Silicon Valley

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dead at 65

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee died just after 1 a.m. local time at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, the San Francisco Examiner reports.<p>“It is with profound sadness and terrible grief that we confirm that Mayor Edwin M. Lee passed away on Tuesday, December 12 at 1:11 a.m. at Zuckerberg San …

U.S. Politics

Silicon Valley in danger of becoming the new bad guy: Steve Case

AOL co-founder and former CEO Steve Case anticipates a change in the regulatory market in the wake of the transformation of the technology industry over the last decade.<p>“It’s beginning to change, we started seeing in the last couple of years in the European Union, Brussels kind of backing the …

The Silicon Valley paradox: one in four people are at risk of hunger

Exclusive: study suggests that 26.8% of the population qualify as ‘food insecure’ based on risk factors such as missing meals or relying on food banks<p>Sign up to our monthly Outside in America newsletter<p>Karla Peralta is surrounded by food. As a line cook in Facebook’s cafeteria, she spends her days …

Tech accounted for 93% of Seattle office jobs added over the last two years, report finds

Seattle observers are well aware of the tech industry’s role in the city’s economic boom, but a new report takes it to a new level, finding that more …

Seattle

Google employee’s naked body found floating in bay

The naked body of a 23-year-old Google employee was found floating in the San Francisco Bay Thursday, officials said.<p>The Santa Clara County Coroner’s …

Crime

The “hater” is calling from inside the cap table

Back in March, I wrote an in-depth piece about Silicon Valley’s astounding waning Soft Power.<p>That waning was a shocking development in many ways. …

Evan Williams

Silicon Valley suffragette

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San Francisco Cracks Down on Delivery Robots - ExtremeTech

By on December 11, 2017 at 2:45 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>San Francisco has been home to …

Robots

A Chinese billionaire has quietly become one of the biggest seed investors in Silicon Valley

Everyone wants a piece of Silicon Valley. Few can get it. If you’re just a new venture investor arriving in Silicon Valley, it’s a long climb to the top. It’s even steeper if you’re an institutional investors from overseas.<p>None of that stopped Chinese magnate Shan Xiangshuang from creating the …

Venture Capital

Star Venture Capitalist Ron Conway Warned Clinton Campaign About Shervin Pishevar

<b>By</b> <b>Biz Carson</b> <b>and</b> <b>Matt Drange</b><p>In April 2016, prominent venture capitalist Ron Conway received an invitation to a fundraiser for then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The star-studded event, which featured George Clooney, would be hosted by one of Silicon Valley’s own stars: Shervin Pishevar, an …

Entrepreneurship

Soylent co-founder Rob Rhinehart steps down as CEO

After an eventful (and sometimes challenging) year for Soylent, co-founder Rob Rhinehart announced today that he will resign as the meal replacement shake company’s chief executive officer. That position will be taken over by Bryan Crowley, the president of Soylent’s parent company Rosa Foods.<p>In …

Startups

Tech Today Is Not Similar To The Dot-Com Bubble

Neither absolute or relative value metrics for the S&P 500 tech sector look anything like what we saw at the height of the dot com bubble.<p>Likewise IT …

Business

How Much Should Founders Pay Themselves In Silicon Valley?

<i>What is a decent founder salary in Silicon Valley? originally appeared on Quora –</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Auren Hoffman, SafeGraph CEO, on Quora:</b><p>The simple heuristic is that <b>founders should take the lowest</b> …

Venture Capital

Assembly speaker-elect: We can make N.J. the new Silicon Valley | Opinion

<b>By Craig Coughlin</b><p>They all came from the same place -- the transistors that powered radio to the digital cellular that powers our smartphones, fiber …

Innovation

Internet pioneers and other tech luminaries including Tim Berners-Lee, Vint Cerf, and Steve Wozniak ask the FCC to cancel its vote repealing Net Neutrality

Internet

Has European tech captured Silicon Valley’s momentum?

Deep tech, such as AI and robotics, and solving environmental problems could drive European tech into the stratosphere, writes John Kennedy.<p>Let’s be …

L'Oréal

Koch brothers teaming up with Silicon Valley

The newest shock in certain circles is the fact the Koch brothers are teaming up with Silicon Valley on tech issues. Via POLITICO:<p>[D]espite their …

Conservative View

The Pro-Antitrust Congressman From Monopoly-Friendly Silicon Valley

<i>Have Silicon Valley’s biggest companies become too powerful? This series examines monopoly and power in the tech industry — and what, if anything,</i> …

Democratic Party

How Shenzhen is challenging Silicon Valley

<i>Editor’s note: Just four decades ago Shenzhen was a poor fishing village. Today, the south Chinese city is home to up to 20 million people and some</i> …

News (China)

The Last Bootstrapped Tech Company In Silicon Valley

My business partner, Matt Olander, and I were intimately familiar with the ups and downs of the Silicon Valley tech industry when we acquired the remnants of our then-employer BSDi’s enterprise computer business in 2002 and assumed the roles of CEO and CTO. Fast-forward to today, and we still work …

Debt Management

New 'Yass' Community Center Linked to Peter Thiel Money

A new LGBT community workspace called Yass debuts next year in San Francisco — if it can survive the backlash of having Peter Thiel as a backer.<p>Thiel …

Peter Thiel

The Most Expensive Mansion In Silicon Valley: Just $48 million

The most expensive mansion in Silicon Valley has to be on any Billionaires Christmas wish list! In fact, Silicon Valley and New York remain two of …

Masayoshi Son

Silicon Valley Gets Spiritual

Consciousness Hacking and Tech’s Search for Your Soul<p>A group of techies got together in San Francisco last week for a light little something called …

Meditation

As the federal government falters, technology is leading a rise of the rest in statehouses nationwide

The tech revolution is no longer confined to Silicon Valley or the California statehouse.<p>Earlier this week, Steve Case announced that his Rise of the Rest seed fund, designed to invest in innovation in the Mid West and other areas traditionally overlooked by investors, had raised $150 million with …

Eric Schmidt

Silicon Valley Congresswoman Anna Eshoo on proposed rescinding of network neutrality

Radio

Silicon Valley firms are hiring models to ogle at this year’s holiday parties

Even in the year of #MeToo, America’s tech hub is importing models to hang out with the guys at its mostly male holiday parties.<p>According to Bloomberg, tech giants are quietly shelling out up to $200 an hour for attractive women and men known as “ambiance and atmosphere models,” or minglers, to …

GDC

Silicon Valley Just Found a New Low in Emotional Intelligence (Yes, Just In Time For Christmas)

This really takes some brains.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>I'm going to let you in on a secret.<p>The people who work in tech aren't often the most interesting people in the world.<p>I know too many who have the manners of a rabid …

Emotions

If a Silicon Valley Party Is Fun, Someone Was Probably Paid to Be There

“Anyone that’s over a 7 is with us, and anyone under a 3 is a guest.”<p>On the fourth episode of <i>Silicon Valley</i>, the HBO comedy that satirizes the town its named for, the gang talks to some actresses hired to mingle with a company’s mostly-male employees at a toga party. “We're working right now,” the …

Here's the story behind how Silicon Valley got its name

• <b>Silicon Valley's name was coined in the 1970s by electronic tabloid reporter Don Hoefler, who heard the phrase "Silicon Valley" during a business lunch.</b>• <b><br>Hoefler published a series of columns detailing the valley's semiconductor industry under the title "Silicon Valley USA." Hoefler is recognized as</b> …

Silicon Valley Executives Charged With Stealing Trade Secrets

The four executives allegedly started conspiring in Sept. 2012, while they were employed by Applied Materials.<p>SAN JOSE, CA -- Four former tech …

San Francisco