At Home and Abroad: the Growing Contradictions of Silicon Valley

It only took Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg a few hours to publicly criticize President Donald Trump’s January 2017 executive order banning the U.S. entry of travelers from certain Muslim-dominated nations. His response — soon echoed by several other Silicon Valley CEOs — was in keeping with the traditionally liberal principles promoted by American tech companies: […]

UK set to impose new “tech tax” on Silicon Valley giants

Enlarge / LONDON – Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond poses with the budget box at 11 Downing Street before the announcement of the Autumn Budget Statement in the House of Commons on October 29, 2018. (credit: Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Media via Getty Images) Britain’s top financial official has included a new “tech tax” […]

Can Winx make history at The Valley?

Video Can Winx make history at The Valley?1:54 Gilbert Gardiner and Nick Quinn take a look Winx ahead of the Cox Plate October 22nd 2018 26 minutes ago /display/ news and galleries/SuperRacing/ SuperRacing Can Winx make history at The Valley?1:54 October 22nd 2018 25 minutes ago /display/ news and galleries/SuperRacing/ TAB market update – BRIAN […]

Leaders in Silicon Valley, entertainment, and professional sports are remembering Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, who died after a battle with cancer at 65

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Paul Allen, the cofounder of Microsoft and billionaire philanthropist, died Monday afternoon after battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The 65-year-old Seattle native is best-known for having launched Microsoft with Bill Gates, but he also operated the venture-capital firm Vulcan Ventures, and staked his claim on sports franchises as the owner of the Seattle Seahawks […]

Three hours in uncanny valley

The key to a solid high five is knowing where your buddy’s hand is and when to stop swinging. Celebrated manga artist Konomi Takeshi did not have this knowledge. At least, he didn’t appear to from where I was sitting. The move probably looked fine from the middle of the ground floor of the Pacifico […]