Juicero began in secret. The startup, a sort of Keurig for cold-pressed plant-water—which made headlines for the $120 million in venture capital it secured from the likes of Google and Kleiner-Perkins between 2013 and 2015, and again when it announced its wi-fi-connected countertop appliance would cost a jaw-dropping…
Stanford University in the springtime is immaculate. There are no clouds in the sky and none of the aerated haze of the East Bay or the fog of San Francisco. Off to the west, the Santa Cruz Mountains gently form the outer boundary of Palo Alto. As I got lost looking for the Stanford Graduate School of Business’s…
Mike Lanza, a dad and tech entrepreneur from Menlo Park, California, thinks we’re experiencing a crisis in child-rearing: Boys aren’t allowed to play rough or run free, and moms hover nervously at the margins of children’s social worlds, chirping reminders about sharing and playing nice. The result, he explains in a…
Somebody should have warned Conan O’Brien about the gaming force that is Silicon Valley’s Thomas “Middletwitch” Middleditch. The talk show host never stood a chance.
Want to watch Richard from HBO's Silicon Valley playing Total War: Attila? Actor and writer Thomas Middleditch is streaming live on Twitch right now, and he's so excited about the game it's adorable. You can watch along here.
Richard Scarry's lovely children's series Busytown becomes a deeply disruptive, data-driven, gluten-free Silicon Valley town in Tony "Lunchbreath" Ruth's project, with the appropriate jobs and descriptions.
The characters on HBO's new show Silicon Valley work in tech, and they clearly know a thing or two about video games. So when it comes time to articulate the pointlessness of one of their peers, they've got a pretty solid frame of reference to work with.
In October 1972, video games were still mostly an after-hours pastime in corporate or university laboratories. Pong had been installed only one month earlier at a Sunnyvale bar called Andy Capp's Tavern (today a comedy club.)
The Wall Street Journal reports on the new tech boom and all of those wonderful perks it brings with it.
"Real rewards for virtual achievements." That's the pitch behind "Kiip," a new Silicon Valley startup that intends to become the company that connects gamers with advertisers in a sort of Groupon for games.