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How a Slack UI change sparked the Ars Technica civil war

We were fighting about emoji as “status” messages in Slack channels.
Seriously.

Palantir settles US charges that it discriminated against Asian engineers

"We disagree with the allegations made by the Department of Labor."

Silicon Valley security robot beat up in parking lot, police say

The droid can scan 300 license plates a minute.

Silicon Valley’s fourth season starts comfortably—and makes us nervous

The old boss wants a new project. Will it lead to new comedy?

Report: Theranos used shell company to secretly buy outside lab equipment

WSJ describes newly-unsealed depositions of 22 former employees, board members.

Juice wars: Juicero has sued another juicer maker for patent infringement

The company claims its cold-press hardware has a copycat.

Tanium exposed hospital’s IT while using its network in sales demos

CEO used client hospital's network in demo "hundreds of times," reports WSJ.

This $400 appliance that squeezes juice out of a bag appears...

Investors scrambling to get in on subscription services made this juice presser a star in 2016.

Preservica appoints CFO to support growth as digital preservation hits corporate...

Digital preservation company builds on global expansion plans following $3.8m investment from Mobeus Equity Partners Oxford, UK and Boston, MA [19 April, 2017] Digital preservation specialist Preservica today announced the appointment of Paul Allman to the board as CFO.Allman joins with several years’ experience in public and PE-backed high growth technology businesses, across Silicon Valley, Europe and the UK, most recently with TraceOne, suppliers to the world’s leading retailers.

Allman’s focus is to build the... Source: RealWire

6 New Security Startups Named to Mach37 Spring Cohort

The companies selected this year include technical talent that draws from Silicon Valley to Hungary and Western Europe.

Lawyers win again in latest privacy class-action settlement

iOS address book deal, if split evenly among class members, pays 53 cents each.

Silicon Valley weighs speed versus risk in app dev

To explore advanced development practices, why not turn to dynamic tech companies tasked with delivering sought-after software for the industry itself? That was the thinking, anyway, when I agreed to host a panel recently that featured representatives of Atlassian, GitHub, HackerOne, and Rainforest QA.It was clear from the start that these companies saw themselves as part of the vanguard.

For example, all four panelists claimed their company’s developers were immersed in CI/CD (continuous delivery/continuous integration), employed automated testing, and organized their dev organizations into small, semi-independent teams.[ InfoWorld's quick guide: Digital Transformation and the Agile Enterprise. | Download InfoWorld’s essential guide to microservices and learn how to create modern web and mobile applications that scale. ] The putative theme of the panel was “deploying faster while mitigating risk.” But Derek Choy, VP of engineering for Rainforest QA, kicked off proceedings by laying out the real proposition: Delivering good software quickly is mainly about optimizing processes and properly organizing teams.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here