Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Sue Gordon: Silicon Valley Should Work With the Government

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Sue Gordon: Silicon Valley Should Work With the Government

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Sue Gordon, the principal deputy director of national intelligence, wakes up every day at 3 am, jumps on a Peloton, and reads up on all the ways the world is trying to destroy the United States. By the afternoon, she has usually visited the Oval Office and met with the heads of the 17 intelligence…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Why Silicon Valley Should Fear Europe’s Competition Chief

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Why Silicon Valley Should Fear Europe’s Competition Chief

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Margrethe Vestager, the European commissioner for competition, is surely the most feared person in Silicon Valley. She fined Apple $15 billion for tax avoidance. She brought forward multiple antitrust investigations against Google. Just before arriving in the US this week, she announced that she had started to take a keen interest in Amazon.I sat down…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired How Silicon Valley Fuels an Informal Caste System

Hexbyte Tech News Wired How Silicon Valley Fuels an Informal Caste System

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California is the future of the United States, goes the oft-cited cliché. What the US is doing now, Europe will be doing in five years, goes another. Given those truthy maxims, let’s examine the socioeconomics of the “City by the Bay” as a harbinger of what’s to come. Data shows that technology and services make…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Silicon Valley’s Exclusive Salary Database

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Silicon Valley’s Exclusive Salary Database

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When Steve, a thirtysomething engineer, launched a software company in San Francisco a few years ago, he and his cofounder faced the daunting task of hiring a team, from low-level engineers to a new VP. Novices, they nonetheless had an advantage: access to Option Impact, an exclusive database of tech salaries that has become a…

Silicon Valley Takes on the Future of Fertility

Silicon Valley Takes on the Future of Fertility

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A few years ago, Afton Vechery visited a clinic to estimate the number of eggs left in her ovaries. She wasn’t infertile; she wasn’t even trying to get pregnant. But Vechery knew she wanted to have kids eventually, and even though she was still in her 20s, she was curious about what her timeline might…