Silicon Valley

In The Mailbox: 01.21.22

— compiled by Wombat-socho Ceterum autem censeo Silicon Valley esse delendam. OVER THE TRANSOM 357 Magnum: Safety As A Public Good EBL: Meat Loaf, RIP Twitchy: Nick Searcy Calls Out Texas Dem Gene Wu For Being A Jerk About Meat Loaf’s...

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Guts, Not Guidelines, Will Stop Tech Mergers

Plus: Microsoft’s bid for Yahoo, Silicon Valley’s approach to history, and Tonga’s disastrous eruption.
Related topics: Microsoft (MSFT), Yahoo (business), Tonga

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Andreessen Horowitz Seeks $4.5bn For New Crypto Investments

Planned fundraising illustrates how Silicon Valley firms are fuelling boom in cryptocurrency start-ups

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Nfl Star Tom Brady's Nft Platform Raises $170 Million From Andreessen Horowitz And Silicon Valley...

Tom Brady.AP Photo/Rich Schultz Autograph, the NFT platform by NFL star Tom Brady, raised $170 million from Silicon Valley firms. Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins, and a16z alum Katie Haun contributed to the funding round.  Brady has sold...
Related topics: Business Photos

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Mccarthy’s Love-hate Relationship With Silicon Valley

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy once said that his vision was “to have government as innovative as Google, customer-centric as Apple, and as quick as Amazon.” Now, he’s the man charged with leading the GOP’s battle against Big Tech —...
Related topics: Google, Amazon

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A Silicon Valley City Will Use Lasers And A Boombox To Try And Scare Away Crows After Other Methods...

Stan Tekiela. Sunnyvale, CA plans to use lasers to scare away crows that have been hanging out in its downtown. The city has tried other dispersal strategies in the past, all of which failed. City officials and residents said crow droppings have...
Related topics: Laser

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Back To The Burrow

— by Wombat-socho Silicon Valley delenda est. I figured I should make a post about where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to these last three weeks. I have not been on vacation; rather, I have been in hospitals as close as...

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Yahoo Suppresses “let’s Go Brandon”

As noted below, Big Tech is only too happy to obey Biden’s command that it censor on behalf of the Democratic Party. Silicon Valley came through for the Dems in 2020. It is doubling down in 2022. Yahoo has even forbidden the dissident rallying...
Related topics: Joe Biden

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Silicon Valley Says Kids Over The Age Of 13 Can Handle The Big, Bad World Of Social Media. Experts...

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo Facebook and its social media peers require users to be at least 13 years old to use their sites. That age traces back to a 1990s law that prohibits the tracking and data collection of...
Related topics: Social Media, Mark Zuckerberg, Reuters, Usa Photos, Facebook

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Why You Should Never Disclose Your Salary To A Recruiter, According To An Expert Headhunter

You shouldn't feel pressured into answering.d3sign/Getty Images Being asked about your current salary in a job interview can be very off-putting. Nick Corcodilos, a Silicon Valley headhunter, said you shouldn't reveal this information. A job...

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The Secret To Building The Next Silicon Valley

Other regions have tried to capture the tech title for decades. Why haven't they succeeded?

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Joseph Gordon-levitt Stars As The 'notorious Bad Boy Of Tech' In The Trailer For 'super Pumped' -...

The first trailer for Super Pumped has arrived! Based on Mike Isaac‘s best-selling book Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber, the series will chart the company’s rise and fall as one of Silicon Valley’s most prolific start-ups. Joseph...

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Citadel Securities Sells A Stake To Sequoia And Paradigm

Citadel Securities is taking its first outside investment from the Silicon Valley firms Sequoia and Paradigm.

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2 Former Silicon Valley Executives Are Creating An Off-grid, Off-road Capable $194,500 Ford Transit...

An AEONrv build.AEONrv Two former Silicon Valley executives are now making $194,500 off-road, four-seasons capable RVs. Aeonrv's camper RVs are based on 2021 Ford all-wheel-drive Transit chassis. The interior has a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom,...
Related topics: Ford

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Amazon’s Fallout Tv Series Goes Into Production This Year

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images Amazon’s TV series based on the Fallout video games is moving into production this year. Deadline and Variety report that Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Captain Marvel) and Graham Wagner (Silicon Valley)...
Related topics: Amazon, Entertainment Photos, Entertainment Videos, Marvel

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Elizabeth Holmes Guilty Verdict Sends A Warning To Silicon Valley. Will Investors Listen?

As Elizabeth Holmes's verdict likely clears the way for prosecuting more fraud in California, will Silicon Valley investors avoid risky investments?      

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In Praise Of Unglamorous American Invention

Forget Blue Origin, Silicon Valley, and unicorns—small but mighty innovations are the true breakthroughs of human ingenuity.

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Theranos Verdict Sends A Chill Through Startups: Analysts

Fraud convictions this week for Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes will send a chill through Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, insiders say, now they know there is the threat of jail for airy promises that come to nothing. But with billions of dollars...
Related topics: Startup

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Rodgers Silicon Valley Acquisition (nasdaq:envx) Earns Outperform Rating From Analysts At Cowen

Cowen assumed coverage on shares of Rodgers Silicon Valley Acquisition (NASDAQ:ENVX) in a research note released on Tuesday, Analyst Price Targets reports. The firm issued an outperform rating and a $32.00 price objective on the stock. A number of...
Related topics: Nasdaq, US Equity Markets

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‘silicon Valley Can’t Completely Wash Their Hands Of Elizabeth Holmes’, Says Washington Post...

We spoke to Gerrit De Vynck, the Washington Post’s Technology Reporter, who’s been following the case of Elizabeth Holmes and began by asking how she was able to dupe so many rich business people.

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