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Diversity and inclusion is a trash fire in Silicon Valley and in the business world at large. But let’s just focus on tech for now. At the Code Conference this…

Cowboy Ventures’ Aileen Lee says enough with favoring the ‘good guys’

Eight years is a long time in the tech industry — not so much in politics, though. At Disrupt SF today, U.S. CTO Megan Smith and Deputy CTO Alexander Macgillivray…

Megan Smith and Alexander Macgillivray tout Obama administration’s tech victories, but ‘it’s a work in progress’

There’s no doubt that technology has drastically evolved since President Barack Obama took office in 2008. Obama acknowledged it himself during the Global Entrepreneurship Summit this year — while on…

Learn about the future of American technology from Megan Smith and Amac at Disrupt SF

Technology innovates and disrupts, while public policy regulates and controls — at least according to conventional wisdom. The skirmish between Apple and the FBI is a prime example: Apple is…

How the ‘wonks’ of public policy and the ‘geeks’ of tech can get together

There was an incredible media glare this week on the Kleiner Perkins sex discrimination trial and its negative outcome for Ellen Pao, but all the news about equality in tech…

The Most Powerful Force In The Universe

As rumored last week, the White House has just confirmed that Megan Smith, vice president of Google’s super-secret Google[X] research lab, will be the new Chief Technology Officer of the…

White House Announces Google[X]’s Megan Smith As The Next CTO

This week, Google launched a new initiative called Made With Code, aimed at getting young women excited about learning to code and close the gender gap in the tech industry.…

Google Invests $50 Million In “Made With Code” Program To Get Girls Excited About CS