Silicon Valley

Ny Times Report Explores The ‘mess’ That Was Apple’s Attempt To Build The Macintosh In...

As Apple announces continued investment in the United States, and certain politicians call on the company to make its products stateside, The New York Times is out with a closer look at Apple’s history manufacturing in the U.S. ...
Related topics: Apple (AAPL)

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A Silicon Valley Startup With 26 Patents Under Its Belt Just Raised $400 Million From Softbank And...

On Thursday, the Silicon Valley-based synthetic-biology company Zymergen announced a mammoth funding round of $400 million. It's the third largest biotech deal of 2018. With financing from SoftBank Vision Fund and Goldman Sachs, the fresh infusion...
Related topics: Startup, Patents, Goldman Sachs

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Nearly 100 Lyft Drivers Sue, Complaining Of Illegally Being Paid Too Little

Enlarge / Sticker for Lyft on the back of a Lyft ride-sharing vehicle in the Silicon Valley town of Santa Clara, California, August 17, 2017. (credit: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images) Several dozen Lyft drivers across California have filed a...

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Top M&a Predictions For Telco And Media In 2019

2018 has been a year of transformation in the telecom and media industries.  Telco behemoths snatched up media and ad tech in an effort to compete against the Silicon Valley giants. Digital upstarts like Netflix or YouTube threaten cable-TV...
Related topics: Netflix, Youtube

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International Money Transfer Company Transfergo Scores $17.6m Series B

TransferGo, the London-based international money transfer startup, has raised just over $17.6 million in Series B funding, including an earlier tranche of funding closed in May. The round is led by Vostok Emerging Finance, and Silicon Valley’s...
Related topics: United Kingdom, London, Startup

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Chase For Talent Pushes Tech Giants Far Beyond West Coast

Amazon and Google are aggressively opening offices outside of their Silicon Valley and Seattle hometowns. On Thursday, Apple said it would invest $1 billion in Austin, Tex.
Related topics: Amazon, Google

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Miranda Otto, Zoë Chao, Zach Woods Join Julia Louis-dreyfus & Will Ferrell In ‘downhill’...

EXCLUSIVE: Miranda Otto, who stars as Aunt Zelda in Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Zoë Chao from Strangers on Facebook Watch, and Silicon Valley‘s Zach Woods are set for supporting roles in Downhill. The trio joins previously...
Related topics: Netflix, Facebook, Social Media

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Big Paychecks: Here's The Typical Employee Salary At Intuit, Facebook, Google, Salesforce, Netflix,...

The latest big Silicon Valley tech employers to reveal how much they pay a typical worker are TurboTax maker Intuit Inc. and Guidewire Software, which makes back-end software for insurance companies. Like most of the region's biggest technology...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Google, Google (GOOG), Salesforce (business), Netflix (NFLX), Microsoft (MSFT)

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Robinhood Is Looking To Out-bank The Banks By Paying Higher Interest Rates

Silicon Valley is creeping onto the big banks’ turf. Today, for example, brokerage app Robinhood is rolling out a bank-like checking and savings service that pays surprisingly high interest rates. Robinhood says these services will offer 3%...
Related topics: Banking

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The Eulogising Of The Mother Of All Demos At 50 Is Silicon Valley Going Goo-goo For Gurus Again

Doug Engelbart retrofitted for mystical bullsh!t Comment  There was a time, happy days, when no one wanted to read about the titans of tech. Or so the editors at the newspapers thought.…

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Bowery, An Indoor Farming Startup, Raises $90 Million More, Including To Counter A Softbank-funded...

When in July of last year, Softbank’s Vision Fund led a whopping $200 million round in the Silicon Valley startup Plenty, investors behind a competing indoor farming startup across the country, New York-based Bowery, were left reeling. Just...
Related topics: Startup

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Tristan Walker Announces Acquisition By Procter & Gamble, Will Remain As Ceo And Move Company...

Once a beacon for more minorities to join him in Silicon Valley, the former tech and media darling enters a deal that will help to secure his legacy—and P&G’s. Procter & Gamble, the consumer packaged goods conglomerate known...
Related topics: Procter & Gamble

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What You Should Know About Google Ceo Sundar Pichai’s Hearing Before Us Congress

Google CEO Sundar Pichai is the latest Silicon Valley leader to be grilled by US Congress this year. Pichai and Alphabet CEO Larry Page were no-shows at hearings in September with the Senate Intel Committee that included Twitter’s Jack Dorsey...
Related topics: Google, Social Media, Senate, Intel

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The Chatbot Bubble Has Officially Burst

Google Allo is the latest casualty of Silicon Valley’s course correction on conversational interfaces. Google Allo is done. Announced in 2016, it was Google’s big attempt to build a Google chatbot right into your text message...
Related topics: Google

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Linkedin Co-founder Backs $35 Million Voter Data Project In 'existential Threat' To Democratic Party

Silicon Valley billionaire Reid Hoffman has teamed up with several former Obama administration officials to create an independent — and likely for-profit — database that would store all of the progressive community’s voter data, according to...
Related topics: Barack Obama

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Have A Gander At This: Amazon Agrees Not To Act As Silicon Valley's Foie Gras Dealer

Online marketplace coughs up $100k for selling force-fed birds' livers despite ban Amazon will not sell pate made from the livers of force-fed ducks and geese in California, and has agreed to pay $100,000 in penalties after a civil suit was brought...
Related topics: Amazon, Amazon (AMZN), Fed

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Silicon Valley Is Betting On One Iowa Town's Efforts To Bring Tech Jobs To Rural America

It's important for our economy, country and society "to have ladders of opportunity for people everywhere," says venture capitalist Greg Sands.        

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Is Silicon Valley Morphing Into The Morality Police?

Authored by Adrian Cohen via Creators.com, Silicon Valley used to be technology companies. But it has become the "morality police," controlling free speech on its platforms. What could go wrong? In a speech Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook...
Related topics: Police

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Beyond Tesla: Here's What's Coming In Electric Vehicles

Tesla's (NASDAQ: TSLA) sleek, upscale electric vehicles have captured a wide audience -- wide enough that traditional makers of luxury vehicles are feeling the need to compete directly with the Silicon Valley upstart. At the same time, Tesla has...
Related topics: Tesla, Nasdaq

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A Former Symbol Of Silicon Valley’s “crush It” Culture Now Regrets Working So Much

It wasn’t so much that Kai-Fu Lee had trouble balancing work and life. It’s that work was his life. As an Apple employee in the early 1990s, he almost walked out of the delivery room when the impending birth of his first child threatened to...

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