Austin, Texas, has long been a hub for sales and customer service outposts for some of Silicon Valley’s largest tech companies. In recent years, the city has seen a revival of entrepreneurship, and with it, venture capital. The city’s ecosystem …Read More »
Martin Luther King's daughter slams Mark Zuckerberg for invoking the civil rights movement and said 'disinformation campaigns' led to MLK's killing (FB)
The daughter of Martin Luther King Jr criticized Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday for referencing the civil rights leader in a speech. Bernice King said that “disinformation” created the atmosphere that led to MLK’s 1968 assassination. Zuckerberg gave a speech at …Read More »
John Chambers and a star team of ex-Cisco engineers have finally launched Pensando Systems, a startup with $278 million in funding, to take on Amazon — and Cisco (CSCO)
One of the most highly-watched startups in the enterprise tech world officially came out of stealth mode on Wednesday — a company called Pensando Systems. Pensando has already secured three enormous rounds of venture funding, clocking in at $278 million …Read More »
The Xbox One might be one of the strongest gaming consoles on the market (especially if you have the Xbox One X), but for many people it’s also a way to consume media. Through Xbox, you can watch Netflix, Hulu, …Read More »
Colleges and universities are tracking potential applicants when they visit their websites, including how much time they spend on financial aid pages
Colleges are increasingly turning to tracking software to learn more about potential applicants, according to a new report in The Washington Post. At least 44 public and private US colleges reportedly work with consulting firms to help track this data. …Read More »
Facebook's billionaire CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed threats to free speech in a rare public address on Thursday (FB)
Mark Zuckerberg shared his thoughts on freedom of expression and Facebook’s role on the internet during a 35-minute speech at Georgetown University. During the speech, the Facebook CEO and cofounder focused on how free expression on the site had led …Read More »
The human body can survive for about three days without water, which can be extremely hard to find in hot desert climates. If you’re ever lost in a desert, knowing how to quickly find water is key to your survival. …Read More »
Some homeowners with Tesla solar panels said they had been left frustrated as they wait for the company to fixed damaged panels on their roof, Business Insider’s Linette Lopez reported. On August 1, the roof of Briana Greer’s home in …Read More »
Northwest Austin has historically been the Texas city's 'Silicon Valley,' and tech's biggest players are still pouring in. Here's what it's like in Austin's 'second downtown.'
The tech industry has a long history in Austin, Texas, and the city largely has its northwest sector to thank for that. In the 1970s, a handful of tech companies, like IBM and Texas Instruments, set up shop north of …Read More »
Paul Allen's Silicon Valley estate just hit the market for $41.5 million. Take a look inside the late Microsoft cofounder's 7-bedroom mansion in America's richest town.
Paul Allen’s Silicon Valley mansion has hit the market for $41.48 million, Neal J. Leitereg first reported for The Los Angeles Times. The late Microsoft cofounder’s former home spans nearly 18,000 square feet and sits on a 1.9-acre lot in …Read More »