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Belvedere estate of late venture capital pioneer sells for $14.46M

When the estate of the late Tom Perkins, venture capital pioneer in what we know call the Silicon Valley,  went on sale in September of 2016 at $16,500,000, its price matched its sweeping grandeur. Now, 345 Golden Gate Ave. has sold for a slightly less sweepingly grand price of $14,460,000. For that price, new owners will

Uber diversity report says 36 percent of employees are women

39 minutes agoNews : The Newsroom

NEW YORK (AP) — Uber's first report on employee diversity shows low numbers for women, especially in technical positions. In that regard, the company is similar to other Silicon Valley giants such as Google, Facebook and Apple.

Facebook looks inward for new AI technical talent

The race is on to attract as much expertise in artificial intelligence as possible at tech companies large and small, and more than a few Silicon Valley giants are looking inward to convert tech talent they already possess into the AI resources they increasingly need. Show More Summary

After London Attack, U.K. Wants Access to Encrypted WhatsApp Messages

yesterdayNews : NYTimes: News

British lawmakers will meet with American tech representatives as part of a wider push to get Silicon Valley to do more to tackle potential threats.

U.K. Criticizes Tech Firms in Wake of Terror Attack

British officials tore into technology companies for what they said was profiting from terrorist propaganda and offering them secret places to communicate, in strong criticism of Silicon Valley days after a terrorist rampage outside Parliament left four people dead.

Silicon Valley’s Quest to Live Forever

On a velvety March evening in Mandeville Canyon, high above the rest of Los Angeles, Norman Lear’s living room was jammed with powerful people eager to learn the secrets of longevity. When the symposium’s first speaker asked how many people there wanted to live to two hundred, if they could remain healthy, almost every hand went up. Show More Summary

DC Duo Hit Silicon Valley Comic Con

Any diehard Tom Felton fan is well aware that he’s spent the past television season in Central City hanging out with the multiverse hopping gang from Star Labs in the hit CW Series The Flash. This twenty-first century version of the DC Comics original stars the ever charming Grant Gustin as the high-speed superhero along...read more!

Self-driving robots making food deliveries

2 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

In Redwood, California, in the heart of technology-rich Silicon Valley, you'll find self-driving robots making food deliveries. After a restaurant worker packs the order, the robot makes a delivery that the customer unlocks with a phone. Carter Evans was there for the big roll-out.

“Professor X” Aims To Disrupt Autonomous Vehicle Tech With Silicon Valley Startup AutoX

Some people just aren't satisfied with the safe route in life and can't help but to unleash their passions on the world in the form of disruptive new approaches to existing or emerging markets. Dr. Jianxiong Xioa — also known to students...Show More Summary

Autocratic Silicon Valley leaders won’t save democracy

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

This article originally appeared on The Conversation. In late February, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg published an essay that laid out the social network’s vision for the coming years. The 5,700-word document, immediately dubbed a “manifesto,” was his most extensive discussion of...

Autocratic Silicon Valley Leaders Won't Save Democracy

Information technologies can foster civic engagement but let's not look to the Mark Zuckerberg's of the world for leadership.

Owner of Silicon Valley staffing firm charged in visa fraud

The owner of a company that supplied foreign workers to San Francisco Bay Area technology companies is facing visa fraud charges after filing fake documents to bring people to the United States, the U.S Attorney's Office announced Friday.

Ten Minute TensorFlow Speech Recognition

Like a lot of people, we’ve been pretty interested in TensorFlow, the Google neural network software. If you want to experiment with using it for speech recognition, you’ll want to check out [Silicon Valley Data Science’s] GitHub repository which promises you a fast setup for a speech recognition demo. Show More Summary

China’s Baidu expands in Silicon Valley

Chinese search giant Baidu is expanding its Silicon Valley footprint with a new office in Sunnyvale specifically for autonomous driving and AI research, the company announced today. With this expansion, company president and ex-Microsoft executive Ya-qin Zhang is taking on an additional title: chairman of Baidu USA. The company’s U.S. presence in part functions as […]

The 404 Show 1695: Sadie Gennis tells us what to watch in April (podcast) - CNET

TV Guide's Sadie Gennis is here to run down the list of shows debuting in April. From Fargo to American Gods to Silicon Valley, there's something for everyone on her list.

Tiny self-driving robots have started delivering food on-demand in Silicon Valley — take a look

The robots have arrived, and they're here to work. On March 23, bots from Starship Technologies started taking over some of the work done by human couriers at on-demand delivery startup DoorDash. The self-driving robots ferry goods from...Show More Summary

Can Silicon Valley Be the Heartbeat Of Technology For Good?

We’re used to new openings and startups in Silicon Valley, but the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s addition is the one we should all pay attention to. As the first major international organization to open up shop here, the Forum’s new Center...Show More Summary

Google announces Howard West, a Googleplex residency for recruiting black software engineers

As technology giants face mounting criticism over the lack of diversity in their organizations, companies from across Silicon Valley and beyond have been releasing annual diversity reports to chart changes in their internal makeup. But a lack of real development has also led some companies to delay subsequent reports as they reevaluate their strategies. Google has […]

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