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Y Combinator quietly stopped working with billionaire Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel, an influential investor who drew ire from many in the tech community due to his fervent support for President Donald Trump, has left his role at Y Combinator.

Ex-Facebook president Sean Parker unloads on Mark Zuckerberg

-Facebook's first president, Sean Parker, has been sharply critical of the social network, accusing it of exploiting human "vulnerability." -"God only knows what it's doing to our children's brains," he said.

Review: Taking risks is living in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include a silly cartoon that’ll make everyone laugh; a rare look at China’s furry treasures; some of the best TV; real-life struggles for reparation; and a dark yet grounded thriller.

Op-Ed: 'Raw Deal' Author says tech does need oversight and regulation Special

San Francisco - As the housing crisis in places like the San Francisco Bay Area continues to place pressure on legislators and city planners, one prominent journalist-author sees technology and unbridled capitalism as a dangerous, perhaps 'demonic mix.'

Some tech workers are paid millions while doing nothing

Mountain View - The big tech companies in Silicon Valley in the southern San Francisco Bay area in California employ some high-tech workers who collect both full pay and stock without doing much or any work. They are nicknamed "resters and vesters".

Silicon Valley's old boy power structure is getting toppled

When Chris Sacca took the stage at the South by Southwest conference in March, the "Shark Tank" judge kicked off his talk by doling out cans of beers to the women sitting in the front rows.

Is Silicon Valley resisting Trump? (It's complicated) Special

Brooklyn - Until recently, tech companies have largely shied away from politics. With Donald Trump’s election, though, they may no longer have the luxury of sitting on the sidelines. But are these companies really willing to stick their necks out?

This startup CEO became a secret weapon for star Valley engineers

People who know Charity Majors describe her as a force of a nature, a combination of smarts, grit, hard work, attitude, wisecracks, and a genuine knack for fixing broken things.

Silicon Valley's war with Trump uses tech as a political weapon

In the past, Trump heaped praise on U.S. tech workers, calling them the “greatest computer minds anywhere in the world." He even attempted to include the Tech community in his plans to "make America Great Again." But things have changed, big time.

Top Silicon Valley investor weighs in on the robot revolution

In San Francisco, you can order food from your favorite taqueria and have it delivered by a self-driving bot, or grab a latté from a robot-powered coffee kiosk.

Google, Microsoft, Netflix tell FCC not to destroy net neutrality

A trade body representing over 30 of the largest companies in Silicon Valley has met with FCC chairman Ajit Pai to discuss the importance of preserving net neutrality regulations. The FCC is expected to roll back its net neutrality rules later this month.

Review: Evil comes in many forms in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include a touching true story; an enthralling Chinese martial arts epic; a classic and entertaining double feature; and a new chapter from the tech trenches.

Stripe looks to automate startup process for entrepreneurs

When Stripe Atlas launched a year ago, it wanted to level the playing field for entrepreneurs in emerging markets so that they could have access to the same tools as people in Silicon Valley.

Protests to ‘pussy hats' — Trump resistance growing online

The revolution against Donald Trump is growing and much larger than most folks may realize, even though it's not being televised. But it is being tweeted, posted on Facebook and Instagram or showing up as a new website.

Silicon Valley's wealth has created a culture of homelessness

California's Silicon Valley is the epicenter of the technology revolution in the U.S. The wealth is palpable everywhere you look, yet over 30 percent of Silicon Valley residents are on public assistance and one-third of its schoolchildren are homeless.

Silicon Valley's 'prosperity paradox'

Silicon Valley is a land of extremes. At one end are California's wealthy and super-wealthy — the 76,000 millionaires and billionaires who call Santa Clara and San Mateo counties home.

Peter Thiel says other Silicon Valley insiders support Trump also

The billionaire tech investor gave a speech on Monday at the National Press Club in which he discussed his political values and support of the Trump campaign.

Silicon Valley throws virtually nothing at Donald Trump

In the past, Silicon Valley tech millionaires and billionaires have given money to Republicans and Democrats. However, the 2016 elections have been different.

Fewer perks for employees could be new normal in Silicon Valley

San Francisco - Okay, the $100,000 chrome panda stays. But a lot of the lavish perks that made internet file-sharing startup Dropbox one of the most sought-after places to work are being cut or eliminated.

Review: Widespread corruption permeates this week’s new releases Special

This week’s releases include new seasons of a couple of standout HBO shows; new and classic horror movies; screen veterans reminding audiences of their talents; and a couple of despondent films from Russia.

California appeals court restores state's teacher tenure system

Los Angeles - A California appellate court has restored the state's system of awarding job security to teachers after two years on the job.

Google takes 'some responsibility' for self-driving car/bus crash

Google was testing one of its' self-driving cars on Valentine's Day when the car struck a public bus on a street in Silicon Valley. It appears this is the first time one of the tech company's cars has caused a crash (albeit small) during testing.

White House asks Silicon Valley for help fighting Islamic State

San Jose - Senior Obama administration officials met with leading Silicon Valley executives and asked for their help combating Islamic State recruitment and propaganda efforts on social media sites.

Why Apple, Facebook, Twitter, other tech firms protest CISA bill

Washington - A controversial cybersecurity bill that's now being heard in the Senate faces strong opposition from at least 22 of the world's top technology companies amid concerns that it infringes on users' privacy and civil liberties.

Find out more about Salesforce's aggressive investing strategy

It didn’t take too long for InsideSales.com CEO Dave Elkington to learn that Salesforce might be interested in investing in his company earlier this year.

Apple is looking for a testing ground for its self-driving car

Leaked documents have apparently confirmed Apple is building a self-driving car. Developed in Silicon Valley, the company is now looking for a secure location in the San Francisco Bay Area to use as a testing ground for the autonomous vehicle.

Op-Ed: The rise of the corporate innovation unit

Nine out of 10 companies believe that they are too slow to market with new products. In the consumer goods category around 80 percent of new products fail.

Silicon Valley unites to defend Samsung against Apple patent case

Several Silicon Valley technology companies have stepped up to help Samsung win its ongoing patent dispute with Apple. The group has filed a "friend of the court" letter to help argue Samsung's case. Apple claims that it infringed on multiple patents.

Op-Ed: Ellen Pao showed why only techies should manage tech companies

San Francisco - In only a few months, Ellen Pao went from being the face of gender discrimination in the Silicon Valley to a symbol of censorship. While some will blame sexism, her downfall is the classic story of why tech companies should be lead by techies.

PandaDoc closes $5 million Series A to enhance sales automation

PandaDoc, a document automation solution for sales reps, recently closed a $5 million Series A round of funding. With funding it looks to expand its team of 35.
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President Barack Obama talks with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg before a dinner with Tech...
President Barack Obama talks with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg before a dinner with Technology Business Leaders in Woodside, California, Feb. 17, 2011. Also pictured, left to right, are Carol Bartz, Yahoo! President and CEO; Art Levinson, Genentech Chairman and former CEO; Steve Westly, Founder and Managing Partner, The Westly Group; and Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman and CEO of Google.
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San Jose City Council member Rose Herrera speaking before the council making note of the commendatio...
San Jose City Council member Rose Herrera speaking before the council making note of the commendation honoring Palmer Chiropractic College on Feb. 25, 2014.
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San Jose, California, USA, proclaimed "capital" of the Silicon Valley
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Dave Goldberg died while exercising on a treadmill
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Dave Goldberg passed away last night
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Second Harvest CEO Kathy Jackson speaking at the 2013 kick-off rally for the holiday season.
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U.S. Route 101 is an asphalt strip separating the wealth of Silicon Valley from East Palo Alto.
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Silicon Valley has made great strides in working with the nation s agricultural sector.
Silicon Valley has made great strides in working with the nation's agricultural sector.
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NO HOME: A homeless man sits on a milk crate on 16th Street in San Francisco s Mission District. Six...
NO HOME: A homeless man sits on a milk crate on 16th Street in San Francisco's Mission District. Sixty miles to the south, authorities in San Jose began Thursday dismantling one of the country's largest homeless encampment, displacing scores of residents.
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Dr. Andre KnustGraichen accepts the award commendation from San Jose City Council on Feb. 25, 2014, on behalf of Palmer Chiropractic College, San Jose campus.
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Chris Sacca has apologized publicly for making the tech industry  inhospitable for women .
Chris Sacca has apologized publicly for making the tech industry 'inhospitable for women'.
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 Last year we had 24 000 participants in the Turkey Trot  said Silicon Valley Leadership Group VP St...
"Last year we had 24,000 participants in the Turkey Trot, said Silicon Valley Leadership Group VP Steve Wright. "This year we are anticipating 28,000," he said. Founded in 2004 on Thanksgiving Day, the annual Turkey Trot 5k walk and run and a 10k run, raises funds for those in need. Over its 9 year history so far the Turkey Trot has raised over $3.4 million.
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 This year’s Silicon Valley Turkey marks the sixth year in a row that the Palmer Spine  which repl...
"This year’s Silicon Valley Turkey marks the sixth year in a row that the Palmer Spine, which replicates the human spine with foam segments that stretch nearly a block long, has provided “the backbone” of the event," said Chuck Bustillos, communications director at Palmer. "It and has become a big part of the Silicon Valley Turkey trot tradition," he said.
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President Barack Obama joins a toast with Technology Business Leaders at a dinner in Woodside  Calif...
President Barack Obama joins a toast with Technology Business Leaders at a dinner in Woodside, California, Feb. 17, 2011.
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
San Jose City Council presented Palmer Chiropractic College a special commendation award for over tw...
San Jose City Council presented Palmer Chiropractic College a special commendation award for over two decades of complimentary health-care services to the community through the college's outreach programs and internships. Seen here is Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen and Councilmember Rose Herrera presenting the Commendation to Dr. Andre KnustGraichen, D.C. who serves as clinical professor for the outreach clinic programs at Palmer.
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Photo from 2010  students and staff from Palmer College of Chiropractic West are honored to particip...
Photo from 2010, students and staff from Palmer College of Chiropractic West are honored to participate in the annual Turkey Trot. This will be their fifth year participating. Each year they dress up as a human spine, indicating that the outreach they do seeks to help the entire community. And, that the care they provide is more than just back aches. Many chiropractors' offices in the Bay Area have food drives throughout the year, not just at holiday time. The college encourages community outrea
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