This film is the semi-humorous documentary about the men who made the world of technology what it is today, their struggles during college, the founding of their companies, and the ingenious actions they took to build up the global corporate empires of Apple Computer Inc. and Microsoft Corporation.
Launched in 1982 by three friends in a Houston diner, Compaq Computer set out to build a portable PC to take on IBM, the world’s most powerful tech company. Many had tried cloning the industry leader’s code, only to be trounced by IBM and its high-priced lawyers. Explore the remarkable David vs. Goliath story, and eventual demise, of Compaq, an unlikely upstart who altered the future of computing and helped shape the world as we know it today.
This documentary tells the forgotten stories of some of the most influential personal computer pioneers in the San Francisco Bay Area. In the late 1960s, big mainframe computers owned by large corporations and the government were seen as tools of control. The Hippie movement and the anti-Vietnam war protests served as a hotbed for a revolutionary idea: creating an affordable home computer to be used by ordinary people as a counterbalance to Big Brother. Well, the rest is history, but what has happened to the early ideals and the initial ethos of free sharing? As one of the visionaries puts it: Its true that what I helped to create is todays establishment. Thats what I was trying to get rid of:the establishment.
With a magical new invention that promised to revolutionize blood testing, Elizabeth Holmes became the world’s youngest self-made billionaire, heralded as the next Steve Jobs. Then, overnight, her 10-billion-dollar company dissolved. The rise and fall of Theranos is a window into the psychology of fraud.
A video collage exploring the use of computer generated imagery in the films of the Disney renaissance
In 1957, decades before Steve Jobs dreamed up Apple or Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook, a group of eight brilliant young men defected from the Shockley Semiconductor Company in order to start their own transistor business. Their leader was 29-year-old Robert Noyce, a physicist with a brilliant mind and the affability of a born salesman who would co-invent the microchip — an essential component of nearly all modern electronics today, including computers, motor vehicles, cell phones and household appliances. SILICON VALLEY tells the story of the pioneering scientists who transformed rural Santa Clara County into the hub of technological ingenuity we now know as Silicon Valley.
Silicon Beach is a retelling of The Odyssey by way of an "unremarkable" actor who got cut from the hottest Netflix show. Lost at sea and with no resume to grab hold of, Lucas takes a temp job at a LA tech startup called Roomie. He is psychologically adrift, constantly struggling with his relationship to women. Ultimately the connections he makes with his eccentric coworkers are what bring him back to shore.
It's the year 2015. A meteor collided with the Earth and changed human-race. The Verminoids that is infected by silicon-virus, are breeding whole of the world. A new race, David Craws who is hybrid organism awakes at last.
Charlie Cook is a man in a dead end job. But while he contemplates a change, he is suddenly promoted to the top security level of his company and asked to take over from a colleague who has mysteriously disappeared. However, not soon after taking up his new position Charlie receives an unidentifiable encoded e-mail containing some top secret information.
The first feature-length film shot in HDR (high dynamic range) time-lapse photography, director Nate North's remarkable documentary paints the landscape, architecture and culture of the Northern California technology hub in vibrant color and light. Drawn from more than 2,000 hours of stunning footage, the film captures breathtaking detail in events both mundane and extraordinary, from the morning commute to a lunar eclipse.
We examine the unique manufacturing ecosystem that has emerged, gaining access to the world’s leading hardware-prototyping culture whilst challenging misconceptions from the west. The film looks at how the evolution of “Shanzhai” – or copycat manufacturing – has transformed traditional models of business, distribution and innovation, and asks what the rest of the world can learn from this so-called “Silicon Valley of hardware".
Through many in-depth interviews with the veterans of Silicon Valley, this documentary describes the history, start-up culture, business management and venture capital mechanisms of the Silicon Valley.
Discover how the big, bold ideas of Silicon Valley are helping launch a new era of private space exploration in this half-hour KQED Science documentary. From space tourism to mining the moon to companies ferrying NASA astronauts into space, a new wave of commercialization is shaking up the $300-billion global space industry. Meet a new generation of entrepreneurs, sprung from the high-tech culture of Silicon Valley, who are venturing into the new "wild west" of space exploration in search of their space gold. But are there new risks when space is no longer the exclusive domain of big governments?
SILICON PRAIRIE: AMERICA'S NEW INTERNET ECONOMY EXPLORES THE POTENTIAL THAT THE OPEN INTERNET HOLDS TO PROMOTE OUR ECONOMY—NOT JUST IN SILICON VALLEY, BUT IN CITIES AND TOWNS (AND FARMS!) ALL OVER AMERICA. Silicon Prairie is a short film following the incredible bus journey that Reddit.com took across America. Filmmakers from Nimblebot.com set out in October, 2012 to show how entrepreneurs, politicians, community organizers, and internet enthusiasts are building vibrant technology hubs in cities and towns across the American Midwest. The film shows entrepreneurial hubs as fragile ecosystems, which hold great potential for revitalization, job-creation, and innovation in America's heartland.
Two highly specialized computer engineers in Silicon Valley are buying a crib for their soon-to-be first-born child. Not as easy as it sounds.
More than a history of computing, this program shows how the mecca of computer technology caused a fundamental shift in American society. Walter Cronkite is the host for this fascinating film featuring the stories of Hewlett and Packard, Intel, Apple Computer and dozens of other Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, inventors and visionaries.
This is the story of two Greek families, named Delafrangas and Bisbikides. The former family is very wealthy & lucky, the latter very poor and continually struck by fate. Poor but honest Martha is in love with Giakoumis, a young builder and bouzouki organist, but all her dreams fall apart when posh Tzela "steals" the love of her beloved one... A couple of flash backs, following their families roots back to WW2 and the Turkish domination, and a hidden secret will unfold the story's ending..
An Egyptian comedy about plastic surgery.
Bill Maher delivers a great stand-up routine based on the political atmosphere heading into the 2012 Presidential Election. Fun and outrageous!
Love comes in many forms, and in Melody Gilbert’s Silicone Soul, the need for companionship and understanding is shown in the bond between humans and their synthetic companions. Tenderly captured by Gilbert, the bonds shown in the film are diverse and layered: from romantic relationships, to friendships, to a recreation of the love between mother and child. Silicone Soul does not allow for its subjects to be easily labeled or judged. Instead, the film is a collection of resoundingly human stories that reflect universal themes—the desire for love, compassion and communication.
In the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. Partially inspired by Mike Judge’s own experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late ‘80s, Silicon Valley is an American sitcom that centers around six programmers who are living together and trying to make it big in the Silicon Valley.
Start-Ups: Silicon Valley is an American reality television series on Bravo. The series debuted on November 5, 2012. Citing low viewership, Bravo chose not to renew the series for a second season.
Silicon Spin was a half-hour business-related technology television program that aired on ZDTV for several years during the dot-com era from 1998 to 2001. It featured guest panelists, usually business insiders, engaged in debates moderated by host John C. Dvorak. A number of guest pundits made regular appearances, including Rebecca Eisenberg, Rebecca Roberts, Kevin Surace, Adam Lashinsky, Janet Rae-Dupree and Jason Pontin from Red Herring magazine. The show was produced by Jennifer Lavin.
tech writer Jamie Bartlett tries to uncover the dark reality behind Silicon Valley’s glittering promise to build a better world.
Industry leaders including Eric Schmidt and Steve Wozniak are interviewed in this remarkable look at how Silicon Valley has produced an unrivaled stream of innovations.
An adrenaline-fueled ride through the culture of speculation, innovation and disruption during Silicon Valley’s unprecedented tech boom and subsequent bust in the 1990s. This mostly scripted series weaves in select documentary elements that help tell the true inside story of the internet’s formative years.