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Kering and Silicon Valley find a good fit in sustainable fashion

An iconic Gucci bag is coveted by many who follow fashion trends. But a compostable purse made of mushrooms and dyed using regenerative microorganisms? That’s an unusual look. Such items soon may come to mainstream stores near you. The new Plug and Play — Fashion for Good initiative, launched earlier this …

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Man punches security robot in Silicon Valley, was allegedly drunk

“Can a robot write a symphony?” Will Smith’s character Del Spooner asked that question in the 2004 film “I, Robot.” To answer: No, but they can take a punch. A 41-year-old man named Jason Sylvain allegedly punched an egg-shaped K5 security robot last week in …

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Silicon Valley security robot attacked by drunk man – police

Image copyright Knightscope Image caption Rage against the machine: Security cameras captured part of the incident, but not the actual shoving A California man has been arrested after attacking a crime prevention robot in a car park, police say. The Knightscope machine was on patrol outside the Silicon Valley company …

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Silicon Valley concerned as FCC kicks off net neutrality rollback

Photo: Andrew Harrer, Bloomberg Ajit Pai says the govern ment’s approach has been “heavy-handed.” Ajit Pai says the govern ment’s approach has been “heavy-handed.” Photo: Andrew Harrer, Bloomberg Silicon Valley concerned as FCC kicks off net neutrality rollback Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday sketched out his plan …

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Silicon Valley Organization honors two Willow Glen businessmen

Two well-known Willow Glen residents were recognized last week for their contributions to local commerce and their communities. They were among eight prominent business leaders honored at the Silicon Valley Organization’s annual flagship event April 20 at the San Jose Marriott Hotel. Third-generation family business owner Bert George, who runs …

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Half the online ad clicks are by mistake, says Silicon Valley veteran

Making money off advertising is a brutal game for any social media platforms that are not Facebook or Google, Sun Microsystems co-founder Scott McNealy said Wednesday. “They’re owning so much of the digital advertising space, and the space hasn’t really evolved as well as people wish it had,” McNealy said …

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Hudson Valley certainly not the next Silicon Valley

Jordan Koschei, For the Poughkeepsie Journal 7:01 p.m. ET April 26, 2017 #techforall(Photo: Courtesy) Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of columns on the Hudson Valley tech community written by members of the Hudson Valley Tech Meetup. “Is the Hudson Valley the next Silicon Valley?” I hear that …

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For these startups, Silicon Valley’s diversity problem brings big business

It’s one of the tech industry’s biggest embarrassments. But for a handful of startups, Silicon Valley’s lack of diversity is also a money-making machine. Capitalizing on the pressure Bay Area tech companies face to hire and promote more women and people of color, a new class of startups has emerged …

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