The 2017 San Diego Asian Film Festival is well underway, featuring films from first time filmmakers to internationally acclaimed directors. AsAm News had the opportunity to talk to Saila Kariat, an Indian American filmmaker who screened her first, but already award-winning feature length film, The Valley at the UltraStar … Read more
A new report concludes that Silicon Valley high tech companies have a long way to go to reflect the workforce of the San Francisco Bay area, one of the most diverse regions in the country.
Although a… Read more
President Trump’s executive order cracking down on the use of H1B visas could greatly affect Indian workers.
According to The Indian Panorama, about 70 percent of the 85,000 H1B visas handed out each year go to people from India. H1B visas are used to hire foreign employees for highly skilled jobs which could not … Read more
The little known story of Dung Meng, an Asian American whose SUV was hijacked by the Boston Marathon bombers in 2013, will be told in Patriots Day. The movie starring Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon and John Goodman opened nationwide this … Read more
Over the course of nine months in 2009 and 2010, six Palo Alto teenagers committed suicide. Between 2010 and 2014, an average of 20 children and young adults killed themselves annually in Santa Clara County, where Palo Alto is located.
The deaths in the city constitute two recent “suicide clusters” (multiple … Read more
By Ed Diokno
NBC’s Today Show launched a special series this week titled The Women of Silicon Valley. To start the series hosted by Natalie Morales, the Today Show interviewed two Asian American women whose actions were instrumental to bringing high-tech’s gender gap issue to the forefront, Tracy Chou and Isis Anchalee.
Despite … Read more
By Sid Sharma
The Cynical Desi
A sense of disquiet seems to be in the air of the little startup wonderland known as Silicon Valley. It finally hit me when home cleaning company Homejoy shuttered its doors. How could it burn through $40 million so quickly? The story isn’t any better for larger companies. … Read more
Ellen Pao, who rocked the tech world with her sex discrimination suit against venture capitalist firm Kleiner Perkins, has dropped her appeal in the case, reports re/Code.
Pao lost the jury trial earlier this year and says an appeal would be too costly for her to wage.
“I think I brought these important issues to … Read more
Lost in the discussion about the lack of diversity in Silicon Valley, is the glass ceiling holding back Asian Americans, reports Fast Company.
A new report by the non-profit Ascend Foundation found while Asian Americans are well represented in Silicon Valley, few have risen to the ranks of management.
At Yahoo, the workforce is … Read more