Silicon valley

A Latino called to help accelerate the startup scene in Arizona

 04/17/2017 - 03:19
Tucson, Arizona, with the Santa Catalina Mountains in the background. Photo: Wikimedia

“Me arrepiento de no haber seguido aprendiendo español”

 04/12/2017 - 05:29
Gene Schriver, an entrepeneur of Argentinian descendance from Philadelphia, is the founder and CEO of Globo.

Gene Schriver, emprendedor de origen argentino que creció en Filadelfia, es el CEO y fundador de GLOBO, una plataforma tecnológica de servicios de traducción, considerada una de las startups latinas con mayor crecimiento en EEUU en 2016.

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Gene Schriver, emprendedor de origen argentino de Filadelfia, es el CEO y fundador de GLOBO, una plataforma de servicios de traducción simultánea. 

[OP-ED]: What happens when you pay entrepreneurial teenagers $100,000 to not go to college?

 03/02/2017 - 15:06
Wall Street Journal reporter Alexandra Wolfe tells us how it all panned out for the first class of “Thiel Fellows” in her deliciously detailed book “Valley of the Gods: A Silicon Valley Story.”

In 2011, billionaire Peter Thiel made headlines when he announced that he would pay 20 teenagers $100,000 each to drop out or delay college and start businesses in biotechnology, finance, energy and education.

Thiel, the co-founder of PayPal, a venture capitalist and early investor in Facebook, wanted to underscore his belief that college costs too much, isn’t as intellectually rigorous as it once was, and leaves recent grads burdened with student loans that keep them from taking the entrepreneurial risks needed to spur the economy.

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Wall Street Journal reporter Alexandra Wolfe tells us how it all panned out for the first class of “Thiel Fellows” in her deliciously detailed book “Valley of the Gods: A Silicon Valley Story.”

[OP-ED]: ¿Qué pasa cuando se les paga 100.000 dólares a adolescentes para que no vayan a la universidad?

 03/02/2017 - 15:02
La reportera del Wall Street Journal, Alexandra Wolfe, nos cuenta cómo resultó la experiencia de la primera clase de “Fellows de Thiel”, en un libro deliciosamente detallado titulado: “Valley of the Gods: A Silicon Valley Story”.

En 2001, el multimillonario Peter Thiel hizo noticia cuando anunció que pagaría 100.000 dólares a 20 adolescentes, si abandonaban sus estudios universitarios o los retrasaban para iniciar empresas de biotecnología, finanzas, energía y educación.

Thiel, co-fundador de PayPal, capitalista de riesgo e inversor temprano de Facebook, quería recalcar su creencia de que la universidad cuesta demasiado, no es intelectualmente rigurosa como lo era antes y deja a los graduados con la carga de préstamos universitarios que les impiden asumir los riesgos necesarios para activar la economía.

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La reportera del Wall Street Journal, Alexandra Wolfe, nos cuenta cómo resultó la experiencia de la primera clase de “Fellows de Thiel”, en un libro deliciosamente detallado titulado: “Valley of the Gods: A Silicon Valley Story”.

[OP-ED]: Meaningful work need not be ‘fun’

 02/16/2017 - 10:21
Snagging a decent paying job as an accountant, lawyer, engineer, doctor or any sort of analyst takes an awful lot of time and intellectual effort, none of which could accurately be described as “fun.”

My students know I care deeply about them. They know I love to joke around and keep things interesting as we investigate topics they might find dry. But they also know I am waging a one-woman crusade against “fun.”

It’s not that I don’t like to have fun, it’s just that young people moving from high school to college and, ultimately, into adult life have to understand that achievement -- be it academic or career-related -- is hard work. And hard work is many things, like character-building, but rarely is it giggles-all-day fun.

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Snagging a decent paying job as an accountant, lawyer, engineer, doctor or any sort of analyst takes an awful lot of time and intellectual effort, none of which could accurately be described as “fun.”

[OP-ED]: El trabajo gratificante no es necesariamente “divertido”

 02/16/2017 - 07:35
Obtener un puesto de remuneración decente como contador, abogado, ingeniero, médico o cualquier tipo de analista, requiere una enorme cantidad de tiempo y de esfuerzo intelectual, ninguno de los cuales puede describirse correctamente como “diversión”.

Mis estudiantes saben que ellos son muy importantes para mí. Saben que me encanta hacer bromas y que intento hacer interesantes los temas áridos. Pero también saben que libro una batalla unipersonal contra lo “divertido”.

No es que no me guste divertirme, es que los jóvenes que pasan de la secundaria a la universidad y, finalmente, a la adultez, deben entender que para triunfar--ya sea en los estudios o en la carrera--hay que trabajar arduamente. Y el trabajo arduo puede ser muchas cosas, pero pocas veces provoca risas de diversión.

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Obtener un puesto de remuneración decente como contador, abogado, ingeniero, médico o cualquier tipo de analista, requiere una enorme cantidad de tiempo y de esfuerzo intelectual, ninguno de los cuales puede describirse correctamente como “diversión”.

Consumer Power: Uber CEO Resigns from Trump's Council after Criticism

 02/03/2017 - 04:34
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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says participation in president’s strategic and policy forum has been ‘misinterpreted’ as endorsement of Donald Trump’s agenda, reports The Guardian.

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Uber CEO, Travis Kalanick, to step down from Trump Advisory Council after harsh criticism from its users. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Digital Network Mitú is hoping to bridge the gap with young Latinos

 12/15/2016 - 06:35
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Mitú, a digitial network for Latino Millennials, Partners With Snapchat To Create Content For Latino Youth

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Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 6:09am
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Mitú, an English-language digital network focused on Latinos, just joined Snapchat’s Discover platform. Mitú produces online videos for young Latinos, taking advantage of the rise in digital video viewing among this group.

Trump Meets with the Nation's Top Tech Executives

 12/15/2016 - 04:49
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President-elect Donald Trump met with the nation’s tech elite to discuss future ways of collaboration between the White House and the tech industry.
The gathering included Jeff Bezos of Amazon; Elon Musk of Tesla; Timothy D. Cook of Apple; Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook; Larry Page and Eric Schmidt of Alphabet, Google’s parent company; and Satya Nadella of Microsoft, among others.

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Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 4:34am
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President-elect Donald Trump met with the top executives of the technology industry in New York on Wednesday, offering his help to make trade deals easier. Photo: EFE/Albin Lohr

America's Dual Economy

 12/15/2016 - 03:14
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America's Dual Economy is growing: the middle class is stagnated, while a small core of the society gets to high-paying opportunities and jobs on Wall Street and Silicon Valley.

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Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 2:42am
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The US suffers a high division of class and race. EFE/Marck R. Cristino