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Embattled Blood-Testing Firm Theranos To Shut Down For Good

Theranos will reportedly dissolve soon after Elizabeth Holmes was charged of fraud. The blood-testing company is seeking to keep part of its remaining assets to pay off investors.

Public Health September 6, 2018

California Now The 5th Largest Economy In The World, Bigger Than United Kingdom

The Golden State now has the biggest economy in the world surpassing that of the United Kingdom. All of California's economic sectors contributed for its higher GDP except one.

Business Tech May 6, 2018

Burned Silicon Valley Home That Sells For $800,000 Draws Flak On Social Media

A burned house in tech hub Silicon Valley got backlash for being priced at $800,000. The realtor said the neighborhood itself is a viable investment for the would-be buyer despite the high cost of living.

Life & Style April 13, 2018

Apple, Google Buses For Employees Attacked In San Francisco: Windows Smashed By Pellet Guns

Buses for Apple and Google employees have been attacked in San Francisco, forcing the tech companies to change the route of the shuttle services. The unknown assailants may be using pellet guns to smash the windows of the buses.

Business Tech January 18, 2018

Vets Recommend Vaccination For Pets As Dog Flu Spreads Across US

Canine influenza or dog flu is a serious threat to dogs. With the confirmed outbreak of dog flu in 46 states, vets advise the vaccination of non-infected dogs to prevent infection.

Animals January 14, 2018

Eric Schmidt Steps Down As Executive Chairman Of Alphabet

Longtime Alphabet executive Eric Schmidt will step down as Executive Chairman of Alphabet. Schmidt joined the company in 2001 as CEO.

Google December 24, 2017

500 Startups Changes Leadership As Sexual Harassment Shakes Silicon Valley

500 Startups co-founder Dave McClure has resigned after admitting he was a 'creep' and hit on women in work-related environments. Amid the whole sexual harassment matter, Christine Tsai took over as CEO.

Business Tech July 4, 2017

Uber President Jeff Jones Quits, Cites Differences Over Leadership As Reason For Exit

Uber’s Jeff Jones has now resigned as the president of the ride-hailing company, citing differences over his own leadership principles and Uber’s. His exit follow Uber’s string of high-profile departures recently.

Business Tech March 20, 2017

Tesla Challenger LeEco Looks To Sell 49-Acre Silicon Valley Property Due To Painful Cash Crunch

LeEco, an ambitious Chinese technology conglomerate, once looked to challenge Tesla in the electric car industry. However, it seems that the mission would be put on hold, as the company is suffering a massive cash crunch.

Car Tech March 20, 2017

Apple, Google, And More Protest Against Trump Revoking Protection For Transgender Students

Major tech companies have now officially expressed dismay over Trump’s reversal of a policy meant to protect transgender students. This becomes among many of Trump’s decisions as president that Silicon Valley has spoken out against.

Business Tech February 24, 2017

Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft And Other Silicon Valley Companies Denounce Immigration Ban

Several companies in the United States have denounced the immigration ban brought forth by the executive order decreed by the Trump administration. Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and more have come forward to voice their thoughts.

Business Tech January 30, 2017

This Is How Silicon Valley’s Super-Rich Gear Up For The Apocalypse

The survivalism movement can count the ultra-wealthy from Silicon Valley to Wall Street among its staunch members. Know the various doomsday preparations of some of today's leading tech executives.

Business Tech January 24, 2017

Xiaomi Global VP Hugo Barra Resigns, Returning To Silicon Valley After Chinese New Year: What Next?

Hugo Barra, the former Android executive who left Google to lead Xiaomi's international expansion, has now announced plans to leave Xiaomi and return to Silicon Valley. Barra will depart from the company next month, after the Chinese New Year.

Business Tech January 23, 2017

New Card Games Poke Fun At Silicon Valley Stereotypes: Cards Against Silicon Valley And Disrupt Cards

Two new card games mocking humanity have popped up. This time, both are focused on the terrible clichés of working in the tech industry: Cards Against Silicon Valley and Disrupt Cards.

Geek January 15, 2017

Breakthrough Prize Celebrates Top Science, Math Achievements With Over $25 Million In Awards

The Breakthrough Prizes 2017 that honored the best minds in science have been bestowed on top scientists at an Oscars-like function in Silicon Valley. Path-breaking research and discovery in life sciences, mathematics and fundamental physics were honored at the colorful ceremony.

December 5, 2016

Actor T.J. Miller Says Silicon Valley Is Not Making The World A Better Place: HBO Show Is Satire

T.J. Miller, the man who plays Erlich Bachman on the hit HBO series 'Silicon Valley,' is not a huge fan of the real Silicon Valley, as he finds those who venture there on a regular basis to be people who take themselves too seriously. He also believes they live in a tech bubble.

Celebrities November 27, 2016

Silicon Valley Torn Over What To Do About Peter Thiel

Silicon Valley is facing some hard times as Peter Thiel was recently rumored to back the Tump campaign with a $1.25 million donation. Prominent names from the Valley are stepping away from businesses Thiel is part of.

Business Tech October 18, 2016

Volvo To Start Selling Self-Driving Cars In 5 Years; Silicon Valley Research Center Ready To Start Work

Volvo is looking to release self-driving cars into the market by 2021, with the system to be an option for individual buyers. To aid in its development of the technology, a Silicon Valley research center is being prepared.

Car Tech October 2, 2016

Mall Security Robot Runs Over Toddler In Silicon Valley

Knightscope’s K5 robot used for security in a Silicon Valley mall ran over a toddler causing minor injuries on Thursday.

Security July 17, 2016

Donald Trump Is A 'Disaster' According To Silicon Valley Leaders

In an open letter on Medium, industry leaders from Silicon Valley called Donald Trump a 'disaster for innovation.' The presidential candidate is said to be campaigning on 'anger, bigotry and fear.'

Business Tech July 14, 2016

How Will Brexit Affect Silicon Valley? It's Anybody's Guess

It could be two years before the UK completes its Brexit and shuts the door behind itself. Still, that's not stopping any of us from taking a stab at what the impact UK's EU exit will have on Britain and Silicon Valley.

Business Tech June 27, 2016

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg To Bulldoze Houses Surrounding Palo Alto Home

What is the price of privacy in Silicon Valley? Mark Zuckerberg is planning to bulldoze four houses that surround his home in Palo Alto and build four smaller houses instead.

Business Tech May 24, 2016

Facebook And Google Offices At Risk Of Flood As Sea Levels Rise

The Silicon Valley properties of Facebook and Google face severe risks from the rising sea water level, according to scientific forecasts, leaving the companies in grave contemplation to secure their threatened premises.

Earth/Environment April 25, 2016

Baidu Forms Silicon Valley Team For Self-Driving Car Project

Baidu launched a Silicon Valley office to house its Autonomous Driving Unit. The company revealed it aims to hire at least 100 researchers and engineers for the site.

Car Tech April 24, 2016

Apple Reschedules Earnings Conference For Bill Campbell Memorial

Apple has postponed its scheduled earnings conference call to April 26. This is for its employees and executives to attend Bill Campbell's funeral on April 25.

Business April 20, 2016

Ford Says Hello To Silicon Valley With New Car-Sharing And Autonomous Technology Unit

In an industry energized by the promise of autonomous vehicles and similar technologies and services, carmaker Ford is stepping up its game and ramping up its presence in Silicon Valley. The future, after all, is fast threatening the sales models of these traditional auto companies.

FUTURE TECH March 12, 2016

Here's How Much Apple, Facebook And Other Tech Companies Make In A Second

Trading portal Penny Stocks Lab is letting people follow just how much the tech companies make in real-time.

Money February 5, 2016

Sesame Workshop Launches Venture Capital Arm That Will Invest In Children's Education Startups

Sesame Workshop teamed up with the early startup investor Collaborative Fund to launch a new $10 million venture capital arm that will invest in tech startups aimed at children's education.

Start Ups February 1, 2016

Chelsea Handler's App Helps Users Get Out Of Bad Dates And Other Awkward Situations

Chelsea Handler's new app, Gotta Go!, provides the user with excuses to help them get out of situations they don't want to be in.

Apps/Software January 25, 2016

Harassment, Discrimination And Other Issues Women In Tech Face Exposed By 'Elephant In The Valley'

A survey of women working in Silicon Valley companies for at least 10 years reveals that discrimination and sexual harassment is more prevalent in the workplace. Check out the results of the survey and see if you have experienced or witnessed similar issues.

Society January 12, 2016

Silicon Valley Workers Take 'Microdoses' Of LSD To Boost Productivity

LSD is known to induce a certain kind of high. Apart from achieving this sensation, a report reveals that the drug is also used in microdoses by Silicon Valley workers to boost productivity.

Life November 30, 2015

Facebook's New Seattle Office Will Feature Rooftop Park And Outdoor Dining Spaces

Facebook's new Seattle office located at the Dexter Station building will include amenities that include rooftop parks with trees and plants, a fire pit area, and covered dining spaces.

Business November 18, 2015

San Jose, California Is Now Richest City In America: How It Got To The Top

San Jose, California – the epicenter of Silicon Valley – has become the wealthiest metropolitan area in the country. The reason for its growth is attributed to the shift in skilled labor to Silicon Valley and the tech boom.

Money November 6, 2015

Toyota Investing $1B To Open Silicon Valley Artificial Intelligence Research And Development Company

Toyota just announced ambitious plans to invest $1 billion over the next five years to establish an AI and robotics research center. Called the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), this facility will be located in Silicon Valley and will start operations in January 2016.

Business November 6, 2015

Oracle Building State-Of-The-Art, Tuition-Free Public High School On Its High-Tech Campus

Oracle has big plans for education, aiming to complete a state-of-the-art high-school on its campus by 2017. The Design Tech High School will be tuition-free and arrive as the world's first educational institution located on a high-tech campus, bringing tremendous opportunities to students.

Society October 30, 2015

How The Digital Revolution Was Made In New York

Silicon Valley wasn't always America's tech hub. The New-York Historical Society's upcoming exhibition 'Silicon City' explores the Big Apple's role in the history of computers.

Computers October 20, 2015

Blood Test Startup Theranos Faces Scrutiny: FDA Says Nanotainer An 'Unapproved Medical Device'

Medical tech startup Theranos aimed to revolutionize the way blood samples are tested with their Nanotainer device and Edison machine. The California-based company is now being scrutinized by the FDA for the products' accuracy and novelty.

Life October 17, 2015

Brace Yourselves, Broadband Is Coming: Video Shows 'Game Of Thrones' Set In Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley explained in 'Game of Thrones' style! Who will emerge victorious in the power play for dominance of the Internet?

Internet Culture October 7, 2015

Will NYC Become the Next Silicon Valley? City to Make Computer Science Available to All Students

The project aims to expose all American children to basic programming languages such as Scratch and tech innovations such as robots. Computer Science will not become a graduation requirement. Middle and high schools may offer it as an elective.

Business September 17, 2015

The Best Villains On TV Right Now

A new TV season has begun, and with it comes the return of some of our favorite villains. Check out the eight best baddies on some of your current favorite shows.

Movies/TV Shows September 16, 2015

The 8 Best Tech Documentaries To Stream Right Now On Netflix

Get your geek on with these tech documentaries available to stream on Netflix, including the biographies of Steve Jobs, Nikola Tesla and Walter L. Shaw.

Feature September 4, 2015

Interview With 'Silicon Valley' Production Designer Richard Toyon

How does 'Silicon Valley' look so much like the place on which it is based? Emmy-nominated production designer Richard Toyon tells Tech Times how he and his team keep the show looking authentic.

Movies/TV Shows August 4, 2015

Google, Facebook, Dell Take Samsung's Side In Patent Infringement Battle With Apple

Samsung's infringement saga involving Apple patents may lead to mass infringement lawsuits in the entire industry should the court decide to maintain its ruling. The argument is being pursued by a number of Silicon Valley tech firms, which include Google, Facebook and Dell.

Legal July 22, 2015

Silicon Valley's Kumail Nanjiani Fanboys Over 'X-Files' Guest Role

Kumail Nanjiani freaks out over his dream role of a lifetime — and it's heard not to freak out with him about it, too.

Movies/TV Shows July 20, 2015

Best Tech City In The World: London vs. San Francisco vs. New York City #LondonTechCity

We attended #LondonTechCity in New York City at the MoMA Design Store where we chatted with tech entrepreneurs about their latest products and the state of the London tech scene.

Start Ups May 17, 2015

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