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Hey Bravo, Silicon Valley is too boring for TVupdated: Tue Apr 10 2012 18:22:00

The tech world has been up in arms this past week about "Silicon Valley," an upcoming Bravo reality show documenting the lives of five aspiring entrepreneurs making their way in the world of Bay Area startups.

San Francisco's rapid rail gets $900 million for Silicon Valley extensionupdated: Wed Mar 14 2012 11:23:00

The Federal Transit Administration will provide $900 million to extend San Francisco's rapid transit rail line from the Bay Area into the fast-growing Silicon Valley, the Department of Transportation announced Monday.

How the digital blob feasts on our intimate dataupdated: Tue Feb 21 2012 09:34:00

There's a trillion dollar virus that is spreading throughout Silicon Valley right now. It's called social networking. This virus, a relentless kind of digital blob, feeds on our most intimate data.

CNNMoney: 'Black in America' startups: Where are they now?updated: Fri Nov 18 2011 22:51:00

Silicon Valley's startup scene is mostly young, male and white. In response, the NewMe Accelerator brought eight black tech entrepreneurs together for a two-month immersion program in San Francisco.

CNNMoney: Breaking the 'young white male' tech founder moldupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 15:57:00

In the tech world's startup scene, where investors gamble millions on promising ideas, accelerator programs operate as kingmakers. Get into a top one and you'll have access to seed funding, mentors and the industry's leading venture capitalists.

CNNMoney: Tech industry's diversity problem starts in college -- and earlierupdated: Thu Nov 10 2011 14:34:00

"The pipeline problem." That's the catch-all phrase that keeps coming up in discussions of diversity in Silicon Valley.

Black in America: The New Promised Land - Silicon Valley - Educator and Parent Guideupdated: Wed Nov 09 2011 18:04:00

Watch or record "Black in America: The New Promised Land -- Silicon Valley" when it airs on CNN on Sunday, November 13 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT and re-airs Nov. 13 at 11:00p.m. ET/PT. By recording the documentary, you agree that you will use the program for educational viewing purposes for a one-year period only. No other rights of any kind or nature whatsoever are granted, including, without limitation, any rights to sell, publish, distribute, post online or distribute in any other medium or forum, or use for any commercial or promotional purpose.

CNNMoney: Silicon Valley fights to keep its diversity data secretupdated: Wed Nov 09 2011 13:13:00

How diverse are Silicon Valley's offices and executive suites? Activists have been trying for years to answer that question, but some of the industry's largest and most influential employers -- including Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook -- closely guard that information.

CNNMoney: Silicon Valley's EEO-1 diversity dataupdated: Wed Nov 09 2011 05:44:00

Every U.S. company with more than 100 employees is required to file a one-page form each year with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, an independent federal agency. Called the EEO-1, the form categorizes each company's U.S. workers by their self-identified race and gender.

CNNMoney: Silicon Valley's scarcest resource: Technical foundersupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 05:22:00

Skilled developers are Silicon Valley's scarcest resource. With big companies throwing around giant salaries and startups competing fiercely for talent, the technical ability to build what they envision is often a make-or-break issue for new ventures.

CNNMoney: Six minutes to pitch the Silicon Valley eliteupdated: Fri Aug 05 2011 17:16:00

CNN's Soledad O'Brien is chronicling the NewMe Accelerator journey in Black in America 4, which airs November 13.

Drinking at work: It's not all badupdated: Mon Apr 11 2011 05:10:00

At about 5:30 on a Friday afternoon a few weeks ago, I was running out the door to get home when I ran into several colleagues sitting in a circle and drinking some Scotch. They invited me to celebrate the end of the week with them, and after hesitating a bit, I joined the little group. Yes, I enjoyed the single malt they gave me, but I enjoyed the conversation much more. These are people I see all the time, but nearly all of our interactions are rushed and task-oriented.

CNNMoney: Facebook heads for a new Silicon Valley headquartersupdated: Fri Feb 04 2011 18:52:00

Facebook is about to switch zip codes. The fast-growing company is poised to move its headquarters from Palo Alto, Calif., to another nearby Silicon Valley outpost.

China: The new Silicon Valley?updated: Thu Jun 10 2010 01:42:00

Those living in the sunny innovation capital of the world better up their game or they will be left in Chinese tech dust.

The next Silicon Valley? It may be New Yorkupdated: Mon Jun 07 2010 09:25:00

Silicon Valley -- or Silicon Alley? To non-techies, that's the San Francisco Bay Area versus New York. If you're an internet startup company, it's a debate that's probably plagued you at some point.

Fortune: Silicon Valley's hottest startupupdated: Thu Oct 16 2008 14:29:00

Silicon Valley operates on potential. Employers may not like it, but talented engineers switch jobs like Pony Express horses so they can be at a company that has a shot at dominating the future. Google and Apple (after the return of Steve Jobs) were those kinds of companies. Today, places like Facebook have people lined up knocking on the door to get in.

Fortune: Storm clouds over Silicon Valleyupdated: Tue Mar 25 2008 13:59:00

Think of it as Silicon Valley's seven-year itch. That's about the length of time needed for the typical investment, employment, and emotional bubble to inflate and then burst in the global center of the technology industry. The last bubble, known forever as the dot-com craze, started and ended in the Valley.

Money Magazine: Finding an affordable first homeupdated: Fri Aug 17 2007 00:05:00

Question: I'm 27, make about $50,000 a year, and I still live at home. I've got about $80,000 in CDs and a money-market account, another $22,000 in a 401(k) and Roth IRA, and I have no debt. My problem is that the housing prices where I live in Silicon Valley are just way too expensive for me to be able to buy anything. What do you think I should do? - Keith, San Jose, California

CNNMoney: Mission West eyes $1.8B offerupdated: Mon Jul 16 2007 07:10:00

Mission West Properties, a real estate investment trust that manages properties in the Silicon Valley, said a private equity fund was negotiating to buy it for about $1.8 billion.

Fortune: Raising taxes on VCsupdated: Wed May 16 2007 11:02:00

At first glance, private equity and venture capital are kissing cousins - same partnership structure, same investment pool, same pedigreed MBAs. But ever since the Senate Finance Committee this spr...

Fortune: The jolly green bubbleupdated: Wed Apr 11 2007 15:19:00

There's a new bubble in Silicon Valley, and I'm in the office of John Doerr, watching it expand. Doerr, of course, is the legendary venture capitalist and inflator-in-chief of the last glorious inv...

Business 2.0: As Wall Street quakes, Silicon Valley yawnsupdated: Fri Mar 02 2007 17:55:00

A funny thing is happening in Silicon Valley. As white-knuckled investors fear the worst from the stock market's recent hiccups and the media trots out de rigeuer photos of bald Wall Street traders breaking out in a sweat, the next generation of entrepreneurs keeps quietly working on the next big thing in garages and dorm rooms.

FSB: Kind cuts for a dot-com stylistupdated: Tue Nov 28 2006 09:47:00

Silicon Valley's technology workers may be among the most likely to succeed, but they aren't usually voted best tressed.

Business 2.0: Tech politics: Friends up on Capitol Hillupdated: Fri Nov 10 2006 10:59:00

Amid all the post-election noise, Democrats haven't been subtle about their top priorities once they take control of Congress: boost minimum wage, reform Medicare, rescind the 2001 tax cuts, and clean up "the swamp" of Washington lobbying.

Business 2.0: Silicon Valleyupdated: Wed Oct 04 2006 13:14:00

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Money Magazine: Never stop learningupdated: Mon Aug 21 2006 16:19:00

For a location where so much money is made, Silicon Valley struck me as remarkably friendly. With so many entrepreneurs and venture capitalists running around hoping to hook up and make a fortune together, I guess, everyone appreciates that social capital is a valuable asset.

Business 2.0: The mighty micro-multinationalupdated: Fri Jul 28 2006 11:57:00

When working in the tropical sun becomes too much for Ivko Maksimovic, the lanky Serbian heads to one of the Dominican Republic's pristine white-sand beaches. He first gathers up a black hat, mosqu...

FSB: Building wealthupdated: Tue May 30 2006 10:45:00

(FORTUNE Small Business) - Investing is different for small-business owners. The guidelines that financial experts tout make sense for the masses - keep credit card debt low, diversify your holdings, don't put your home at risk - but many successful entrepreneurs break all three of those rules on their first startup.

Business 2.0: Searching for angel investorsupdated: Thu May 18 2006 13:11:00

The right time to raise the first round of money varies from startup to startup. Some companies -- mostly software or Web-based ventures -- need little cash to get off the ground.

FSB: Teaching business basics to kidsupdated: Wed Mar 01 2006 14:45:00

Are children too young to learn to be entrepreneurs?

Business 2.0: The Silicon Valley of spaceflightupdated: Fri Feb 24 2006 16:23:00

If you want to view the entrepreneurial future of space travel, start in Los Angeles. Drive 100 miles northeast until you reach sun-baked Mojave (population 3,800). Head to the local airport. Don't expect to see launchpads or fancy command centers--there are none to be found. Yet history is being made here: In 2004 the Federal Aviation Administration certified Mojave Airport as a civilian spaceport. Burt Rutan's company, Scaled Composites, has its headquarters near the runways, and it was from here that his SpaceShipOne became the first private spacecraft to carry a passenger beyond the stratosphere.

Fortune: Hollywood and technology ... a kiss?updated: Sat Jan 07 2006 20:08:00

When you jam 150,000 people into a couple of square blocks, everyone is so busy waiting in cab lines, lunch lines and restroom lines, that it can be hard to think about anything more important than getting through the day. But as the hoards of gadget salesmen, geeks and technology executives head home from the giant four day Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, one important theme is emerging: Hollywood and Silicon Valley are learning to get along.

Fortune: 10 TECH TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2005updated: Mon Jan 10 2005 00:01:00

Tour Silicon Valley and it's hard to believe there ever was a dot-com crash. You'll hear geeks boast how the web is changing the world. You'll see search engines and blogs supported by online adver...

Business 2.0: Escape From Silicon Valleyupdated: Wed Dec 01 2004 00:01:00

You'd think it would be every nerdy country boy's dream. Kord Campbell, a 38-year-old coder from Oklahoma, started a search engine company called Grub back in the day and sold it in early 2003 to a...

CNNMoney: Job losses in Silicon Valley slowupdated: Mon Jan 19 2004 10:52:00

Job losses in the once booming Silicon Valley have slowed to about half of their rate a year ago, a published report said Monday.

Fortune: City Pityupdated: Mon Jun 23 2003 00:01:00

Here's a sign of the times: Even poll questions have turned pessimistic. Search firm Christian & Timbers recently asked more than 200 executives to choose the place they would never want to work, f...

Business 2.0: What'll the Valley Be When It Grows Up? The difference between this bust and others is that this one could turn Silicon Valley iupdated: Tue Apr 01 2003 00:01:00

The first real conversation I ever had with Josh Quittner, Business 2.0's editor, was, fittingly enough, about the future of Silicon Valley--about whether the Valley has a future, that is. This was...

Business 2.0: Do Options Really Motivate? Corporate chiefs everywhere still argue that stock options lead to great comupdated: Sat Mar 01 2003 00:01:00

Executives in Silicon Valley are whining loudly about the increasingly likely prospect of having to expense stock options. Their complaint is not just that they fear anything that eats into their h...

Business 2.0: Sand Hill Road Rules A popular Japanese show turns VC pitches into reality TV.updated: Sat Feb 01 2003 00:01:00

The deal flow has slowed in Silicon Valley, but budding entrepreneurs in Japan can still get funding on Money no Tora ("Money Tigers"), a hit TV show that crosses a business-plan pitch session with...

Fortune: The West Will Rise Again People who say the era of tech entrepreneurship is over could not be more wrong.updated: Mon Dec 30 2002 00:01:00

One of my editors asked me why Silicon Valley wasn't producing major startups anymore--companies like Hewlett-Packard, Intel Corp., and Apple Computer.

Fortune: For Lease: One-Third of the Valleyupdated: Mon Oct 14 2002 00:01:00

The dot-coms have withered, would-be VCs are moving on, and investors have stopped fixating on Silicon Valley. But the most tangible reminder of the tech boom still looms large over the Valley: The...

Fortune: "This Is War" Should the computer industry protect Hollywood from digital theft? The guns are drawn.updated: Mon May 27 2002 00:01:00

Nothing has stirred up Hollywood lately like Ted Waitt's talented Holstein. Waitt is CEO of Gateway, the nation's fourth-largest PC manufacturer, and the cow is his company mascot. It's the Holstei...

Fortune: The Trouble With Frank Frank Quattrone was the top investment banker in Silicon Valley. Now his firm is exhibit updated: Mon Sep 03 2001 00:01:00

They did not think of themselves as Masters of the Universe, at least not yet. They were just a bunch of startup folks, gathered in a startup office, listening to that startup pep talk that everybo...

FSB: The Big Idea Issue WELCOME TO OUR FOURTH ANNUAL IDEA ISSUE. THINGS HAVE CLEARLY CHANGED--REMEMBER THE INTERNET? updated: Tue May 01 2001 00:01:00

It has been a rough year for the big idea. Lots of risk (for once) and little reward. A sudden craving for old-economy stability, and a shudder at the very sounds of the new economy. With founders ...

Fortune: It Worked In Kindergarten... And it's still a good idea today. The new buzz in the Valley is that "shariupdated: Mon Apr 02 2001 00:01:00

Any kindergarten teacher can tell you that sharing is a virtue. And while we may not have exactly embraced the notion in our short-pants days, the idea is back--in a way that even has the flat-line...

Fortune: Welcome To Silicon Valley's Twilight Zone In the nation's mecca of technology, they say they've learned to updated: Mon Mar 19 2001 00:01:00

Every two years or so Silicon Valley, that world-famous factory of futures, has a new eternal verity. In 1997, as the first dot-com millionaires were crawling out from under their desks into the pa...

Fortune: The Man Who Sold Silicon Valley On Giving In the land of the "cyber-stingy," Peter Hero convinced high-tupdated: Mon Nov 27 2000 00:01:00

Not long ago, Peter deCourcy Hero, the 57-year-old president of Community Foundation Silicon Valley, sat down with a young dot-com mogul who had resolved to direct some of his newly minted millions...

Fortune: 'I Have At Least Nine Jobs' What's it like to be president of the university at the heart of Silicon Valley? updated: Mon Oct 16 2000 00:01:00

College presidents seem increasingly beleaguered by their jobs these days, and no wonder. Unlike a corporate CEO, a university president has little formal power. He can't fire faculty, boss around ...

Fortune: Unplugged And Undoneupdated: Mon Oct 09 2000 00:01:00

I sit up straight in bed, drenched in sweat. It is pitch-black. The alarm clock shows 3:17 A.M. I'm having a nightmare. I don't often have nightmares, but this one is a doozy. You could call it a b...

Fortune: Chill Out, Your House Is Still Worth Something--For Nowupdated: Mon Jun 12 2000 00:01:00

For Chris Shenon and his wife, Amanda, Nasdaq's recent dive couldn't have come at a better time. The thirtysomething couple had been looking for a house in Silicon Valley for months but had been be...

Fortune: Looking Beyond The Valleyupdated: Mon May 29 2000 00:01:00

When, in the early 1600s, the astronomer Galileo began resurrecting a cockamamie notion from the previous century--that the sun, not the earth, was at the center of the universe--the Florentine was...

Fortune: Why the Valley Way Is Here to Stayupdated: Mon May 29 2000 00:01:00

Despite the bluster about the new economy, there's not much that's actually new. Productivity growth is no faster than in the 1960s. Inflation hasn't been tamed (look no further than Wall Street's ...

Fortune: Seven-Card Stud, And Other Feats of Natural Computationupdated: Mon Apr 03 2000 00:01:00

The Lucky Chances casino in Colma, Calif., a town just south of San Francisco known mostly for its endless cemeteries, has none of the glitz of a Vegas gambling palace. With its scruffy carpeting a...

Fortune: New Ethics or No Ethics? Questionable behavior is Silicon Valley's next big thing.updated: Mon Mar 20 2000 00:01:00

Back when greed was good, in the 1980s, a lot of rapacious capitalists got together and decided it was okay to do some bad things, like selling junk bonds to each other and doing insider trading an...

Fortune: Bachelor No. 1, How Much Are You Worth? THE DATING GAME--VALLEY-STYLEupdated: Mon Feb 21 2000 00:01:00

Being a single guy in Silicon Valley isn't easy. For one thing, the numbers don't work in your favor. Officially there are 40,641 more men than women between the ages of 20 and 44 in Santa Clara Co...

Fortune: Silicon Valley's Serial Entrepreneurs Why wait for the IPO? A new generation of Netrepreneurs discovers that selling companies--updated: Mon Feb 21 2000 00:01:00

In Silicon Valley, starting a company and selling it before it went public used to be a last resort. It meant admitting that you wouldn't get to be the next Bill Gates or Larry Ellison. Most of the...

Fortune: Thanks for The Lovely Gift--Did You Wrap It Yourself?updated: Mon Feb 07 2000 00:01:00

A shrewd Silicon Valley friend recently adopted the practice of popping onto Amazon.com to send potential clients the gift of a relevant book right after meeting them. Almost without exception, he ...

Fortune: Always Consult Your Employees--Even If You Don't Want Toupdated: Mon Dec 06 1999 00:01:00

Two weeks after I arrived at my startup, my boss asked me to present a product plan to my colleagues. I was shocked. He tried to reassure me: Just throw together some slides and tell us what you wa...

FSB: The Revolutionupdated: Wed Dec 01 1999 00:01:00

There has been much--perhaps too much--said about the approach of the new millennium. After all, what real change will Jan. 1, 2000, bring other than the resolution of our Y2K anxiety? Well, small ...

Fortune: How a Tighter Supply Chain Extends the Enterprise As companies go to the Internet to cut costs, the boundary is blurring betweenupdated: Mon Nov 08 1999 00:01:00

Many of the brightest ideas for new pieces of computer hardware emanate from companies like Adaptec, a Silicon Valley outfit that turns over most of its production to people on the opposite side of...

Fortune: Why I Decided to Pay Attention to Politicsupdated: Mon Nov 08 1999 00:01:00

I contributed $1,000 to the campaigns of Both Bill Bradley and George W. Bush. A reporter at the Wall Street Journal picked this up and called to find out why I was working both sides of the street...

Fortune: Latecomers Lose at the Stock Option Casinoupdated: Mon Oct 25 1999 00:01:00

It doesn't pay to be in a hurry. The Silicon Valley insider never rushes to sign up with a company whose IPO is just around the corner. But how could I have known that when I started out?

Fortune: Silicon Valley Gets Some Style MEET THE ARCHITECTS THE GEEKS NEVER KNEW THEY NEEDEDupdated: Mon Oct 11 1999 00:01:00

Deep within a Mountain View, Calif., technology park, somewhere inside the headquarters of Silicon Graphics Inc., I encounter a noisy cluster of software engineers drinking champagne. It's 3 P.M. o...

Fortune: After Three Short Years, Our Soccer Dad Suddenly Discovers He's Become an Insiderupdated: Mon Sep 27 1999 00:01:00

Three years ago, shortly after I moved to Silicon Valley, a friend with years of experience in the high-tech scene gave me a bit of advice. "Stay with your job [I had just started working at an Int...

Fortune: Valley of the Dollars The young, wealthy Netheads of San Francisco and Silicon Valley protest that it's not about the money. Givupdated: Mon Sep 27 1999 00:01:00

In early July, before the heat wave enveloped my hometown of New York City, I set out for San Francisco to spend the summer exploring how big money has changed life for Internet people there and in...

Fortune: The End of the Net Honeymoon INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERINGSupdated: Mon Sep 27 1999 00:01:00

New presidents who win by landslides and newlyweds without jobs to go back to are allowed long honeymoons. And at least since the dawn of the World Wide Web as a commercial event (circa 1994), earl...

Fortune: New York Lawyers Discover Silicon Valley! JUST A LITTLE LATEupdated: Mon Sep 06 1999 00:01:00

Chris Misner, the co-founder of a Web startup called itixs.com (business plan as yet undisclosed), sounds like others at Bay Area startups when he talks about choosing a law firm: "It's overwhelmin...

Fortune: The Deal of the Next Century The Silver Lake partners are wagering on a whole new way to invest in infotech--the updated: Mon Sep 06 1999 00:01:00

Mount Everest base camp, May 1999. In the frigid morning air, on a laptop charged up by a pair of car batteries, technology executive Charles Corfield furiously pecks out an e-mail to Silicon Valle...

Fortune: Just What Are Earnings, Anyway?updated: Mon Sep 06 1999 00:01:00

When it comes to financial statements, tech companies like to think that they're special, that the old rules don't apply. After all, their investors certainly don't hold them to the same standards ...

Fortune: The Day of the Headhunter Silicon Valley companies are desperate for talent, so headhunters are gaining updated: Mon Aug 16 1999 00:01:00

The newest power brokers in Silicon Valley are not the people you'd expect. Forget about entrepreneurs and their ideas (they're plentiful) or investment bankers (they'll fund anything). Instead, th...

Fortune: Mortgage Shmortgage; I'll Pay Cash BAY AREA REAL ESTATEupdated: Mon Jul 19 1999 00:01:00

The New York City real estate lady is stammering, "That, that...that's ridiculous! Why would anyone do that?" Congratulate me. I have done the impossible. In the middle of the wildest housing marke...

Fortune: Valley of Denial It's time for Silicon Valley to pull its head out of the microchips on the issue of diversity.updated: Mon Jul 19 1999 00:01:00

For the second year in a row, FORTUNE's list of the best places for minorities to work has a glaring hole: Silicon Valley. Just two of the 50 companies on our list are based in the Valley: Sun Micr...

Fortune: If Business Cards Could Talk... The trouble is, they don't. That's a problem in Silicon Valley; there, where you've been counts updated: Mon Jul 05 1999 00:01:00

Tony Fadell is happy to hand you his latest business card--senior director of music strategy at RealNetworks. But in his desk drawers you'll find old cards, from Philips, General Magic, Rocket Scie...

Fortune: Serving Time on the Web in Traffic School CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORSupdated: Mon May 24 1999 00:01:00

Everyone knows that you can use the Net to hunt down rare books, find a scrumptious date, or engage in a gazillion other activities once limited to the telephone or (shudder) personal interaction. ...

Fortune: The Latest Fad in Portals: Your Petupdated: Mon May 10 1999 00:01:00

In the beginning there were books. Then came CDs and videos. Travel vacations, toys, and prescription drugs followed. The latest e-commerce market to hit the Net? Pets. Until now pet owners haven't...

Fortune: The Beauty Of Hype A Cautionary Tale of Silicon Valley Tech startup Marimba chose to promote its gorgeous updated: Mon Mar 01 1999 00:01:00

Kim Polese has never had a problem drawing a crowd. When she spoke last December to the Churchill Club, a nonprofit tech business group, some 350 people packed a room at the Santa Clara Marriott to...

Fortune: Got a Good Idea? Better Think Twice With money flowing freely in Silicon Valley, a good idea just isn't updated: Mon Dec 07 1998 00:01:00

Only in a country where we regularly pay farmers not to grow crops could a venture capitalist argue that if you have a good business idea, you might want to think twice about moving forward. But th...

Fortune: The Best Cities For Business Our top five wealth creators prove that you can't boom without tech.updated: Mon Nov 23 1998 00:01:00

It should come as no surprise that seven of our ten boomtowns are located in the West. After all, this part of the country has always attracted pioneers--in this case, entrepreneurs such as compute...

Fortune: California Capitalismupdated: Mon Oct 26 1998 00:01:00

Anyone who has visited our Silicon Valley bureau in Palo Alto lately (it's in the quaint Victorian house located strategically across the street from the Gordon Biersch microbrewery) may have notic...

Fortune: Silicon Valley, Where 'Crash' Is Something Computers Do IRRATIONAL EXUBERANCE LIVES!updated: Mon Sep 28 1998 00:01:00

Given that tech stocks were hammered in August 31's stock selloff, you might expect people in Silicon Valley to be a little bummed out. But that, as I discovered when I went hunting for sob stories...

Fortune: Spoils of a Pig Marketupdated: Mon Sep 07 1998 00:01:00

Looking back on it a few years from now, something surely will stand out, some signal that should have warned us that our infatuation with the stock market had gone too far. No, it won't be those s...

Fortune: A Day at Silicon Valley's County Fairupdated: Mon Sep 07 1998 00:01:00

The pitch was irresistible: Santa Clara County, home to Silicon Valley, announced that the theme of its county fair this year would be "Hayrides and Hard Drives." There'd be prizes for Bill Gates l...

Fortune: Is There Life After ERP? For the Valley, Maybe Notupdated: Mon Aug 03 1998 00:01:00

The end is near. Yea, I say unto you, we face apocalypse here in Silicon Valley. Consider this, my brothers and sisters: Whence will our food and our sustenance come when we attain the Holy Grail, ...

Fortune: Silicon Valley Law Larry Sonsini represents nearly half of the big companies in the Valley--even when they compete against one aupdated: Mon Aug 03 1998 00:01:00

By all accounts it was the perfect Silicon Valley wedding. The venue was beautiful--a historic mansion in tony Woodside. Equally beautiful were the people. Matthew Sonsini, son of Larry Sonsini, ch...

Fortune: Cool Companies 1998 We've scoured the country from Silicon Valley to Boston and found a dozen very cool companies. Some may be tupdated: Mon Jul 06 1998 00:01:00

Deep in the heart of every entrepreneur lies the secret and ever so slightly subversive desire to change the world. Not necessarily to stand reality on its head, but to take that one eureka! moment...

Fortune: The Donald Of Silicon Valley Tom Ford, owner of the Valley's hottest property, may be the only man to make money off venture capupdated: Mon Jun 22 1998 00:01:00

A diminutive 77-year-old, Tom Ford doesn't wear handmade Italian suits or own a yacht. He's never even met a model, much less dated one. But the 12 unassuming buildings he controls along Sand Hill ...

Fortune: Silicon Valley's Labor Troubles SHORT A TECHIE? BLAME A MODELupdated: Mon Apr 13 1998 00:01:00

In a development that is causing panic from New York City's fashion runways to the fluorescent cubicles of Silicon Valley, the U.S. government is about to halt the flow of foreign talent into Ameri...

Fortune: The New Way To Start Up In Silicon Valley A new breed of "entrepreneurs in residence" is scoring big returns for venture capitalupdated: Mon Mar 02 1998 00:01:00

You might be inclined to think that the most important thing about a technology startup is, say, oh, the technology. Venture capitalists don't see it that way--and the way they see it is remarkably...

Fortune: Wiring The Digital Manor Is A Cyber-Pain!updated: Mon Feb 16 1998 00:01:00

In late March, if all goes well, I'll move into a new house. In humble service to my faithful readers, I offer this new house--let's call it Digital Manor--as a test case of the new digital society...

Fortune: How Hot Is Cable, Really? Time Warner, Comcast, and other cable powers have Wall Street on their side, finally. Their chiefs donupdated: Mon Feb 16 1998 00:01:00

You would think that with the cable industry's dark recent past--the way its stocks tanked after most of the cable-telco deals flopped, the way the information superhighway evanesced like a mirage-...

Fortune: EMPLOYERS BEG FOR TECHIE HELP IN THE VALLEYupdated: Mon Jul 21 1997 00:01:00

"You like me! You really like me!" No, it's not Sally Field. It's the gushing of an electrical engineer attending the Westech Career Expo, a job fair for hardware and software engineers. The June W...

Fortune: THE HEART OF SILICON VALLEY WHY STANFORD--THE NEXUS OF CAPITAL, HIGH TECHNOLOGY, AND BRAINPOWER--IS THE updated: Mon Jul 07 1997 00:01:00

David Weekly is in the process of forming two technology companies. His headquarters is cramped and messy, with tools on the floor and computer hardware crammed onto a small desk. Junk food and soc...

Fortune: IS HIGH TECH'S STOCK-OPTION DANCE A DIRGE?updated: Mon Apr 14 1997 00:01:00

All those stock options floating around Silicon Valley have long been considered the perfect motivator for a hungry, creative work force. But recently some acute observers have reflected on the dow...

Fortune: IT'S A SELLERS' MARKET FOR NERDS SILICON VALLEY'S HIRING FRENZYupdated: Mon Dec 09 1996 00:01:00

Every few weeks, Pete Davis gets another job offer. Recruiters call or E-mail, they dangle stock options and pay raises. He tells them no--politely, but firmly. He's happy where he is, working as t...

Fortune: KILLER WORMS TO THE RESCUEupdated: Mon Apr 20 1992 00:01:00

The armies of insect pests that destroy crops are winning. This despite the fact that, according to researchers at Cornell University, the U.S. uses 33 times as much pesticide as in the 1940s and t...

Fortune: TODAY'S LEADERS LOOK TO TOMORROW ECONOMICS ALFRED D. CHANDLER JR. THE ENTREPRENEUR HAS TO GET BIGupdated: Mon Mar 26 1990 00:01:00

In the industries that have changed the world, from fertilizers to machinery to computers, the firms that make the big capital investment early are the ones that survive. The cost advantages are tr...

Fortune: NOW HEAR THISupdated: Mon Mar 14 1988 00:01:00

-- REGIS McKENNA, 49, longtime Silicon Valley public relations wizard, who is moving into other kinds of consulting: ''Public relations is dead as a concept.'' -- JAMES COLLYER, 47, metal finisher ...

Fortune: SILICON VALLEY PHOENIXES These entrepreneurs cost investors plenty when they botched their first ventures. Then they got more moupdated: Mon Nov 23 1987 00:01:00

NASTY and ruthless. That's how Wilfred Corrigan describes his reputation in California's Silicon Valley. He won this notoriety in the 1970s, when as president of Fairchild Camera & Instrument he le...

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