U.S. Blacklisting of China’s Supercomputers May Backfire!

Empire State Tribune

When China wanted to upgrade Tianhe-2, currently the world’s fastest supercomputer, it turned to U.S. chipmaker Intel. But the U.S. government has blocked Intel from helping with the tech upgrade and blacklisted several Chinese supercomputing centers over concerns for their involvement in nuclear weapons development. Experts warn that in the long run such a move […]

Obama Administration joins the push for diversity in Silicon Valley

Empire State Tribune

The Obama administration Tuesday joined a push to increase diversity in the tech sector, announcing commitments by an array of venture capital investors and Silicon Valley firms to hire and promote more women and minorities. In the announcement, to be made during the White House’s first Demo Day for startups, 40 venture capital firms including […]

Netflix To Give Workers With Babies -A Year Of Paid Leave

Empire State Tribune

Generous baby gift: Netflix offers a year’s paid leave to new parents on its payrol       The employee benefit announced Tuesday on Netflix’s blog is generous even by the high standards of Silicon Valley, where free meals and other perquisites supplement lavish salaries in the fiercely competitive battle for computer programmers and other […]

Public Wi-Fi Users Neglect Basic Security Precautions Against Hackers

Empire State Tribune

You’ve come to expect it — free public Wi-Fi everywhere you go. But if that Wi-Fi hotspot you use is provided by a con artist, you could wind up paying a steep price for the Internet connection. A quarter of the adults who use the Internet, access it via public Wi-Fi once a week or […]