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Silicon Valley concerned as FCC kicks off net neutrality rollback

Photo: Andrew Harrer, Bloomberg Ajit Pai says the govern ment’s approach has been “heavy-handed.” Ajit Pai says the govern ment’s approach has been “heavy-handed.” Photo: Andrew Harrer, Bloomberg Silicon Valley concerned as FCC kicks off net neutrality rollback Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday sketched out his plan …

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Silicon Valley Organization honors two Willow Glen businessmen

Two well-known Willow Glen residents were recognized last week for their contributions to local commerce and their communities. They were among eight prominent business leaders honored at the Silicon Valley Organization’s annual flagship event April 20 at the San Jose Marriott Hotel. Third-generation family business owner Bert George, who runs …

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Half the online ad clicks are by mistake, says Silicon Valley veteran

Making money off advertising is a brutal game for any social media platforms that are not Facebook or Google, Sun Microsystems co-founder Scott McNealy said Wednesday. “They’re owning so much of the digital advertising space, and the space hasn’t really evolved as well as people wish it had,” McNealy said …

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Hudson Valley certainly not the next Silicon Valley

Jordan Koschei, For the Poughkeepsie Journal 7:01 p.m. ET April 26, 2017 #techforall(Photo: Courtesy) Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of columns on the Hudson Valley tech community written by members of the Hudson Valley Tech Meetup. “Is the Hudson Valley the next Silicon Valley?” I hear that …

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For these startups, Silicon Valley’s diversity problem brings big business

It’s one of the tech industry’s biggest embarrassments. But for a handful of startups, Silicon Valley’s lack of diversity is also a money-making machine. Capitalizing on the pressure Bay Area tech companies face to hire and promote more women and people of color, a new class of startups has emerged …

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The Guardian view on Apple-Uber affair: reasons to tame Silicon Valley | Editorial | Opinion

The taxi-hailing company Uber brings into very sharp focus the question of whether corporations can be said to have a moral character. If any human being were to behave with the single-minded and ruthless greed of the company, we would consider them sociopathic. Uber wanted to know as much as …

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Sheryl Sandberg’s new book “Option B” challenges Silicon Valley to embrace emotional openness — Quartz

Success permeates Silicon Valley literature, but its close companion, loss and failure, is rarely acknowledged in a truly human, un-sanitized way. In 2013, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg contributed to the Valley’s most popular genre with her bestselling book Lean In, which encouraged women to pursue equality in the workplace and …

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Silicon Valley Favors NC State Alumni | NC State News

NC State scored well on another study tracking alumni success in the job market. According to an analysis by HiringSolved, an online recruiting company, technology firms in California’s Silicon Valley have hired a relatively high number of recent NC State graduates. The study of 10,000 tech workers hired by the …

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Silicon Valley engineer arrested after allegedly knocking down robot

Knightscope Robots may have more to fear from humans than humans do from robots, depending on your reaction to an incident that allegedly took place last week mere miles away from the Silicon Valley headquarters of Microsoft and Google. A 41-year old hardware engineer reportedly knocked down a security robot at …

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