Newsweek Slams Silicon Valley’s “Bro Community”

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Silicon Valley’s tech industry is all about the future, but, increasingly its past is rearing its ugly head. No longer the enfant terrible, the valley’s white male […]

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Super-Intelligence Has the Super-Intelligent Worried

January 30, 2015 California Bytes 0

Bill Gates is the latest genius to warn humanity against the dangers of artificial intelligence. “I am in the camp that is concerned about super […]

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Silicon Valley Leads In… Age Discrimination?

January 7, 2015 California Bytes 0

Sorry Bill Gates, apparently old people just aren’t that smart. Not exactly true, but that seems to be the consensus of many of the young hipsters running […]

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Women Unwelcome in Silicon Valley?

January 3, 2015 California Bytes 2

Another dismal report showcasing Silicon Valley’s appalling bias against women. The old boys club is getting a little too old for claims of ignorance to […]

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Tech Contenders Challenging Silicon Valley

December 24, 2014 California Bytes 0

Just because Silicon Valley dominates the tech world doesn’t mean that other places aren’t trying. Miami, Boston, Detroit, New Orleans, Chattanooga, Cincinnati, Houston, and Washington D.C. […]

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Looking Back and Looking Forward

December 24, 2014 California Bytes 0

Lots of looking going on; looking at bigger phones, at more social media, through smart glasses, at streaming media and smartwatches, and into virutual reality. […]

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Attracting App Junkies

December 23, 2014 California Bytes 0

Trigger, Action, Reward, Investment, four concepts that will make your app sing and your users addicted. Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. World of Warcraft. Angry Birds. The […]

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Expect Google’s Driverless Tech To Disrupt Trucking Industry

December 23, 2014 California Bytes 0

Google showcased their new driverless car yesterday, a tiny, harmless lady bug type of thing meant to soothe consumer’s fears of dangerous robot technologies roaming our neighborhoods. […]

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Google Pod Spotted in Mountain View

December 23, 2014 California Bytes 0

Cute, nerdy, goofy, lovable, those are just some of the adjectives used to describe the design of the Google car. Once the Google car is […]

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Stanford’s Class of 1994

December 23, 2014 California Bytes 1

Some familiar names graduated from Stanford in 1994. Men like Peter Thiel, David Sachs, Peter Fenton, and Brian Acton went on to earn billions from […]

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Whiz Kids On Becoming Company Overlords

December 23, 2014 California Bytes 0

So you’ve clawed your way to the top. You’re the head honcho. Everyone trembles when you enter the room. Now that your Queen or King […]

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The Name of the Game/App Matters

December 23, 2014 California Bytes 0

Erin Griffith gives a thorough rundown on the history of naming companies. She says human names are now in vogue. Startups are choosing human names for […]

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Robots Don’t Care What Color You Are

December 22, 2014 California Bytes 0

Black Girls Code has spread to seven U.S. cities teaching minority girls the joy of programming. Black women account for only 3% of the U.S. […]

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China’s Emerging Tech Hubs

December 22, 2014 California Bytes 0

With 632 million internet users, China is positioned well to capitalize on new opportunities in tech. China is beginning to emerge as a legitimate contender […]

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Dem Techies Search For Perfect Candidate

December 21, 2014 California Bytes 0

There are plenty of Democratic techies looking for someone other than Hillary Clinton in 2016. Catherine Bracy, the woman who led President Obama’s San Francisco […]

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POWERFUL WOMEN in tech

December 21, 2014 California Bytes 0

Forbes came out with their list of the 100 most powerful women in the world in May. 18 of them have their roots in tech. […]

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Don’t-Miss Attractions in Silicon Valley

December 21, 2014 California Bytes 0

From orchards to data farms, Silicon Valley’s tourist sites are a tech geek’s dream come true. Discover where the first hard drive was made, where […]

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There’s No Such Thing as a Private Phone Call

December 20, 2014 California Bytes 0

A security flaw in the global telecom network based on 1980’s technology allows easy access to your phone conversations. German researchers have discovered security flaws […]

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Woz Heads to Oz and Dishes About Smartwatches and Google Glass

December 20, 2014 California Bytes 0

The other Steve may be splitting the states, but he still has some strong views on future technologies. Steve Wozniak says he is no fan […]

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By Giving In to Hackers, Did #Sony Encourage More Internet Attacks?

December 20, 2014 California Bytes 0

Corporations and businesses should be very worried. A large company like Sony might have 5000 computer security issues a day. It might  take a year […]

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Facebook Loses 5% of Its 13-17 Year-Old Visitors

December 19, 2014 California Bytes 0

Facebook’s cool factor may have cooled off, as many of its teen users prefer Facebook-owned Instagram and other social media sites like Twitter. The Menlo […]

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Disruptors Offer Profit and Peril

December 19, 2014 California Bytes 0

Big disruptive changes are on the horizon for major parts of our world and how we live according to Stanford’s Vivek Wadhwa. Manufacturing, finance, healthcare, energy […]

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Jessica Alba heads the List of Hottest Startups of 2014

December 19, 2014 California Bytes 0

Silicon Valley disruptors Uber and AirBNB are intent on doing away with the old ways of doing things. Zenefits and Lending Club promise to change […]

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Minecraft Creator Cashes Out and Heads to Beverly Hills

December 19, 2014 California Bytes 0

Markus Persson just put down $70 million in cash for a fully-loaded mansion in Beverly Hills. Persson, a 35-year-old Swedish video game designer, became a […]

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Ariana Grande Loses 1.5 Million Fans in #InstagramPurge

December 19, 2014 California Bytes 0

Justin Bieber lost 3.5 million and Kim Kardashian lost 1.3 million when Instagram purged fake accounts recently. Since Instagram’s efforts are sitewide, even ordinary people’s […]

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Create the Right Environment and Qualified Women Will Come

December 18, 2014 California Bytes 0

Everyone in Tech is trying to end the gender gap. The employment site PowerToFly says there are plenty of capable women out there and if […]

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U.N. Passes Digital Privacy Resolution

December 18, 2014 California Bytes 0

The world is starting to to take action to protect people’s privacy. Alarmed by the surveillance of governments and private companies around the world, the […]

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The Woman Behind Viral HeForShe Campaign

December 18, 2014 California Bytes 0

We all witnessed Emma Watson’s impassioned U.N. speech calling for gender balance and fairness. Now meet the woman who was instrumental in bringing it about. […]

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A Sampling of Social Media Upstarts

December 18, 2014 California Bytes 0

Imagine checking out the social media profile of everyone on the plane before booking your reservation or sending voice messages with special effects. Quicket and Bubbly […]

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New Jeans Thwart Digital Pickpockets

December 18, 2014 California Bytes 0

Change your pants if you don’t want thieves stealing your data. RFID (radio-frequency identification) signals coming off your credit cards and various documents are being […]

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Qualified Futurists in High Demand

December 18, 2014 California Bytes 0

Science fiction author Neal Stephenson, author of Snow Crash and Cryptonomicon, has signed on with the muli-dimensional startup Magic Leap. Stephenson will hold the title of “Chief […]

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Emerging Tech Promises to Electrify the World

December 18, 2014 California Bytes 0

From a social site that bans men to a company that will launch your 5 cm device into orbit for $35k, there are some interesting […]

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The Silicon Valley Backlash is Growing

December 17, 2014 California Bytes 0

Once universally revered as a hotbed of innovation, the world’s premier technology hub nowadays is increasingly viewed with suspicion and resentment. Yes, Silicon Valley is […]

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Peshawar

December 17, 2014 California Bytes 0

The horrific murder of school children in Pakistan yesterday shocked us all. An attack against education is an attack against us all. Bustle.com offers three way that […]

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Sean Parker Funds Allergy/Asthma Research Center

December 17, 2014 California Bytes 0

Napster founder and first president of Facebook, Sean Parker, donated $24 million for Allergy and Asthma research at Stanford University. Immunology is somewhat of a pet topic […]

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In Search of Another Billion Dollar Idea

December 17, 2014 California Bytes 3

Instacart, WeWork Companies, Stripe,and Kabam are four companies that have gone from zero to billon dollar hero overnight, emblematic of the present froth in the […]

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2015 Looks Like a Huge Year For Tech IPO’s

December 16, 2014 California Bytes 0

The dream of going public and raking in the big bucks is alive and well in Tech. Next year promises to be a very good […]

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NASA Says 11 Trillion Gallons of Water Needed to End California Drought

December 16, 2014 California Bytes 0

We’ve been getting drenched lately with rainstorms, but it all adds up to a drop in the bucket of what California needs to recover from […]

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Aghanistan’s Roya Mahboob

December 16, 2014 California Bytes 1

In a land where being a woman and wanting to learn is considered a crime by many, Roya Mahboob should be an inspiration for anyone […]

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10 Inspiring Design Ideas

December 16, 2014 California Bytes 0

If you’re running a nonprofit, having a heart made of gold isn’t the only thing you need to grab people’s attention and make them open […]

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250,000 Canadians Can’t Be Wrong, Can They?

December 16, 2014 California Bytes 0

A flattering view of Silicon Valley from a view north of the border. Big ideas as well as big trees grow in this part of […]

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Pocket Drones Are All the Buzz

December 16, 2014 California Bytes 0

A boon for peeping toms, spys and big brother, palm-sized drones will soon be here. They will definitely revolutionize photography and be a lot of […]

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A Century of A.I.

December 16, 2014 California Bytes 2

The president of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and managing director of Microsoft Research, Eric Horvitz and his wife Mary, have decided […]

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Internet Rankings Since 1996

December 16, 2014 California Bytes 0

AOL, Yahoo and Microsoft are some of the familiar names that have been at the top of the internet ranking list since the beginning, but […]

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Craig’s List Includes Putting Women in Tech

December 16, 2014 California Bytes 0

The founder of Craig’s List, Craig Newmark, called for more women in technology and  “an end to the global gender technology gap.” Newmark has added […]

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Microsoft Announces Major Advance in Speech Recognition

December 15, 2014 California Bytes 0

Microsoft has rolled out a public preview of Skype Translator, its long-ballyhooed service that provides Star Trek–style real-time translation for voice calls and online chats. “We’ve […]

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#ElonMusk Is Fascinating

December 15, 2014 California Bytes 0

Elon Musk was featured as one of the ten most fascinating people in the world on the Barbara Walters special last night. The co-founder of […]

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Venturing Into the Land of Big Trees

December 15, 2014 California Bytes 0

What to do when your Venture Capital firm only has $50 million to fund the next big idea? You’ll just have to outsmart ’em. It’s a […]

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Landing on a Comet Is This Year’s Most Impressive Physics Accomplishment

December 15, 2014 California Bytes 0

By landing the Philae probe on a distant comet, the Rosetta team has begun a new chapter in our understanding of how the solar system […]

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Wearable Tech Coming to a Workplace Near You

December 15, 2014 California Bytes 0

Employees operating on company time can expect in the near future to be saddled-up with the latest gizmo, gadget and monitoring device to track their […]

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