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“IoT connected devices predicted to reach 7 billion”

Nuzzel is the super-easy way to see news from your friends.<p>Discover the best news stories shared by your friends on Facebook and Twitter without …

Internet of Things

Giants Community Fund Honors Community Spirit Award Winner with $2500 Grant at Home Plate Ceremony – Peninsula Television, Inc.

<b>WHAT:</b> The Isabelle Lemon Community Spirit Award recognizes one volunteer each year who exemplifies the commitment to community service and “can-do” …

Entertainment

UC Berkeley grad to head KNTV and KSTS stations in San Jose

Stacy Owen, a UC Berkeley graduate, is returning to the Bay Area to serve as President and General Manager of the Bay Area NBC and Telemundo-owned …

UC Berkeley

Tonight our MEPS Rank & File members were honored to host @Sergio4D2 in @UALocal393 Hall. We had a productive meeting! #WeBuildSanJose https://t.co/pO89iZ91xv

.@FlySJC continues growing at unprecedented rates! We look forward to welcoming @FlyFrontier as they expand their service to 7 cities. https://t.co/XrEHWoBauu

Innovate Your State: What Cool Technologies Should Government Consider Implementing?

On Sept. 13, a flurry of civic-minded technology was on display in San Jose, Calif., where a host of technologists showed their wares in the hopes of …

Government Technology

VillaSport brings San Jose family-oriented gym, will hire hundreds

SAN JOSE — A new athletic club called VillaSport is slated to open by year’s end in San Jose, potentially bringing hundreds of new jobs to the South …

San Jose

Best — And Worst — Places To Raise A Family In California: Report

A new report ranked the best and worst cities in the country to raise a family. How does your city rank?

California

Silicon Valley Startup Takes Aim At Mom-And-Pop Stores, First By Stealing Their Name

“This is sacrilegious, what they’re doing,” says a representative for bodegas.<p>A Silicon Valley startup wants to disrupt the bodega, a beloved fixture in urban centers around the country, but the internet isn’t buying it.<p>The startup, called “Bodega,” seeks to replace its human-run counterparts with …

Silicon Valley

California inspired: from flower power to Silicon Valley

How 1960s Bay Area radicalism helped shape the technological powerhouse of northern California.<p>Flower Power revolution seems to loom so large in the Bay Area’s 50-year period of technological supremacy and its inhabitants’ belief that they are creating a better world.

San José just launched www.pitchsanjose.com, through Mayor Sam Liccardo's innovation team. Civic innovators can pitch the city on your ideas and work with City Hall to streamline government and improve quality of life for our city.

Asia will be home to 10 smart cities within 8 years

<i>Smart city projects are underway all throughout Asia, Australia and New Zealand.</i><p>The Asia-Pacific region will give rise to around 10 smart cities by …

Frost & Sullivan

San Jose to bid for second Amazon.com headquarters

San Jose is planning to make a bid to host Amazon’s second headquarters, which the Seattle company says could employ up to 50,000 people.<p>Amazon announced plans Thursday morning to build a complex of up to 8,000,000 square feet somewhere in North America, and is soliciting proposals from cities and …

San Jose

There's a flying car in your future

<b>Editor's Note:</b> This post was written by Kaushik Rajashekara, a lecturer for the IEEE Transportation Electrification Community. The opinions …

Electric Vehicles

The Suspense Files: California bills vanish almost without a trace

Shortly after last year’s presidential election, Democrats in the California Legislature drew headlines by introducing a flurry of bills attacking …

Government

Lawsuit Freezes $6 Billion Santa Clara County Transportation Tax

Santa Clara County voters last year overwhelmingly approved a half-cent sales tax to invest more than $6 billion in transportation infrastructure. …

Santa Clara County

Homelessness | Poverty

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Affordable housing crisis: Can Sacramento get it under control?

SACRAMENTO — As home prices and rents soar to unthinkable levels, California lawmakers are working furiously to drum up the votes for a package of …

Housing

Downtown San Jose’s transformation continues: Another new residential tower is planned

In recent months, anyone walking through downtown San Jose has seen the signs of its transformation: A series of new residential towers breaking …

Cities

The Risks of Demonizing Silicon Valley

For years, the ascent of tech has broadly been viewed as positive, heralding an era of increased productivity and greater communication. But …

Silicon Valley

Want to build housing for homeless people faster? Here's how

Now that the city of Los Angeles has set aside more than a billion dollars to fund housing for the homeless, let’s get it built faster.<p>Under last year’s Proposition HHH, $1.2 billion will be raised to build 10,000 units of housing over the next decade — mostly permanent supportive housing for …

Housing

Glassdoor: San Jose, CA Best City To Work In (2014)

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Not your grandmother’s thrift store: Secondhand retail expands in the Bay Area

Throughout the Bay Area, shoppers looking for high-quality products at bargain prices are increasingly choosing the secondhand experience.<p>From …

eCommerce

Silicon Valley Plays the 'Flyover' States Like Fiddles

An increasing number of public officials seem to have their head stuck in the Cloud, trying to cajole Silicon Valley companies into locating data …

Silicon Valley

What Will It Take to Fix San Jose's Housing Crisis?

The city has an ambitious plan to build more homes, but it’s not set up for success just yet.<p>As the affordability crisis deepens in America’s most expensive cities, many are adopting ambitious plans to increase their housing supply. New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio has pledged to create or …

Housing

Michael Jordan Invests in Silicon Valley Startup

Michael Jordan is trying his hand as a venture capitalist.<p>San Francisco-based startup Gigster announced today that it has raised $20 million from a …

Silicon Valley

Exclusive: Sequoia Capital is Running a Mentorship Program for Hundreds of Silicon Valley Women

Silicon Valley venture capital firms haven’t exactly been models for gender equality—especially in light of the recent spate of sexual harassment …

Venture Capital

LeEco’s Silicon Valley offices are a virtual ghost town

Last April, LeEco heralded the opening of a new Silicon Valley office in San Jose. The new building would be the home of the company’s US operations, with enough space to house up to 800 workers. The Mayor of San Jose was on-hand to help cut the ribbon.<p>Seventeen months later, the space appears to …

Silicon Valley