Silicon Valley

‘avenue 5’: Zach Woods To Co-star In Armando Iannucci’s Hbo Comedy Pilot

Silicon Valley star Zach Woods is set for a lead role opposite Hugh Laurie, Suzy Nakamura and Rebecca Front in Armando Iannucci's HBO space comedy pilot Avenue 5. Created, written and executive produced by Iannucci, Avenue 5 is set in the future,...
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Live Video: Conservative Activist Laura Loomer Takes On Twitter – Holds Protest Outside Nyc...

It’s no secret that the Silicon Valley tech giants discriminate against conservatives and conservative content. Facebook has been shutting down traffic to conservative websites since the 2016 election. The Gateway Pundit has reported extensively...
Related topics: Usa Videos, Activism, Social Media, Protests, Facebook

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Podcast Reveals The Tough Reality Of Building A Business

Angie Hicks of Angie’s List went from doorsteps to NASDAQ. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg turned his dorm room idea into a Silicon Valley corner office. A co-founder “blind date” between Julie Rice and Elizabeth Cutler sparked the cult-like...
Related topics: Podcasts, Nasdaq, Facebook, Social Media, Mark Zuckerberg

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Using Young People’s Blood To Prevent Aging Has No Proven Clinical Benefits, Fda Warns

(Bloomberg) — Taking a young person’s plasma and infusing it into an older person to ward off aging — a therapy that’s fascinated some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley — has no proven clinical benefit, the Food...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration

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Google's Former Cfo Wants To Fund Europe's Facebook And Google Before Silicon Valley Buyers 'take...

Google's former chief financial officer, Patrick Pichette, will invest in European startups as a general partner at Canadian venture capital firm Inovia Capital. Pichette will lead Inovia Capital's new London office after the company raised $600...
Related topics: Google, Google (GOOG), Social Media, Facebook, Startup, United Kingdom, London

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The Vc Bubble Just Burst: Soft Bank's Top 2 Investors Complain About Overpayment For Tech Companies

After venture capital spending hit an all-time high in 2018, evidence that the VC bubble may finally be about to burst has continued to mount, just as some of Silicon Valley's most overvalued tech darlings have been preparing for their...
Related topics: Banking

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This Ceo Used To Help Startups At Silicon Valley's Hottest Mentorship Program. Now, With A...

Last week, Elpha launched as an independent company, spinning out of the famed Y Combinator startup accelerator program. Cofounders Cadran Cowansage, Kuan Luo, and Abadesi Osunsade founded Elpha to build an online network of women in tech to provide...
Related topics: Startup

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Facebook Is Trying To Hire Someone To Work On 'legged' Robots And Robotic Hands (fb)

Facebook is making more hires in robotics. The Silicon Valley tech giant is hiring a visiting scientist to work on robotics hardware — including "legged Robotics platforms," and robot hands. The company uses robotics as a way to try and...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Robots

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Theranos Hbo Documentary Trailer Drops, And Wow

Lies, paranoia, billions in alleged fraud, and potential jail time all hidden behind a Steve Jobs-style black turtleneck. You'd be forgiven for thinking the latest documentary from HBO, The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, was more fiction...
Related topics: HBO, Documentaries, Steve Jobs

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Why Ai 'writer' Tech Scares Silicon Valley Developers Who Trained It

Alarmed by the ability of an unsupervised language system to generate deceptive, biased, or abusive content, OpenAI developers have withheld the release of a trained AI, replacing it with a smaller model for researchers to experiment.

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A Fintech Startup Founded By Palantir Veterans Envisions A One-tap Mortgage

Palantir Technologies is known for using big data to tackle tough problems like counter-terrorism analysis and measuring financial risk at mega banks. Since 2012, a group of veterans from the Silicon Valley company have taken on an equally daunting...
Related topics: Startup, Mortgages, Terrorism, Banking

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Marc Benioff Says That Before Salesforce Buys A Startup, He Does 'due Diligence' On A Company's...

At the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference on Thursday, Salesforce co-CEO Marc Benioff addressed sexual harassment and the wage gap in Silicon Valley. Benioff said he now looks at a company's culture and how it pays employees when he's...
Related topics: Salesforce (business), Startup, Goldman Sachs

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Google’s Waymo Risks Repeating Silicon Valley’s Most Famous Blunder

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images / Waymo) Everyone in Silicon Valley knows the story of Xerox inventing the modern personal computer in the 1970s and then failing to commercialize it effectively. Yet one of Silicon Valley's most...
Related topics: Google, Xerox Corporation (XRX)

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Amazon Could Have Helped A City That Needed It. Instead, It Screwed Everybody.

Many New Yorkers are cheering Amazon's decision to abandon its plans for another headquarters in Queens. But its decision to scuttle plans for an HQ2 altogether rubs salt in the wounds of smaller cities hoping to become the next Silicon...
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Computers Could Write Full – And Wrong – News Stories – Researchers

A research group backed by Silicon Valley heavyweights on Thursday released a paper showing that technology that can generate realistic news stories from little more than a headline suggestion is poised to advance rapidly in the coming years....

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Podcast Reveals The Tough Reality Of Building A Business

Angie Hicks of Angie’s List went from doorsteps to NASDAQ. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg turned his dorm room idea into a Silicon Valley corner office. A co-founder “blind date” between Julie Rice and Elizabeth Cutler sparked the cult-like...
Related topics: Podcasts, Nasdaq, Facebook, Social Media, Mark Zuckerberg

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A Venture Partner Who Invested In Tech Winners Like Docusign Explains Why Crypto Is Here To Stay

The crypto market may be in a decline, but that hasn't stopped some Silicon Valley investors from investing in the space.  Cyptocurrencies are here to stay, said Philippe Botteri, a partner at venture firm Accel.  Crypto may be in the...

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The New Republic March Issue: The Battle For Silicon Valley’s Soul

New York, NY—(February 14, 2019)—The New Republic today published its March 2019 issue, with a cover package titled “The Battle for Silicon Valley’s Soul.” The five articles, respectively by Ben Tarnoff and Moira Weigel, Kate Losse, Alex...

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Google To Spend $13 Billion On Us Data Centers, Offices - Cnet

Most of the expansion will be in the Midwest, South and East Coast -- far from the company's Silicon Valley home.
Related topics: Google

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Twitter Ceo Admits Company Needs To Do More To Combat Abuse

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has admitted that Twitter and other Silicon Valley companies have not done enough to protect people from online abuse.In a recent interview with Recode co-founder Kara Swisher, Dorsey was asked about what Swisher referred to...
Related topics: Social Media

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