Facebook’s diversity efforts show little progress after five years

Facebook has released its fifth diversity report, and it’s fine. Unless companies fire everyone and start over, we’re not going to see drastic improvements anytime soon. “A critical lesson we’ve learned is that recruiting, retaining and developing a diverse,

So You Want To Fix The Housing Crisis

So 15 of the 30 cities with the highest rents in the country are all in the San Francisco Bay Area, with Palo Alto topping the list, according to this lovely report from Lovely that came out last week. Part of this is cyclical.

East of Palo Alto’s Eden

What if Silicon Valley had emerged from a racially integrated community? Would the technology industry be different?  Would we? And what can the technology industry do now to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past?

In Oakland, A Sign of Some Very High Times

How bad is the commercial real estate crunch in San Francisco and Silicon Valley?Uh, bad?So bad that that prices per square foot are roughly where they were around the first dot-com boom.So bad that Uber decided to go in, buy its own piece of land and build its own headquarters from scratch.

Inside the Military's Secretive Smartphone Program

When I recently set out for the Pentagon's R&D department, I instead found myself in front of a downtrodden shopping mall in Arlington, Virginia. I'd been navigating the old fashioned way—with my eyes—but when I pulled out my smartphone there it was, clearly marked in the Google Maps app:

The Deadly Legacy of HIV Truthers

AIDS was a terrifying mystery, and then we solved it. When researchers identified the human immunodeficiency virus as the reason why young, previously healthy people were developing rare cancers and wasting away, it was a triumph of medical science.Read more...

How Burrowing Owls Lead To Vomiting Anarchists (Or SF’s Housing Crisis Explained)

The Santa Clara Valley was some of the most valuable agricultural land in the entire world, but it was paved over to create today’s Silicon Valley.

Airbnb, Proposition F And The Shared Hypocrisy Of Bay Area Housing

In California, a state built on the idealism and tacit cruelty of real estate capitalism, no one is innocent. That’s no different with Airbnb and Proposition F, merely the latest of San Francisco’s Brobdingnagian sagas over land-use politics that will go down in tomorrow’s election.

Apple could be working with Goldman Sachs on a credit card

According to a new report from the WSJ, Apple and Goldman Sachs are partnering on a different kind of products for both companies — a credit card. The Mastercard-based card would be focused on Apple Pay and feature some deep integrations in iOS. This card could launch later this year in the U.S.

JFrog acquires Shippable, adding continuous integration and delivery to its DevOps platform

JFrog, the popular DevOps startup now valued at over $1 billion after raising $165 million last October, is making a move to expand the tools and services it provides to developers on its software operations platform: it has acquired Shippable,

Redis Labs changes its open-source license — again

Redis Labs, fresh off its latest funding round, today announced a change to how it licenses its Redis Modules. This may not sound like a big deal, but in the world of open-source projects, licensing is currently a big issue. That’s because organizations like Redis, MongoDB,

Microsoft bringing Dynamics 365 mixed reality solutions to smartphones

Last year Microsoft introduced several mixed reality business solutions under the Dynamics 365 enterprise product umbrella. Today, the company announced it would be moving these to smartphones in the spring, starting with previews. The company announced Remote Assist on HoloLens last year.

Spotinst announces strategic partnership with AWS

Spotinst, the startup that helps customers automate selecting the cheapest set of resources to complete a job, announced a strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services today, joining the AWS Partner Network (APN) Global Startups program. Under the agreement,

Even the IAB warned adtech risks EU privacy rules

A privacy complaint targeting the behavioral advertising industry has a new piece of evidence that shows the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) shedding doubt on whether it’s possible to obtain informed consent from web users for the programmatic ad industry’s real-time bidding (RTB) system to broadcast their personal data.

Alibaba hits the gas on mobility as its bike sharing service adds carpooling

Carpooling is heralded to be environmentally friendly and money-saving, but in smog-stricken China, the transportation option became a source of public concerns after two female passengers got murdered during their lifts with Didi Chuxing drivers.

Glasswing Ventures closes its artificial intelligence-focused fund with $112 million

One year after receiving a whopping $75 million commitment to invest in early stage companies applying artificial intelligence to various industries, Glasswing Ventures has closed its debut fund with $112 million. 

Announcing TechCrunch Meetups in São Paulo and Mexico City next week

We announced recently that TechCrunch is staging its first ever Startup Battlefield Latin America on Nov. 8 in São Paulo to find the best early stage startup in Latin America.  To spread the word,

Datadog launches Watchdog to help you monitor your cloud apps

Your typical cloud monitoring service integrates with dozens of service and provides you a pretty dashboard and some automation to help you keep tabs on how your applications are doing. Datadog has long done that but today, it is adding a new service called Watchdog,

在Salesforce中对某一个Object的Standard Button或Link进行重写 - Eric Sun

在Salesforce中可以对某一个Object的Standard Button或Link进行重写,来实现我们特定的逻辑过程,比如:在删除某个Object之前要判断该Object的某个Field的状态;或者在New一个Object的时候要对一些Field进行预赋值。

Indisputable Proof That Pugs Should Claim the Iron Throne

These pugs are by far the cutest ones to lay claim to the Iron Throne.Blinkbox, a UK-based video on demand service, switched the human actors of the now-legendary HBO show Game of Thrones with canines that rules them all: the pugSee also:

Hackers Just Proved That Secret Isn't Really Secret

It's the worst fear of narcissists around the globe: Those confessions, those private things, those secrets you've been sharing on the popular app Secret aren't actually secret. Well, narcissists of the globe, your worst fear has come true. Secret isn't really secret.Read more...

白宫提名前 Google 专利律师担任专利商标局局长

Michelle Lee 在专利律法上有长达 15 年的操作经验,曾在 Google 担任专利方面法律顾问长达 9 年的时间。科技行业对她抱有非常高的期待,认为她将能够改变医药行业把持专利法,扼杀改革苗头的现状。

America's Long, Weird Search for the Perfect Voting Machine

Millions of Americans will vote today, and for the first time in years, many of them will use paper instead of the electronics machines of the past few cycles. For a nation that's produced some of the most advanced machines in the world,

连续创业者的总结:人们只想要更快的马,但你造的是汽车

一个产品拿到手,首先需要回答一个问题,这个产品解决什么人的什么需求?如何解决的?人们怎么知道它?这就构成了早期 […]

Uber is winning over business travelers — and quickly, too

NEW YORK CITY — Business travelers are bypassing the taxi queue with greater frequency, choosing instead ride-hailing services like Uber.See also: In airline reward program changes,

Product Hunt’s Starting Line

The first happy hour the aggregation platform held had a line down the street and around the corner. This time I breezed right through the doors at 620 Jones, a full hour after the party started. The party was held to celebrate the launch of Product Hunt’s gaming vertical.

微信背后的人性观

“影射性的小说并无多大意义,政治情况很快就会改变,只有刻划人性,才具有长期的价值。”金庸在《笑傲江湖》后记中说,自己写小说,无非就是想写人性;时代会变,人性不会变。

买含有防腐剂的食品时,是不是选择离保质期越近的越好?

阿荣的答案介绍了很多添加剂的知识,这是非常好的。但对于本问题的回答却只有“不是,不会”四个字,稍嫌意犹未尽。因此,再简单来回答一下。首先,食品防腐剂不会随着保藏时间的增长而减少。

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