Fast Company

What Silicon Valley Wants From The Trump White House

For Silicon Valley and the tech sector, the ground has dramatically shifted in the last seven days. In the months leading up to the election, the sector overwhelmingly contributed more money to Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump.

America Doesn't Have Time For More Tech-Challenged Politicians

[Commentary] For smart cities and smart cars to succeed, a legal framework needs to exist to undergird the technology. Officials will have to understand how the new technology will impact every corner of their state.

Where Clinton And Trump Stand On Cybersecurity And Privacy

Clinton generally favors continuing Obama's cyber policies, while Trump calls for more cyber warfare and surveillance.

Verizon Now Owns Tumblr. Could That Be A Good Thing?

Verizon is acquiring Yahoo for $4.83 billion in cash—and along with it, Tumblr, the Internet’s quirky link sharing network with 65 million users.

How I Taught My 6-Year-Old to Use the Internet, and Not Let Google Take Her Allowance Money

[Commentary] I decided to hold my daughter’s hand as we waded into the Internet as it is.

Google Invests In Undersea Cable To Boost Internet Speeds

Google said it is investing in a faster undersea cable that will connect cities on the US West Coast to two locations in Japan, potentially offering 60 terabits per second of bandwidth.

Facebook Still Drives More Traffic than Any Other Social Network

Teens haven't abandoned Facebook yet, and a new report finds Facebook continues to lead in social referrals by a wide margin. From June 2013 to June 2014, Facebook drove 23.4% of social referrals across the web.

Publicly Shame Companies That Won’t Tell Us How Un-Diverse They Are

[Commentary] Google does it. So does Intel. But a significant number of major tech companies--including Apple, Twitter, and IBM--still haven't published information about how many women or minorities they hire.

One Surprising Statistic That Influences Gender Equality in Technology Jobs

Can the key to getting more American women into tech jobs be in the hands of mayors across the country?

Google Is About To Take Over Your Whole Life, And You Won't Even Notice

[Commentary] Google had just announced a new initiative called Material Design that promised to unify all Google products (and even third-party Android apps) under a common UX tongue. Google seemed to be morphing into something, but what?