This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. First Data, the largest US payment processor, expanded its relationship with Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). First Data had previously been the major card processor for SVB’s merchant clients. Show More Summary
A jury in Silicon Valley on Thursday delivered a resounding victory to Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., finding that Oracle Corp. should pay the computer maker $3 billion in damages—the full amount it sought—for actions that contributed to the decline of a once-lucrative line of high-end computers.
While "wreck it, ralph" describes most of my sexual escapades, I think Disney's Wreck-It Ralph, which introduces its titular lead in a world alongside Bowser, Zangief, and Pac-Man, had a lot of appeal. And it wasn't just a panderingShow More Summary
Alice Wetturland may not be one of the designated wild dates in Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (that would be Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza), but the comedian and Silicon Valley actress, who plays cousin Terry in the film, definitely had a real-life wild date, at her own wedding.“My ... More »
In early June, Vanity Fair ran a lengthy excerpt of Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley, a purported tell-all from Antonio Garcia Martinez, a former Facebook employee who was fired after two years at the company. Show More Summary
Having the U.S. president hyping entrepreneurship spread efforts across the world to improve the startup environment.
Internships have become a significant part of college for many students, giving them practical, real-world experience to put on their entry-level resumes. But large companies with deep pockets have repeatedly run into trouble for not paying their interns. Condé Nast, NBCUniversal, Sirius XM Radio Inc., Viacom, and Warner Music Group [...]
Gil Penchina, one of the top angel investors in the Silicon Valley, explains why you should not take venture capital money to grow your business.
Today 500 Startups, a Silicon Valley VC specializing in middle-out technology, is announcing 500 LABS, a startup studio that creates awesome companies from scratch (see infographic). 500 Labs will bring together founders and teams from all over the world to make startups go harder, faster, better, stronger. Show More Summary
James Franco is every parent’s nightmare in the new trailer for Why Him?, which sees him square off with Bryan Cranston in a very awkward Meet the Parents situation. Ned (Cranston) is horrified when he meets his daughter’s boyfriend Laird (Franco), a Silicon Valley billionaire with a lavish lifestyle and a total lack of social skills. Show More Summary
Game of Thrones, Veep, and Silicon Valley are over. Preacher, Outlander, and The Mindy Project are ending soon. You’ve already binged Orange is the New Black. So what’s next for the intrepid TV fan? July has plenty in store, including new and returning HBO series, the premiere of the highly anticipated second season of Mr. Robot, and the third season of the Netflix […]
Who wouldn’t want their daughter to marry James Franco? One man who certainly wouldn’t is Bryan Cranston – at least not in this upcoming movie. Why Him? sees Ned (Bryan Cranston) play an overprotective but loving father as he and his family go to visit his daughter at Stanford. But what should be a love-filled, happy […]
Halt And Catch Fire is shaking off the dust and armadillos of Texas and heading to Silicon Valley for its third season. AMC announced the move in a press release that included the season three premiere date. The new “Silicon Valley in...Show More Summary
While getting free lobster, Sriracha vanilla yogurt and crab artichoke ravioli at work may boost collaboration among employees, it also generates an unwanted byproduct -- plenty of food waste. In Silicon Valley, where booming tech companies...Show More Summary
A space technology startup based in Bengaluru, the "Silicon Valley of India," kicked off a contest for the brightest young minds globally to create a payload, which will fly on board its spacecraft to the Moon in 2017.
The Silicon Valley elites, the paternalistic politicians, and the corporate education parasites comprise an axis of influence that threatens the public space, educational integrity, and the health of children. ESSA's funding for competency-based...Show More Summary
The venture capital firm joins a list of peers that have recently raised more than a billion dollars, despite talk of a Silicon Valley lull.
When we first received funding in 2012 and joined the 500 Startups accelerator in Silicon Valley, we hit what many others would consider the startup jackpot for relocation. But when the program ended we pivoted our company into an Influencer...Show More Summary
SILICON VALLEY—Jake Reynolds jokes that he has been with Palo Alto-based Technology Crossover Ventures most of his adult life, having joined the firm in 1997. That gives him a long perspective on what is happening with startups and those who invest in them. Show More Summary
SILICON VALLEY—Apple wants to make concerts enjoyable again by disabling photo and video capturing at select venues. The Cupertino-based company was granted a patent on Tuesday, first spotted by Patently Apple, which would allow iPhone cameras to detect an infrared signal that would prohibit concert attendees from filming bootleg footage. Show More Summary