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Notion is an "all-in-one workplace" that acts as a replacement for docs, wikis, task management tools, and databases.  And according to a recent tweet by First Round Capital's Josh Kopelman, Notion is one of the most sought after investments in Silicon Valley.  Ivan Zhao confirmed with Business Insider that he receives multiple calls each day from hopeful venture capitalists, and at Notion's old office, some VCs would literally come knocking on the door.  Zhao says he's not "anti-VC," but when software revenues are paying the bills, he's left to question, "how does extra capital help us grow? ... [Read More]
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Facebook is making more hires in robotics. The Silicon Valley tech giant is hiring a visiting scientist to work on robotics hardware — including "legged Robotics platforms," and robot hands. The company uses robotics as a way to try and attract artificial intelligence research talent to Facebook. Facebook is quietly thinking about how to build robots with hands and legs. The Silicon Valley tech firm is best-known for its suite of ultra-popular apps, from Facebook to Instagram and WhatsApp. In recent years, however, it has invested heavily in artificial intelligence research, and uses robotics as a... [Read More]
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Tech CEOs and hedge-fund managers are fleeing to Miami, where a top broker is seeing 'record sales' of multimillion-dollar, ultra-luxury homes. [Read More]
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Welcome to Hillicon Valley, The Hill's newsletter detailing all you need to know about the tech and cyber news from Capitol Hill to Silicon Valley. If you don't already, be sure to sign up for our newsletter with this... [Read More]
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Silicon Valley's economic boom has created a huge number of jobs and propelled regional wages to double the national level -- but has also set in motion a housing crisis, brutal commutes and income disparity. [Read More]
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It makes sense for high-speed rail to connect the Central Valley's agricultural capitol with Silicon Valley but... [Read More]
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Alarmed by the ability of an unsupervised language system to generate deceptive, biased, or abusive content, OpenAI developers have withheld the release of a trained AI, replacing it with a smaller model for researchers to experiment. [Read More]
SAN JOSE (BCN) Volunteers with the Pajama Program will collect pajamas, books and monetary donations at the Fairmont San Jose Friday to help children and teens in Silicon Valley, hotel officials said. From 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. donations will be collected at the front drive of the hotel on South Market Street for the 12th Annual Open Your Heart Pajama Drive. The Pajama Program, a national nonprofit, believes that each child deserves a loving good night, including clean, warm pajamas and an enchanting bedtime story. [Read More]
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OpenAI, the AI research company cofounded by Elon Musk, has made an AI tool which can generate fake text. The Guardian's Alex Hern played with the system, generating a fake article on Brexit and a new paragraph for George Orwell's "1984." The company isn't open-sourcing the system because it fears it could be misused, for example to infinitely generating negative or positive reviews. AI research nonprofit OpenAI has created a system that can generate fake text from a single line — and it's not open-sourcing the code for fear of misuse. OpenAI was cofounded by tech... [Read More]
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Prominent hedge fund managers sold out of Chinese technology stocks and dumped Silicon Valley majors, according to securities filings... [Read More]
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Despite a sizzling economy and an influx of wealth, Silicon Valley remains a bastion of inequality, with more residents now struggling to afford the growing costs of housing, child care and transportation, according to a newly released snapshot of the regional economy. [Read More]
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Amazon's decision to walk away from New York City could scare off other tech companies considering moving to or expanding in the city. That's according to experts analyzing the e-commerce giant's sudden cancellation of plans to build a massive headquarters in Queens. The decision on Thursday wipes out 25,000 promised jobs in a city that wants to be seen as the Silicon Valley of the East Coast. Amazon abandoned the plan amid pushback from politicians who were angry about nearly $3 billion in tax breaks and the company's anti-union stance. Julie Samuels is executive director... [Read More]
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At the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference on Thursday, Salesforce co-CEO Marc Benioff addressed sexual harassment and the wage gap in Silicon Valley. Benioff said he now looks at a company's culture and how it pays employees when he's considering an acquisition for Salesforce. Benioff spoke about the infamous Google Walkout, and called it an "eye-opening" example of the importance of corporate culture. "We have CEOs who are not paying attention to their culture and allowed toxic cultures to emerge," Benioff said. Just five years ago, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff says that when it comes... [Read More]
Prominent hedge fund managers sold out of Chinese technology stocks and dumped Silicon Valley majors such as Apple Inc and Facebook Inc while global stock markets cratered during the fourth quarter, according to securities filings released on Thursday. [Read More]
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A Silicon Valley police headquarters was evacuated overnight after an officer exposed to what may have been fentanyl had a medical emergency. Sunnyvale Police Capt. Jim Choi said Thursday that officers on patrol Wednesday booked a suspect carrying a small package. An officer processing the package was exposed to the substance …... [Read More]
Prominent hedge fund managers sold out of Chinese technology stocks and dumped Silicon Valley majors such as Apple Inc and Facebook Inc while global stock markets cratered during the fourth quarter, according to securities filings released on Thursday. [Read More]
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Weeks ago, Michael Sanchez was a minor player on the fringes of Hollywood, a Roger Stone buddy, and a guy with a semi-famous sister. Now he's at the heart of a complexifier-ridden Hollywood-Silicon Valley-D.C. drama. [Read More]
Welcome to Hillicon Valley, The Hill's newsletter detailing all you need to know about the tech and cyber news from Capitol Hill to Silicon Valley. If you don't already, be sure to sign up for our newsletter wit... [Read More]
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Prominent hedge fund managers sold out of Chinese technology stocks and dumped Silicon Valley giants like Apple Inc and Facebook Inc while global stock markets cratered during the fourth quarter, according to securities filings released on Thursday. [Read More]
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Amazon folded on its plans to build HQ2 in New York City — setting a bad precedent for the company itself, and for other tech giants. Interestingly, HQ2 was generally viewed favorably by New Yorkers and political leaders both. But different groups all had different problems with Amazon and the HQ2 deal, putting lots of little roadblocks in the way. The key lesson to be learned: It's possible to stop even a giant by Amazon not with overwhelming force, but by presenting enough friction that it's no longer worth the trouble. Now that this strategy... [Read More]
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