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a conversation with sam altman about politics, startups and tech


 since the election of 45, the worlds of tech and politics have collided. between tech leaders at google, facebook and other tech companies speaking out against 45’s executive order on immigration and, more recently, those same companies speaking out against the 45 administration rescinding guidance for transgender students in public schools, it’s clear that the tech industry is… read more






trump bump: post-election business is booming for these startups


despite silicon valley's pervasive negative feelings toward the president, the new administration has been a boon for some tech companies.






jay z’s new venture through roc nation will benefit startups


jay z created something resourceful for new promising startups through his latest venture.






7 security startups that raised venture capital in january


the new year has started off with a flurry of fund raising activity in the security space as startups seek to fuel growth with new capital.






why working at clarity consulting is like solving a sudoku


what's it really like to work at chicago startups and tech companies? blue sky's inside job lets people on the ground tell us in their own words.  reggie ross, 23, software engineer consultant at clarity consulting clarity generally makes custom software solutions. for the project i’m currently...






she hustled her way from receptionist to sales at trading technologies


what's it really like to work at chicago startups and tech companies? blue sky's inside job lets people on the ground tell us in their own words.   tati graef, 32, sales initiative specialist at trading technologies trading technologies develops computer software for trading futures, and now we’re...






breaking into startups: idalin bobe’s journey from north philly to thoughtworks


 over black history month techcrunch is working with the breaking into startups podcast to share stories of innovators making a difference. the podcast is a platform that features inspiring stories of people who broke into tech from non-traditional backgrounds. we strive to help millions of people outside of tech understand the different paths they can take to launch careers in the tech industry. read more






while tech giants hire, startups fret — has brexit britain become la la land?


 if you’ve read the latest headlines about britain’s tech industry, you’d think the country hadn’t been rocked by the greatest political and economic uncertainty since the second world war. not only are uk startups raising record amounts of funding year on year, but tech giants like amazon are investing and doubling down on the uk economy, as if the mood music was… read more






nurturing austin’s tech startups is a community affair


austin’s startup scene has kept pace with seattle’s in terms of investor dollars. but the industry has grown without two of seattle’s strongest assets — microsoft and amazon — instead flourishing on the strength of its community and texan hospitality.






at kcura, she found a fast-paced company that helps lawyers find facts


what's it really like to work at chicago startups and tech companies? blue sky's inside job lets people on the ground tell us in their own words.  zehra mecci, 33, senior software engineer at kcura our software helps people discover truth. the product is called relativity. any time there is litigation,...






nyc mayor bill de blasio shows off designs for planned tech hub


 new york city mayor bill de blasio and his team have revealed the designs for the 250,000-square foot union square tech hub. the hub, which was first announced in december, will include 58,000 square feet of “fluid space” for startups and a 36,500-square foot tech training center. read more






a latte with a side of partisan politics


“third places” like coffee shops are crucial for organizing social movements. but they also should function as sites of unexpected conversation, the kind that might change our lives or, perhaps, our political views.






‘it’s better he’s tweeting than trying to govern’: mark cuban fires back at trum


mark cuban was quick to respond that donald trump’s claim that the tech billionaire “backed me big-time” in the recent election, laughing at the claim before reminding trump of a conversation they had almost a year ago. sunday morning, seemingly for no reason, the president attacke...






nyc mayor bill de blasio shows off designs for planned tech hub


 new york city mayor bill de blasio and his team have revealed the designs for the 250,000 square foot union square tech hub. the hub, which was first announced in december, will include 58,000 square feet of “fluid space” for startups and a 36,500 square foot tech training center. (partners in the training program include the new york city foundation for computer science… read more






a conversation about tech m&a trends and trump


 some very big brands outside the tech space have been stepping in to acquire technology companies as the pressure to keep up with consumer-powered digital trends touches more industries. add in a deregulating president trump and the mercury could keep rising for tech company valuations this year, suggests john stiffler, senior m&a director at business and technology consulting firm west… read more






when it’s time for startups to set up hr


if the sexual harassment controversy at uber tells a cautionary tale for startups, it’s don’t wait until you’re in trouble to have clear employee policies and practices. the blog post that software engineer susan fowler wrote about her experience at uber got the attention of jeff judge, co-founder...






'it's time for us to … start owning our identity': the state of blacks in chicag


a new study says more blacks are working in technology in chicago than most people expect — but many are working low-paying positions that haven't traditionally been thought of as tech jobs. there are 40,000 tech workers in the chicago area, according to a broad definition forthcoming report from...






feb. 14 letters: tech has more important fights than net neutrality


travel ban, h1b visa issues should be tech's highest priorities






inside silicon valley’s fight against trump


groups such as tech solidarity are urging tech workers to speak up internally at their companies.






remembering steve jobs in 10 quotes


friday would have been steve jobs’ 62nd birthday. the inimitable tech leader, innovator and apple co-founder forever changed the landscape of consumer tech products and was a pioneer in the industry. the former apple chief executive left a lasting legacy following his death in 2011. here are 20 unforgettable quotes from the tech maverick. 1. […]






woman sues howard stern over aired phone call to irs


boston (ap) — a massachusetts woman has sued radio personality howard stern and the federal government after her telephone conversation with an irs agent was aired on stern’s show. judith barrigas says in her lawsuit that after her private conversation was aired she had difficulty sleeping and eating, sought treatment, and has had difficulty finding […]






diversity in tech: lots of attention, little progress


new york (ap) — the tech industry brought us self-driving cars, artificial intelligence and 3-d printers. but when it comes to racial and gender diversity, its leading companies are no trailblazers. despite loudly touted efforts to hire more blacks, latinos and women, especially in technical and leadership positions, diversity numbers at the largest tech companies […]






diversity in tech: lots of attention, little progress


when it comes to racial and gender diversity, the tech industry's leading companies are no trailblazers.






boys' basketball: colony wins 2aa championship


 a balanced offensive attack helped the colony boys basketball team dispatch villa park, 74-70, in the southern section division 2aa championship game on saturday at honda center.   senior wing rodrick mccobb led the titans with 19 points, while sedrick altman added 16 and jozelle carter pitched...






boys' basketball: colony wins 2aa championship


a balanced offensive attack helped the colony boys basketball team dispatch villa park, 74-70, in the southern section division 2aa championship game on saturday at honda center.   senior wing rodrick mccobb led the titans with 19 points, while sedrick altman added 16 and jozelle carter pitched...






take a survey about linux and you could win tech gear worth more than £1000


you love tech. we love feedback. let's make this happen.






as tech companies push for more inclusive culture, some see gains in diversity


tech companies use the latest artificial intelligence to help them hire a diverse workforce.






how snap stacks up among tech’s biggest ipos


snap on wednesday priced the largest u.s. tech ipo since china-based alibaba went public in 2014.






the best australian tech deals


techradar rounds-up the best aussie tech deals three times a week






ap explains: tech companies worry about cherished tech visas


new york (ap) — next on the immigration chopping block? u.s. tech companies fear the trump administration will target a visa program they cherish for bringing in programmers and other specialized workers from other countries. although these visas, known as h-1b, aren’t supposed to displace american workers, critics say safeguards are weak. critics also say […]






tech companies protest trump immigration order


new york (ap) — google, apple and other tech giants expressed dismay over an executive order on immigration from president donald trump that bars nationals of seven muslim-majority countries from entering the u.s. the u.s tech industry relies on foreign engineers and other technical experts for a sizeable percentage of its workforce. the order bars […]






diversity in tech: lots of attention, little progress


the tech industry brought us self-driving cars, artificial intelligence and 3-d printers. but when it comes to racial and gender diversity, its leading companies are no trailblazers.






iphone 8 using wireless charging can't be confirmed, even by the tech's creators


the head of the wireless power consortium tells techradar the news of apple joining doesn’t mean it's putting the tech in its next phones.






tech companies protest trump immigration order


new york (ap) — google, apple and other tech giants expressed dismay over an executive order on immigration from president donald trump that bars nationals of seven muslim-majority countries from entering the u.s. the u.s tech industry relies on foreign engineers and other technical experts for a sizeable percentage of its workforce. the order bars […]






trump and his immigration politics are redefining canada, and helping its tech s


rapidly though incoherently, president trump is redefining america’s place in the world. inevitably though accidentally, he is doing the same to canada — a perilous situation, but one that  presents certain opportunities. don’t get me wrong. it’s not pleasant, the new order. after the terrorist...