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Why Silicon Valley is so terrified of Donald Trump

Donald Trump has mastered technology when it comes to running a viral campaign on both Twitter and Facebook. But when it comes to policies related to technology, Silicon Valley leaders have criticized the candidate for not being clear...Show More Summary

Verizon Finalizes $4.8 Billion Deal to Acquire Yahoo

Verizon has agreed to pay $4.8 billion to acquire Yahoo, ending a drawn-out auction process for the beleaguered internet company. The Silicon Valley web pioneer once had a market capitalization of more than $125 billion at the height of the dot-com boom.

Why Verizon wants to buy an ailing Yahoo

10 hours agoTechnology : Post Tech

Two years ago -- an epoch in Silicon Valley time -- AOL chief executive Tim Armstrong proposed a merger to Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer. Both Armstrong and Mayer were ex-Googlers hired to run and rescue these formerly marquee internet destinations. But AOL and Yahoo were struggling in increasingly mobile online world  dominated by Google and Facebook. Mayer rejected […]

A look at America's biggest self-driving playground (CNET On Cars, Episode 94) video - Roadshow

15 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Tech

Silicon Valley revs up a big ghost town just for self-driving cars, how to cheaply add wireless calling and streaming to your older car, and Cooley answers emails about your car paint problems.

A Brief History of Silicon Valley … Or … The Soil that Sprouted an Electric Car

Pop quiz: You arrive at the annual church picnic in your brand new Tesla. You park amidst a variety of gasoline, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Having the only pure electric vehicle at the event, you are soon surrounded by a crowd of gawkers, cooing and praising your beautiful automobile. Show More Summary

The high-stakes race in Silicon Valley

Google takes the lead in the race to develop software that makes it easy to weave artificial intelligence technology into almost everything. ||| San Francisco - There’s a high-stakes race under way in Silicon Valley to develop software...Show More Summary

Recasting Silicon Valley’s role in society

At Bloomberg’s recent technology confab in San Francisco, Marc Andreessen offered a vision for entrepreneurship, defining it as the ability to see how the world potentially could be, then inventing what is needed to change it. Herein...Show More Summary

Tony Perkins: The RNC Had a Gay Speaker, so the DNC Should Have an Anti-Gay Speaker

Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley billionaire, spoke at the RNC last week and told the crowd he was "proud to be gay." What was the reaction from Christian hate group leader Tony Perkins? With an air of superiority, he suggested that it proved Republicans were more tolerant. After all, would the Democrats invite an anti-gay speaker on their stage?

Why an ex-employee says being a product manager at Facebook was more stressful than being a startup CEO (FB)

Antonio García Martínez has seen several different sides of Silicon Valley. In his new book "Chaos Monkeys" he details his experience bouncing from Wall Street to the tech world, where he was founder and CEO of a YCombinator-backed ad-tech...Show More Summary

Here's who cleaned up on Dollar Shave's $1B sale to Unilever

SILICON VALLEY — Some Bay Area venture firms are looking pretty smart after Unilever's $1 billion purchase of Dollar Shave Club. Menlo Park-based Kleiner Perkin Caufield & Byers and San Francisco-based Forerunner Ventures led the Venice,...Show More Summary

U.S. Transportation Secretary weighs requiring Federal OK before self-driving cars can hit road

SILICON VALLEY — Federal officials could begin requiring pre-approval of automated driving technologies before they can be used on public roads, according to U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “I’ve been encouraging our team to think about … the extent to which we should encourage pre-market-approval steps. Show More Summary

Silicon Valley leads avalanche of quarterly reports

By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A quartet of technology heavyweights will be part of an avalanche of quarterly corporate earnings reports next week that, along with a meeting of Federal Reserve policymakers, could hold the key to whether Wall Street extends its record-breaking rally or loses steam. Show More Summary

Peter Thiel threw all of Silicon Valley under the bus for... that?

When it was announced that Peter Thiel would speak at the RNC in Cleveland, a lot of people in Silicon Valley lost their minds.

No liquidity, no voice: The agony and the ecstasy of the Uber shareholder

Being a shareholder in Uber is both the most brag-worthy and emasculating thing you can be in Silicon Valley right now. It’s the highest valued private company, not only of the mobile first era, but in Silicon Valley history. And yet,...Show More Summary

Top 3 Cool Legal Jobs This Week: Patent Power

There's the lawyer -- and then there's the Silicon Valley patent lawyer. Looking through our archives, there seems to be a lack of pieces done on jobs for lawyers who managed to summon the will and dedication to pass the dreaded patent bar. So for this week, as part of......

Peter Thiel's speech was an LGBTQ milestone, just not the one we wanted

Last night, Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel made history as the first openly gay speaker in the history of the Republican National Convention. His speech drew real applause, however hesitant or polite, and made big headlines across major media outlets and every social platform. Show More Summary

Silicon Valley Is Not An American Utopia, No Matter What Peter Thiel Thinks

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Peter Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal, described a lost age of American prosperity when he stepped on stage at the Republican National Convention Thursday night. “You know this isn’t the dream we looked forward to,” the 48-year-old Thiel...Show More Summary

Essay: Peter Thiel’s Heroic Political Fantasies

If the Silicon Valley tycoon shares anything with Donald Trump, it is a disappointment with small politics — and small people.

The Silicon Valley Cast Doesn’t Do Panels—They Do Improv

Most Comic-Con panels are just cast and crew answering questions. But for the team behind HBO's Silicon Valley-skewering show, it's a comedy routine. The post The Silicon Valley Cast Doesn't Do Panels—They Do Improv appeared first on WIRED.

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