Investor proposes three-way split of California

Could California ever split into thirds? Silicon Valley investor Tim Draper recently proposed a division of California into three regions: Northern California, Southern California, and California. The crazy part is: it could actually appear on the ballot in November. The proposal received over 400,000 signatures, due primarily to the financial support of Draper, who invested […]
  • Ben Norman
  • June 13, 2018
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Silicon Valley startup Aeva aims to give driverless cars better vision

In January, with funding from Lux Capital and other venture capital firms, two former members of Apple’s Special Projects Group, Soroush Salehian and Mina Rezk, started Aeva. The company aims to improve the ability of self-driving cars to see their surroundings, according to New York Times report. Salehian and Rezk are reimagining Lidar—that is, Light […]
  • William Van-Lear Black
  • September 22, 2017
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Google to face lawsuit over gender pay gap

Google is once again making headlines this week due to a familiar issue in Silicon Valley—the gender pay gap. At least 70 current and former female employees are expected to file a class-action lawsuit against the tech giant with the help of a San Francisco employment law firm, Altshuler Berzon LLP. James Finberg, the civil […]
  • Kirsten Loose
  • August 16, 2017
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Moon Express to Mine the Moon for Riches This Year

Moon Express announced on Tuesday that it had raised another $20 million in private equity financing to fund its first lunar mission. The Silicon Valley startup is the first private company in history to be granted permission to explore past the Earth’s orbit. Following consultations with the FAA, White House, State Department, and NASA, the […]
  • Anahit Moumjian
  • February 2, 2017
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Rare Apple I Computer Found

Recently, a rare Apple I computer has been found. Apparently, a woman was giving away a few boxes of her old electronics for recycling in South Bay. Little did she know, the electronic junk she needed to get rid of was actually priceless. Amongst the junk computers and electronics was a vintage Apple I. The […]
  • Leanne Coelho
  • June 1, 2015
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Levi’s and Google Are Making Your Clothing Into Smart-Clothing

It is one thing for our accessories to go tech, but Levi Strauss & Co and Google Inc. are collaborating to make your clothing from jeans, shirts and underwear tech savvy as well. The companies are calling it Project Jacquard and it is officially being introduced to Google developers at their Friday May 29 conference. […]
  • Priscilla Manzo​
  • June 1, 2015
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Highest Paid Executive Woman is Apple’s Senior VP

Highest paid women in the U.S.  is Apple Inc.’s senior vice president of retail and online stores, Angela Ahrendts. According to Bloomberg, Ahrendts made $82.6 million in 2014 when she was working as the chief executive officer for London luxury fashion retailer Burberry Group Plc. At 54 years old she became the first women on […]
  • Priscilla Manzo​
  • May 8, 2015
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Shhh…The Secret’s Out, of Business – Secret App Shuts Down

Shortly over a year after its launch, the Secret app is shutting down. Secret is based in the Silicon Valley, and is an anonymous sharing app where users could share their secrets without being identified. The anonymity appealed to many tech-savy users, as have similar apps like Yikyak and Whisper. According to Businesssinsider.com, the co-founders […]
  • Taylor Brown
  • May 4, 2015
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‘Six Californias’ Will Be on the 2016 Ballot

A proposal of splitting California into six states has gotten enough signatures to be put on the November 2016 ballot, according to the “Six Californias” campaign’s announcement on Monday, July 14. #SixCalifornias will be submitting signatures in Sacramento tomorrow for placement on the November 2016 ballot. Stay tuned for coverage! — Six Californias (@SixCalifornias) July […]
  • Cho KwanLi
  • July 16, 2014
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