Silicon Valley

  • 'Silicon Valley' HBO's funny and sometimes painfully real mockumentary finds fans in tech June 1, 2014

    Palo Alto: When HBO rolled out a mockumentary poking fun at high tech this spring, Silicon Valley checked it out. Initially, its namesake geeks and nerds who spend their days coding, developing and hacking in a red hot tech economy weren't so sure it was funny: "Most startups are a soap...
  • 'Next decade to be the golden era of entrepreneurship in India' May 13, 2014

    Silicon Valley: Simply amazed by the quality and scale of startup companies being launched in India in the last few years, top Silicon Valley experts have said that next decade is going to be "golden era" of Indian entrepreneurship. "Culmination of cloud, internet bandwidth, big data and mobility, I think...
  • Indianorigin tech mogul fired from company for kicking girlfriend April 28, 2014

    New York: Indianorigin Internet advertising mogul Gurbaksh Chahal, who escaped jail despite kicking his girlfriend 117 times, has been fired from his post of CEO and chairman by his company. The board of directors at RadiumOne, a Silicon Valley company that focuses on realtime advertising across web, mobile and Facebook, met...
  • Does Mozilla CEO's resignation expose Silicon Valley's intolerance? April 5, 2014

    San Francisco: Tech workers in Silicon Valley debated on Friday whether Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich got the comeuppance he deserved or was himself a victim of intolerance when he resigned under pressure this week amid outrage over his opposition to same-sex marriage. Some, especially a dating website that had urged its...
  • Why Twitter's senior VP engineering gets paid more than the CTO, CFO, COO October 14, 2013

    San Francisco: Among Twitter Inc's highestpaid executives, Christopher Fry's name stands out. The senior vice president of engineering raked in $10.3 million last year, just behind Twitter Chief Executive Dick Costolo's $11.5 million, according to Twitter's IPO documents. That is more than the pay cheques of executives such as Chief Technology...
  • Writing is the act of interpreting real life events: Eshwar Sundaresan June 20, 2013

    A techie community of around two hundred Indians stationed in Milwaukee suddenly finds itself under a siege. On a fateful Friday, a cyclonic snowstormSuper Susanis breaking winter records outside their windows. And beyond, somewhere in the inky darkness, a serial killer who targets immigrants is on the loose. An indiscreet...
  • Azure Power founder Inderpreet Wadhwa talks about his company's success June 18, 2013

    I like many good things, this too started with a movie. It was an unsettling one though; a documentary that had created as much buzz as a Hollywood blockbuster. But unlike commercial flicks, 'An Inconvenient Truth' had forced many viewers to pause and think. It moved me, a software professional...
  • World's top 20 startup ecosystems: Bangalore ranks 19th March 25, 2013

    Startups are the power behind the ongoing tech revolution. Startup Genome had in November 2012 released a report on the world's top startup ecosystems and also ranks the top 20. Expectedly Silicon Valley is on the top and India's Bangalore also makes it. World's top startup ecosystems 1. Silicon Valley (Population:...
  • Female developer fired after tweeting about men's sexual comments March 23, 2013

    San Jose: A female developer was fired after tweeting about a group of men she said were making sexual comments at a computer programming conference, fuelling an already vigorous debate about gender equality and culture in Silicon Valley. Adria Richards wrote on her blog at http://butyoureagirl.com that she was seated in...
  • Sudden wealth part of Silicon Valley's everyday May 19, 2012

    Menlo Park: In Silicon Valley, where sudden wealth is hardly something new and CEOs favour hoodies over bespoke blazers, Facebook's IPO on Friday didn't bring everyday life to a halt. Employees weren't popping champagne corks at company headquarters, at least not where anyone outside could see them. And locals had plenty...
  • Facebook wraps up IPO road show in Silicon Valley May 12, 2012

    Palo Alto: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives addressed about 200 prospective investors at a hotel luncheon in Silicon Valley. Yesterday's event was the last of the bigger road show events that Facebook Inc. is holding ahead of its initial public offering of stock, which is expected late next...
  • Facebook plans for May IPO March 29, 2012

    San Francisco: Socialnetworking site Facebook is halting the sale of its shares on secondary markets effective next week as the company prepares to hold its initial public offering in May, according to a person familiar with the matter. Facebook recently asked firms that arrange trading of its privately held shares to...
  • Silicon Valley: The rise of the adolescent CEOs February 21, 2012

    San Francisco: Josh Buckley, chief executive of an online gaming startup, is looking forward to next month's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, particularly for the parties and the accompanying schmoozing with industry Alisters. There's one problem: Buckley, who will turn 20 this week on February 22, may be turned away...
  • Steve Jobs resigns, Tim Cook new Apple CEO August 25, 2011

    San Francisco: Silicon Valley legend Steve Jobs relinquished the reins at Apple Inc to righthand man Tim Cook on Wednesday, after 14 years in command at a company he brought back from the brink and turned into the world's largest technology corporation. Jobs, who fought and survived a rare form of...
  • Justin Timberlake: Stealth Silicon Valley angel? July 1, 2011

    Los Angeles: As it turns out, Justin Timberlake's role as Napster founder Sean Parker in The Social Network was a wink and nod to the celebrity's little publicized role in driving Silicon Valley startups. But his involvement in the technology industry drew public notice this week with news that Timberlake, whose...
  • Kerala could become India's new Silicon Valley June 26, 2011

    Dubai: Kerala could well become an IT hub as the advantages enjoyed by Bengaluru, the country's 'Silicon Valley', start to wear thin, said a senior IT official in Dubai. Gigo Joseph, CEO of Infopark Kochi said the congestion in India's leading IT hubs has presented Kerala with the unique opportunity...
  • Schmidt no longer Google CEO, Page takes over January 21, 2011

    San Francisco: Google Inc cofounder Larry Page will take over as CEO from Eric Schmidt, a surprise that signaled Silicon Valley's most powerful Internet company was taking the offensive against fastmoving rivals like Facebook. Schmidt will step aside on April 4 and make way for Page who created the company...
  • Rains bring Bangalore to a halt; kill 17 in J&K September 25, 2010

    Bangalore/Rajouri: A heavy downpour brought life to a standstill in Bangalore on Friday and claimed the lives of 17 people at Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir. Massive traffic jams and waterlogging was reported in various parts of Bangalore, which just cant handle the heavy rains. The infrastructure is pathetic and the...
  • Book Talk: Bangalore author Usha KR looks beyond IT October 2, 2010

    New Delhi: For many people, the city of Bangalore, also known as Bengaluru, conjures up an image of a metropolis that plays host to the headquarters of some of the world's biggest software companies. But dubbing Bangalore 'the Silicon Valley of India' has started to irritate local residents and even...
  • A technology that moves objects with thoughts February 5, 2010

    San Jose: Scientists have come up with a new technology that can harness brainpower to actually move things with ones mind. It's kind of the first application of telekinesis. Engineers here have big plans to revolutionise the way people work, play and live using 'just their thoughts.' ...
  • Lowly bricks get hi-tech Silicon Valley treatment September 22, 2009

    Neward, (California): Forget microchips. Silicon Valley sees a profitable future in the humble brick thanks to a low-energy production process that illustrates the greening of the US technology capital. Brick maker Calstar Products is heavy on PhDs and backed by venture capitalists whose vision is to create buildings less expensively and...
  • Google mentor Motwani's death an accident: police July 17, 2009

    Washington: US police have concluded that the death of Rajeev Motwani, India-born Stanford professor and the mentor and adviser of founders of top Internet firms like Google and PayPal, was a case of accidental drowning. Police concluded their investigations into the case after the autopsy report released by the San Mateo...
  • Cops probe Google mentor Motwani's death June 8, 2009

    Washington: The US police is waiting for an autopsy before investigating the apparent accidental drowning death of Rajeev Motwani, IIT-educated, Stanford professor who inspired the co-founders of Google and influenced a generation of computer scientists. "We're kind of in limbo," Atherton, California police Sgt. Tim Lynch was cited as saying by...
  • Indians in Silicon Valley flourish despite downturn May 15, 2009

    Washington: The numbers of Indians and other Asians and Latinos in America's Silicon Valley continued to surge from 2007 to 2008 even as the population growth of the two ethnic groups unexpectedly slowed nationwide. For years, Santa Clara County's diverse population - with more minorities than whites - has served...
  • Silicon Valley facing biggest slump since 2002: Report April 15, 2009

    San Francisco: Major companies in the Silicon Valley are suffering the biggest slump since the dot-com bust, further proving that the leading technology hub is not immune from the effects of a global economic meltdown, a new report has said. According to rankings compiled by the San Jose Mercury News, total...
  • Kosmix, the new search engine to compete with Google April 4, 2009

    New Delhi: The next thing in on-line search is here. Its Indian masterminds are hoping it will give Google and Yahoo a run for their money. If you are sick of searching the web for hours for information you can't find, there's a new way to explore. It is called Kosmix...
  • Kosmix, new search engine to compete with google April 2, 2009

    New Delhi: The next thing in on-line search is here. Its Indian masterminds are hoping it will give Google and Yahoo a run for their money. If you are sick of searching the web for hours for information you can't find, there's a new way to explore. It is called Kosmix...
  • Indian kills 6 of his family in US town after quarrel March 31, 2009

    Chennai: An Indian IT professional in the US opened fire at his family members following a quarrel with his brother-in-law, killing five people, including three children. He then shot himself dead, a relative in a Tamil Nadu village on said on Tuesday. The shootout took place Monday night (IST) in Santa...