Silicon Valley

  • Silicon Valley Supports Tax Reform
    Tax_reform_silicon_valley 2017-09-30 14:10:52 UTC
    Silicon Valley is racing to support and shape President Donald Trump’s multitrillion-dollar tax proposal, despite months of distancing itself from his policies on everything from immigration to climate change. The Republican proposal to slash c...
  • Facebook Provides Congress Over 3,000 Russian Bought Ads
    Facebook_provides_congress_over_3_000_russian_bought_ads 2017-09-21 20:09:00 UTC
    Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, is planning to release the content of more than 3,000 ads purchased by Russian operatives during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, reversing a decision that had frustrated Capitol Hill investigators....
  • EU Plans To Raise Taxes For Internet Giants
    Eu_plans_to_raise_taxes_for_internet_giants 2017-09-17 00:53:39 UTC
    TALLINN (Reuters) - A European Union plan to raise more tax from digital multinationals faced the first signs of scepticism on Saturday, as smaller members of the bloc warned about the economic impact from such a move. France wants to tax compa...
  • Apple rolled out its much-anticipated iPhone X and cellular Watch
    Apple_inc_rolled_out_a_new_version_of_the_apple_watch 2017-09-12 19:21:35 UTC
    CUPERTINO, Calif. (Reuters) - Apple Inc on Tuesday rolled out its much-anticipated iPhone X, a redesigned product of glass and stainless steel with an edge-to-edge display that Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook called “the biggest leap forward since ...
  • Lyft to Offer Self-Driving Cars in San Francisco Area
    Lyft_self_drive_san_francisco 2017-09-07 16:37:26 UTC
    Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A self-driving car will soon be one ride option available from Lyft in the San Francisco Bay Area, as the ride-services company ramps up its efforts to become a serious player in autonomous vehicle t...
  • Fired Google Engineer Hires Lawyer in Free Speech Case
    Google 2017-08-24 17:30:02 UTC
    Google found itself at the epicenter of controversy this month after a 10-page anti-diversity manifesto written by one of its employees, which had circulated internally at the company, went viral. James Damore, the employee who wrote the memo—whic...
  • Google takes action against 'anti-diversity memo'
    Google_takes_action_against_'anti-diversity_memo' 2017-08-08 04:49:59 UTC
    San Francisco (Reuters) - Internet giant Google has fired the male engineer at the center of an uproar in Silicon Valley over the past week after he authored an internal memo asserting there are biological causes behind gender inequality in the te...
  • Apple to launch 'Call Watches' without needing an iPhone
    Apple_to_launch_'call_watches'_without_needing_an_iphone 2017-08-04 22:52:29 UTC
    (Reuters) - Apple Inc plans to release a version of its smartwatch later this year that can connect directly to cellular networks, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. Some of the new models for the Apple Watch ...
  • Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg: We need to start paying women well
    Facebook's_sheryl_sandberg-_we_need_to_start_paying_women_well 2017-07-31 04:47:45 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg called on governments and companies to do more to close the gender pay gap on Sunday and said both girls and boys should be encouraged to become leaders from an early age. ...
  • Tesla delivers the first 30 of its Model 3 cars in California
    Tesla_delivers_the_fierst_30_of_its_model_3_cars_in_california 2017-07-30 16:01:45 UTC
    FREMONT, Calif. (Reuters) - Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said on Friday the Model 3 had over half a million advance reservations as he handed over the first 30 to employee buyers, setting the stage for the biggest test yet of the compan...
  • Hottest Tech startups don't need venture capital money
    Hottest_tech_startups_don't_need_venture_capital_money 2017-07-24 07:00:59 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. venture capital firms lining up for a slice of the burgeoning digital currency market are grappling with a novel challenge - some of the hottest tech startups that sell the coins just don't need their money. Only a few...
  • Google Earth users will be able to post stories, video and photos
    Google_earth_users_will_be_able_to_post_stories__video_and_photos 2017-07-14 22:16:57 UTC
    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Google wants users to post millions of stories, video and photos on its 'Google Earth' platform in the next few years, the program chief said on Tuesday at a launch event in Brazil for content focused on showcasing the A...
  • Tesla Model 3 passed all regulatory requirements for production
    Tesla_inc's_high-volume_model_3_sedan_passed_all_regulatory_requirements_for_production 2017-07-03 06:23:42 UTC
    Tesla Inc's high-volume Model 3 sedan passed all regulatory requirements for production two weeks ahead of schedule, Chief Executive Elon Musk tweeted on Sunday night. Musk said in May that Tesla was on track to begin production of the $35,000 ...
  • US Tech tried to soften on dealing with the Russian spy agency
    Us_tech_tried_to_soften_on_dealing_with_the_russian_spy_agency 2017-06-30 19:19:32 UTC
    WASHINGTON/MOSCOW — As U.S. officials investigated in January the FSB's alleged role in election cyber attacks, U.S. technology firms were quietly lobbying the government to soften a ban on dealing with the Russian spy agency, people with direct k...
  • Canada's Court Forces Google to Remove Results Worldwide
    Canada's_court_forces_google_to_remove_results_worldwide 2017-06-28 16:15:32 UTC
    Canadian courts can force internet search leader Google to remove results worldwide, the country's top court ruled on Wednesday, drawing criticism from civil liberties groups arguing such a move sets a precedent for censorship on the internet. ...
  • EU antitrust regulators hit Alphabet unit Google with a record $2.7 billion fine
    Eu_antitrust_regulators_hit_alphabet_unit_google_with_a_record__2.7_billion_fine 2017-06-27 16:50:51 UTC
    BRUSSELS — EU antitrust regulators hit Alphabet unit Google with a record 2.42-billion-euro ($2.7 billion) fine on Tuesday, taking a tough line in the first of three investigations into the company's dominance in searches and smartphones. It is...
  • Facebook wants to be a "hostile environment for terrorists"
    Facebook_wants_to_be_a_%22hostile_environment_for_terrorists%22 2017-06-04 18:14:21 UTC
    Facebook said it wanted to make its social media platform a "hostile environment" for terrorists in a statement issued after attackers killed seven people in London and prompted Prime Minister Theresa May to demand action from internet firms. T...
  • Facebook focuses on Vox, BuzzFeed and others for video service
    Facebook_is_focusing_on_vox__buzzfeed_and_others_for_video_service 2017-05-24 20:47:43 UTC
    NEW YORK — Facebook has signed deals with millennial-focused news and entertainment creators Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN, Group Nine Media and others to make shows for its upcoming video service, which will feature long and short-form content with a...
  • Trump's "America First" Order: Tighten H-1B Visa Program
    Trump's_'america_first'_order-_tighten_h-1b_visa_program 2017-04-19 04:05:46 UTC
    Kenosha, Wisconsin - U.S. President Donald J. Trump ordered federal agencies to look at tightening a visa program used to bring high-skilled foreign workers to the U.S., as he tries to carry out his campaign pledge to put "America First." Trump...
  • Trump Targets H-1B Visas Which Are Used Largely By Tech Industry
    Trump_targets_h-1b_visas_which_are_used_largely_by_tech_industry 2017-04-18 05:04:49 UTC
    U.S. President Donald Trump targets H-1B visas which are used largely by tech industry and will sign an executive order directing federal agencies to recommend changes to a temporary visa program used to bring foreign workers to the U.S. to fill h...
  • Facebook suspended 30,000 accounts in France, to stop the spread of fake news
    Facebook_suspended_30_000_accounts_in_france__to_stop_the_spread_of_fake_news 2017-04-14 05:39:08 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook Inc said on Thursday it suspended 30,000 accounts in France as the social network giant steps up efforts to stop the spread of fake news, misinformation and spam. The move, which comes 10 days before the first round of ...
  • Tesla Beat GM To Become Most Valuable US Auto Maker
    Tesla_beat_gm_to_become_most_valuable_us_auto_maker 2017-04-10 21:23:22 UTC
    By Noel Randewich | SAN FRANCISCO Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) on Monday became the most valuable U.S. car maker, reaching a market capitalization of $50.887 billion and edging past General Motors (GM.N) which produces many more cars. Helped by an analy...
  • Twitter Refuses To Reveal User Behind Anti-Trump Account
    Twitter_refuses_u.s._order_to_reveal_user_behind_anti-trump_account 2017-04-07 04:52:53 UTC
    By David Ingram | SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter Inc on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit to block an order by the U.S. government demanding that it reveal who is behind an account opposed to President Donald Trump's tough immigration policies. Cit...
  • Google apologizes for ads alongside offensive videos on YouTube
    Google_apologizes_for_ads_alongside_offensive_videos_on_youtube 2017-03-20 19:20:23 UTC
    By Esha Vaish and Kate Holton Google apologized on Monday for allowing ads to appear alongside offensive videos on YouTube as more high-profile firms such as Marks & Spencer (MKS.L) and HSBC (HSBA.L) pulled advertising for British markets fro...
  • Lightspeed is set to make its public market debut
    Lightspeed_is_set_to_make_its_public_market_debut_ 2017-03-01 20:09:45 UTC
    By Heather Somerville | SAN FRANCISCO — Lightspeed Venture Partners was launched in 1999 by four partners who were experts in enterprise software and early internet companies, making only the occasional investment into consumer technology comp...