Heartland Tech Weekly: Silicon Valley excess spreads outside the Bay Area

Typically, when a startup goes public after reaching a billion-dollar plus valuation, it’s considered a “win” for that community. But what happens when that billion-dollar company is no longer a unicorn? Earlier this month, Domo, a Utah-based business analytics startup founded by serial entrepreneur Josh James, filed for an IPO. The milestone shoul…Read More

10 wireless tech accessories that make our lives a lot easier — by keeping our homes and desks more organized

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. When I think about the biggest changes in the world of technology over the past 10 years, one that stands out is the global transition to wireless gadgets. […]

The CEOs of Google and Apple both fell out of favor with employees this year — here’s why, according to a survey of tech workers (AAPL, GOOGL, GOOG)

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Glassdoor’s annual 100 Highest-Rated CEOs report reveals both Apple’s Tim Cook and Google’s Sundar Pichai dropped heavily in the rankings, which are determined by anonymous employee feedback. Cook, in particular ,dropped 43 spots from his place in last year’s report, distinguishing himself as the tech CEO with the biggest dip in rankings. […]

The world’s hottest tech companies are now worth more than $5 trillion, and they could be pointing out the next big bubble

Paulo Whitaker/Reuters The most prominent US and Chinese tech stocks are worth more, by market cap, than the stock markets of the eurozone and Japan. Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Google, Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent are worth $ 5 trillion, according to data compiled by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. US tech stocks are worth even […]

Amazon sunsets its live video tech support for Fire tablets

In our Fire phone review from 2014, we called Mayday one of Amazon’s most brilliant features. People can use it to summon tech support advisers on their Amazon devices within seconds, after all, and those reps can help people fix whatever issue they’re having through live video at the push of a button. While Amazon […]

Vietnam’s new tech laws may stifle online dissent

Today, lawmakers in Vietnam voted in favor of a bill that requires tech companies that do business in the country to house all user data domestically. Additionally, social media companies such as Twitter and Facebook must remove any offensive content within 24 hours of receiving a request from Vietnamese authorities. This law is similar to […]

Employee burnout is a huge problem in the tech industry. This survey shows which companies have it the worst

Sutterstock / Freedomz Employee burnout and stress is a big problem in the average American workplace, but it’s especially true among some of the country’s biggest tech companies, many of which have famously rigorous workplace cultures that often encourage long hours, favor young people, and sometimes require unreasonably high levels of productivity.  Blind, a message […]