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Redefining Success: Humanizing Tech

What does success mean to you? Showing up. Building things that become useful to people in ways you never imagined. Empowering others. These were a few of the answers shared by guests at our spirited “Redefining Success” series opener last…

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Ethical Innovation (or Not)?

Consider this dicey scenario: what to do when your co-founder goes rogue and fabricates a story about a prior investment to dupe new funders? Or this one, ripped from last week’s headlines: how to respond if you’re a scooter-sharing startup…

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How Social Media Shook Up the Shutdown

Everyday Americans ended the madness. Empathy and technology came together last week on the side of the people, and good prevailed. Facebook, Twitter and Nextdoor proved their potential as positive change agents, spreading the message that we’re stronger together, mobilizing…

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The CES Party List

The Consumer Electronics Show is upon us. Double the population of Palo Alto is headed to Las Vegas this week for CES, arguably the world’s largest annual migration of geeks. Each day some 180,000 techies will have two primary thoughts…

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