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Silicon Beach Unites in Opposition to Muslim Travel Ban

More than 300 Silicon Beach business leaders have signed a letter to President Trump urging him to rescind his controversial executive order temporarily barring entry to travelers from seven predominately Muslim countries. The letter was initiated by a group of female entrepreneurs in Los Angeles including VCs Dana Settle, co-founder and partner at Greycroft Partners,…

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Cyber Report: A Dozen Things You Need to Know (Patriot’s Day Edition)

April 20, 2015 A Dozen Things in Tech You Need to Know  Happy Patriot’s Day! Patriot’s Day commemorates that Battle of Lexington and Concord and the “shot heard ’round the world” that began the American Revolution.  It is a holiday in Maine and Massachachusetts and celebrated by, among other things, the running of the Boston…

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Highlights from Silicon Beach Congressional Debate

    Highlights from Silicon Beach Congressional Debate May 22, 2014  (Link) Four of the leading candidates to replace the retiring Henry Waxman in California’s 33rd Congressional District discussed their views on tech issues with me on Cyber Law and Business Report: (i) Elan Carr (R) – a gang prosecutor with the LA County District Attorney’s Office; …

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Silicon Beach Congressional Debate Gaining Traction

Silicon Beach Debate Gaining Traction In Henry Waxman’s first term, Microsoft and Apple were founded and the Internet was just a research project.  As the legendary Congressman steps down, his district is now home to the third-largest technological hub in the nation known as Silicon Beach.Historically, the tech community has had little interest in the political…