Too Old For Silicon Valley: Age Discrimination in Start-Ups





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Published on Nov 30, 2012

Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by Anthony Ha from TechCrunch and Rick Bakas the VP of Marketing at PressPay and the founder of Bakas Media.

The Future of the Internet in Doubt?

In recent stories from the BBC and AllthingsD Google "... has warned that a forthcoming UN-organised conference threatens the "free and open internet"." Is this sensationalism from the search giant or is there more there claims of potential censorship of the Internet.


Silicon Valley: People Under 30yrs Old Only

Is age discrimination rampant in Silicon Valley? Well according to a story by Reuters' Sarah McBride it is! Does the Silicon Valley and Tech industry place too much emphasis on youth and "fresh" faces and ideas over experience?


Groupon in Trouble: Is Social Commerce Bubble About to Pop?

Social Commerce and Daily Deal sites were the hot new category in tech funding but with the recent discussions at Groupon over letting go CEO Andrew Mason and expectations that LivingSocial will layoff 400 US workers is the social commerce bubble about to pop?


Is Google Screwing You: New Microsoft Marketing Campaign Win or Fail?

In the never ending battle to gain market share Microsoft has launched Scroogled. A website designed to expose Google Shopping policy of make all their shopping results paid ads! Plus the site also includes Bing links at the bottom asking you to "Try Bing" and "Make Bing Your Homepage". Is this a desperate attempt to throw mud on a competitor or is Google becoming to big for its own good?



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  40. Too Old For Silicon Valley: Age Discrimination in Start-Ups

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