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Region in California, United States

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Silicon Valley: Region in California, United States
Silicon Valley is a region in the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California that serves as a global center for high technology, innovation, venture capital, and social media. It corresponds roughly to the geographical Santa Clara Valley. San Jose is Silicon Valley's largest city, the third-largest in California, and the tenth-largest in the United States; other major Silicon Valley cities include Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Redwood City, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Cupertino. The San Jose Metropolitan Area has the third-highest GDP per capita in the world, according to the Brookings Institution.


TikTok owner ByteDance side-steps China -sources [Video]

TikTok owner ByteDance side-steps China -sources

The parent company of short video app TikTok is taking steps to distance the business from China at a time of rising global tensions, several people told Reuters exclusively. Conway G. Gittens has..

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Facebook to permanently embrace remote work [Video]

Facebook to permanently embrace remote work

Facebook Inc will permanently embrace remote work even after coronavirus lockdowns ease, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday, accelerating the tech sector's geographic diversification away..

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Zuckerberg Embraces Remote Work [Video]

Zuckerberg Embraces Remote Work

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) will permanently embrace remote work even after coronavirus lockdowns ease, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg told employees on Thursday, accelerating the..

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Amid pandemic, investors bet on India's Jio and its giant-killer playbook

From its Silicon Valley-like campus near Mumbai, Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Jio telecom carrier is emerging as a winner from changes in the way Indian consumers plug into a digital economy made..
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Jack Dorsey is giving millions to Colin Kaepernick’s criminal justice group

jack dorsey is giving millions to colin kaepernick’s criminal justice group
Jack Dorsey sits onstage at the Code Conference in 2016 alongside activist DeRay Mckesson. | Asa Mathat His gift is the largest yet from tech billionaires who are donating to criminal justice reform...
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Vestager considers powers to take on China state-backed firms and Big Tech

vestager considers powers to take on china state-backed firms and big tech
Margrethe Vestager, the European Union's competition chief, is weighing the need for tougher powers to protect the bloc's economy from the twin threats of Silicon Valley and China. Ms Vestager asked..
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Twitter Labels Trump’s Tweets With a Fact-Check for the First Time

twitter labels trump’s tweets with a fact-check for the first time
Twitter on Tuesday slapped a fact-check label on President Donald Trump’s tweets for the first time, a response to long-standing criticism that the company is too hands-off when it comes to policing..
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Facebook's Zuckerberg embraces remote work beyond Silicon Valley

Facebook Inc will permanently embrace remote work even after coronavirus lockdowns ease, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday, accelerating the tech sector's geographic diversification away..
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Big Google Is Watching Your Children

big google is watching your children
Schools remain shuttered across the country, 30 million Americans are out of work, and food banks are running low, but the edutech sector is booming. Silicon Valley companies are feasting on an..
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‘I Could Solve Most of Your Problems’: Eric Schmidt’s Pentagon Offensive

The former Google C.E.O. has reinvented himself as the prime liaison between Silicon Valley and the military-industrial complex. - Published

Showdown looms between Silicon Valley, U.S. states over contact tracing apps

U.S. states promoting apps that could prove essential to ending the coronavirus lockdown may be headed for a showdown with the two Silicon Valley companies that control key software on 99% of..
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Trump Announces His ‘Opening the Country’ Council

He read off dozens of prominent names from Wall Street, Silicon Valley and the sports world. At least one person on the list was surprised to be on it. - Published

How one Silicon Valley factory keeps running in the age of coronavirus

The managers at Green Circuits — a small Silicon Valley electronics factory — thought they would have to close when the San Francisco Bay Area directed non-essential businesses to shut almost three..
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How Tech’s Lobbyists Are Using the Pandemic to Make Gains

Silicon Valley hasn’t suffered from the same financial devastation as other industries. Tech companies still have an agenda to push. - Published

Energy company pivots to make ventilators

While several automakers are now shifting their production lines to manufacturer life saving ventilators during the coronavirus pandemic, a Silicon Valley fuel cell maker is pivoting to refurbish old.. - Published

‘This Is Real. This Is Raw’: California Leaders Grapples With Coronavirus Crisis

On Monday, six counties around Silicon Valley announced that residents should not go out for three weeks except to meet “essential needs.” - Published

Coronavirus in California: How the Economy Could Be Affected

On Monday, six counties around Silicon Valley, one of the hardest-hit areas in the nation, announced a shelter-at-home order. - Published

Google quarantine: Coronavirus fears prompt company to ban visitors in Silicon Valley and New York

To shield its U.S. workforce from the COVID-19 coronavirus, Google is restricting visitors to offices in Silicon Valley, San Francisco and New York. - Published

Tenth coronavirus case confirmed in California: county health officials

A tenth case of coronavirus has been confirmed in California, health officials from Santa Clara County said on Friday.The county's top health official said she would provide further information at a..
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Reddit boss calls TikTok 'fundamentally parasitic' for its privacy flaws

reddit boss calls tiktok 'fundamentally parasitic' for its privacy flaws
The CEO of Reddit has criticised TikTok for being "fundamentally parasitic", claiming the viral video app abuses the privacy and personal data of its users. Steve Huffman, who also co-founded the..
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With California nearing drought, reservoir near San Jose ordered to be drained. Here's why

Federal regulators have mandated that a water reservoir in Silicon Valley be drained because its dam may fail in an earthquake; local officials balk. - Published

H1N1 fears spread in India’s Silicon Valley

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Facebook removes accounts run from Iran targeting Americans

facebook removes accounts run from iran targeting americans
New York (CNN Business)Facebook announced Wednesday morning that it had removed a small network of fake social media accounts it said were run from Iran and were posting about US politics. The takedown..
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Alphabet's Google puts up fight against EU fine

alphabet's google puts up fight against eu fine
Silicon Valley behemoth Google is appealing a multibillion-euro fine that was slapped on it by EU antitrust regulators. The US company says the penalty can only be described as "ill-founded and..
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Tesla becomes the largest U.S. car maker by enterprise value

tesla becomes the largest u.s. car maker by enterprise value
Tesla Inc.'s TSLA, +16.91% stock rally has pushed the Silicon Valley car maker's enterprise value to $173.7...
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Exclusive: SoftBank leads latest Alto Pharmacy funding round at over $1 billion valuation

SoftBank's second Vision Fund has led a new round of funding for Silicon Valley-based drug delivery firm Alto Pharmacy that valued it at over $1 billion, according to two people familiar with the..
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Racial inequality in Silicon Valley: Pinterest is among many tech companies struggling to become less white

Pinterest's slow progress in building a more diverse workforce is a sign that racial equality is not coming anytime soon to Silicon Valley tech. - Published

Tiny electric firetruck designed for tight spaces

A tiny electric fire truck designed for small places is on show at the CES technology show in Las Vegas. It's the product of a partnership between Japanese company Panasonic and the Silicon.. - Published

How Big Tech Is Turning New York Into a Silicon Valley Rival

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google will soon have 20,000 workers in the city, many in a cluster of offices on the West Side. - Published

Drinking with no consequences? This was the year of the hangover hack

drinking with no consequences? this was the year of the hangover hack
There are 574 results on Amazon if you search "hangover remedy." Scroll, and certain buzzwords jump out. Milk thistle. Dihydromyricetin and prickly pear. There are capsules and patches and beverages,..
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Elon Musk returns to testify in defamation trial over 'pedo guy' tweets

Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk returned to court on Wednesday to resume testifying at a trial to decide whether he defamed a British diver whom the Silicon Valley billionaire called "pedo guy" on..
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Sole CEO means simpler business for Alphabet: analysts

Alphabet's change of leadership should simplify the company's unorthodox management structure under new boss Sundar Pichai without creating unwanted turbulence in strategy at one of Silicon Valley's..
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Elon Musk due back on witness stand in defamation trial stemming from tweets

Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk was due to resume testifying in his own defense on Wednesday at the trial for a defamation lawsuit filed by a British diver whom the Silicon Valley billionaire called..
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Google co-founders hand over control of parent firm Alphabet to Sundar Pichai

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai will assume the CEO role at parent firm Alphabet in a shakeup at the top of the Silicon Valley titan, the company said Tuesday.
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Uber drives up prices for shared rides, Chicago data reveals

How much ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft charge customers throughout a day is one of the most closely held secrets in Silicon Valley.
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Google firing the ‘Thanksgiving Four’ backfires spectacularly

google firing the ‘thanksgiving four’ backfires spectacularly
San Francisco — On Monday, Google fired four employees on the grounds that they had violated data security policies, but the tech titan was accused of persecuting them for trying to unionise staff...
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Uber's carpool pricing strategy revealed by Chicago fare data

How much ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft charge customers throughout a day is one of the most closely held secrets in Silicon Valley.
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137 women have been killed by their partners in France this year. Critics blame a ...

137 women have been killed by their partners in france this year. critics blame a ...
Paris (CNN)Marie-Alice Dibon and Luciano Meridda's relationship began with poetry. The pair met during a taxi ride through Paris in 2004. Dibon, then 38 and a cosmetics and pharmaceutical specialist..
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A Silicon Valley Disruption for Birds That Gorge on Endangered Fish

To persuade some migrating Caspian terns to stop short of the Columbia River, scientists planted plastic decoys and patio speakers in San Francisco Bay. - Published

Despite bashing big tech, Andrew Yang gains support in Silicon Valley

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang has steadily gained traction in Silicon Valley, despite his constant attacks on big tech companies. CBS News contributor and editor-in-chief at Wired..
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Apple pledges 2.5 bln USD to fight housing crisis in California

apple pledges 2.5 bln usd to fight housing crisis in california
Apple Inc. on Monday unveiled a plan to spend 2.5 billion U.S. dollars in helping California combat a worsening housing crisis that many in the state attributed to highly profitable high-tech firms..
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Apple will donate $2.5 billion to fight 'unsustainable' California housing crisis

Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company's donation is meant to help first-time home buyers, expand housing, and combat homelessness in Silicon Valley. - Published

Remembering 1968: How Intel was born

Fifty years ago this week, two middle-aged engineers quit their jobs to start a new company called Intel. David Pogue explores how Gordon Moore and Bob Noyce (co-inventor of the integrated circuit)..
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How Silicon Valley enables online slave markets

how silicon valley enables online slave markets
Nine out of 10 Kuwaiti homes have a domestic worker - they come from some of the poorest parts of the world to the Gulf, aiming to make enough money to support their family at home. Posing as a couple..
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The Cleantech Crash

Despite billions invested by the U.S. government in s-called "Cleantech" energy, Washington and Silicon Valley have little to show for it. Lesley Stahl reports.
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Obama headlining DNC's Silicon Valley fundraiser

Former President Barack Obama is returning to the campaign trail to raise money for the Democratic National Committee. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns and Washington Post national political..
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2017: What is "Brain Hacking"? Tech insiders on why you should care

Silicon Valley is engineering your phone, apps and social media to get you hooked, says a former Google product manager.
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Barack Obama is coming back to Silicon Valley to raise millions for the Democratic Party

barack obama is coming back to silicon valley to raise millions for the democratic party
Barack Obama visiting Mark Zuckerberg in 2011, when the conversation around tech was very different. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Tickets to the event cost as much as $355,000. Barack Obama is..
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Zuckerberg confirms he suggested hires to Pete Buttigieg's campaign

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that he and his wife recommended two eventual hires to the presidential campaign of South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg. CBSN political reporter Caitlin..
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Salesforce CEO speaks about gender pay gap in Silicon Valley

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is making an effort to close the pay gap between men and women in tech. By 2019, the company had spent more than $10 million to make salaries more equal. CNET senior..
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Big tech, Twitter bans and Bing: U.S. Democrats spar over Silicon Valley on debate stage

U.S. Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren went after big tech during the Democratic debate on Tuesday but brushed off rival Kamala Harris's challenge to join her in calling for President..
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