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.... . He reels off the familiar, but still staggering, numbers: the barely teenage Silicon Valley firm stores some 300 petabytes of data, boasts almost two billion users, and raked in almost $28bn (£22bn) in revenues in 2016 alone. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The UK must keep its doors open to top talent from around the world if its technology firms are to thrive, Apple's chief designer has told the BBC. Sir Jonathan Ive, who has just been appointed Chancellor of the Royal College of Art, also said that technology hubs like Silicon Valley had a "tremendous cultural diversity". ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The 62-year-old does not bring a wealth of technological expertise to the role, having previously spent 30 years with office furniture company Steelcase, followed by a spell as interim athletic director at the University of Michigan. But he has been credited with a free-thinking approach in both positions and was described by Ford Jr as a “futurist” who was well connected in Silicon Valley. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Mapping a new frontier image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 11:09:51 PM
.... . He reels off the familiar, but still staggering, numbers: the barely teenage Silicon Valley firm stores some 300 petabytes of data, boasts almost two billion users, and raked in almost $28bn (£22bn) in revenues in 2016 alone. ...
Apple's Jonathan Ive says immigration vital for UK firms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 09:43:14 AM
....The UK must keep its doors open to top talent from around the world if its technology firms are to thrive, Apple's chief designer has told the BBC. Sir Jonathan Ive, who has just been appointed Chancellor of the Royal College of Art, also said that technology hubs like Silicon Valley had a "tremendous cultural diversity". ...
Ford names Jim Hackett as new CEO in push to build self-driving cars image
....The 62-year-old does not bring a wealth of technological expertise to the role, having previously spent 30 years with office furniture company Steelcase, followed by a spell as interim athletic director at the University of Michigan. But he has been credited with a free-thinking approach in both positions and was described by Ford Jr as a “futurist” who was well connected in Silicon Valley. ...
Affordable art image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 11:00:59 PM
.... . Originally a Silicon Valley software engineer, Mr Almgren subsequently spent a decade working in high-end galleries in New York, where a painting under $10,000 was considered affordable. ...
Fake news or not, the future belongs to Facebook image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 06:00:08 AM
.... Some countries – say Germany – have threatened chunky fines if Facebook doesn’t take down offensive posts within 24 hours. America has been trapped between bullying diatribes (mostly aimed at old media hands using new delivery methods) and boasting about how its mastery of Silicon Valley’s finest puts Trumptown ahead of the pack. ...
Improbable sums? Cambridge graduates' tech firm raises $500m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 08:24:58 AM
.... It recently opened offices in San Francisco. Narula is keen to distance the firm from the stereotypical US tech startup, as satirised in the TV show Silicon Valley, saying the founders seek to cultivate a distinctive British culture. ...
Proptech: the businesses transforming the housing market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 06:00:55 AM
.... Property tech venture capital platform PiLabs launched in 2014 and has already spent £113m backing 47 founders in the sector; London startup Nested, which guarantees a valuation price for sellers and promises to close a sale in 90 days, has recently raised £8m; and rental startup Goodlord has landed £7. 2m from a Silicon Valley fund for its platform that promises to simplify tenancy administration, deposits and fees. ...
Google and Facebook bring in one-fifth of global ad revenue image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 11:01:11 PM
....Most of the media owners in the ranking – 20 out of 30 – are based in the US. The US dominates for several reasons: it has the biggest ad market, US companies have invested the most in extending their reach abroad and Silicon Valley innovation has powered the growth of internet advertising. ...
The Guardian view on Apple-Uber affair: reasons to tame Silicon Valley | Editorial image
.... The “sharing economy” encourages the insecure and exploited to exploit others equally insecure to the profit of a tiny clique of billionaires. Silicon Valley’s culture seems hostile to humane and democratic values. ...
Twitter revenues decline for first time as advertising falls away image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 01:48:14 PM
....Twitter’s revenue has fallen for the first time, as advertisers have pulled back from the social media service favoured by Donald Trump, celebrities and journalists. However, the Silicon Valley company, which has never turned a profit, cheered investors by announcing a significant rise in the number of monthly users, to 328 million. ...
Juicero: Juicing boss defends $400 machine image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 07:26:05 AM
....Another, Tapiwa Muranda, asked: "Malnutrition and obesity are diseases that disproportionately impact the poor and you solve this by selling a $400 (formerly $699) juice press with $5-8 produce packs?". Meanwhile, Tom Goodwin wrote: "This is everything wrong about Silicon Valley in one note. ...
Baidu to share self-drive car technology image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 05:25:16 AM
....And in the race for driverless car technology, Chinese companies are taking big strides. Along with Changan and Geely, Baidu is one of the big players, with AI research being done in both China and Silicon Valley. ...
Hell of a ride: even a PR powerhouse couldn't get Uber on track image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of April 2017 07:00:27 AM
. When Rachel Whetstone left Google two years ago to replace David Plouffe, a former Barack Obama official, as policy and communications vice-president at Uber, it seemed like a promising Silicon Valley role. ...
UK technology firms turn to Silicon Valley to ward off Brexit blues image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 06:00:19 AM
. Theresa May’s article 50 letter might have dominated the front pages in Britain but it was met with a shrug in San Francisco, where 30 tech leaders from the north of England recently embarked on a four-day mission to woo, impress and tempt cash from Silicon Valley’s top dealmakers. ...
How Uber conquers a city in seven steps image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 03:19:57 PM
....The legacy taxi industry takes a big financial hit when Uber strolls into town, and so drivers often resort to demonstrations, roadblocks and, in extreme cases, violent protests (as happened in France, Indonesia and Mexico, where Uber drivers were attacked). Taxi companies complain that they are forced to comply with local regulations, while Uber uses hotshot Silicon Valley attorneys to wriggle free. ...
The new age of Ayn Rand: how she won over Trump and Silicon Valley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 05:49:09 PM
....Which brings us to the new wave of Randians, outside both politics and conventional conservatism. They are the princes of Silicon Valley, the masters of the start-up, a cadre of young Roarks and Galts, driven by their own genius to remake the world and damn the consequences. ...
Technology is a marvel – now let’s make it moral | Martha Lane Fox image
.... There is no society more fit to lead the world in ethical technology, and so the role is ours for the taking. Let’s be honest: we are never going to be Silicon Valley. ...
Why Silicon Valley wants to thwart the grim reaper | John Naughton image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 06:00:00 AM
....‘In this world,” wrote Benjamin Franklin, “nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. ” This proposition doesn’t cut much ice in Silicon Valley, where they take a poor view of paying taxes. ...
My week as an Uber courier: my bike got stolen, but I kept my five-star rating image
....As 8% of Americans and 14% of Britons have turned to the so-called “gig economy” to make ends meet, doing tasks such as driving for Uber or Lyft, cleaning apartments for Handy or doing odd jobs via TaskRabbit, I have joined them as an UberEats and UberRush cycle courier. The delivery services, which are used by restaurants to deliver lunch and dinner to office workers as well as to deliver packages for people like Nicholas, are some of the newest tentacles of the fast-growing Uber empire that has seen the seven-year-old Silicon Valley company’s valuation soar to $68. ...
Google's bad week: YouTube loses millions as advertising row reaches US image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 10:00:06 AM
....This squabble is indicative of growing tensions between the advertising industry and technology companies such as Google and Facebook, which have become indispensable partners and, in some cases, competitors. Silicon Valley technology companies completely dominate the online advertising market. ...
London-Paris electric flight 'in decade' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 08:06:00 AM
....Wright Electric's competitors include aviation giant Airbus, which has been developing its electric two-seater plane E-Fan since 2014, and has stated plans to create its own short-haul electric aeroplane seating 70 to 90 passengers. Wright Electric is backed by Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's most highly-regarded start-up incubator programme. ...
Has the tech bubble peaked? Signs that the startup boom may be fizzling image
....Today, rents are still expensive, but the market has plateaued after years of painful increases. It’s part of a broader trend in the Bay Area: Silicon Valley’s technology bubble has had some of its wind knocked out – not bursting, but fizzling – with VCs making fewer investments, startup valuations falling, and recruitment slowing. ...
Robots delivering pizza and house viewing by VR: is 5G really the future? image
.... He points out that Just Eat has partnered with Starship Technologies, started by two of Skype’s co-founders, which already has “six-wheeled robots that navigate using cameras and ultrasonic sensors” that travel at 4mph and hold 10kg of cargo. “Starship already has dozens of droids delivering packages, groceries and takeaway food to customers in several European cities, Washington DC and parts of Silicon Valley,” he says. ...
Uber's 'hustle-oriented' culture becomes a black mark on employees' résumés image
....”. Jonathan Bernstein, the president of Bernstein Crisis Management, said that Uber needs a total “paradigm shift” soon or they will end up on the wrong side of Silicon Valley’s own Hobbesian jungle. ...
From sweaters to suits: the evolution of Silicon Valley CEO style image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 02:00:02 PM
.... He and co-founder Bobby Murphy rang the bell in sharp suits, the kind ushers might wear at a wedding. Dressing up for your IPO makes a change from the Mark Zuckerberg-approved scruffiness – a sartorial humblebrag for billionaires – that has dominated Silicon Valley. ...
How US school turned $15,000 into $24m with Snapchat flotation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 05:36:45 PM
. The parents of pupils at a Silicon Valley school were sent an unusual letter this week – telling them the school had made at least $24m (£19. ...
The smaller the better? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:08:53 AM
...."The future belongs to the fast," is how Meg Whitman explains her radical decision as chief executive to split up technology giant Hewlett-Packard. The firm, which famously started life in a Palo Alto garage in California in 1939 and which is credited with founding Silicon Valley - the beating heart of the hi-tech world - has now declared a new era: that of the nimble start-up. ...
The Guardian view of Snap IPO: a shareholding monarchy | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 07:35:19 PM
....It is a paradox that a country that sought freedom from a king, the United States, is today happy to crown monarchs in commerce. Snap, which calls itself a camera company but is in fact a Silicon Valley firm behind a mobile messaging app, floated on the US stock exchange making billionaires of its two under-30 founders. ...
Snapchat goes public at $29bn and makes co-founders tech billionaires image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 04:27:48 PM
....Spiegel, Snap’s power center, is a Stanford dropout who is described as more of a product designer than tech nerd. He dates the Australian Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr, dresses casually and lives primarily in Los Angeles, not Silicon Valley. ...
'You weren’t scared?': Nissan takes us for a ride in the Leaf driverless car image
....”. Nissan conducted on-road trials in Japan and Silicon Valley in late 2015 and 2016, but these were its first such tests in Europe. ...
Dear Travis... image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 06:02:53 PM
.... . She's advised executives both in Silicon Valley and around he world. ...
Smart vision image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 12:57:32 AM
.... . Three years ago, Marx heard that Tesla, the Silicon Valley tech company, was developing self-driving vehicles. ...
Snapchat IPO: Evan Spiegel tries to sell investors on his top product – himself image
.... After a nasty legal tussle, Brown was paid $158m to walk away. In 2012, Zuckerberg started making a play for Snapchat, suggesting the Los Angeles-based Spiegel come visit Facebook at its sprawling Silicon Valley headquarters. ...
Don’t be a dinosaur image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 12:37:05 AM
...."No matter what business you're in, you will be left behind, even if you bake pizzas the guy next-door who has a nice mobile app to make pizza distributed faster will win against you," he says. Mr Thrun argues traditional firms should look at their Silicon Valley start-ups to learn how to behave. ...
Deportation orders threaten Trump's own turf: the real estate market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 12:00:02 PM
.... “If you pull out a chunk from the bottom, the pyramid starts to collapse. The loss of the immigrants coming in at the bottom end doesn’t directly affect prices in Beverly Hills or Silicon Valley but it will undermine the whole structure of pricing in a way that hasn’t been tested before. ...
Uber hires Eric Holder to investigate sexual harassment allegations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 03:06:50 AM
....In a staff email shared with the Guardian on Monday, Uber’s CEO, Travis Kalanick, said Holder would conduct an “independent review” and also revealed that women made up only 15% of the company’s workforce in engineering, product management and scientist roles. The hiring of Holder, who was attorney general under Barack Obama, comes as the description of harassment from Susan Fowler, a former site reliability engineer, has gone viral, prompting women across Silicon Valley to share stories of facing misconduct and discrimination in the male-dominated tech industry. ...
Uber launches 'urgent investigation' into sexual harassment claims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 01:36:50 AM
....When Fowler left, she said that out of over 150 people on the site reliability engineer teams, only 3% were women. While Silicon Valley technology companies have long struggled with a lack of racial and gender diversity, Uber is one of the few holdouts that has refused to reveal data on its workforce. ...
Calling the latest Greek deal a sticking plaster does disrespect to the Elastoplast image
....Dorsey’s rescue plan is to focus on live video, drop less lucrative initiatives and use artificial intelligence to better analyse users’ behaviour. That makes 2017 a pivotal year for Twitter, and yet more major losses will probably send more investors scurrying for the hills above Silicon Valley. ...
Is Snapchat the new Facebook? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 07:13:50 PM
.... Those ads can be targeted as narrowly or broadly as the advertiser desires, and can be billed in a variety of ways, from paying a flat fee for every thousand views to payments per click, per like and more. Facebook’s huge headquarters in Silicon Valley’s Menlo Park has a “green roof” the size of seven American football pitches. ...
Uber CEO steps down from Trump advisory council after users boycott image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 07:25:33 AM
....News of the resignation was first reported by the New York Times. Trump’s executive order has faced widespread backlash in Silicon Valley, where many top executives and company founders are immigrants and where companies rely heavily on highly skilled workers from abroad. ...
Brad Stone: ‘We should watch Uber and Airbnb closely’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 08:00:18 AM
.... My own squishy answer, of course, is that they are a little bit of both. You’ve written about Silicon Valley for more than 20 years… have we reached peak Valley yet?In terms of the business impact, I don’t think so. ...
Uber: the app that changed how the world hails a taxi image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 07:00:17 AM
.... Over the next 12 months, the number of users on StumbleUpon grew from 500,000 to 2 million. With the trauma of the first dot-com bust fading and the scent of opportunity again wafting across Silicon Valley, offers for StumbleUpon started pouring in. ...
The new robot revolution will take the boss's job, not the gardener's image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 01:38:08 PM
....In Davos last week, one of Trump’s advisers, Anthony Scaramucci, made the point that Henry Ford was a ruthless, rich capitalist but he understood that there was no point in churning out cars that his workforce could not afford to buy. There was, however, not much evidence that the bankers, the oil company executives and the Silicon Valley tech entrepreneurs were listening. ...
Why the secret to productivity isn’t longer hours image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 08:00:01 AM
. Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is a consultant in Silicon Valley and a visiting scholar at Stanford University. ...
Robotics, Trump and Brexit turn up the heat amid the snow of Davos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 14th of January 2017 03:59:30 PM
....“Machines, the argument goes, can take the jobs, but should not take the incomes: the job uncertainty that engulfs large swaths of society should be matched by a welfare policy that protects the masses, not only ‘the poor’,” said World Bank senior economist Ugo Gentilini. “Hence, basic income grants emerge as a straightforward option for the digital era – one seemingly backed by Silicon Valley and trade unions alike. ...
Army of staff descends on Davos to serve WEF super-rich image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 04:43:08 PM
....Kleber declined to provide any details of what parties the hotel will be hosting this year, or how much the hotel charges for hosting events. Last year, a Silicon Valley tech company was reportedly charged £6,000 for a short meeting with the president of Estonia in a converted luggage room. ...
Jetpack to work image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 12:11:26 AM
....Cities are at a crossroads when it comes to easing congestion - should they invest in expensive, hi-tech infrastructure schemes, such as China's straddling bus, or sit back and wait for the era of driverless cars to solve the problem?. No future transport system has captured the imagination or the headlines as much as the Hyperloop, conceived by Silicon Valley maverick Elon Musk as a super-fast transportation system consisting of low pressure tubes inside capsules. ...
Tech's bad bromance image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 12:18:10 AM
. Silicon Valley is so male-dominated that there's a name for the young, brash men who populate the region's many start-ups and high-tech firms: "brogrammers". ...
Battling the 'brogrammers' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 12:17:54 AM
. Silicon Valley is so male-dominated that there's a name for the young, brash men who populate the region's many start-ups and high-tech firms: "brogrammers". ...
Apple is not the only tech company kowtowing to China’s censors | Melissa Chan image
....As much as I have spoken up against Chinese censorship, and as often as I berate Mark Zuckerberg’s blatant kowtowing in order to get Facebook back into China, I actually think we should hold some of our fire, or at least stop short of singling Apple out as the worst offender. I say this as someone who has also covered Silicon Valley as a Bay Area-based correspondent. ...
Changing direction image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of December 2016 11:32:46 PM
....Forbes magazine reported CES as "a high water mark in terms of the scale and significance of car technology unveiled". Twelve months later and 2016 has ended with major developments from Silicon Valley titans Apple and Google-owner Alphabet. ...
The iPhone at 10 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 26th of December 2016 02:18:43 AM
'Seat of enlightenment': How Edinburgh became startup city of the year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 07:30:42 AM
....And while there are bigger markets around the world, Williams at Skyscanner believes their future would not have been so bright if they’d moved somewhere else. “At one point in our early years we debated whether we should move to somewhere like Silicon Valley, I don’t believe we’d have been so successful had we started out there, in such a fail-fast environment. ...
The tech industry won't save us – or the planet – from Trump's excesses | Kate Aronoff image
.... They will be guilty of their own form of climate denial if they can’t see the glaring conflict between what he says behind closed doors and the havoc his cabinet threatens to wreak on the planet. Left to their own devices, Trump and his Silicon Valley allies will just slap more Teslas and solar panels onto a burning planet. ...
Who is Peter Thiel and why is he advising Donald Trump? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 03:57:24 PM
....He sits on Facebook's board and runs several firms that fund start-ups. He helped set up Paypal and is seen as one of the smartest readers of tech trends in Silicon Valley. ...
Trump to meet US tech bosses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 05:32:25 AM
. The president-elect prepares for talks with Silicon Valley's main players. ...
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Airbnb a solution to middle-class inequality, company says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 01:01:57 PM
....”. The US president-elect is meeting with tech executives – reportedly including Elon Musk, Apple’s Tim Cook, Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, and Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel – on Wednesday. ...
2016: the year Facebook became the bad guy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 11:00:10 AM
.... In February, the Indian government rejected Free Basics over its violation of the tenets of net neutrality following a public debate in which Facebook was accused of digital colonialism. It was an expensive and embarrassing blow for the social network and indicative that not everyone finds its brand of Silicon Valley techno-utopianism palatable. ...
A challenge to Facebook’s reach and power is long overdue  | John Harris image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 07:44:36 PM
....Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder, uttered those noble words in April, at one of his company’s conferences. Clearly, the stuff about travelling the globe was rhetorical window dressing: he was channelling Silicon Valley’s revulsion at the rise of Donald Trump. ...
Google, democracy and the truth about internet search image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of December 2016 10:00:11 AM
....And what next? Rebecca MacKinnon’s research has shown how authoritarian regimes reshape the internet for their own purposes. Is that what’s going to happen with Silicon Valley and Trump? As Martin Moore points out, the president-elect claimed that Apple chief executive Tim Cook called to congratulate him soon after his election victory. ...
Toxic Trumpism may have one formidable foe: corporate America | Bakari T Sellers image
....Even company officials are under scrutiny. Fortune noted in September that no Fortune 100 company CEOs backed Trump, and Silicon Valley bigwig who did donate to a Trump-related organization, Palmer Luckey of Oculus Rift, faced backlash for it. ...
Philip Morris could stop making conventional cigarettes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 12:03:24 AM
....It lasted a year, with customers complaining of a complicated lighting procedure and a charcoal aftertaste. PMI's solution is much more Silicon Valley. ...
Radical reform of tax system is needed, says Sage boss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 08:25:11 PM
....But he warns that the UK's tech sector needs to lose its "fear of failure". Mr Kelly, a veteran of Silicon Valley, believes UK companies have been too quick to use success as an opportunity to sell up, rather than persevering and growing. ...
Google and Facebook back post-Brexit UK, but tech worries linger image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 06:22:22 PM
....Facebook’s London office is the company’s largest engineering base outside the US, and houses the team behind Workplace, a product that lets businesses build their own internal Facebooks for employee communication. Intended to compete with Silicon Valley darling Slack, it’s one of the first Facebook products that charges users directly: fees start at $1 per employee. ...
Clock watching image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 12:16:53 AM
...."We aim to enable companies to respond more quickly to disruption or changing consumer needs," says Mr Mee. Despite being raised in California's Silicon Valley, Mr Mee was late to take an interest in the industry. ...
Google commits to massive new London headquarters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 05:13:30 PM
.... In a joint statement they said that the goal with the new building was to “create an interestingness that fits the scale and the community of King’s Cross. The Silicon Valley startup garage meets the London train sheds in a building that couples clarity with eccentricity and anchors innovation with heritage. ...
Richard Branson reveals prototype for supersonic passenger aircraft image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 01:00:17 PM
.... He said his plane could work on 500 different routes, but would concentrate initially on London to New York, San Francisco to Tokyo, and Los Angeles to Sydney. Scholl declined to state how much money Virgin had pumped into the venture, but listed a dozen well-known Silicon Valley venture capital firms and angel investors who had invested funds. ...
We are living in a depression - that's why Trump took the White House image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of November 2016 03:29:04 PM
.... The better off, who have being doing just fine out of business as usual, supported Clinton as the candidate of the status quo. For Wall Street and Silicon Valley she was the safer choice. ...
Basic income for all: a 500-year-old idea whose time has come? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 11:28:56 PM
....The argument is being heard in a number of countries. Swiss voters pondered such a scheme this year, before rejecting it; Finland is running a non-universal pilot program next year; Y-Combinator, a Silicon Valley incubator firm, will sponsor a similar test in Oakland, California. ...
In Brexit Britain there will be no benefit caps for the multinationals | Aditya Chakrabortty image
.... From Margaret Thatcher onwards, successive governments have lured multinational investors by promising them access to the single market, a cheap, biddable workforce and a bunch of corporate sweeteners. It was the same offer Dublin made to the tax avoiders of Silicon Valley and – within its own narrow confines – it worked. ...
US election eyed by Indian tech workers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 02:34:12 AM
.... . Many of these visas have been granted to Indian technology workers who found jobs in Silicon Valley. ...
Microsoft shares at new high as cloud focus pays off image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of October 2016 01:31:13 AM
....And Mr Nadella said the changing business environment meant this was paying off. "It's not just the Silicon Valley startups anymore; it is the core enterprise that is also becoming a digital company. ...

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