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Racial bias in the sharing economy: How Uber and Lyft fail black passengers

Racial discrimination in the taxicab industry has long been a problem. Some drivers simply don’t go into predominantly African-American neighborhoods. Others won’t pick up passengers who are African-American. The dawn of the sharing economy and the launch of ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft was supposed to represent a fairer, more equitable alternative. Unfortunately, according […]

Making the ships run on time with predictive analytics

This is a sponsored post commissioned by Pentaho Corp. Sponsor Posts are paid posts that appear on all pages of, supporting editorial efforts. For pricing and inquiries, email Tugboats, barges, ferries and other water-bound workhorses are the bread and butter of the shipping industry. Often running nearly round-the-clock, they are thinly staffed and […]

Are you ready for new data recovery regulations?

This is a sponsored post commissioned by Oracle Corp. Sponsor Posts are paid posts and appear on all pages of, supporting editorial efforts. For pricing and inquiries, email For years financial services companies have focused on simply backing up their business-critical data, always assuming that as long as it appeared that a backup […]

Here’s a prime example of how day care can help retain women in tech

By Alicia Mies and Peter Maroulis Lucy Leon, glasses perched on her head, shuffles papers with the biographical information of roughly 40 children of the most powerful women in the tech industry. Leon’s workspace is the ballroom of a major hotel near the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, the largest gathering of female […]

Finally, Silicon Valley’s dog days are over: Here come the IPOs

This analysis was written for SiliconANGLE by Matt Murphy, managing director of the venture capital firm Menlo Ventures and former longtime general partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. With a focus on cloud infrastructure and Software as a Service applications, he has led investments in Heap Inc., Usermind Inc. and Veriflow Systems Inc. since joining […]

Tech companies aren’t always friendly to trans women

By Greta Jochem The workplace is not always friendly to trans people, and tech is no exception. At the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing held this week in Houston, software developer and trans woman Hazel Havard addressed this issue in her presentation, “How to Make Things Lovelier for Trans Ladies in Tech.” Her point […]

Voices from the world’s largest gathering of female technologists

The Grace Hopper Women Celebration of Women in Computing drew 14,000 women and 1,000 men from 83 different countries to Houston this week. Hundreds of tech companies hosted recruiting booths for current and prospective women engineers. In addition, universities, policy institutes and media outlets added a unique flavor to the event. Peter Maroulis and Alicia […]

Kara Swisher: ‘The most powerful tech reporters happen to be women’

Kara Swisher is one of the most influential women in tech, without actually working for a tech company. She’s the executive editor and founder of Recode, a tech news outlet and events company owned since 2015 by Vox Media, and has covered tech in Silicon Valley since 1997. Over the years, Swisher has developed a […]

Guest post: 3 ways to avoid the data silo syndrome

The inability to access data, run simple reports and develop new software and systems can be infuriating. Often, the root cause is fragmentation of data in multiple “data silos.” Unfortunately, the cure for data silos can be worse than the disease. Enterprise data lakes or warehouse projects, for example, are prone to becoming overgrown and […]

Guest Post: ‘Virtualization 2.0’ is your on-ramp to the cloud

The future of IT is in the cloud, yet some companies are still wary of making the leap. Their existing systems and processes are working for them, so why take the perceived risk and expense of migrating them to a new model? But it’s a mistake to think of cloud adoption as an all-or-nothing proposition. […]