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Medicaid chief Andrey Ostrovsky: Silicon Valley missing unicorns


Silicon Valley might be hunting unicorns in the wrong places. According to one top federal health official, entrepreneurs and investors are overlooking one massive population: Low-income Americans who qualify for Medicaid. That’s a big mistake, given that new funds are available for those that are bringing IT innovation to the …

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Canada Wants Silicon Valley’s Tech Employees


TORONTO, Ontario—Despite talk of a business-friendly administration, the U.S. tech sector may face some pretty serious employment challenges under President Donald Trump. First, there was the immigration ban that threatened to stop immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, then the uncertainty about H-1B visas for skilled workers, and finally questions over …

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Rothschild setting up in San Francisco


Wikimedia Commons Rothschild & Co., one of the oldest banks in Europe, is making a move on Silicon Valley. The firm announced it’s opening a San Francisco office in a bid to win business advising technology companies on deals. It has also hired Chris Gaertner as its global head of …

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How Much Does a Startup General Counsel in Silicon Valley Make


Q: How Much Does a Startup General Counsel in Silicon Valley Make? A: The private company market in the San Francisco Bay Area (which includes Silicon Valley, San Francisco, North Bay/Marin and the East Bay/Oakland) has picked up steam since the beginning of the year and so have General Counsel …

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Detroit Tries Silicon Valley Talent Approach


Detroit needs more people like Victoria Schein. Less than a year out of Smith College, the 23-year-old software engineer has filed for 14 patents and received nine as part of Ford Motor Co.’s driverless-vehicle research team. A self-described “California girl” with a thing for cars, Schein, a former Ford summer …

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Essential California: Why Silicon Valley, not D.C., is drawing old campaign hands


Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Tuesday, May 9, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES Go west! A demand for skilled communications experts has turned Silicon Valley into a retirement community of sorts for veterans of political campaigns who are trying to start fresh …

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He Blew the Whistle on a Silicon Valley Highflier. Then Came the Blowback


Rothenberg Ventures didn’t waste any time with the red flags, Francisco Riordan says. During Riordan’s first week working on the website for the San Francisco company, known to Silicon Valley startups for its over-the-top spending on parties and perks, Rothenberg’s finance director resigned with no explanation. That was February 2016. By …

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Silicon Valley leads first-quarter commercial real estate surge – Silicon Valley Business Journal

Silicon Valley leads first-quarter commercial real estate surgeSilicon Valley Business JournalThe Bay Area saw $1.3 billion in sales volume last quarter, a nearly 180 percent increase from the same period in 2016 and the highest first quarter sales volume in four years. Silicon Valley led the region with nine of …

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Amazon tech unit forms downtown San Jose beachhead – Silicon Valley


SAN JOSE — Amazon.com, one of the famed brand names in technology, has begun to establish a beachhead in downtown San Jose in a move that bolsters the South Bay city’s urban heart. Amazon’s Lab126 research and development unit has moved into at least one floor of the office tower at …

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Facebook on brink of launching its own TV shows – Silicon Valley


Top of the Order:   LIVE, FROM MENLO PARK: OK, maybe it doesn’t quite have the same ring as, “Live, from New York…” but still, Facebook wants to be a TV-like destination. And it’s going full guns on its shows. According to Business Insider, Facebook is just about set to launch …

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