Tag: Silicon Valley

24 articles

The First Person to Hack the iPhone Built a Self-Driving Car. In His Garage.

Google and Tesla are spending billions to develop driverless technology. George Hotz used an Acura.


Dispossessed in the Land of Dreams

Suzan Russaw is 70 years old. She lived in affordable Palo Alto housing for decades. Then, in 2013, she was forced to move into her car. On the new homeless of Silicon Valley.


The Silicon Valley Suicides

Why are so many teenagers killing themselves in Palo Alto?

Hanna Rosin on the Longform Podcast

Inside Stanford Business School’s Spiraling Sex Scandal

A love triangle between two married professors and the dean goes public.


The Shut-In Economy

There are two roles to play in the new world of on-demand everything: royalty or servant.


A Tale of Money, Sex and Power: The Ellen Pao and Buddy Fletcher Affair

How Alphonse “Buddy” Fletcher Jr., an openly gay hedge fund star, came to marry Ellen Pao, a partner at a powerful Silicon Valley firm, before they “went to war with their elite worlds.”


The Bitcoin Boy

On a 16-year-old Silicon Valley wunderkind.


Tristan Walker: The Visible Man

On an African-American entrepreneur and race in Silicon Valley.


In Conversation: Marc Andreessen

“There are people who are wired to be skeptics and there are people who are wired to be optimists. And I can tell you, at least from the last 20 years, if you bet on the side of the optimists, generally you’re right.’


The Disruption Machine

What the gospel of innovation gets wrong.


"Let’s, Like, Demolish Laundry"

The laundry wars of Silicon Valley.


No Exit: Struggling to Survive a Modern Gold Rush

The dark side of startup life in Silicon Valley.

An extended version of this story is available as an ebook.