The sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg tackles digital lifestyles in two new analog books.
FORTUNE -- There are few people more qualified to chronicle the lessons and elaborate on the pitfalls of living digitally than Randi Zuckerberg. Because she is the sister of Facebook (FB) founder Mark Zuckerberg, her accidental photo-shares and unconsidered viral videos can have a much larger audience than, say, yours or mine. Some have ballooned into MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Nov 11, 2013 12:53 PM ET
These crash courses accomplish in 12 weeks (or less) what top computer science schools might teach in four years. Welcome to the 21st century vocational school.
FORTUNE -- Hiring a good software engineer in Silicon Valley these days can seem almost as daunting as creating the next big thing. Just ask the companies.
"I think this might be the worst engineering market ever," Jess Lee, CEO of the style community Polyvore, told Fortune MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 10, 2013 10:15 AM ET
Everyone in the Bay Area seems to think they can start their own tech companies. They can't. Welcome to the world of the "wantrepreneur."
FORTUNE -- In places like Boston and New York, they could be called "wantrepreneurs," but here in Silicon Valley, they're just "wannabes."
They're the poseurs who think all it takes to be a startup founder is sauntering up to the bar at San Francisco's 21st Amendment or cracking open MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 3, 2013 10:22 AM ET
From Apple to ZocDoc, tech companies are hiring at a furious pace. But the No. 1 most-coveted gig just might surprise you.
FORTUNE -- If there's anything observers can say with certainty, it's that Silicon Valley remains an anomalous industry.
The numbers tell the story: Unemployment in startup-heavy San Francisco for instance, stood at 5.6% last August, well below the 8.9% state and 7.3% national averages. Most tech companies, big and small, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 1, 2013 8:03 AM ET
Tech is big in New York -- but the alley still ain't the valley. Here's our annual report card.
FORTUNE -- Last May when Yahoo (YHOO) CEO Marissa Mayer paid $1.1 billion in cash to buy Tumblr, New York techies cheered. Finally! A New York startup exits for more than a billion dollars! This hasn't happened since Doubleclick sold to Google in 2007. And it is one of the signs people MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Aug 26, 2013 5:00 AM ET
From TaskRabbit to Gobble, scores of startups now cater to those either unable -- or unwilling -- to do something for themselves.
FORTUNE -- After a long day or week, the last thing I want to do is house chores. So plates and laundry stack up. The floors don't get Swiffered. When that happens, I'll spend more time clambering around, pajama-clad, and deliberating -- time I could have used to actually MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Aug 5, 2013 10:34 AM ET
Major shifts in hardware design and production have allowed the "maker movement" to mature rapidly. The next generation of fantastic hardware could very well come from the startup up the block.May 7, 2013 11:05 AM ET
Can a successful exit by one Canadian tech firm jump-start innovation north of the border, a la Silicon Valley's PayPal Mafia?
By Ryan Holmes
FORTUNE -- In 2002, PayPal, the online payments giant, was sold to eBay for a cool $1.5 billion. Overnight, many of PayPal's core employees got very rich. Rather than calling it a day, however, the so-called PayPal mafia went on to found and invest in a MOREApr 24, 2013 7:18 AM ET
Much has been made of the rebirth of consumer hardware startups. But some high-profile examples have stumbled out of the gate.
FORTUNE -- To hear some in Silicon Valley tell it, hardware is the new software. In other words, after years of taking a backseat to the splashy launches of countless websites, apps, and the cloud, innovation on the hardware side is ramping up again. Is it? Several high-profile launches have stumbled. MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 12, 2013 1:52 PM ET
Meet Amy Andersen. She teaches tech executives, entrepreneurs, and investors from the likes of Apple, Google, Facebook, and Salesforce how to date.
FORTUNE -- Amy Andersen was on a date. It was one of several with a venture capitalist that a friend had set her up with. On paper, he seemed ideal: mid-30s, funny, good-looking, athletic. But as they saddled up at Harry's Bar, a cherrywood-lined sports haunt in San Francisco's Pacific MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 19, 2013 7:10 AM ET
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