Google to invest $550 million in Chinese ecommerce giant JD.com

Beijing on monitor to eclipse Silicon Valley as world’s high startup hub

Amid widespread paranoia about safety points surrounding China’s tech giants, town of Beijing is now difficult the U.S.’ world tech dominance. A new report from CB Insights reveals simply how quickly Beijing is gaining on Silicon Valley, a area that has lengthy been acknowledged because the epicenter of the tech innovation financial system. According to […]

China’s Silicon Valley investments create risks for startups

China’s Silicon Valley investments create dangers for startups

(Reuters) — Danhua Capital has invested in a few of Silicon Valley’s most promising startups in areas like drones, synthetic intelligence and cyber safety. The enterprise capital agency relies simply exterior Stanford University, the epicenter of U.S. expertise entrepreneurship. Yet it was additionally established and funded with assist from the Chinese authorities. And it’s not […]

Report: Jack Dorsey on Futile Quest to Make Angry Republicans Less Angry, At Least At Him

Report: Jack Dorsey on Futile Quest to Make Angry Republicans Less Angry, At Least At Him

Jack Dorsey.Photo: AP Right-wingers have lengthy been obsessive about the notion Silicon Valley liberals are conspiring to censor them on social media. But it’s reached a fever pitch not too long ago, with Republicans decrying Google’s fact-checking modules and its firing of workplace sexist James Damore, pretty much anything Facebook does to decelerate right-leaning hoaxes […]

Heartland Tech Weekly: The Midwest offers more than just an escape from Silicon Valley

Heartland Tech Weekly: The rise of ‘mid-tech’ jobs

Cities throughout the U.S. are keen to draw tech firms as a result of jobs within the trade are at the moment among the highest-paying within the nation. But there’s an enormous distinction between builders and customer support specialists — the latter usually pays much less and requires much less schooling, however the case nonetheless might be made that […]

Very small Silicon Valley bungalow going for $2.6 million

Very small Silicon Valley bungalow going for $2.6 million

In Silicon Valley, folks with six-figure jobs typically dwell in vans, so how can they scrape collectively financing for the $2.6 million asking worth for this 897-foot bungalow in Palo Alto? Just think about what it is like for working class folks, a few of whom should commute so removed from reasonably priced cities that […]

Silicon Valley Invents Shoes

Silicon Valley Invents Shoes

Silicon Valley companies crunched their hardest in 2017 to rebrand peculiar merchandise lengthy produced by different industries as uniquely modern product traces. Some of them have been fairly obnoxious, like Lyft’s totally-not-just-a-bus shuttle service, or WeLive’s try to market living in communal housing as a lived expertise, or the corporate promoting a “private pop-up space” […]

Jimmy O. Yang on replacing Erlich, becoming the Urkel of ‘Silicon Valley’

Jimmy O. Yang on changing Erlich, changing into the Urkel of ‘Silicon Valley’

HBO News flash: Facebook isn’t safe. Following this 12 months’s revelation that political consulting agency Cambridge Analytica used Facebook to knowledge mine tens of tens of millions of individuals with out their information, Facebook has come under fire, and it seems the rabbit gap simply retains getting deeper. HBO’s Silicon Valley actor Jimmy O. Yang is aware […]

Disgraced Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes Is Allegedly Looking to Start Another Company

Disgraced Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes Is Allegedly Looking to Start Another Company

Photo: Getty Images Elizabeth Holmes misplaced every part—and nearly $900 million of other people’s money—when her bunk blood-testing startup Theranos went into full meltdown, ensuing within the layoff of nearly all staff and civil fees of “massive” fraud for Holmes and former firm president Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani. But she’s reportedly not executed but, in accordance […]

A Startup Set Its Scooters to Scream 'Unlock Me or I'll Call the Police' When They're Touched

A Startup Set Its Scooters to Scream 'Unlock Me or I'll Call the Police' When They're Touched

A LimeBike dockless scooter, proven alongside one from competitor Bird.Photo: Getty Images It’s occurred to everybody: You’re strolling dwelling, minding your personal enterprise, when no random gadgets all of the sudden screaming at you about how the police are coming in the event you occur to stumble upon them. Fortunately, somebody is lastly disrupting that […]

Heartland Tech Weekly: The Midwest offers more than just an escape from Silicon Valley

Heartland Tech Weekly: What scaling startups search for in a second location

This week, there are a few tales within the Heartland Tech e-newsletter that contact on scaling startups trying exterior of the Bay Area. First, there’s my story on Opendoor adding an engineering office in Atlanta, its first exterior of San Francisco. Second, there’s a pleasant evaluation from Crunchbase News on the place unicorn corporations are opening places of work exterior of […]