E.B. Boyd

E.B. Boyd

E.B. Boyd is a contributing writer at Fast Company and San Francisco. She has reported from the Middle East, Afghanistan, China, Haiti, and Silicon Valley.

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Is Police Use of Force About to Get Worse—With Robots? | POLITICO Magazine

The increasing deployment of robots to disarm or subdue suspects is stirring ethical debate.

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A New Front | California Sunday Magazine

Can the Pentagon learn to do business with Silicon Valley?

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Fast Company

Lead Or Die | Fast Company

One Marine officer concluded that the U.S. way of advising the Afghan National Army was hurting more than helping. So he came up with his own solution and changed the course of the conflict.

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Fast Company

Getting Out of Afghanistan | Fast Company

By the time we thought about leaving Afghanistan, we’d been tossing gear into the country for more than a decade. This is the story of how we moved out.
(Made the Atlantic's list of best journalism of 2015)

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Modern Luxury

Dark Side of the Boom | San Francisco magazine

Diaspora was supposed to be the “Facebook Killer.” Then 22-year-old cofounder Ilya Zhitomirskiy committed suicide. E.B. Boyd reports on how his death has touched a nerve in Silicon Valley—and forced one of its biggest secrets out in the open.

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Fast Company

Silicon Valley's New Hiring Strategy | Fast Company

In Silicon Valley, some dare to ask: Why hire a PhD, when a self-taught kid is just as good?

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Modern Luxury

Where is the Female Mark Zuckerberg? | San Francisco magazine

The stereotypical founder of a Silicon Valley giant is an insanely arrogant, pathologically driven, geekily brilliant 22-year-old guy. This boom looks different. For the first time in startup history, girl wonders actually have an edge over the boys. (Not that anyone has noticed.) Can the new femme entrepreneurs seize their moment?

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Fast Company

Meet The Entrepreneurs Building The World's Startups | Fast Company

The U.S. might be the leader in startups, but entrepreneurship elsewhere is catching up. Here are a few of the world's rock stars.

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Fast Company

Can Silicon Valley Help The State Department Track Weapons Of Mass Destruction? | Fast Company

The State Department is looking to the tech world for new ideas to help solve increasingly difficult (and scary) problems.

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Fast Company

Leadership Lessons From The U.S. Army In Afghanistan | Fast Company

If you want to learn how to lead, join the military.

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Princeton Alumni Weekly

Q&A: Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley

After 13 years of war, the bulk of U.S. forces will leave Afghanistan this year. From May 2013 to last February, Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley ’80 was the second-highest general on the ground, overseeing daily operations for NATO.

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Vogue India

Meet Facebook's First Female Engineer | Vogue India

In 2005, when Ruchi Sanghvi walked into Facebook's offices in downtown Palo Alto looking for a job, she didn't expect to become the poster girl for women in Silicon Valley. Now almost a decade -- and two jobs -- later, including a stint at Dropbox, the tag of 'Facebook's first female engineer' still holds.

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Princeton Alumni Weekly

On the Front Lines with the Marines' Female Engagement Teams

The Marines are using teams of servicewomen in Afghanistan to go where the men in its front-line combat units cannot: To build relationships with Afghan women. (Reported from Helmand during an embed with the US Marines.)

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Fast Company

Meet Google's Voice Hunter On A Quest For 300 Languages | Fast Company

Google wants Voice Search to master the Tower of Babel. So Linne Ha travels the world, gathering the language samples used to train it.

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Fast Company

The White House's New Facebook Messenger Bot

White House techies Jason Goldman and Josh Miller explain the idea behind the new mini-app.