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Elizabeth Holmes Trial Proves
Boys' Club Is Alive and Well
Sep 16, 2021 4:50 PM CDT
Elizabeth Holmes Trial Proves Boys' Club Is Alive and Well
Ellen Pao wonders why male tech execs accused of fraud aren't held to same standard
- Ellen Pao thinks Elizabeth Holmes should be held accountable for her actions as CEO of the not-quite-what-it-appeared Theranos blood-testing company. But in an essay at the
New York Times
, Pao writes that something else is true in regard to Holmes' ongoing trial: It "can be sexist to hold her...
Mar 23, 2021 12:15 PM CDT
Prince Harry Lands a New Title
He will be 'chief impact officer' at the health tech company BetterUp
- Prince Harry may have lost some royal titles in his split with the family, but he's just gained a new one in Silicon Valley: "chief impact officer." That's the role Harry has assumed at the health tech company BetterUp, reports NBC News . The firm focuses on...
Thomas Middleditch at Center
of Club's Misconduct Claims
Mar 22, 2021 9:55 AM CDT
Thomas Middleditch at Center of Club's Misconduct Claims
'Silicon Valley' star accused of groping woman, owners accused of ignoring complaints
star Thomas Middleditch to the list of celebs who've been accused of sexual misconduct. Hannah Harding says she was at the Cloak & Dagger—a now-closed Goth nightclub in Hollywood "where a cast of experimental artists performed eerie, sexually charged ceremonies each week," per...
Staff Used $1B Startup's
Security Cameras to Harass
Oct 27, 2020 11:05 AM CDT
Staff Used $1B Startup's Security Cameras to Harass
No one was fired, a move Verkada's CEO defends
- A surveillance startup boasting clients including Juul Labs, Red Lobster, and the city of Memphis has come under fire over claims that its own facial recognition system was used to harass female employees. Motherboard and the Verge are out with reports on the behavior at the Silicon Valley headquarters of...
Uh, Little Issue With
Naming Your Kid 'X Æ A-12'
May 9, 2020 12:00 PM CDT
Uh, Little Issue With Naming Your Kid 'X Æ A-12'
It might not be totally, what's it called, legal
- Elon, about that baby name. "X Æ A-12" isn't just odd—it might be against the law. CBS News reports that Tesla CEO Elon Musk and singer Grimes may have violated California law with that zinger of a name. The California Department of Public Health Vital Records Handbook...
Bay Area Residents Placed
Under Strictest Order in US
Mar 16, 2020 4:32 PM CDT
Bay Area Residents Placed Under Strictest Order in US
Residents of six counties ordered to shelter in place for 3 weeks
- Officials in six San Francisco Bay Area counties issued a sweeping shelter-in-place mandate Monday affecting nearly 7 million people, ordering residents to avoid any unnecessary travel by any method and only leave their homes for food, medicine, and exercise. The order says residents must stay inside and venture out only...
Star Makes Big
Reveal on Sex Life
Sep 18, 2019 7:06 AM CDT
Star Makes Big Reveal on Sex Life
Thomas Middleditch and wife Mollie Gates are swingers: It 'saved our marriage'
- The seventh question in
's 20 questions to
star Thomas Middleditch brought what
calls an "unexpected" answer. When the magazine brought up that Middleditch had once visited a swingers club while making the movie
, then asked if he was actually part of the "...
Jun 3, 2019 6:18 PM CDT
House Plans Sweeping Probe of Tech Giants
Investigation to focus on 'concentration of market power'
- Tech giants—including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google—will face a "top-to-bottom" antitrust investigation by the House Judiciary Committee. Rep. David Cicilline, leader of the investigation, said Monday it is aimed at the "tremendous concentration of market power" held by the companies more than it is at individual...
Warren: Time to Bust Up
Mar 8, 2019 12:55 PM CST
Warren: Time to Bust Up Google, Amazon
Presidential candidate is going after the giants of tech
- Elizabeth Warren wants a fair playing field in the marketplace—and she's going after Big Tech to make it happen. "To restore the balance of power in our democracy, to promote competition, and to ensure that the next generation of technology innovation is as vibrant as the last,...
Silicon Valley Investors,
This Should Worry You
Jan 18, 2019 9:44 AM CST
Silicon Valley Investors, This Should Worry You
Op-ed: The Bezos divorce surely won't be the last. Time to disclose pre-nups?
- In the wake of the Bezos divorce announcement, two colliding truths should be on the radar of Silicon Valley investors, writes James Stewart in the
New York Times
. First, the divorce rate in California is about 60%, meaning that the Bezos' split surely won't be the last among the...
Clear by 2 Cats
With a Sweet Pad
Jan 14, 2019 7:21 AM CST
'Tremendous Inequity' Made Clear by 2 Cats With a Sweet Pad
Tina and Louise are living large in a $1.5K-a-month apartment in Silicon Valley
- Thousands of people are homeless in San Jose, Calif.—but Tina and Louise have a cozy setup in a $1,500-a-month apartment with an Apple TV (but no kitchen), scratching tower, and a landlord who pops in to rub their bellies. The two tenants are cats, and the
'We're on Our Own'
Dec 19, 2018 4:50 PM CST
Bombarded by Disinformation, 'We're on Our Own'
Kara Swisher writes for the 'NYT' that tech companies haven't been terribly helpful in fighting bad actors
- What's "dead clear": Propaganda pushers have been using platforms like Google, Facebook, and Twitter "exactly as they were designed to be used." What we're just now learning: that those companies were more or less useless on the front lines against disinformation and "fake news,...
Key Order Floats Around
White House, 'Author Unknown'
Sep 22, 2018 5:30 PM CDT
Key Order Floats Around White House, 'Author Unknown'
The document would trigger a federal crackdown on Silicon Valley
- President Trump is about to hit America's tech giants with federal antitrust probes, if a newly leaked document holds any water—and it may not hold any water at all, the
reports. Revealed Friday by Bloomberg , the draft executive order would empower federal agencies to investigate Google,...
Stick a Fork in Theranos
Sep 5, 2018 8:29 AM CDT
Stick a Fork in Theranos
Blood-testing firm aims to turn over assets, cash within a year
- Last one out, shut off the lights: A Silicon Valley darling before investors lost $1 billion , blood-testing firm Theranos will soon be no more. After years of scandal and failed attempts to sell the company, its cash dipped too low, according to a $65 million loan agreement with Fortress Investment...
Bishop Won't Move Into $2.3M
Silicon Valley Home After All
Aug 29, 2018 11:19 AM CDT
Bishop Won't Move Into $2.3M Silicon Valley Home After All
Bishop Patrick McGrath says he realized he 'erred in judgment in the purchase'
- Bishop Patrick McGrath's retirement digs won't be as posh as initially planned . In response to the backlash that emerged after it was revealed the Diocese of San Jose in California had purchased for him a $2.3 million five-bedroom home in the city, the 73-year-old has now said...
Bishop Retiring in California
to Live Alone in $2.3M Home
Aug 28, 2018 2:50 AM CDT
Bishop Retiring in California to Live Alone in $2.3M Home
Bishop Patrick J. McGrath's new digs have 5 bedrooms
- The Catholic Diocese of San Jose has purchased a five-bedroom, $2.3 million home in Silicon Valley for its retiring bishop despite the 640,000-member diocese's mission of charity and serving the poor. Bishop Patrick J. McGrath, 73, acknowledged in an interview with the
that he "...
Hands Out Resume
on Corner, 200
Jul 31, 2018 2:28 PM CDT
Homeless Man Hands Out Resume on Corner, 200 Companies Call
David Casarez is scheduling job interviews after picture, resume went viral
- David Casarez, an engineer and web developer, moved from Texas to California's Silicon Valley in the hopes of working in the tech industry. But when he used up all his savings and was still without a job, he found himself homeless, sleeping in parks and stairwells. That's when...
California City Takes a Stand
Against Facebook's Free Food
Jul 26, 2018 9:20 AM CDT
California City Takes a Stand Against Facebook's Free Food
New office can't fully subsidize internal meals
- There will be no free ice cream for the 2,000 employees set to fill Facebook's new office in Mountain View, Calif., later this year. Like many other tech companies in Silicon Valley, Facebook fills the bellies of its employees with free food, from oven-baked pizza to hand-rolled sushi....
Before It Was
Jul 10, 2018 5:53 PM CDT
Before It Was Mature Facebook, Infant Facebook Was 'Wild'
'Wired' takes a closer look at Zuckerberg and his team during the social media giant's early days
- It's true that Mark Zuckerberg jump-started Facebook in the spring of 2004 while attending Harvard, but it was in the infant firm's new home in Silicon Valley just a few months later where endless hours of frenetic coding, partying, and a "brogrammer 'tude" started to transform...
Pastor's Foul-Mouthed Tweets
Lead to His Resignation
May 20, 2018 3:00 PM CDT
Pastor's Foul-Mouthed Tweets Lead to His Resignation
Rev. Gregory Stevens had choice words for the city of Palo Alto
- A California pastor has resigned in the wake of controversy that followed his use of some foul language while bashing his city on social media. In Twitter posts that wound up on the desks of Palo Alto city council members, Rev. Gregory Stevens, associate pastor at First Baptist Church, reportedly...
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