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10 things in tech you need to know today

Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. PayPal is reportedly exploring an acquisition of Pinterest. Pinterest soared as much as 19% on Wednesday after reports surfaced that PayPal is considering buying the social-media company for around $39 billion. Everything we ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Paypal, Cnn, Virgin Galactic, SEC, Silicon Valley, Starbucks, Jeff Bezos


Uhh, Donald Trump is launching a social network called… Truth

In a perfectly aligned joke, rumors emerged about Facebook renaming itself, Donald Trump has launched a new social network named Truth. That’s a bold choice, given how Trump has been accused of making more than his fair share of misleading statements over the years. Trump’s team said the new social network will be a rival “to the liberal media consortium and fight back against ‘Big Tech’ companies of Silicon Valley.” Like we haven’t heard that one before. Okay, well, maybe not from a former US p...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, US, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, Trump, Plugged, Trump Media This


It's not just Facebook - China's big tech firms like Alibaba and Tencent are also piling into the metaverse

Booth at a tech conference in China. VCG/Getty Images "Metaverse" has become a buzzword with Facebook reportedly planning a name change to reflect its focus on the concept. Chinese tech giants are also eyeing the metaverse. Tencent, ByteDance, and Alibaba are reportedly taking steps to enter the space. Social media giant Facebook has thrust the metaverse into the limelight, reportedly going as far as planning to change its name to reflect its focus on the concept.The tech buzzword refers t...
Tags: Facebook, Hong Kong, Microsoft, China, Trends, Alibaba, Tencent, Silicon Valley, Cnbc, Scmp, Afp, Bloomberg Intelligence, South China Morning Post, Kuaishou, Bytedance, Facebook China


Bail Denied for California Mom in Drunken Teen Party Case

A judge in Northern California has denied bail for a former Silicon Valley mother accused of hosting alcohol-fueled parties for her teenage son and his friends where she encouraged them to drink and have sex with intoxicated underage girls.
Tags: California, Silicon Valley, Northern California


The 5 articles you read in AI hell

The devil went down to Silicon Valley; he was looking for a soul to steal. But he ended up taking a consulting gig with Palantir instead. In the meantime, the algorithm’s in charge of punishing the wicked now. And these days the sign above hell’s gates reads “Abandon Open Source,” with an Amazon smile beneath the print. Those condemned to an eternity of pain and suffering in the modern era are now forced to read the same five AI articles over and over. Which kind of sounds like what it’s like to...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Earth, Artificial Intelligence, Silicon Valley, Insider


Why a Former Netflix Exec Facing 7 Years in Prison for Bribery is a Cautionary Tale for Startups

A contract with a tech giant can put a startup on the map with venture capitalists and the market at large. That's what happened for Netskope, a cloud-based data security provider. Founded in 2012, the company was able to quickly scale up and secure multiple rounds of funding -- in part because it had a top-tier customer right out of the gate: Netflix. From a report: There was just one catch to landing that deal: It had to hire the streaming company's vice president of IT operations, Michael Kai...
Tags: Yahoo, Tech, Netflix, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Netskope, U S Justice Department, Netscape, Michael Kail, Los Gatos California, Kail


PSD2 could revolutionize the EU’s finance sector — if banks and fintechs learn to get along

With Silicon Valley in the West and Shenzhen in the East having long dominated the tech scene, Europe’s leaders have been calling on the need for the EU to achieve technological sovereignty. This means having homegrown technology companies that are strong enough to compete with big tech players from abroad, making EU based businesses less dependent and giving the bloc a stronger position in shaping the future of tech.   With major fintech hubs developing in London and Frankfurt as well as new re...
Tags: Startups, Europe, London, Finance, Tech, Eu, Frankfurt, West, Silicon Valley, Government Policy, Shenzhen, Basics, East, Future of Finance


A New Credit Card Arrives -- With a Silicon Valley Twist (slashdot)

An anonymous reader shares a Wired report: When Deepak Rao founded his first startup, in 2011, he put all of his business expenses on two personal credit cards, with a combined credit limit of about $3,000. "They were totally maxed out all the time," he says. "To this date, my credit score has never recovered." Even after four years of working at Twitter with a product manager's salary, Rao still couldn't qualify for credit cards with the kinds of perks he wanted: ones that paid for vacations, o...
Tags: News, Paypal, American Express, Silicon Valley, Max Levchin, David Sacks, Aaron Levie, Rao, Jeremy Stoppelman, Deepak Rao, Msmash, Peloton Patagonia Allbirds


Are You An Impact Player?

Tom Brady and LeBron James are recognized as superstars. Where they go, victories and championships follow. They aren’t just superstar performers for one team, they elevate every team they play on. But the sports industry doesn’t have a monopoly on superstars, the world of business has them too. It’s just that we didn’t have a word for it until author, Liz Wiseman coined it — Impact Players. In her new book, “Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger, and Multiply Your Impact“, shares h...
Tags: Apple, Google, Disney, Sales, Business Books, Tom Brady, Silicon Valley, Lebron James, Liz Wiseman, Wiseman, Leadership Books, Impact Players, Wiseman Group, Apple AT T Disney Facebook Google, Impact Players cross, Google LinkedIn Salesforce


You Season 3 Spoiler Review: Love Doesn't Last Forever Once Joe Goldberg Is Involved

Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) is many things, but surprising is rarely one of them. Sure, his actions were startling throughout the first season of "You," as he evolved from bookish stalker to full-fledged murderer, but that was then. Three seasons later, viewers have become accustomed to his chaotic spirals: his mommy issues and murderous impulses are always on full display. Joe is a killer through-and-through, desperate for love, fearful of abandonment, and willing to do whatever he wants in the...
Tags: Reviews, New York, Television, Movies, California, Netflix, Paris, Silicon Valley, Joe, Sherry, Henry, Natalie, Cary, Theo, Joe Goldberg, Badgley


A New Credit Card Arrives -- With a Silicon Valley Twist

An anonymous reader shares a Wired report: When Deepak Rao founded his first startup, in 2011, he put all of his business expenses on two personal credit cards, with a combined credit limit of about $3,000. "They were totally maxed out all the time," he says. "To this date, my credit score has never recovered." Even after four years of working at Twitter with a product manager's salary, Rao still couldn't qualify for credit cards with the kinds of perks he wanted: ones that paid for vacations, o...
Tags: Tech, Paypal, American Express, Silicon Valley, Max Levchin, David Sacks, Aaron Levie, Rao, Jeremy Stoppelman, Deepak Rao, Peloton Patagonia Allbirds


Below The Radar – Gun Safety Board and Research Act of 2021

Below the Radar: Making America Safe and Secure Act of 2019 United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- In a day and age when Silicon Valley is using “harmful misinformation” as an excuse to engage in censorship of pro-Second Amendment supporters, some legislation will become much more dangerous, even with the likelihood that the Supreme Court will issue some favorable Second Amendment rulings in the future. One of these bills is something discussed before in the pages of Ammoland. HR 5273, the Gun Safe...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Cdc, Reagan, Bloomberg, United States, Gun Control, Silicon Valley, Gun Rights, Second Amendment, Department Of Health, Harold, JOHN LOTT, Mark DeSaulnier, Gun Rights News, Democrats War on Guns


A small town in Indiana is offering people $5,000 and a 'Grandparents on Demand' service to move there

A realtor's for sale sign stands outside a house that had been sold in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, May 27, 2021. Patrick Doyle/Reuters Greensburg, Indiana hopes to expand its population by offering a "Grandparents on Demand" service. The city is also offering new residents $5,000 to offset moving costs. The town is one of many that is hoping to lure remote workers since the pandemic started. Small cities across the US are trying to lure remote workers and Greensburg, Indiana believes Midw...
Tags: New York, US, San Francisco, Trends, Indiana, Fox, Silicon Valley, Marsh, Tulsa Oklahoma, Tucson Arizona, Greensburg, Ottawa Ontario Canada, Decatur County, Greensburg Indiana, Grace Kay, Patrick Doyle Reuters Greensburg Indiana


Facebook announces 10,000 European Union jobs to build ‘metaverse’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been a leading voice in Silicon Valley hype around the idea of the metaverse, which would blur the lines between the physical world and the digital one. Facebook bought Oculus, a company that makes virtual reality headsets, for $2 billion in 2014 and has since been developing Horizon, a digital world where people can interact using VR technology. Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite, announced earlier this year that it had raised $1 billion in new funding, wi...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Business, News, European Union, Silicon Valley, Fortnite


Is It Time for Baseball to Adopt Robot Umpires?

The case for robot umpires in baseball got some new interest this week — especially for Silicon Valley's baseball fans. As America settled in to watch the final inning of this year's National League Division Series, the Washington Post reports that (human) viewers saw a (human) umpire "call a third strike on a checked swing by San Francisco Giants infielder Wilmer Flores...ending the night, and season, of MLB's best team of 2021." (Though instead of swinging "Flores clearly appeared to hold up."...
Tags: America, Tech, Atlantic, Mlb, Denmark, Silicon Valley, San Francisco Giants, Major League Baseball, Flores, Wilmer Flores, Atlantic League


Symphony San Jose Seeks President/General Director

About Symphony San Jose Founded in 2002, Symphony Silicon Valley has progressed from daring idea to exciting reality, rapidly becoming the greater South Bay’s premier professional orchestra and a notable community success story. In October 2021, the Symphony changed its name to Symphony San Jose, recognizing the long connection to the nation’s 10th largest city. The Symphony budget for the current season is $3.8 million. The Symphony’s artists, nationally recruited, locally resident, wi...
Tags: Art, Jobs, California, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Bay Area, Northern California, South Bay, The Board of Directors, Symphony Silicon Valley, Symphony San Jose, Symphony San Jose Seeks, Symphony San Jose Chorale Subscription, Andrew Bales, Richard Conniff, Board of Directors Symphony San Jose


Star Wars Bits: Galaxy Of Creatures, Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Mandalorian, War Of The Bounty Hunters, And More!

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:Meet Galactic Wildlife in "Star Wars Galaxy of Creatures"Kumail Nanjiani Talks About His Role in "Obi-Wan Kenobi"Carl Weathers Begins Filming Season 3 of "The Mandalorian""Bring Home the Bounty" Products CampaignMarvel's "War of the Bounty Hunters" ContinuesAnd More! Meet Galactic Wildlife In Star Wars Galaxy Of Creatures StarWars.com recently announced "Star Wars Galaxy of Creatures," an all-new series of animated shorts, with the first two episodes availab...
Tags: Hayden Christensen, Television, Movies, News, Robin Williams, Disney, Stanley Kubrick, Death Star, Hasbro, Silicon Valley, Darth Vader, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Rolling Stone, Ridley Scott, Ewan McGregor


The 5 most successful Hispanic tech startups in the world

The Hispanic startup scene might not get as much press as that of Silicon Valley, but it's absolutely booming nonetheless. Here are the biggest of the bunch.
Tags: Trends, Features, Silicon Valley, Hispanic Heritage Month, Hispanic Heritage Month 2021


Developer of Automated Cargo Planes Draws $100 Million Investment

By Paul Lienert(Reuters) - Reliable Robotics, a Silicon Valley startup aiming to automate conventional fixed-wing planes to ferry cargo and...
Tags: Silicon Valley, Paul Lienert, Reuters Reliable Robotics


‘Insufficient and very defensive’: how Nick Clegg became the fall guy for Facebook’s failures

After election humiliation and Brexit, the former UK deputy prime minister swapped Westminster for a £2.7m job in Silicon Valley. The catch? Serving as the public face of the crisis-hit companyOn Sunday, Nick Clegg did a succession of interviews with some of the US’s biggest TV news shows. In his role as Facebook’s vice-president for global affairs and communications, he was defending his company after weeks of headlines about its latest crisis – this time involving Frances Haugen, a Facebook st...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, UK, Technology, Media, Social Networking, US, Social Media, UK News, Digital Media, Nick Clegg, US Senate, Silicon Valley, Brexit, Clegg, Haugen


BT Targets Cyber Growth With Launch of AI Platform Eagle-I

LONDON (Reuters) - BT launched its Eagle-i cybersecurity platform on Thursday, building on its recent investment in Silicon Valley company Safe...
Tags: Silicon Valley, Eagle, AI Platform Eagle I. LONDON Reuters BT


Analysis-State Investors Step up Unicorn Hunt as Valuations Swell

By Tom ArnoldLONDON (Reuters) - Sovereign wealth and public pension funds are piling into venture capital mega-deals beyond Silicon Valley even as...
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Analysis-State investors step up unicorn hunt as valuations swell | Reuters

Analysis-State investors step up unicorn hunt as valuations swell | Reuters Sovereign wealth and public pension funds are piling into venture capital mega-deals beyond Silicon Valley even as frothy valuations raise fears of overheating among a surging number of unicorns.The promise of returns at multiples of equity markets’ has made venture capital increasingly inviting for state-owned investors, while their deep pockets make them enticing backers for cash-hungry start-ups.In the first nine mo...
Tags: Travel, China, India, Silicon Valley, Reuters, PitchBook, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Global SWF, Analysis State


Andreessen Horowitz executives are reportedly set to meet with lawmakers to discuss crypto regulation as authorities mull crackdown

Andreessen Horowitz general partner Marc Andreessen. Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch Andreessen Horowitz executives are set to discuss regulating the future internet with lawmakers. Web3, as the firm calls it, comprises blockchain, cryptographic protocols, digital assets, DeFi, and social media. "It's time to build a better internet" and begin thinking of regulatory strategy, the firm said. Executives from the legendary venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz are...
Tags: Congress, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Markets, Regulators, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Cryptocurrencies, Cnbc, Blockchain, Marc Andreessen, Anthony Albanese, A16z, Défi


Plume, Startup Improving WiFi Experience, Raises $300 Million Mostly From SoftBank

By Jane Lanhee Lee(Reuters) - Plume, a Silicon Valley-based startup aiming to give consumers a better WiFi experience, on Tuesday said it raised...
Tags: Softbank, Silicon Valley, Reuters, Jane Lanhee Lee


Harry and Meghan are getting into the investment business

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are joining fintech, DealBook first reported. Gotham/Contributor/Getty Images Harry and Meghan are becoming "impact partners" and investors at fintech asset manager Ethic. The couple told DealBook they hoped it would encourage younger people to invest in sustainable firms. Ethic, which was founded in 2015, has $1.3 billion under management, per DealBook. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are joining the world of fintech, The New York Times' DealBook first re...
Tags: Spotify, US, Trends, Gotham, Netflix, Silicon Valley, Harry, Meghan, MEGHAN MARKLE, DealBook, New York Times Dealbook, Kate Duffy, DealBook Harry


NYC’s Tech Resurgence (continued)

A few weeks ago, I wrote about NYC’s Tech Resurgence. I observed that NYC continues to develop as one of the world’s leading centers of tech innovation. And then yesterday, I saw this tweet: NYC startups are getting funded at 2/3 the rate of Silicon Valley startups. That’s a huge change from where NYC was even two or three years ago. It wasn’t that long ago that a NYC-based startup had to agree to move to Silicon Valley to get money from the VCs out there. I think that was still...
Tags: NYC, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Silicon Valley, VC & Technology


The Sad Tale of a Silicon Valley-Funded, Libertarian 'Startup City' (slashdot)

RestOfWorld.org tells the story of a libertarian 'startup city' in Honduras that was "supposed to be a privatized, Silicon Valley-funded paradise." Co-founded by 37-year-old Venezuelan Erick Brimen, "Próspera's founders promised to enrich the local community, even supplying water to a nearby village. But relations with neighboring communities deteriorated. Then, Próspera turned off the taps..." Próspera's founders believe the future of government lies with privatized startup cities. They b...
Tags: News, Paypal, Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley, Estonia, Honduras, Marc Andreessen, Delgado, EditorDavid, Prospera, Silicon Valley Funded Libertarian Startup City, RestOfWorld, Brimen, Erick Brimen Próspera, Próspera Foundation


The Sad Tale of a Silicon Valley-Funded, Libertarian 'Startup City'

RestOfWorld.org tells the story of a libertarian 'startup city' in Honduras that was "supposed to be a privatized, Silicon Valley-funded paradise." Co-founded by 37-year-old Venezuelan Erick Brimen, "Próspera's founders promised to enrich the local community, even supplying water to a nearby village. But relations with neighboring communities deteriorated. Then, Próspera turned off the taps..." Próspera's founders believe the future of government lies with privatized startup cities. They b...
Tags: Tech, Paypal, Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley, Estonia, Honduras, Marc Andreessen, Delgado, Roatán, Silicon Valley Funded Libertarian Startup City, RestOfWorld, Erick Brimen, Brimen


'SNL' sketch on Facebook whistleblower hearing pokes fun at US senators' disconnect with social media

SNL's Heidi Gardner portrayed Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen on Oct. 9 show NBC/ YouTube "Saturday Night Live" opened its show mocking the Facebook whistleblower hearing in DC this week. Cast members portrayed former Facebook employee Frances Haugen, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and various US senators. Haugen testified at a hearing this week criticizing Facebook's negative impacts on society. "Saturday Night Live" proves once again that Silicon Valley drama isn't off-l...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Senate, US, Trends, Netflix, Ted Cruz, Silicon Valley, Dc, Wall Street Journal, Cruz, Kennedy, Kim Kardashian West, Feinstein, Bryant, Gardner