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2015 Hot 20: Anne Wojcicki, Biotech’s Comeback Kid

The story of Anne Wojcicki’s genetic testing service 23andMe is destined to become a classic in the epic tale of how libertarian, fast-paced, entrepreneurial Silicon Valley clashes with the slow grind of regulatory Washington. 

2015 Hot 20: Stewart Butterfield, Silicon Valley’s Hardest Working Slacker

Stewart Butterfield, cofounder and CEO of Slack, has had some luck with that quintessential Silicon Valley gremlin, the pivot.

How to Spend 50 Perfect Hours in Sunnyvale

Sunnyvale is a leafy, quiet city of around 150,000 residents, located just 40 miles south of San Francisco in the heart of Silicon Valley. In addition to major local companies such as Yahoo, Flickr, and Lockheed Martin, visitors will find open green spaces, museums, golf courses, and delicious eateries.

The Wait Is Over! Facebook Is Finally Working on a Dislike Button

Brace yourselves: The Facebook Dislike button is coming. 

James Franco Is Teaching Film at His Alma Mater, Palo Alto High School

In another bizarre move that proves no one can predict the actions of James Franco, the actor will begin teaching film at his high school alma mater this month. 

The Future of Drone Traffic Control Is Here

It’s a bird, it’s a plane…it’s your neighbor’s drone flying down the street. As the number of drones in the skies has increased over the last few years, so has concern about air traffic congestion and safety. Enter NASA, Google, Amazon, and, of course, the U.S. Government, whose top-clearance nerds are now working on solutions.

Women of the Board: Meet 10 Bay Area Ladies With Seats at the Power Table

These 10 women aren't just surviving in the male-dominated tech world—they are helping to steer it, thriving on the boards of some of the Bay Area's most powerful companies. 

Sneak Peek: Silicon Valley Modern Home Tour

Calling all design and architecture buffs! The Silicon Valley Modern Home Tour (Saturday, May 16) opens the doors to some historic Midcentury houses you won't want to miss.

Coding Like a Girl: How One SF Company Is Arming Women to Succeed in Tech

On the rooftop of the Galvanize building on Tehama Street, Alaina Percival leans forward and brushes a handful of hair over her shoulder before settling both hands back on her lap. She’s telling a story about visiting a company where male engineers used Nerf guns as a way of team building, but the team specifically mentioned that their women engineers didn’t like getting pelted by the bullets. 

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