Silicon Valley

The Seven Career Traps Successful Women Avoid

Neela Bettridge | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Neela Bettridge

Then there are those of own making. Don't get me wrong: I'm not reverting to the old habit of blaming women for barriers they cannot possibly control. But if you are to successfully navigate a minefield of external obstacles, you must first be accountable, and know your own mind.

Welcome To The Office Of The Future

Phillip Othen | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Tech

Forget beanbags and ping pong tables, the office of the future will fundamentally change how we work. Through a combination of green and digital techn...

This Is What Google's Incredible 'Giant Tent' HQ Will Look Like

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Tech

Google is ready to start building its new Silicon Valley headquarters after getting the go-ahead from Mountain View City Council. The green light come...

The UN Will Finally Decide In 2017 If Armies Can Use 'Killer Robots'

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Tech

The UN is set to tackle the issue of killer robots amid concerns from Silicon Valley leaders and human rights organisations over the threat they pose ...

This Company Start The Day At An Oddly Specific Time To Get More Work Done

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK

Staff at Silicon Valley firm, Pivotal, start their day at a very specific time, 9:06am. Why 9:06am? Well, founder and chief executive Rob Mee says it ...

Write Off Apple At Your Peril: The Smartphone Innovator Is Still Leading The Charge

Ernest Doku | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Tech
Ernest Doku

How will it ride out a difficult market? I'd put money on Apple continuing to attempt to convert feature-phone customers and a younger crowd with a lower-priced iPhone offering. It currently ticks that box with the iPhone SE which delivers the Apple experience for £220 less than the iPhone 7.

This Actor Proves He's The King Of Improv With Four Full Minutes Of Devastating Off-The-Cuff Insults

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Comedy

Comedic actor TJ Miller has once again proved that he's the king of improv, in an outtakes clip from HBO's 'Silicon Valley' where he reels off four st...

California Is the Home of Pet Tech

Marie Carter | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Tech
Marie Carter

The market for technology for our pets, or 'pet tech', including wearables such as activity trackers, is one of the last hi-tech frontiers set to be conquered. The charge is coming not from the UK, but from California.

Silicon Valley vs London? Hacker House's Jen Arcuri debates

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 04.03.2017 | UK Tech
Shivvy Jervis

"I won't give you the sort of answers that most people will." I'm assured this fervently by the charismatic Jennifer Arcuri at the outset of our inte...

Of Unicorns and Bubbles

Dr. Mike Lynch | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Tech
Dr. Mike Lynch

Unicorns, the latest trend from Silicon Valley, are private companies with a valuation of over $1 billion. A year ago, everyone aspired to be one, but the trend is cooling somewhat, and the voices of caution are starting to be heard.

The Impact Entrepreneur Giving Kids Some Credit

Annabel Denham | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK
Annabel Denham

Do all entrepreneurs set out to try and change the world? It's a mission oft mocked in Mike Judge's excellent satire Silicon Valley. But Judge knows t...

Looking Outside the Valley: Why British Tech Companies Can Make It Outside the US

Vanessa Whiteside | Posted 16.10.2016 | UK Tech
Vanessa Whiteside

Most businesses dream of going global, and British tech companies are no exception to the rule. But while it seems obvious that the latest crop of Silicon Roundabout trailblazers (tech firms based in London's Tech City) should expand to their Silicon "sister" in California, that might not always be the right choice.

What Can the UK Learn From the Internet? From Smart Phones to Smarter Cold

Toby Peters | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Tech
Toby Peters

It's been said that world-changing innovations are only obvious in hindsight. It's true. The internet revolutionised our lives to such a degree that...

Is Fintech Too Hard for Silicon Valley?

Luc Delany | Posted 26.06.2016 | UK Tech
Luc Delany

This isn't just a story about Fintech however. We are constantly hearing about how we should try and replicate Silicon Valley in our European tech clusters. But we shouldn't. Are there lessons we can take from the Valley? Absolutely, but there are many more things we can do better.

Next Generation of Global Tech Giants Will Be Founded in India

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 05.06.2016 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

I'm investing in India not only because I see the opportunities in a country that is on the very brink of hockey-stick growth, but also because I see that India is absolutely packed with talented, creative and ambitious entrepreneurs.

When Innovation Breeds Inequality

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Somehow, there seems to be something utopian about the ideologies we have believed. Did we all not grow up assuming or just believing a 'just' society is a 'fair' society and vice versa? In the following years, did we not learn to separate 'justice' from 'fairness' because what is just cannot and need not be fair all the time?

'UFO' Caught By Drone Moving At 'Supersonic' Speed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Tech

A drone pilot has captured a 'UFO' moving at incredible speed over the Silicon Valley in California. The DJI Inspire 1 was able to capture the fast-mo...

The Dark Side of Social Media: What Your Children Are Really Seeing

Steph Weller | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Tech
Steph Weller

Forget your top-shelf magazines, the 9pm TV Watershed, parental advisory labels, film and game ratings - these regulations seem so irrelevant right now. We place so much importance on these offline so why don't we care about them online? Why aren't we controlling what is out there?

The UK's Next Silicon Valley Is... Bournemouth

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Tech

The UK technology sector is the most important industry in the UK says… the UK technology sector. Among the findings of the Tech Nation project w...

Everyone's Freaking Out About Newsweek's 'Sexism'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK

American weekly news magazine Newsweek has sparked fury online with a provocative cover illustrating its exposé of sexism in Silicon Valley. The m...

Silicon Valley Innovation, in Five Easy Take-Aways

Sigrid Daniel | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Tech
Sigrid Daniel

Here's what I learnt at Silicon Valley Comes To The UK, in bite-size form...

Uber Exec's Boast Leads To Epic PR Disaster

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK

The chief executive of taxi app Uber has made an unprecedented 14-tweet-long apology after a senior member of his staff was caught saying he wanted to...

What a Yolk...

Emily Perry | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Perry

What a yolk indeed. Excuse the pun, though this was my first thought when I heard the battle for the brightest and most talented employees within Silicon Valley had intensified with both Apple and Facebook offering to freeze their female employees' eggs.

What's an API and Why It Matters to You

Alice Bonasio | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Tech
Alice Bonasio

"Researchers spend a lot of time looking through databases and organizing their citations and other materials. One of the things we did was use the APIs to develop features that would allow them to import articles directly from those databases to their Mendeley libraries, saving a lot of unnecessary clicking through, and extra hassle.

Raising Digital Natives: Learning to "App" With Impact

Sigrid Daniel | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Tech
Sigrid Daniel

If your child is a digital native immersed in their games, messages and photos, going back to school and into the classroom can feel like a retrograde step. School, in an ideal world, is the environment for our children to learn and create.