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Michael J. Coren

CIO Briefing

Silicon Valley Is Flipping Elections in its Spare Time

It’s not anything your average venture-backed startup wouldn’t do, but it’s virtually unheard of for local politicians.

CIO Briefing

Donald Trump’s Crackdown on Immigrants Is Spooking US Tech Firms From Even Interviewing Them

tech companies are getting the message, says online hiring platform Hired in a new study.

CIO Briefing

New Research Shows 'Digital Natives' Are No Better at Technology Than the Rest of Us

Millennials do not necessarily possess special skills at basic computer programs compared to older generations.

CIO Briefing

More Silicon Valley Tech Workers Were Born Outside the U.S. Than In It

It turns out that almost every major tech hub has more foreign-born workers than domestic ones.

CIO Briefing

Robot Exoskeletons Are Finally Here, And They’re Nothing Like the Suits From 'Iron Man'

After years of tinkering and military adventures, the first exoskeleton suits are finally walking out of the lab and into the market.

Emerging Tech

Silicon Valley’s Finest Are Finally Developing a Code of Ethics

Software engineers and executives in the Valley are writing up a set of civic values.

Emerging Tech

People Are Ready For Flying Cars—But Only If They Drive Themselves

According to one poll, many would prefer a robot escort them above the Earth.

CIO Briefing

Programming While Black Will Cost You $10,000 in Salary

Racial discrimination may be alive and well in the technology industry.

Emerging Tech

President of Silicon Valley’s Y Combinator Is Funding Trump Promise-Tracker

“One of the lesson from startups is more measurement almost always leads to better decision making,” Altman says.

News

We Already Have a Muslim Registry. It’s Called Facebook

The U.S. government will never need to ask anyone to build Muslim registries because tech companies have already built them.

Emerging Tech

Truckers Think Automation Won’t Take Their Jobs for 40 Years. Silicon Valley Strongly Disagrees.

The disconnect about the timing for the arrival of such technology, and the political forces it may unleash, reveals a massive split in how the groups believe the transport industry will evolve.

CIO Briefing

In Silicon Valley, Savvy Founders Are Networking All Around Town by Driving for Uber and Lyft

As more companies crowd into San Francisco and Silicon Valley, and the road from to idea to venture financing gets harder, the startup hustle is getting even more challenging.