeling Silicon Valley model once seemed unquestion...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, China, Thailand, Silicon Valley, Vietnam, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, Tencent Holdings Ltd


Democrats Introduce Bill Requiring Tech Companies To Check Algorithms For Bias

Inside Silicon Valley, the consensus is that artificial intelligence will be the most important technology for the next decade. Okay, but what the hell does that mean for the rest of us?Read more...
Tags: Science, Silicon Valley, Ron Wyden, Cory Booker, Yvette Clarke, Kate Crawford, Algorithmic Bias, Ai Now, Ai Eats The World


Solving Social Problems Will Never Be Easy

Imagine that you are the czar of all building in San Francisco, and that you have been asked for your thoughts on the design of a new apartment building that is under consideration. What is your top concern?If you are a halfway competent and benevolent dictator — and, goodness knows, history has shown us few enough of those! — then you’d probably put “affordability” at the top of your list. The people of San Francisco and the surrounding areas are very much in need of new affordable housing: In ...
Tags: New York, Science, Milwaukee, New York City, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, World Trade Center, Bay Area, Immanuel Kant, Aspen Colo


It’s Complicated

Imagine that you are the czar of all building in San Francisco, and that you have been asked for your thoughts on the design of a new apartment building that is under consideration. What is your top concern?If you are a halfway competent and benevolent dictator — and, goodness knows, history has shown us few enough of those! — then you’d probably put “affordability” at the top of your list. The people of San Francisco and the surrounding areas are very much in need of new affordable housing: In ...
Tags: New York, Science, Milwaukee, New York City, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, World Trade Center, Bay Area, Immanuel Kant, Aspen Colo


Facebook's Efforts 'Not Nearly Sufficient' in Genocide-Torn Myanmar, UN Investigator Says

It’s been nearly two years since the bloody peak of a social media-fueled genocide in Southeast Asia, but Facebook is still not doing enough to prevent the ongoing promotion of violence and hate in Myanmar on its social network, according to a member of the United Nations team that found the Silicon Valley company for…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Southeast Asia, United Nations, Un, Myanmar, Silicon Valley, Propaganda, Misinformation, Genocide, Information Operations


Patagonia Will Stop Selling Those Horrible Silicon Valley-Branded Vests

The first thing you notice about rich people in Silicon Valley is the vest. What in god’s name is going on with all these vests?Read more...
Tags: Science, Patagonia, Silicon Valley, Someone Else Will Just Make A Dumb Vest, Power Vest


Gimlet's Union Drive, Twisted Graphene, and Psychedelic Mice: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Well, folks, it’s just a few hours shy of the turn of the month, and you know what that means: April Fool’s Day. Yes, it’s that special time of year when insipid brands, mean-spirited teens, and tech titans compete to be the first to trick you into thinking they released Skittle’s... For Men, that it’s a good idea to…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science Fiction, Politics, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Internet, Climate Change, Drugs, Africa, Environment, Vampires, The Magicians, Department Of Defense, Smartphones


'The Leggings problem': can we just never hear about them again? | Arwa Mahdawi

The spandex-based controversy has been broiling in the west for years; and it’s not just men policing women’s bodies, women are doing it to themselvesSign up for the Week in Patriarchy, a newsletter​ on feminism and sexism sent every Saturday. Continue reading...
Tags: Fashion, Space, Science, Technology, Women, Nasa, Feminism, Silicon Valley, Arwa Mahdawi


'The Leggings problem': can we just never hear about them again?

The spandex-based controversy has been broiling in the west for years; and it’s not just men policing women’s bodies, women are doing it to themselvesSign up for the Week in Patriarchy, a newsletter​ on feminism and sexism sent every Saturday. Continue reading...
Tags: Fashion, Space, Science, Technology, Women, Nasa, Feminism, Silicon Valley


GoFundMe Joins the Baffling San Francisco Homeless Shelter War of 2019

There’s a fight unfolding in one of the richest neighborhoods in San Francisco, that northern-most outpost of Silicon Valley and the most expensive city in America.Read more...
Tags: Science, America, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Gofundme, London Breed, Say Gofundme One More Time, Baffling San Francisco


The Marriage of Silicon Valley and the Pentagon Is Happening Whether You Like It or Not

Reports of the death of Silicon Valley’s relationship with the Pentagon have been greatly exaggerated.Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Science, Microsoft, Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley, Pentagon, Defense Department, Palantir


Ethical question takes center stage at Silicon Valley summit on artificial intelligence

The big news at the summit, in San Francisco, came from Google, which announced it was launching a council of public policy and other external experts to make recommendations on AI ethics to the company. The discussions at EmTech Digital, run by the MIT Technology Review, underscored how companies are making a bigger show of their moral compass. At the summit, activists critical of Silicon Valley questioned whether big companies could deliver on promises to address ethical concerns.
Tags: Google, Science, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, MIT Technology Review, EmTech Digital


AT&T Is Now Selling Another Bleeding-Edge Gadget That Won't Be the Next iPhone

Several years and several billions of dollars after first getting Silicon Valley investors excited about virtual reality all over again, you’ll finally be able to walk into a store and buy a Magic Leap headset as starting next week, AT&T flagship stores in Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco will start carrying the …Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, San Francisco, Tech, Att, Silicon Valley, Augmented Reality, Magic Leap, Consumer Tech, Boston Chicago


Apple's Shift From Gadgets to Services Tests Investor Patience

Apple unveiled four new digital services at a star-studded event in Silicon Valley on Monday. An original video streaming service and a gaming subscription will launch in the fall and Apple didn’t say how much they will cost. A news subscription service lacked several major newspapers and those that did sign up are potentially withholding some content.
Tags: Apple, Science, Silicon Valley


Pinterest Officially Joins Silicon Valley's 2019 Money Bonanza

Another day, another Silicon Valley IPO, just as the prophecy foretold.Read more...
Tags: Pinterest, Ipo, Silicon Valley


Top U.S. General Plans to Meet With Google Execs to Scold Them for Doing Business in China

The relationship between Silicon Valley and the Pentagon is one of the most high-stakes, high-tension, and high-dollar links in the world. Desperate to lead the globe’s militaries in artificial intelligence, the U.S. Defense Department is trying to navigate a maze of tech employee protests and political minefields…Read more...
Tags: China, Project Maven, Silicon Valley, Department Of Defense, Joseph Dunford


Stanford's New Institute to Ensure AI Is 'Representative of Humanity' Mostly Staffed by White Guys

Stanford University, the bastion of higher education known for manufacturing Silicon Valley’s future, launched the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence this week with a massive party. Big names and billionaires like Bill Gates and Gavin Newsom filed into campus to back the stated mission that “the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Stanford, Artificial Intelligence, Bill Gates, Silicon Valley, Stanford University, Gavin Newsom, Letter From Silicon Valley, Safiya Noble, New Institute


How Elizabeth Holmes exploited the fetishisation of entrepreneurs | Arwa Mahdawi

How did the ex-CEO, now facing criminal charges, find fame and fortune? By aping the persona of a ‘tech genius’Elizabeth Holmes did not change the world, as she once promised, but she certainly captured its attention. The story of the founder of the now defunct blood-testing company Theranos is everywhere. There is a bestselling book, a popular podcast and a new documentary, The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, directed by the Oscar winner Alex Gibney, which premiered in the US on Mond...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Technology, Stanford, US, Silicon Valley, Alex Gibney, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Holmes, Arwa Mahdawi, Henry Kissinger


Elizabeth Holmes and her firm Theranos show why we must stop fetishising entrepreneurs | Arwa Mahdawi

How did the ex-CEO, now facing criminal charges, find fame and fortune? By aping the persona of a ‘tech genius’Elizabeth Holmes did not change the world, as she once promised, but she certainly captured its attention. The story of the founder of the now defunct blood-testing company Theranos is everywhere. There is a bestselling book, a popular podcast and a new documentary, The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, directed by the Oscar winner Alex Gibney, which premiered in the US on Mond...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Technology, Stanford, US, Silicon Valley, Alex Gibney, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Holmes, Arwa Mahdawi, Henry Kissinger


Ahead of Streaming Launch, Apple's Iron-Clad Secrecy Is Reportedly Stressing Out Hollywood

With the imminent arrival of Apple’s new streaming video service scheduled for next week, the tech giant is on the cusp adding content creator to its traditional hardware-making and app store-managing duties. However, in an effort to stock its upcoming service with shows, it seems Apple’s secretive Silicon Valley-esque…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Hollywood, Science, Apple TV, Silicon Valley, Streaming Video, Consumer Tech, Subscription Video, Apple Streaming Video, Does Apple Need To Play Nice


Chinese TechCrunch Rival 36Kr Is Said to Plan Overseas IPO

The Beijing-based company is considering selling shares of its flagship media business in the U.S. as soon as this year, the people said, asking not to be identified because the information is private. 36Kr, whose website is similar to the TechCrunch portal that chronicles Silicon Valley, is targeting to raise at least $100 million, the people said. 36Kr is open to exploring opportunities in the capital market, though it doesn’t have a specific IPO timeline, Chief Executive Officer Liu Chengch...
Tags: Science, Beijing, Silicon Valley, Liu Chengcheng


College Bribery, DoorDash Pay, and Captain Marvel: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

The tech world found itself embroiled in another appalling controversy when a white supremacist gunman entered two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15 and opened fire, killing at least 50 people and wounding scores of others in an attack apparently calculated for maximum effect on social media and …Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Health, Google, Meat, Food, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Comics, Science, Technology, Movies, Medicine, Labor, Climate Change, College, Disney


Silicon Valley's Fingerprints Are All Over the College Bribery Scandal

When the insular Silicon Valley venture capital world found out this week that over a dozen local wealthy parents got caught bribing their way into colleges like the University of Southern California, their first reaction was to throw their head back in laughter: They paid $200,000 to get their kid into USC and UCLA,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Stanford, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Usc, Ucla, Bill Mcglashan, University Of Southern California, TPG Growth


Elizabeth Warren’s Tech Assault Propels Fringe Antitrust View to Spotlight

Warren’s proposal last week to classify some technology giants as utilities and undo previous industry mergers jolted Silicon Valley. It also hit a nerve among Democrats and Republicans in Congress, who’ve grown increasingly concerned that curbs on anticompetitive conduct are poorly enforced.
Tags: Science, Congress, Elizabeth Warren, Warren, Silicon Valley


America Sells Its Chinese Hacking Fears at Silicon Valley's Biggest Security Conference

Leading them around practically by the tie, neatly dressed NSA handlers guided the American spy agency’s most powerful leaders through labyrinthine crowds in San Francisco’s Moscone Center last week at the annual RSA Conference. With 50,000 attendees, RSA is the biggest cybersecurity conference in the world, known for…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nsa, China, America, Dhs, Fbi, Alibaba, Silicon Valley, Huawei, 5g, San Francisco 's Moscone Center


The Good and the Bad of Stanford's Massively Successful Startup Scene

More unicorn founders and top venture capitalists attended Stanford than any other U.S. university, according to data compiled by Bloomberg and based on CB Insights’ lists of top venture capitalists and unicorn companies. Rather than create a bubble of academia within the heart of the world’s tech mecca, Stanford has embraced its proximity to Silicon Valley to give students a powerful advantage.
Tags: Science, Stanford, Bloomberg, Silicon Valley


Elizabeth Warren Imagines Big Tech After the Breakup

Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, joins a growing chorus across the political spectrum voicing concern about the power of Silicon Valley and proposing some kind of government action. At the center of Warren’s proposal is the argument that certain parts of the tech industry have become utilities. The services these companies provide are so ubiquitous and essential that they’re  now similar to electricity and water: basics for human existence that must have their supply and price regulated f...
Tags: Science, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Warren, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, Stephen Bannon


Elizabeth Warren's Plan to Break Up Big Tech Is Just the Beginning

Breaking up the tech giants is one of the few major issues that cuts across party lines in Washington, D.C., and it even reaches into Silicon Valley itself.Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Science, Washington, Elizabeth Warren, Antitrust, Silicon Valley, What Would Ai Regulate



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