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# Silicon Valley

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# Silicon Valley
Ex-Twitter worker gets prison time for giving user information to Saudi regime
The man’s defence claimed he did nothing more than accept gifts from free-spending Saudis for simply doing his client management job.
# Elizabeth Holmes
Judge asked to delay Theranos founder sentencing to September
Elizabeth Holmes was found guilty of defrauding investors in her blood-testing startup last week.
# Theranos
Blood-testing start-up CEO Elizabeth Holmes guilty of defrauding investors
The jury found her guilty of four charges, acquitted her on four charges and could not reach a verdict on three others.
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# Elizabeth Holmes
Opening salvos due in Theranos founder's fraud trial
Rupert Murdoch and Henry Kissinger are on a list of potential witnesses filed with the court by prosecutors.
# innovation district
The government wants to make Dublin more like Boston, Barcelona and Paris
A new Trinity College campus site will serve as the centre of the ‘Grand Canal Innovation District’.
# Interview
Meet the man who wants to bring Silicon Valley nous to the Irish startup scene
Returning home after working with Peter Thiel’s Palantir, Eoin Hayes wants to help Irish startups grow.
# GDPR
'Friend of Facebook' Enda Kenny offered to lobby on company's behalf while Taoiseach, says Observer article
The claims were contained in a Facebook memo published by The Observer.
# Ouch
Elon Musk and Tesla fined €34.4 million, Musk to step down as chairman over fraud charges
The controversial founder of the electric car manufacturer will remain as chief executive however.
# Expansion
Silicon Valley looks to Africa as a new tech frontier
Many African governments have given the tech titans an enthusiastic welcome.
# Silicon Valley
Suspected gunwoman dead of self-inflicted wound after Youtube HQ shooting
Police have said at least four others have been injured in the shooting.
# James Damore
Engineer sues Google for allegedly discriminating against conservative white men
The complaint said some employees “were ostracised, belittled, and punished” for their views.
# Leo Varadkar
Facebook confirms plans to create hundreds of jobs in Ireland next year
The announcement was made during Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s trip to Silicon Valley.
# Silicon Valley
Google cancels meeting to discuss gender and diversity due to 'safety concerns'
Questions being posed internally by employees, along with some of their names, began appearing on outside websites.
# Menlo Park
Facebook wants to build its own town - This is what it will look like
The plan will include 15% of the housing units sold below market value.
# The Social Network
Tottenham deny £1billion takeover from buyer backed by Facebook owner
Spurs have issued a response to speculation that a man associated with Mark Zuckerberg is interested in owning the club.
# SELF-DRIVING CARS
Emails between Google and Uber show how the tech giants became enemies
Uber was suspicious that Google was going to launch a competing lift-sharing service.
# silicon docks
'There's talk of tech clusters in Ireland, but they're not deep enough. This isn't Silicon Valley'
One of Ireland’s top VCs says our tech sector is still small compared to the likes of the US.
# Silicon Valley
Irish tech executives say Trump's travel ban 'makes no sense morally or economically'
Stripe and Intercom are matching public donations made to the American Civil Liberties Union.
Voices
'I knew nothing about the taxi industry and dipping my toes in there cost me dearly'
Eureka moments on Everest and hiring Sherpas has helped this businessman stay ahead.
# Appletax
'Thousands of employees, very highly trained': Kenny pays tribute to Apple
The Taoiseach is on a three-day trip to the US, where he will meet business leaders including those from Apple and Facebook.
# Top Secret
Inside Area 404 - Facebook's heavy-duty tech lab that Zuckerberg isn't even allowed enter
It’s where all Facebook’s hardware prototypes are made.
# done good
Ireland's youngest tech billionaires are going on primetime US television
Stripe’s Patrick and John Collison will be on CBS 60 Minutes.
# child geniuses
This is how young most staff are at the world's top tech companies
It’s no place for the oldies in Silicon Valley.
# dislike button
Why Europe isn't creating any Googles or Facebooks
There’s a massive gulf between the US and Europe when it comes to tech success stories.
# still in business
The CEO of a billion-dollar startup who quit for his family is back working in Silicon Valley
Max Schireson made headlines with his decision last year – but he’s making a comeback.
# Recruitment
A head of diversity is the new must-have position at tech companies
The spotlight and the magnifying glass have…
# nailed it
An Irish DIY startup just got the attention of Silicon Valley
BonzaQuote has won a place in a top startup programme.
# salubrious
The most expensive homes for sale in Silicon Valley right now
Tech millionaires do alright for themselves.
# Baby Steps
One of the world's top tech companies is giving staff 'unlimited' parental leave
Netflix said it made the move to hold onto its best talent.
# Silicon Valley
Twitter share drop: It may be evolving, but not fast enough and nothing like Facebook
Analysts say investors want to see more rapid change at the social network.
# Silicon Valley
You're not watching Silicon Valley? Why the hell not?
Series comes to Sky Atlantic on July 16th.
# west coast
Enda is jetting off to sunny California to woo investors and secure jobs
The Taoiseach will be visiting several companies in both San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
# Taking Flight
Aer Lingus targets tech companies with San Francisco route
The new route aims to bring Irish subsidiaries closer to Silicon Valley parent companies.
# Photojournalism
Silicon Valley has a homelessness problem...and here are the photos to prove it
San Francisco landlords are using a legal loophole to evict longtime residents. They served 1,977 eviction notices in the past year.
# Show Me The Money
‘Well-known’ billionaire buys record-breaking €144 million life insurance policy
The payout more than doubles the previous world record, sold in 1990.
# Property Porn
Want to live beside Zuckerberg? Here are 15 very expensive pads for sale nearby
Unsurprisingly, Palo Alto dominates the list.
# crapp
Tech conference forced to apologise over controversial 'tit staring' app
What a pair…
# California
Photos: This is what it’s like to be homeless in Silicon Valley
Despite being one of the richest areas in America, the number of homeless in Silicon Valley has risen by 7% over the past two years.
# Property Porn
Photos: One of the largest houses in America is up for sale for €29.5 million
Let’s take a look around.
# westside
Taoiseach visiting Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Seattle as US trip continues
The west coast trip is part of his St Patrick’s Day programme.