Silicon Valley

The Little-known Vc Firm Behind Visa's $5.3 Billion Acquisition Of Plaid Is Celebrating Its Third...

Ravi Viswanathan started NewView Capital in 2018 after leading enterprise investing at top Silicon Valley VC firm NEA for nearly 15 years. As a registered investment advisor, NewView Capital is able to take large stakes in late-stage companies via...

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Former Intel And Google Exec Diane Bryant Says Silicon Valley Doesn't Have A 'pipeline Problem'...

Former Intel and Google exec Diane Bryant, who just took on her first CEO role at a startup, says that Silicon Valley is still way too closed to women and minorities. It will remain so as long as companies keep thinking this is a "pipeline" problem...
Related topics: Intel, Google, Google (GOOG), Startup

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Weight-loss Option: Silicon Valley’s Latest Fad Is Dopamine Fasting

A. Trevor Sutton Health, Americas Dopamine fasting, the newest fad to hit Silicon Valley, is being used as a way to get over addictive habits. Silicon Valley’s newest fad is dopamine fasting, or temporarily abstaining from “addictive”...

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Collectively, The Jezebel Staff Is Almost Qualified To Work As A Rich Person's Butler/nanny

Recently, a Silicon Valley family with enough money to bring in an entire staff of ringers to live the most boring parts of their lives for them posted a job listing calling for a household manager/nanny. Ostensibly, they were looking for just one...

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Silicon Valley Ceo Family Looks To Disrupt Living By Outsourcing Their Entire Existence To Contract...

Many tech companies are born of the idea that existing systems could be made more efficient by giving one tool multiple functionalities. For example, under the auspices of Silicon Valley, the telephone also became a camera, music player, and...
Related topics: Outsourcing

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The Woman Trump Describes As Europe's 'tax Lady' Defied Him Again And Backed Radical Plans To Tax...

Europe's de-facto tech regulator Margrethe Vestager threw her support behind a radical plan to tax the revenue of major tech firms. France and the UK proposed levies on the revenue technology giants generate locally, angering the Trump...
Related topics: Taxes, France, United Kingdom

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Sonos Apologizes For Implying Old Models Will Stop Working

Earlier this week, the Silicon Valley consumer electronics company Sonos, known for its line of smart speakers, emailed some of its customers to let them know their products were about to become obsolete. As relayed to Twitter by an angry Sonos...
Related topics: Twitter, Social Media

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Ten Years Of Social Media Have Left Us All Worse Off

The last decade has had plenty of landmark moments — but one big change crept up on us slowly: our experiences in the liminal space of social media. Somewhere between Silicon Valley and our vibrating pockets, between our closest friends and some...
Related topics: Social Media

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Stiff Upper Lip Time, Brits: After Bullying France To Drop Its Digital Tax On Silicon Valley,...

Macron suspends cyber levy plan after The Donald has a quiet word French President Emmanuel Macron has confirmed his country will suspend its plan to slap a digital tax on tech giants after threats from US president Donald Trump to impose trade...
Related topics: Bullying, Cyberbullying, France, Taxes, Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron

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A Startup Says It’s Building A Us Pilot Plant For Cell-based Meat

One of the leading Silicon Valley startups making high-tech, cell-cultured meat says it’s about to build its first pilot production plant in the United States. California-based Memphis Meats today announced it closed a $161 million Series B...
Related topics: Startup

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One Of Europe's Brightest Young Investors Has Just Raised Her Second Fund In Under A Year To Take...

Blossom Capital founder Ophelia Brown closed her second fund in less than 12 months to help scale European and US tech companies.  Blossom Capital has raised $185 million from institutional investors, taking its total funding to $270...

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The House Democrat Taking On Silicon Valley

“If we don’t fix this, we’re not going to have a democracy anymore,” David Cicilline gravel-voiced into the microphone, as go-go music thumped behind him. Just that morning, Cicilline’s Democratic colleagues in the House had started...

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A Battle Is Brewing Over Your Financial Data

A week after Visa bought Plaid, a Silicon Valley upstart, for an eye-popping $5.3 billion, a Swedish firm called Tink has topped up its war chest. The tech companies are competing to build the dominant networks for connecting financial institutions,...

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Joe Biden Calls Video Game Makers “little Creeps” Who “teach People How To Kill”

In a wide-ranging New York Times interview, Vice President Joe Biden recently suggested that video games “teach people how to kill.” The remarks came as part of a broader conversation about regulating Silicon Valley. The Presidential...
Related topics: Joe Biden, Usa Videos

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He Wanted A Unicorn. He Got ... A Sustainable Business

Gumroad founder Sahil Lavingia finds a way to thrive outside Silicon Valley's cult of big riches. 

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Startups Weekly: Plaid’s $5.3b Acquisition Is A Textbook Silicon Valley Win

Hi everyone, my name is Eric Eldon and I’m the new writer of the Startups Weekly newsletter.  I’ll be picking my favorite explicitly startup-focused articles of the week for you from Extra Crunch (where I’m the editor now), as well as...
Related topics: Startup

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The Last Radio Station

North of Silicon Valley, protected by the Point Reyes National Seashore, is the only operational ship-to-shore maritime radio station. Bearing the call sign KPH, the Point Reyes Station is the last of its kind. KPH is divided between two physical...

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A Group Of Young People In Silicon Valley Could Get $1,000 Per Month From The County Government In...

Santa Clara County, home to Silicon Valley, is considering a basic-income pilot that would give $1,000 per month to young adults transitioning out of foster care.  High housing costs and a lack of affordable housing have made these adults...

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Joe Biden Details Silicon Valley Meeting With ‘little Creeps Sitting Around’ The Table

Scott Olson/Getty Images 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden spoke about a Silicon Valley meeting he had with “little creeps sitting around” the table, during an interview with the New York Times...
Related topics: Joe Biden

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Hbo’s ‘avenue 5’ Asks What Happens If Tech Bros Conquer Space

If you thought that HBO was done mocking technology companies now that Silicon Valley is done, think again. Avenue 5 is the channel's new sitcom, and one that asks the question: "What if tech bros were in charge of more than just our...
Related topics: HBO

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