• Almost 7 million California residents ordered to shelter in place

    (CNN) — Nearly seven million people living in a wide swath of Northern California, including Silicon Valley, are being ordered to shelter in place starting at midnight Monday night as authorities try to stop the novel coronavirus from spreading. Along with San Francisco, which previously announced its order, residents in San Mateo, Santa Clara, Marin, Alameda, and […]

  • This Silicon Valley company will pay you $10,000 to leave the Bay Area

    Tired of the absurdly high rent you have to pay to live in the Bay Area? Well, you might be in luck. A Silicon Valley startup is offering qualified applicants a temporary incentive of $10,000 to leave. The San Jose-based company, MainStreet, was started by three former Google employees with the goal of creating jobs […]

  • Twitter will ban political ads, Jack Dorsey announces

    Twitter will stop accepting political ads, the company’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, announced Wednesday. “We’ve made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally. We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought,” Dorsey tweeted. “A political message earns reach when people decide to follow an account or retweet. Paying for reach removes that […]

  • Facebook hit with $5 billion fine, forced to create privacy oversight board

    The Federal Trade Commission announced a $5 billion settlement with Facebook on Wednesday to end an investigation into the company’s privacy practices. It’s a record penalty that shows the federal government taking a harder stance against tech firms but one that may stop short of changing how Silicon Valley does business. Facebook will be required […]

  • California Seeks to Bring High-Tech to State Government

    Gov. Gavin Newsom is looking for a leader interested in “breaking things, and making them better,” who prioritizes “openness” and “simplicity” and can “feed and sustain team energy and enthusiasm.” “While you think long-term, your bias for action ensures you gain traction quickly,” reads the job description for the head of California’s new Office of […]

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