April 25, 2019

A Peruvian ex-president was arrested at a Silicon Valley restaurant on charges of being drunk in public

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Reuters From Business Insider Alejandro Toledo, a former President of Peru, was arrested in San Mateo, Calif. for being drunk in public. Toledo, 73, served as the South American country’s president from 2001 to 2006. Toledo denied being arrested and said the information about his arrested was part of a conspiracy by political opponents. Peru’s […]

US: FDA warns against using young people’s blood to halt aging

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From Newsmax Taking a young person’s plasma and infusing it into an older person to ward off aging — a therapy that’s fascinated some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley — has no proven clinical benefit, the Food and Drug Administration said. The agency issued a safety alert on Tuesday about the infusion of […]

Apple CEO Tim Cook to Congress: It’s time to stand up for the right to privacy

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By Matt Binder From Mashable Apple CEO Tim Cook is on a crusade to make tech companies care more about their users’ privacy. In an op-ed for Time Magazine, Cook once again called for a sweeping change within the tech industry and how companies handle online data. The Apple CEO is pushing Congress and the Federal […]

VCs say Silicon Valley isn’t the gold mine it used to be

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By Kate Clark From TechCrunch On stage at Disrupt SF, investors agreed you no longer have to be in the Bay Area to win the startup game In the days leading up to TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, The Economist published the cover story, ‘Why Startups Are Leaving Silicon Valley.’ The author outlined reasons why the […]

Breaking the bank or the myth of blockchain brotopia – or both?

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By Nisa Amoils From Forbes If ever there was a question as to whether NY is the capital of fintech or blockchain, it was answered this week. Through a series of events from May 11 – 17, “Blockchain Week New York City,” anchored by headline event Consensus, included a first-ever Blockchain Job Fair.  Attendance was […]

Author Ryan Holiday on “the nature of world-altering success”

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From TechCrunch It could be said that the first few years of this current tech boom were fueled by mostly harmless, relatively easy products—websites for sharing your photos, for looking up stuff, for connecting with old friends. And the people who made them were seen as mostly good people. Yet this feel-good perception has slowly […]

ICO 101: This is how to do initial coin offerings right – and wrong

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BY ROBERT HOF From Silicon Angle Initial coin offerings, a method of crowdfunding using cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin or custom coins or tokens, have exploded this year. A stunning $1.1 billion has been raised in 89 ICOs so far this year, 10 times as much as in all of 2016, and at least 110 more […]

More High-tech cities

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The 25 most high-tech cities in the world Part 2 By Chris Weller From Business Insider Cities are the way of the future. In less than 35 years, the World Health Organization estimates that two-thirds of the world population will be living in urban areas. That’s an additional 2.5 billion people. The cities that will […]

Over half of Google employees polled say the web giant shouldn’t have fired the engineer behind the controversial memo

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By Julie Bort From Business Insider Former Google engineer James Damore’s memo on diversity generated lots of controversy. So too, as it turns out, has the web giant’s subsequent decision to fire him. Employees across Silicon Valley are deeply divided about Google’s move, according to a survey conducted on Tuesday and Wednesday by Blind, an anonymous […]

HBO renews original comedies “Silicon Valley” & “Veep”

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Miami, Fla., May 25, 2017 – HBO has renewed its original comedy series Silicon Valley and Veep for a fifth and seventh season, respectively. The new seasons for both programs will premiere in 2018. Created by Mike Judge, Silicon Valley follows the story of a startup company in the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon […]