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The Silicon Valley billionaire took to Twitter, writing the apology many have demanded since he called British diver Vernon Unsworth a "pedo guy" amid an avalanche of since-deleted tweets. [Read More]
A new book by the Wall Street Journal's John Carreyrou, Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, works as a compelling test case in how the hung... [Read More]
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Google has been fined a record $5 billion by the European competition watchdog for abusing the dominance of its mobile operating system Android. Google is accused of forcing smartphone makers like Samsung and Huawei to preinstall its own services, such as Google Search and Google Maps, on Android. The timing couldn't be worse for Google given the growing global appetite to break up big tech — and the company may be forced to unbundle Android from its search business. Google has been fined a record €4.3 billion ($5 billion, £3.8 billion) by Europe's competition watchdog... [Read More]
BI Graphics Google has been fined a record $5 billion by the European competition watchdog for abusing the dominance of its mobile operating system Android. Google is accused of forcing smartphone makers like Samsung and Huawei to preinstall its own services, such as Google Search and Google Maps, on Android. The timing couldn't be worse for Google given the growing global appetite to break up big tech — and the company may be forced to unbundle Android from its search business. Google has been fined a record €4.3 billion ($5 billion/£3.8 billion) by Europe's... [Read More]
With his net worth topping $150 billion, Jeff Bezos is now the wealthiest person in modern history, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, which showed Tuesday the Amazon CEO is more than $55 billion ahead of the world's second-richest person, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, whose net worth stands at $95.3 billion.Bezos reached the $150 billion mark Monday, making him richer than anybody else since 1982, when Forbes first published its annual wealth ranking, according to... [Read More]
With his net worth topping $150 billion, Jeff Bezos is now the wealthiest person in modern history, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, which showed Tuesday the Amazon CEO is more than $55 billion ahead of the world's second-richest person, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, whose net worth stands at $95.3 billion.Bezos reached the $150 billion mark Monday, making him richer than anybody else since 1982, when Forbes first published its annual wealth ranking, according to... [Read More]
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Critics are concerned that Silicon Valley is hiring too many AI experts from universities but Facebook claims it is using a co-employment model that benefits everyone. [Read More]
One star in, another one out. Just as Venus Williams was added to the field for the Silicon Valley Classic, to be held July 30-Aug. 5 at San Jose State, it was announced Tuesday that Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the event. This marks the first time since 2014 that both Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, will play the Bay Area's tour stop, formerly known as the Bank of the West Classic (at Stanford). Serena is coming off an impressive run... [Read More]
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Silicon Valley will face fierce competition from China's rising tech giants. [Read More]
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Fortune Brainstorm TaskRabbit CEO Stacy Brown-Philpot is an icon in Silicon Valley as a former Googler, as well as a board member at Nordstrom and HP. She's been with TaskRabbit since 2013. She came on as COO, and was promoted to CEO in 2016. TaskRabbit was purchased by Ikea in late 2017. To better understand her company, which allows people to hire others to do a variety of tasks and errands, she did the responsible thing and went undercover. She recently shared a funny story of showing up to clean a stranger's house. The... [Read More]
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Connie Chan, a Silicon Valley venture capital focused on consumer tech and China, was promoted to general partner at her firm Andreessen Horowitz on Tuesday. But Chan, it turns out, has another area of expertise as a go-between for the global rap community. She even helped Chance the Rapper enter the Chinese market, according to Andreessen Horowitz cofounder Ben Horowitz. Venture capitalist Connie Chan is known in Silicon Valley for her expertise on the Chinese tech market. But it turns out she also knows a thing or two about the international rap scene. That... [Read More]
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If you've ever been to the Detroit Institute of Arts, you've probably seen the Diego Rivera murals that fill the museum's courtyard. They capture a city that was once an industrial hub with behemoth steel machines and men on assembly lines. Today, however, Detroit is trying to become a different kind of hub: a tech hub. [Read More]
Silicon Valley startup Juul Labs will begin selling its e-cigarettes in the U.K. this week seeking to replicate its runaway U.S. success — though with a smaller nicotine hit. [Read More]
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Venture capitalist SC Moatti is all done giving startups piles of cash. Her firm Mighty Capital raised a modest $13 million for its debut fund. Moatti says she has something more valuable than money to give. Her organization Products That Count has access to the world's largest network of product managers, who serve a critical role at any growth-stage company. Mighty Capital portfolio companies can instantly tap into the Products That Count community when they want to hire product managers, sell to product managers, or get advice from insiders on building their companies at scale. ... [Read More]
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With his net worth topping $150 billion, Jeff Bezos is now the wealthiest person in modern history. That's according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, which as of Tuesday showed that... [Read More]
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At one point, the idea of developing a startup in Africa was unfamiliar and far-fetched. However, new major tech labs in Ghana or Nigeria are looking to emulate the success of their counterparts in Silicon Valley. The "Vibranium Valley" project, which is located in Yaba, Nigeria, was commissioned by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The project... [Read More]
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The VC firm scrapped a rule that the firm candidly admits was outdated. [Read More]
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The University Profile Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is officially established in April 2012. It is a public university funded by Shenzhen city and the chair of the university council is the mayor. Shenzhen has developed from a small fishing village 40 years ago to a modern metropolitan city with more than 22 million in population. It is regarded as China's Silicon Valley where many world's well-known corporations are headquartered here, including Huawei, Foxconn, Te…... [Read More]
For much of her career, Natasha Pecor followed a path well-worn by tech workers. She built her reputation with her first employer in the industry, earning the title head of platform at Yelp. Then she jumped to one of the giants, Amazon, where she worked as a product manager.Most recently she parlayed that experience into a leadership role at a smaller startup — a common move among techies willing to take a risk for a... [Read More]
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Silicon Valley e-cig startup Juul Labs is bursting at the seams. On the heels of a $15 billion valuation, the company is rapidly expanding in the US and opening the doors to its first international office in London on Tuesday. After London, Juul plans to launch in three more countries. Standing in the bustling lobby of a San Francisco warehouse where employees zoom past one another carrying trays of freshly-prepared lunch, you wouldn't know you'd just set foot in the headquarters of an e-cigarette company. But Juul Labs is bursting at the seams, with... [Read More]
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