Programs like Hack the Hood try to help young people in Oakland, Calif., find a gateway into the high-tech industry — and out of "dead-end" jobs.
Silicon Valley and its sister technology hubs around the country have driven unprecedented innovation. Learn about the state of the industry, from startups dreaming of profits to mature tech giants fighting to protect their patents.
Also in this week's tech headlines: Visa looks to boost online shopping, a Wall Street cyber scare, and fears that driverless cars could be used as "lethal weapons."
The man whose frustrating call to Comcast went viral says the customer service rep should not be fired. Ryan Block says the problem he encountered is far more systemic than one person.
In case you missed it, a customer posted eight minutes of a bleak call with Comcast. His attempt to cancel his cable set a new standard for bad customer service.
Also in this week's roundup, a tech company that may not exist, using sensors to keep your plants alive and what the debate over sandwich taxonomy teaches us about innovation.
Sheryl Sandberg apologizes for Facebook's "poorly communicated" secret user-testing, Reading Rainbow sets a Kickstarter record, plus more headlines in this week's tech news roundup.
Google rolled out a slew of new products and ideas at its annual developers conference, the Supreme Court dealt a blow to a TV startup, plus more headlines in this week's tech news roundup.
As the industry grapples with a gender gap, major tech firms are starting to release the gender and racial breakdowns of their staffs. Facebook's workers are mostly male and white.
An app based around a single word, a phone from Amazon that helps you buy stuff from Amazon and details about Apple's expected wrist candy. All that and more in the week's tech news.
Yahoo has released its diversity figures as the tech industry grapples with a gender gap and low numbers of blacks and Latinos in its ranks.