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Big Peter Thiel donation shows he's still with Trump
Billionaire entrepreneur Peter Thiel was the top donor to the Trump Victory Committee last quarter, FEC filing shows.
Oct 16 8:37PM Silicon Valley

Uber, Lyft responsible for half of increased traffic in SF, study says
Uber, Lyft and services like them make up 25 percent of the total traffic in San Francisco, but the growth of those services was responsible for half of the increase in traffic between 2010 and 2016.
Oct 16 7:27PM Silicon Valley

Trump-lovers' love-connection website bares users' data: report
Trump supporters face "extreme hostility" in the online-dating world, says CEO of website that promised personal data was secure.
Oct 16 7:26PM Silicon Valley

Larry Page's flying-car startup strikes deal for air taxis in New Zealand
Air New Zealand will partner with Zephyr Airworks, a flying-car startup backed by Google co-founder Larry Page.
Oct 16 5:06PM Silicon Valley

Elon Musk, Tesla and SEC settlement approved
The judge's decision was largely expected, even after Tesla CEO Elon Musk muddled the process by insulting the SEC on Twitter just a few days after reaching the deal.
Oct 16 8:30AM Silicon Valley

Elon Musk, Tesla and SEC settlement approved
The judge's decision was largely expected, even after Tesla CEO Elon Musk muddled the process by insulting the SEC on Twitter just a few days after reaching the deal.
Oct 16 8:30AM Silicon Valley

Jeff Bezos: Tech companies shouldn't 'turn their back' on U.S. government
Amazon and Blue Origin CEO Jeff Bezos weighs in on tech companies' work with the Department of Defense amid employee protests.
Oct 16 8:01AM Silicon Valley

Owner of Christian Mingle and other dating sites to repay $1 million to customers
The company that owns Christian Mingle, Jdate and other online dating sites will pay a $500,000 fine and nearly $1 million in restitution to customers whose subscriptions were automatically renewed or who were denied refunds when requested.
Oct 16 6:55AM Silicon Valley

Owner of Christian Mingle and other dating sites to repay $1 million to customers
The company that owns Christian Mingle, Jdate and other online dating sites will pay a $500,000 fine and nearly $1 million in restitution to customers whose subscriptions were automatically renewed or who were denied refunds when requested.
Oct 16 6:55AM Silicon Valley

Off topic: Books and your kids, sourdough library, the 'Halloween' film, being lazy
Well, at least the books that are all over my house might do my child some good. Speaking of libraries, a tour of the worlds only sourdough library. How the original Halloween movie came to be.
Oct 16 5:00AM Silicon Valley

Small privacy change for Gmail leads to big disruptions for startups
Google's move to cut developers off from scanning people's Gmail for ad targeting might go unnoticed by most users -- but it could upend a whole segment of apps, highlighting the outsized power and influence Google wields as a gatekeeper of data.
Oct 15 10:22PM Silicon Valley

Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, Seahawks owner, dead at 65
Paul Allen, who in 1975 set up with Bill Gates the company that became known as Microsoft, died Monday from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in Seattle, according to a statement from his family. He was 65.
Oct 15 3:21PM Silicon Valley

PG&E, SoCal utility cut power over wind concerns
Concerned about downed power lines sparking wildfires, two major California utilities took the rare step of cutting power to customers amid high winds and another power provider was considering similar action.
Oct 15 2:50PM Silicon Valley

Biased AI: IBM OpenScale wants to help detect and fix it
IBM on Monday announced AI OpenScale, a new artificial-intelligence platform that among other things is supposed to clear up how AI makes decisions.
Oct 15 12:01PM Silicon Valley

Here's how the FCC plans to defend its net neutrality repeal in federal court
The Federal Communications Commission told a federal court on Thursday that it acted properly when it repealed the U.S. government's net neutrality rules in 2017, marking its first legal salvo in a campaign to battle back 22 states and tech companies including Mozilla, Facebook and Google that contend the agency's move was illegal.
Oct 15 8:43AM Silicon Valley

Here's how the FCC plans to defend its net neutrality repeal in federal court
The Federal Communications Commission told a federal court on Thursday that it acted properly when it repealed the U.S. government's net neutrality rules in 2017, marking its first legal salvo in a campaign to battle back 22 states and tech companies including Mozilla, Facebook and Google that contend the agency's move was illegal.
Oct 15 8:43AM Silicon Valley

Palm plans comeback with tiny phone, Steph Curry endorsement
Now that phones are half a foot long and sell for more than $1,000, a San Francisco-based upstart says it's time for a smaller companion phone with a throwback name: Palm.
Oct 15 8:14AM Silicon Valley

Robocall relief: New $100 million system may help frustrated consumers
Starting next year, Verizon, Comcast and AT&T will be the first to activate a new national call authentication system designed to stop fraudulent and unsolicited calls.
Oct 15 7:00AM Silicon Valley

Off topic: Faces we recognize, where authors write, cheap labor, master sommelier scandal
How many faces can the average person recognize? A peek inside the rooms where 20 famous books were written. Foreign labor and the global economy: otes of distress from people who make our clothes, bags and shoes or perhaps the activists who advocate for them. And in case you missed the big master sommelier scandal, []
Oct 15 5:00AM Silicon Valley

Saudi journalist's disappearance is latest dilemma for Uber and tech industry
The CEO of Uber no longer plans to speak at a big conference in Saudi Arabia's capital this month. Uber is a big recipient of Saudi investments, but it is only one of many tech companies with Saudi ties.
Oct 12 12:58PM Silicon Valley