Tim Cook is arguably the most prominent LGBTQ+ person in tech, but he isn’t the only one. There are LGBTQ+ identifying individuals in prominent roles as venture capitalists, diversity in tech advocates, and C-suite level executives at large tech companies like IBM and Microsoft. Here are 23 of the most influential and notable people in tech who are part of the LGBTQ+ community. The atmosphere in Silicon Valley, where “bro culture” is rampant, is not know for being kind to anyone “different.” That can especially be true for LGBTQ+ identifying individuals, who only gained the right to marry in the US in 2005. Gay marriage is still only legal in around 30 countries. But a number of diversity initiatives aimed at LGBTQ+ people in the tech sector have emerged in recent years. Groups like Lesbians Who Tech, StartOut, and TransTech Social Enterprises have worked to improve office culture at tech companies, connect LGBTQ+ … [Read more...] about The 23 most powerful LGBTQ+ people in tech
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Is it the ultimate game platform? Is it the next Apple, Microsoft, and Nintendo rolled into one? Is it too good to be true? Joe Flower finds out. Why do they call it 3DO? What's a 3DO? A box on top of your TV. Like a VCR? Like CD-I? Or Nintendo? All three. Sort of. "It will be more stimulating to the human mind than any new technology since printing." - Trip Hawkins A digital Interactive Multiplayer. (Huh?) An idea, a set of specs, an intellectual property, a virtual corporation. A $300 million company that's never shipped a product. A tale spun by Trip Hawkins. Do you remember, toward the end of Peter Pan, when the bit of bright vapor named Tinkerbell is dying? Tink will survive only if enough children around the world clap and say, "I believe." 3DO is only a bit of bright vapor, but a lot of children are clapping; children with names like Spielberg and Masaharu Matsushita; children in clubs named AT&T;, Time Warner, MCA, and Panasonic. The vapor grows brighter. Think of the … [Read more...] about 3DO: Hip or Hype?