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(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 20, 2015, the Google logo features the Eiffel Tower at the Google campus in Mountain View, California. - Google will invest more than $7 billion in the United States this year and create thousands of jobs, the tech giant's CEO said on March 18, 2021. "We plan to invest over $7 billion in offices and data centers across the US and create at least 10,000 new full-time Google jobs in the US this year," Sundar Pichai said in a statement. (Photo by SUSANA BATES / AFP)(AFP)

Silicon valley firms in no hurry to open up offices despite easing of virus ban

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2021 03:19 PM IST
  • Taking into account declining coronavirus infections, San Francisco and Santa Clara counties eased guidelines that had kept most office buildings closed for the last year except to crucial security and support staff.
The entrance sign to Facebook headquarters is seen in Menlo Park, California, on Wednesday.(REUTERS / File)
The entrance sign to Facebook headquarters is seen in Menlo Park, California, on Wednesday.(REUTERS / File)

Silicon Valley firms in no hurry to open up offices despite easing of virus ban

Reuters | , San Francisco
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2021 02:40 PM IST
Pinterest Inc is not eyeing a significant reopening until at least August, Alphabet Inc's Google until September and DocuSign Inc not before October.
Signal users might see errors in some chats as a side effect to the outage, but will be resolved in the next update of the app.(Reuters)
Signal users might see errors in some chats as a side effect to the outage, but will be resolved in the next update of the app.(Reuters)

Signal back up after outage

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 01:06 PM IST
Signal has seen a rise in downloads following a change in WhatsApp's privacy terms.
SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.(AP)
SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.(AP)

‘How strange’, says Elon Musk as he becomes world’s richest person

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 02:11 PM IST
Musk is known for his witty, sometimes controversial tweets which has often made the headlines. In May this year, Tesla lost $14 million in valuation hours Musk tweeted, “Tesla stock price is too high imo”.
Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, US, October 23, 2019(REUTERS)
Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, US, October 23, 2019(REUTERS)

Silicon Valley is in for a rough ride

By Vivek Wadhwa & Tarun Wadhwa
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 08:21 PM IST
The days of regulators prioritising innovation over compliance may be over. The traditionally warm relationship between the Democratic Party and Big Tech is becoming contentious
Born in Philadelphia in 1976, Ro Khanna is the youngest of the four Indian-American lawmakers in US House of Representatives(REUTERS)
Born in Philadelphia in 1976, Ro Khanna is the youngest of the four Indian-American lawmakers in US House of Representatives(REUTERS)

Ro Khanna named Democratic vice chair of Congressional India Caucus

Washington | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 08:31 AM IST
Ro Khanna, who was recently elected for a third consecutive term from the congressional district representing Silicon Valley, is being considered as a potential contender to fill the US Senate seat from California that will fall vacant in January.
Oracle Corp. said it has moved its headquarters to Texas, from its home state of California to give employees more flexibility on where they do their jobs(REUTERS)
Oracle Corp. said it has moved its headquarters to Texas, from its home state of California to give employees more flexibility on where they do their jobs(REUTERS)

Oracle moves headquarters to Texas, joining Silicon Valley exodus

By Bloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2020 11:58 AM IST
Oracle’s shift of resources away from California dates at least to 2018. That year, Oracle opened a campus in Austin, featuring an on-site apartment building for employees, in an effort to recruit a younger and less costly workforce.

This Indian Pricing strategist is taking the financial-tech industry in the USA by storm

UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 05:15 PM IST
Akshat who originally hails from UP’s Muzaffarnagar is an alumnus of Stanford where he majored in Strategy and Finance and graduated from in 2009.
Kumar Saurabh.
Kumar Saurabh.

How an Indian-born Silicon Valley professional’s ebook is helping aspiring program managers crack the interview

UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 04:31 PM IST
Saurabh was born and brought up in Lucknow, and he is a Computer Science engineer besides having done a General Management Program from IIM, Bengaluru and having a Management 101 certificate from the Harvard Business School.
Kamala Harris, 55, scripted history in US politics as she became the first Indian-American and Black woman to get a major party’s vice-presidential nomination on the third day of the virtual Democratic National Convention on Wednesday.(AFP)
Kamala Harris, 55, scripted history in US politics as she became the first Indian-American and Black woman to get a major party’s vice-presidential nomination on the third day of the virtual Democratic National Convention on Wednesday.(AFP)

Indian-American couple releases campaign video for Joe Biden, Kamala Harris

Washington | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 22, 2020 01:56 PM IST
On the last day of the four-day Democratic National Convention on Thursday, Biden, 77, formally accepted the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party.
Cal Fire firefighter Anthony Quiroz douses water on a flame as he defends a home during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire in Boulder Creek, California.(REUTERS)
Cal Fire firefighter Anthony Quiroz douses water on a flame as he defends a home during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire in Boulder Creek, California.(REUTERS)

California fires claim 6 lives, threaten thousands of homes

Santa Cruz | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 21, 2020 11:56 PM IST
Three major complexes encompassing dozens of fires chewed through a combined 780 square miles (2,020 square kilometers) of forests, canyons and rural areas flanking San Francisco on three sides.
The only line that should not be crossed is intellectual property theft(SHUTTERSTOCK)
The only line that should not be crossed is intellectual property theft(SHUTTERSTOCK)

The big secret of tech innovation | Opinion

By Vivek Wadhwa
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 07:36 AM IST
Imitation is good. If you can’t imitate, buy the company. And then improve. But don’t steal IP
Reddit last year “quarantined” the pro-Trump forum for promoting violence and on Monday removed it.(REUTERS)
Reddit last year “quarantined” the pro-Trump forum for promoting violence and on Monday removed it.(REUTERS)

‘Hateful conduct not allowed’: Twitch, Reddit crackdown targets Donald Trump, supporters

San Francisco | By Agence France-Presse| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 30, 2020 09:57 AM IST
Twitch said the offending comments aired on the channel included Trump’s remarks from 2015 saying that Mexicans coming into the United States were “bringing drugs,” “bringing crime” and were “rapists.”
Some Apple senior executives, as well as engineers working on hardware and software, have been spending time at the office as the company gears up for a series of new product launches in the second half of 2020.(Bloomberg Photo)
Some Apple senior executives, as well as engineers working on hardware and software, have been spending time at the office as the company gears up for a series of new product launches in the second half of 2020.(Bloomberg Photo)

Covid-19: Apple tells staff that first phase of return to HQ begins on June 15

By Bloomberg| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2020 05:46 AM IST
Phase 1 will be “very limited” and workers will only be allowed in the office on certain days depending on their job, the Cupertino, California-based company wrote in a recent memo to staff. More details will be shared later this month, it added.
FILE- In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo the logo for Alphabet appears on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. Google parent Alphabet report their latest results Tuesday, April 28, 2020 after the closing bell.(AP)
FILE- In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo the logo for Alphabet appears on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. Google parent Alphabet report their latest results Tuesday, April 28, 2020 after the closing bell.(AP)

Google parent Alphabet sees higher revenue and profits despite Covid-19 pandemic; shares jump

San Francisco | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 10:15 AM IST
The Silicon Valley giant, the first of the big technology firms to report quarterly results, offered a mixed picture: a strong start to the year followed by an abrupt slowdown in advertising in March and some tentative signs the worst may be over.

‘Today, environment protection is $12 trillion business opportunity’

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2020 12:20 AM IST
IT growth coupled with a terrific pool of young talent can help Mohali become the next Silicon Valley of India, said entrepreneurs at the startup and entrepreneurial event,TiECON 2020, held at Indian School of Business
California health officials on Friday confirmed a second suspected US case of the new coronavirus transmitted to a person who did not travel overseas.(Reuters image)
California health officials on Friday confirmed a second suspected US case of the new coronavirus transmitted to a person who did not travel overseas.(Reuters image)

California confirms second US coronavirus case of unknown origin

Los Angeles | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON FEB 29, 2020 07:56 AM IST
The patient in the second case of community spread of COVID-19, as the virus is called, is an adult woman with chronic health issues.
For some, the lifestyle trend involves implanting technology under their skin.(Unsplash (Representational image))
For some, the lifestyle trend involves implanting technology under their skin.(Unsplash (Representational image))

Body work: Russia’s ‘biohackers’ push boundaries

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 04:30 PM IST
Biohacking is a global movement whose followers seek to “upgrade” their bodies with experimental technology and DIY health fixes that began in Silicon Valley at the start of the last decade.
Strip clubs represented more than half of the $125,000 in entertainment charges initially flagged by the CFO of Turvo Inc.(Shutterstock)
Strip clubs represented more than half of the $125,000 in entertainment charges initially flagged by the CFO of Turvo Inc.(Shutterstock)

Silicon Valley startup CEO fired for billing $76,120 at strip clubs to company

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 01:24 PM IST
The board of Turvo Inc accused the co-founder, Eric Gilmore, of expensing $76,120 at strip clubs over a three-year span and removed him as CEO in May, according to legal filings.
50 years after internet conception, dark side stirs fear.(Unsplash)
50 years after internet conception, dark side stirs fear.(Unsplash)

50 years after internet conception, dark side stirs fear

San Francisco | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2019 09:31 AM IST
The name ‘internet’ is a shortening of the ‘internetworking’ allowed when one computer network could collaborate with another.
The body found was identified as Atre and we have reason to believe the motive behind this was robbery, said Police(HT Photo/Representative)
The body found was identified as Atre and we have reason to believe the motive behind this was robbery, said Police(HT Photo/Representative)

Kidnapped Indian-origin tech millionaire found dead in his BMW car in US

Washington | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON OCT 03, 2019 05:26 PM IST
Atre, 50 -- owner of digital marketing company AtreNet Inc which caters to Silicon Valley corporate businesses -- was kidnapped from his house around 3 a.m. “during a crime” on Tuesday said Police.
The move to take the IIT entrance exam to the US also comes at a time when the Union government is making strong efforts to get more foreign students to study in top Indian colleges. (HT Photo)
The move to take the IIT entrance exam to the US also comes at a time when the Union government is making strong efforts to get more foreign students to study in top Indian colleges. (HT Photo)

JEE set to add US centre for foreign applicants to IITs

Hindustan Tims,New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 05:24 AM IST
Though Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal) and Singapore were among foreign centres where the IIT JEE (Advanced) 2019 exam was held, it has never been conducted in the US.
More energy to improve lives, but with fewer emissions to help address climate change — is what we call the dual challenge(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
More energy to improve lives, but with fewer emissions to help address climate change — is what we call the dual challenge(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

A road map to transforming India’s energy

By Dev Sanyal
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 06:57 PM IST
India’s achievements should be applauded, but it is just getting started, with a golden opportunity to play a prominent role in global energy as well.
The updated guidelines pointed out that comments made internally by Google employees, no matter the intent, could go public and be wrongly attributed to the company, leading to mistaken impressions.(REUTERS File)
The updated guidelines pointed out that comments made internally by Google employees, no matter the intent, could go public and be wrongly attributed to the company, leading to mistaken impressions.(REUTERS File)

‘Focus on work instead of heated debates’: Google tells employees

San Francisco | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 10:47 AM IST
Updated workplace guidelines for “Googlers” called on them to be responsible, helpful, and thoughtful during exchanges on internal message boards or other conversation forums.
Elina Svitolina of Ukraine(AP)
Elina Svitolina of Ukraine(AP)

Top seeds reign as Svitolina and Sabalenka advance in San Jose

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2019 02:14 PM IST
Svitolina’s superior serving was the difference in the one-sided match as the Ukrainian set up a tantalizing quarter-final meeting with Greece’s Maria Sakkari on Thursday.
The US lawmakers Wednesday passed a Bill aimed at lifting the current seven percent country-cap on issuing Green Cards.(Reuters File Photo)
The US lawmakers Wednesday passed a Bill aimed at lifting the current seven percent country-cap on issuing Green Cards.(Reuters File Photo)

Good news for IT professionals, US House removes country-cap on Green Cards

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 09:26 AM IST
The passage of the Bill was hailed by Indian professionals from across the US, particularly those from the Silicon Valley in California, Seattle area in Washington state, the Greater Washington DC area and the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Henrique Dubugras was just 14 when he built his first company, the maker of an online video game.(Bloomberg)
Henrique Dubugras was just 14 when he built his first company, the maker of an online video game.(Bloomberg)

How two college dropouts made $860 million fortune by age 23

Bloomberg | By Tom Metcalf and Julie Verhage
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2019 10:51 AM IST
The pair’s ascent is rapid even by Silicon Valley standards, where dropping out of Stanford to launch a startup is almost a cliché.
A Facebook mail processing warehouse near company headquarters was evacuated Monday as officials work to determine what caused mail to test positive for the nerve agent sarin.(Reuters File Photo)
A Facebook mail processing warehouse near company headquarters was evacuated Monday as officials work to determine what caused mail to test positive for the nerve agent sarin.(Reuters File Photo)

Facebook evacuates 4 buildings after possible nerve agent Sarin found on campus

Menlo Park | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2019 09:29 AM IST
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says sarin is a chemical warfare agent that is a clear, colourless, odourless and tasteless liquid. It can evaporate into the environment, prompting symptoms within seconds.
Born near Solomeo in 1953, Cucinelli, besides building a $500 million a year company, has also helped change the lives of everyone around him, according to a report in CBS News in May.(Fashion Channel Youtube)
Born near Solomeo in 1953, Cucinelli, besides building a $500 million a year company, has also helped change the lives of everyone around him, according to a report in CBS News in May.(Fashion Channel Youtube)

Meet the Italian designer who is a Silicon Valley icon

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, Rome
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 05:08 PM IST
A delegation from the Silicon Valley, including Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and Dropbox co-founder and CEO Drew Houston, recently went all the way to Italy’s hillside hamlet of Solomeo for a meeting with the fashion designer.
Years of rapid urbanisation, a swelling population and poor water management have led to drying taps, falling groundwater levels and filth-frothed lakes that can burst into flames.(AFP FILE)
Years of rapid urbanisation, a swelling population and poor water management have led to drying taps, falling groundwater levels and filth-frothed lakes that can burst into flames.(AFP FILE)

More work, less water: India’s booming ‘Silicon Valley’ faces dry times

Bangalore | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2019 07:05 AM IST
Bangalore is paying a heavy price for its success since marketing itself as a tech hub in the late 1990s and attracting top firms, by losing it lakes and gardens to buildings.
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