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18 Peninsula, Silicon Valley Companies Named Among Best Employers For New Dads


SILICON VALLEY, CA – Fatherly, a digital lifestyle guide for young parents, has announced its 50 Best Places to Work for New Dads, and a number of Silicon Valley and Peninsula companies have made the list. The report highlights the best paternity benefits offered by leading companies in the United …

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In Silicon Valley, even mobile homes are getting too pricey for longtime residents


By Tracey Lien May 4, 2017 | REPORTING FROM SUNNYVALE, CALIF. Judy Pavlick outside her mobile home in the Plaza del Rey park. She is leading a rent control campaign in Sunnyvale, Calif. (David Butow / For The Times) During the last week of March, Apple reached a record market …

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Silicon Valley’s Erlich Bachman: Capitalist Hero


It has been reported that there are two types of Silicon Valley folk who watch Silicon Valley: Those who watch it for the dead-on accuracy and those who can’t bear to watch it for the dead-on accuracy. Week after week, now into its fourth year, the HBO Sunday-night mainstay co-created …

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Googler’s complaint that could have far-reaching impact in Silicon Valley will go before labor board – Silicon Valley Business Journal

Googler’s complaint that could have far-reaching impact in Silicon Valley will go before labor boardSilicon Valley Business JournalA Google staffer who registered a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board won the first round in a case that could have a wide-reaching impact on Silicon Valley tech firms. A regional …

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Bill Joy, Silicon Valley Luminary, Bets on Solid Polymer Electrolyte Batteries


MIT Technology Review: Here’s Why Trump’s Plan to Save the Coal Industry Is Doomed Donald Trump’s policy efforts to rejuvenate the coal industry are unlikely to succeed. We’ve argued that for some time, of course. But a new report from Columbia University, which shows that regulations have played only a …

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Facebook to hire 3000 more moderators to curb violent videos, offers psychological support to workers – Silicon Valley Business Journal

Facebook to hire 3000 more moderators to curb violent videos, offers psychological support to workersSilicon Valley Business JournalEvery person reviewing Facebook flagged content is offered psychological support and wellness resources, whether the employee is in-house or contracted by an outside firm, a company spokesperson told the Silicon Valley Business Journal …

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When Sherlock Holmes Met Silicon Valley


If you’ve been lucky enough to watch any of the four seasons of Sherlock, PBS’s 21st century take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous sleuth, you may have noticed some story elements that take the saga well beyond razor-sharp deductive reasoning, a villain named Moriarty, a pistol-packing sidekick, a deerstalker cap, …

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Intel’s new Silicon Valley Autonomous Driving Garage is primed for partnerships


Intel just launched a new Autonomous Driving Garage facility in San Jose, at a facility that used to house Altera, the company it acquired in 2015. The autonomous tech development facility is actually one of four garages Intel maintains globally, including one in Arizona, one in Portland, and one in …

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AltSchool is a new kind of school created by Silicon Valley


Melia Robinson A new kind of school crafted by the minds and wallets of Silicon Valley influencers is going through a growth spurt. AltSchool, an educational software developer and network of “micro-schools” with locations in California and New York, has raised $40 million in a new round of funding, according …

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Silicon Valley aims to engineer a universal basic income solution


An overly simplistic, technocratic solution to a problem that may never arise? Or an instance of the tech industry acting to head off the adverse effects its innovations may have on society? Silicon Valley has taken the concept of universal basic income (UBI) to heart. While the idea of using …

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