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Meet The Best Poker Players In Silicon Valley

E very month, some of Silicon Valley’s biggest power players meet at the Palo Alto home of Chamath Palihapitiya, an early Facebook executive who now runs his own venture capital firm Social+Capital. The guest list reads like a who’sShow More Summary

Why Silicon Valley's Elites Are Obsessed With Poker — And It's Not Just Because Of The Money

E very month, some of Silicon Valley’s biggest power players meet at the Palo Alto home of Chamath Palihapitiya, an early Facebook executive who now runs his own venture capital firm Social+Capital. The guest list reads like a who’sShow More Summary

Goldman Sachs Recasts Its Reputation to Woo Tech Talent

In recruiting programmers from elite universities, Wall Street runs up against the idea that Silicon Valley is the technological promised land.

Google takes over NASA airport in Silicon Valley

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Ever-growing Google now has an airport to its name: the Internet giant has signed a 60-year lease to run a NASA airbase that comes with massive hangars for dirigibles. Google subsidiary Planetary Ventures plans to use the historic Moffett Field in Silicon Valley for research and development in...

Nest CEO Tony Fadell's New Startup Wants To Completely Change The Smartphone As We Know It

While many smartphone manufacturers are obsessed with keeping phones super slim and making them run faster, a startup chaired by Nest CEO Tony Fadell is tackling an entirely different problem: connectivity. Silicon Valley startup Keyssa...Show More Summary

Wolgan Valley: One&Only Will Manage Wolgan Valley Australia for Emirates

Now that One&Only Hayman Island is up and running (the $80 million renovation wrapped up this summer), the brand is moving on to add another Australian property to its portfolio: it will manage Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa for owner Emirates from early next year. Show More Summary

FBI arrests former SpaceX employee for running Silk Road 2.0 drug marketplace

2 weeks agoOdd : Death and Taxes

Why get rich quick in Silicon Valley when you can get way richer, way quicker selling drugs on the "deep web"?

Detroit Hustle In Silicon Valley

2 weeks agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Meet Jonathon Triest. The 32-year-old Detroit native runs Ludlow Ventures and just closed his first venture fund — $15 million. He’s a Detroiter investing directly in Silicon Valley with the sheer gumption of a Midwesterner. “We hunt startups like most startups hunt VCs,” he told me. Operating out of downtown Detroit, Triest isn’t your traditional Detroit… Read More

NSA Spymaster Goes Shopping for Talent in Silicon Valley

With a hot stock market driving commercial demand for engineers, and Edward Snowden’s Citizen Four running in theaters, National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers spoke at Silicon Valley’s Stanford University on Monday in an effort...Show More Summary

Silicon Valley's political donations: PACs are red, individuals go blue

For the last few elections, Silicon Valley has run a blue-tinted shade of purple with its political donations. Growing corporate money is starting to add more red. Company donations from the tech industry are favoring Republican party...Show More Summary

Grouper: Holding

“I hear you calling and I wanna go, run straight into the valleys of your arms.” Holding is a track from the critically-acclaimed album Ruins, by ambient artist Liz Harris aka Grouper. Stream the whole album on NPR or Spotify.

Google Invests $542 M in Bizarre Florida Man Promising Virtual Reality

4 weeks agoTechnology : Valleywag

Recode tried to warn you over and over that Silicon Valley found love in a hopeless place (Florida). Now it's official. Google announced that it led a $542 million round in Magic Leap, an augmented reality startup run by wackadoo supreme Rony Abovitz. Read more...

Tanzania’s top 5 Great Rift Valley safari camps

The Great Rift Valley, which runs through Africa is a magical thing ? populated by huge escarpments, vast lakes and beautiful vistas it is usually a hit list on anyone?s itinerary when planning to visit East Africa. Tanzania has a wonderful...Show More Summary

CA: $12M Contract for New Heritage Valley Transit Service

The Ventura County Transportation Commission is in the final stages of awarding a five-year contract worth up to $12 million to a Dallas-based company to run a new transit service that will bring fixed-route buses to the Heritage Valley.

Where does trustee Harout Manougian really stand on Gay Straight Alliances

Harout Manougian,who is running for re-election as Toronto District School Board trustee in Ward 17 (Don Valley East), is on the record claiming support for Gay Straight Alliances in Toronto schools. However, troubling past statements by Manougian would seem to put lie to this claim. Show More Summary

Urgent Bulletin: Stanford Team Runs Up Huge Score

Two Stanford University dropouts, Oliver Jefferson Hancock III and Schuyler Goldstein, have become the latest in a string of overnight Silicon Valley billionaires. Says Hancock III, "I dropped out during Freshman Week because my Contacts list was full. Show More Summary

How California's Central Valley went from breadbasket to wasteland

I SPEED ALONG Highway 99, the asphalt bleary under the high scorching sun. I'm heading to Kingsburg to speak with farmers about one of the worst recorded droughts in California history. I'm running late, a little lost. My GPS screen flickers. Show More Summary

Banksy Wire: The first-ever Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco...

The first-ever Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco art fair kicks off at the San Mateo Event Center tomorrow, and there will be several Banksys in attendance at a booth run by the Keszler Gallery. The works are culled from the street.....

Rally Car Runs Off Track, Nearly Misses Group of Spectators

2 months agoOdd : Neatorama

YouTube Link This rally car race held in Aosta Valley in Italy nearly came to a deadly end when a car driven by Pietro Scavone (with "co-driver" Diego D'Herin) went off the track and crashed within approximately a foot of a crowd of spectators. Show More Summary

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