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California Agency Still Making ID Theft Easy By Mailing Out Social Security Numbers

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — Two and a half years ago, after a KPIX 5 investigation revealed the state was putting millions at risk for identity theft, officials promised changes. However, ConsumerWatch reporter Julie Watts recently learned just how little has changed and California lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are furious. “Don’t put your outgoing mail in a mailbox ever. If they see a flag up, it’s gone,” warned convicted identity thief Cheryl Thrasher. She told ConsumerWatch all she needed...
Tags: California, Sacramento, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Social Security Administration, Baker, Federal Trade Commission, Bay Area, Social Security Number, Newman, Watts, Assemblyman Mike Gatto, David Newman, Irwin, KPIX, Hines


Venture capital is in a 'surprisingly rabid' phase despite tech layoffs and previously dire warnings that it would dry up, a VC says

The market for venture capital is "surprisingly rabid" despite the economic uncertainty produced by COVID-19, FirstMark Capital partner Matt Turck said. Turck said that investors have started approaching promising startups that aren't even looking for funding as they seek sure bets. That's made the market "more intense than it's probably ever been," Turck said. Although many smaller startups are having trouble getting funded, big deals for established companies have continued apace as investor...
Tags: Trends, Silicon Valley, Philadelphia, Nasdaq, Instacart, FirstMark Capital, Firstmark, Redpoint Ventures, Impossible Foods, Nyse, Matt Turck, Leslie Odom Jr, Bob Moore, Gong, Lyft Bird, Crossbeam


Twitter’s Omid Kordestani Buys the $13.5 Million House Next Door

A secluded estate in the tiny yet ultra-desirable Silicon Valley town of Atherton, Calif. was recently sold for $13.5 million, and records indicate the off-market buyer is the tech billionaire next door: Omid Kordestani, the Iranian-born, recently-departed executive chairman of Twitter and one of Google’s very first employees. Built in 1995 and tucked away at […]
Tags: Google, Tech, Silicon Valley, Moguls, Omid Kordestani, Atherton, Atherton Calif, DeLeon Realty


Extra Crunch Live: Join Anu Duggal for a live Q&A on August 20 at 11am PT/2pm ET

Rent the Runway and Glossier became unicorns within the same week in June 2019. That same year, only 2.7% of venture capital dollars went toward female-founded companies. Silicon Valley’s disconnect between the monetary success of female-founded companies and funding them in the first place is disheartening. The conversation is there, but the dollar sign momentum remains missing. Anu Duggal founded the Female Founders Fund before both were even a tangible reality. In 2014, the entrepreneur la...
Tags: Work, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Entrepreneurship, Events, Entrepreneur, Tech, Diversity, E-commerce, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Biotech, Melinda Gates, Rent The Runway, Bombay


This mom left her day job while pregnant to help launch a YC-backed startup. Now, her team has an ambitious plan to make K-5 learning 'pods' more affordable for children of all backgrounds

Elizabeth Adams was three months pregnant and had a 6-year-old daughter when she started making weekly trips from Washington, DC, to Silicon Valley to participate in Y Combinator and launch her startup Trustle. Her team initially developed an app that allowed child care experts to connect over video calls with families who wanted support for everyday parenting challenges, like picky eating. Now, they're pivoting to offer affordable learning pods for students K-5, and they're reinvesting 80% of...
Tags: California, Virginia, Trends, Washington Dc, Silicon Valley, William, Cto, Catalin Voss, Adams, Fairfax, Mountain View California, Elizabeth Adams, Trustle, Tom Sayer, Redwood City Join


Facebook’s former PR chief explains why no one is paying attention to your startup

At TechCrunch Early Stage, I spoke with Coatue Management GP Caryn Marooney about startup branding and how founders can get people to pay attention to what they’re building. Marooney recently made the jump into venture capital; previously she was co-founder and CEO of The Outcast Agency, one of Silicon Valley’s best-regarded public relations firms, which she left to become VP of Global Communications at Facebook, where she led comms for eight years. While founders often may think of PR as ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Tech, Silicon Valley, Global Communications, Marooney, Caryn Marooney


First Look at Welcome to the Blumhouse’s First Four Films

BEGIN SLIDESHOW First Look at Welcome to the Blumhouse’s First Four Films Four new photos have been released for Amazon Prime Video’s Welcome To The Blumhouse, a program of eight unsettling, genre movies produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Television and Amazon Studios. The photos offer a first look at the first four films that will premiere worldwide in October: The Lie, Black Box, Evil Eye, and Nocturne. You can check out the photos now in the gallery below! PB ...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Horror, Streaming, Silicon Valley, Jason Blum, Elisabeth Moss, Peter Sarsgaard, Joey King, Amazon Prime Video, Amazon Studios, Blumhouse, Mireille Enos, ComingSoon, Movie News, Sunita Mani


Netflix’s Love Hard Casts Dobrev, Yang & Melton

Netflix’s Love Hard casts Dobrev, Yang & Melton After acquiring the rights to the romantic comedy last summer, Netflix has begun building an ensemble cast for the forthcoming Love Hard with the additions of Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries), Jimmy O. Yang (Fantasy Island) and Charles Melton (Bad Boys for Life), according to Deadline. RELATED: Netflix Lands Daniel Kaluuya to Produce & Lead The Upper World PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone ...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, La, Netflix, Silicon Valley, East Coast, Cw, Harry Met Sally, Yang, MCG, Roxanne, Charles Melton, Riverdale, Nina Dobrev, Dobrev, Melton


Geoffrey Nunberg, Sociopolitical Linguist Known From NPR, Dead At 75

“Dr. Nunberg’s day jobs were in academia and in a Silicon Valley think tank, but his deepest preoccupation was in understanding how human beings communicate through words, from slang and vulgar slurs to political messaging and professional jargon. … He published several books, including essay collections and The Ascent of the A-Word, about the popularity of a certain seven-letter term applied to annoying bosses or people who used to be called heels and jerks … and, for more than 30 years, provi...
Tags: Art, People, Silicon Valley, Npr, Nunberg, Geoffrey Nunberg, 08.13.20


The 10 best startup incubators and accelerators to help your new business grow fast

Just one in 12 startups succeed, with most failing between their second and fifth year of growth. Startup incubators can help startups learn how to succeed, and accelerators help early-stage businesses grow faster. On average, incubated businesses have an 87% survival rate over five years. We researched the industry to find 10 startup incubators and accelerators that can help you during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's natural to fear l...
Tags: New York, Stanford, US, Trends, Asia Pacific, South Africa, Pakistan, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Goldman Sachs, North America, Khan Academy, Amazon Web Services, Digitalocean, Marc Andreessen, Blackrock


The Instagram Influencer in High Demand: How She Got There

Meeta Vengapally is a top Instagram influencer as well as founder and CEO of Garnysh, a Silicon Valley-based fitness and technology company that uses real-time tracking and analytics to support fitness and nutrition goals. Known for her glamorous photos and flashy product endorsements, Meeta’s Instagram profile page is @meetamoment, where she has over 179,000 followers and counting. More than 500 brands have approached Meeta for sponsorship and promotions, including Target, Bumble Biz, Amazon, F...
Tags: Instagram, Arianna Huffington, Steve Jobs, Sales, Social Media, Online Business, Silicon Valley, Women In Business, Huffington Post, Neiman Marcus, Vincent Van Gogh, Shein, Clarins, Social Media Influencers, Meeta, Bumble Biz


Joe Biden's VP pick Kamala Harris has held prominent roles in California politics since 2004. Here are the tech moguls and A-list Hollywood bigwigs who have supported her over the years.

On August 11, Joe Biden picked Kamala Harris as his choice for vice president on his 2020 ticket. Harris, a Democratic senator for California, has also held positions as district attorney for San Francisco and attorney general for the state. She has homes in both LA and San Francisco. California Gov. Gavin Newsom campaigned for Harris in Iowa in December 2019. Forbes reported that an overwhelming majority of her 2019 donors came from California and she unsurprisingly has a fan base in the two...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Hollywood, Shonda Rhimes, Jobs, Instagram, Nbc, California, Steve Jobs, Ebay, Aaron Sorkin, La, Stanford, Senate, Massachusetts, Politico


A growing number of wealthy tech investors are bucking traditional VCs and starting subscription-based 'rolling' funds

An increasing number of wealthy tech execs, like Facebook alum Dave Morin and Gumroad CEO Sahil Lavingia, are starting so-called "rolling funds," a new type of venture fund pioneered by AngelList that allows investors to "subscribe" on a quarterly basis. Some are attracted to the user-friendliness of the model's style and ability to publicly solicit investors, which might otherwise be illegal. Others see it as way to increase accountability for venture capital partners, who often make money on...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, North Korea, Trends, SEC, Silicon Valley, Nasdaq, Black, Ryan Hoover, Nyse, Hunt, Dave Morin, Jason Jacobs, Allyson Kapin, Sahil Lavingia, Lavingia


The best startup incubators and accelerators to help your new business grow fast

Just one in 12 startups succeed, with most failing between their second and fifth year of growth. Startup incubators can help startups learn how to succeed, and accelerator programs help early-stage businesses grow faster. On average, incubated businesses have an 87% survival rate over five years. We researched the industry to find 10 startup incubators and accelerators that can help you during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's natural t...
Tags: New York, Stanford, US, Trends, Asia Pacific, South Africa, Pakistan, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Goldman Sachs, North America, Khan Academy, Amazon Web Services, Digitalocean, Marc Andreessen, Blackrock


Data scientists and engineers are leaving Amazon and Facebook for hedge funds. Here are the firms that are winning the battle for top tech talent.

As hedge funds have become sophisticated, their talent needs have evolved — and top managers now are searching out people with engineering abilities or data science skills. This has put managers in direct competition with big tech firms, and a years-long battle over talent has ensued.  Hedge funds like Two Sigma, Citadel, and Bridgewater have managed to bring in more people from big tech firms over the last 10 years than they have lost. Amazon and Microsoft have seen hundreds of people leave t...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Trends, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Goldman Sachs, Donald Trump, East Coast, Sigma, Bridgewater, Citadel, Ken Griffin, Ray Dalio, Two Sigma


Google Cloud partners explain all the ways that the search giant is getting more flexible, from letting customers reallocate their cloud resources to helping developers pay for their own sales and marketing pushes (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google Cloud partners say that the company has gotten more flexible since Thomas Kurian took over as CEO. That flexibility can be seen in how it gives customers wiggle room when it comes to the finer points of their contracts — like allowing them to take credits that were intended for one Google Cloud service, and allowing them to apply them to other services.  The company has also expanded its outreach to partners, including by giving money for sales and marketing to developers who build soft...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Aws, Silicon Valley, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Thomas, SADA, Google Cloud, Kurian, Kollar, Goldman Sachs Deutsche Bank, Galizia, Rob Enslin


‘Welcome to the Blumhouse’: Amazon and Blumhouse Team Up to Produce Eight Thriller Films From Up-and-Coming Talent

Amazon and Blumhouse are teaming up to build one haunted house that you’ll want to stay in. Amazon announced the launch of “Welcome to the Blumhouse,” a program of eight “unsettling” genre movies produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Television and Amazon Studios that showcase up-and-coming horror talent. “Welcome to the Blumhouse” will launch in October on Amazon, just in time for Halloween season. Amazon Prime Video will launch its new horror program “Welcome to the Blumhouse,” in partnership...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Horror, Netflix, Thriller, Silicon Valley, Jason Blum, Peter Sarsgaard, Joey King, Nocturne, Amazon Studios, Blumhouse, Mireille Enos, Blumhouse Television, Madhuri Shekar, Blumhouse TV


Welcome to the Blumhouse Promises 8 Feature Thrillers on Amazon

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Welcome to the Blumhouse Promises 8 Feature Thrillers on Amazon Amazon Prime Video has revealed Welcome to the Blumhouse, a program of eight unsettling, genre movies produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Television and Amazon Studios. Sharing the spine-tingling suspense that’s a Blumhouse signature, each film presents a distinctive vision and unique perspective on common themes centered around family and love as redemptive or destructive forces. This slate marks the first eve...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Horror, Silicon Valley, Jason Blum, Elisabeth Moss, Peter Sarsgaard, Joey King, Blumhouse, Mireille Enos, Movie News, Sunita Mani, Blumhouse Television, Elan Dassani, Rajeev Dassani, Amazon Amazon Prime Video


Check out the pitch deck augmented reality startup Help Lightning used to raise $8 million, as the tech takes off during the pandemic

Augmented Reality (AR) startup Help Lightning has raised an $8 million Series A round led by Resolve Partners. The company uses "merged" reality technology, combining multiple video streams into one to allow technicians, doctors, and experts to be hands-on from afar by virtually "touching" what is in their customer's field of view. Help Lightning saw a spike in demand during the coronavirus pandemic and the financing will be used to scale the business.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for mo...
Tags: Trends, Fox, Paris, Silicon Valley, Ar, Sequoia, Birmingham Alabama, Gary Fox, Business Insider We, Help Lightning, Markets and Markets Help Lightning


Survival of the Foodist; The Future of Restaurants

How five Cs—communication, contactless, curbside, cloud and cleanliness—will govern the future of restaurants While eating out may seem nothing more than a convenience or luxury to some, restaurants are vital to the U.S. economy, contributing $2.5 trillion to the economy annually and employing approximately 15.6 million people—roughly one in 10 working Americans—according to the National Restaurant Association. In a pre-COVID report, the association predicted annual sales would hit $899 billion ...
Tags: Business, New York City, America, Management, Silicon Valley, Montreal, Dfj, Southern California, National Restaurant Association, Right Now, Berkeley Calif, Statista, CEO Co, Augie, Lex Gopnik Lewinski, Montreal Deli


Key Unanswered Questions About Big Tech’s Election-Integrity Alliance

Ahead of the 2020 election, all eyes are on Silicon Valley as some of the biggest tech companies attempt to prevent the sorts of foreign election interference that plagued their platforms the last go around. And it looks like these typically fierce rivals have chosen to set aside their differences—at least for a…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Silicon Valley, Specifics, 2020 Election, Election Integrity Alliance


Batteries, fusion, and hydropower: Meet the 25 startups that Bill Gates is betting on to revolutionize the future of energy

Microsoft cofounder and former CEO Bill Gates is the second richest person in the world, with a net worth over $110 billion.  He's invested a sizeable chunk of cash into clean-energy companies, largely through a billion-dollar fund he spearheads called Breakthrough Energy Ventures.  Gates funds a wide range of technologies, but many of them fall within the categories of long-duration storage, nuclear energy, and carbon capture.  Business Insider compiled a list of the 25 clean-energy companies...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, California, Stanford, Boston, Nigeria, Trends, Tesla, Paypal, Earth, Mit, Bill Gates, Peter Thiel, Denmark, Brad Feld, Silicon Valley


10 startup incubators and accelerators that can add value to your business and help it grow fast

Just one in 12 startups succeed, with most failing between their second and fifth year of growth. Startup incubators can help startups learn how to succeed, and accelerator programs help early-stage businesses grow faster. On average, incubated businesses have an 87% survival rate over five years. We researched the industry to find 10 startup incubators and accelerators that can help you during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's natural t...
Tags: New York, Stanford, US, Trends, Asia Pacific, South Africa, Pakistan, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Goldman Sachs, North America, Khan Academy, Amazon Web Services, Digitalocean, Marc Andreessen, Blackrock


These 10 startup incubators and accelerators can add value to your business and help it grow fast

Just one in 12 startups succeed, with most failing between their second and fifth year of growth. Startup incubators can help startups learn how to succeed, and accelerator programs help early-stage businesses grow faster. On average, incubated businesses have an 87% survival rate over five years. We researched the industry to find 10 startup incubators and accelerators that can help you during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's natural t...
Tags: New York, Stanford, US, Trends, Asia Pacific, South Africa, Pakistan, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Goldman Sachs, North America, Khan Academy, Amazon Web Services, Digitalocean, Marc Andreessen, Blackrock


What Kamala Harris as VP would mean for Silicon Valley

With Sen. Kamala Harris ascending to become former Vice President Joe Biden's running mate, Silicon Valley can breathe a little easier, at least for now.
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Stories, Silicon Valley, Kamala Harris, Sen Kamala Harris


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. The Trump administration is asking a court to dismiss the tech industry's legal challenge his executive order taking aim at social media companies. The lawsuit was brought in June by the Center for Democracy and Technology, a group backed by Facebook, Twitter, and Alphabet subsidiary Google, which called Trump's directive "unconstitutional." Uber and Lyft have threate...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Lyft, Twitter, Instagram, California, China, India, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Silicon Valley, New Delhi, Palantir, Alexa, Trump


The Instagram Influencer in High Demand: How She Got There

Meeta Vengapally is a top Instagram influencer as well as founder and CEO of Garnysh, a Silicon Valley-based fitness and technology company that uses real-time tracking and analytics to support fitness and nutrition goals. Known for her glamorous photos and flashy product endorsements, Meeta’s Instagram profile page is @meetamoment, where she has over 179,000 followers and counting. More than 500 brands have approached Meeta for sponsorship and promotions, including Target, Bumble Biz, Amazon, F...
Tags: Instagram, Arianna Huffington, Steve Jobs, Sales, Social Media, Online Business, Silicon Valley, Women In Business, Huffington Post, Neiman Marcus, Vincent Van Gogh, Shein, Clarins, Social Media Influencers, Meeta, Bumble Biz


#598 How to Make Your City an Entrepreneurial Hotspot

Listen to “#598 How to Make Your City an Entrepreneurial Hotspot” on Spreaker.         On this episode of The Small Business Radio Show… SEGMENT 1, starting at 0:00: It used to be that entrepreneurs would need to move out to Silicon Valley to start their companies, but that’s simply not the case anymore. Startup activity is humming in Atlanta, Detroit, Denver, Kansas City, Nashville, Indianapolis, and more. What does it take for a city to become a thriving entrepreneurial hotspot? Here to help...
Tags: Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Sales, Los Angeles, Startup, Brad Feld, Silicon Valley, Boulder, Foundry Group, Branding, Radio Show, Brad, Boulder Colorado, Feld, Mobius Venture Capital


Meet the 11 top executives who lead Alphabet's 'Other Bets,' helping the company go beyond just Google (GOOG, GOOGL)

In 2015, Google's corporate structure was completely reimagined, as the search giant moved under the new parent company of Alphabet.  The company's core business — search, YouTube, and Android — would remain apart of Google, but much of its other efforts, including Nest and Waymo, would be broken out into separate companies, each with their own CEOs. Because the top executives of these companies are not named Larry or Sergey or Sundar, they often fly under the radar — but don't overlook these ...
Tags: Apple, Google, London, Australia, Steve Jobs, Kentucky, Stanford, New York City, US, Toronto, Trends, Chicago, Sergey Brin, Kenya, Silicon Valley, World Trade Center


Digitizing Burning Man

For decades, Burning Man has represented an escape from the current reality. An event for free-er spirits to rethink new age ideals inside a stateless entity where art, music and partying reign supreme on the desert plains. Over the years, the Bay Area-founded event has dealt with an internal clash as the gathering has grown larger and attracted a heavy presence from Silicon Valley’s wealthy tech class, with tales of turnkey experiences, air-conditioned camps, helicopters and lobster dinners. No...
Tags: Social, TC, London, Microsoft, Social Networking, San Francisco, Events, Tech, Tesla, Culture, Digital Media, Computing, Virtual Reality, Silicon Valley, Man, Airbnb