With Donald Trump’s surprising victory, Silicon Valley is having a meltdown

President-elect Donald Trump. That reality landed Wednesday morning to the kind of welcome the tech community usually reserves for an unexpected cyber attack. In Lisbon, Portugal, where thousands of Silicon Valley and New York techies have convened for the annual Web Summit conference, many people woke up to texts and Slack notifications alerting them to the shocking news most Americans had swallowed before heading to bed Tuesday night. Not everyone took that news well. On the conference’s main stage, 500 Startups founder Dave McClure went berserk over the results with an expletive-laden rant about Trump. “If you’re not fucking pissed right now, what is wrong with you?” he screamed at the audience. “I’m pissed off, I’m sad, I’m ashamed, I’m angry.” Others, like Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover, were more…


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