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Furst Draft: Mayo invests in Silicon Valley device maker | Furst Draft Blog

Here’s big news about a Mayo investment in a Silicon Valley company that makes devices that plug into smartphones to produce EKGs, so a doctor can monitor a patient’s heart function from afar. From Business Insider: Alivecor, a Mountain View tech company making health devices, doesn’t compete with fitness bands …

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Rick Levin on Moving From the Ivy League to Silicon Valley

Tell me about your parents. My dad worked in the family business that his uncle owned, importing wines and liquors from Europe. He had responsibility for the western states. He died way too young. He had a heart attack at 42, never really completely recovered, and passed away five years …

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Nav CEO Levi King’s lessons on dollars and sense – Silicon Valley Business Journal

Silicon Valley Business Journal Nav CEO Levi King’s lessons on dollars and senseSilicon Valley Business JournalLevi King, CEO of San Mateo-based Nav, has made his life about small businesses — he’s owned four of them, and he’s co-founded companies that specialize in helping small businesses with their finances. and more » …

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Lucid Motors Bids to Become Newest Silicon Valley Automotive Upstart

The Air features a low-slung, sleek body, with a windshield that stretches all the way over the heads of front-seat passengers. Like Tesla, Lucid spreads its battery cells along the floor of the body, opening up space in what is usually the engine compartment and the interior. The car is …

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On Equal Pay for Women, Silicon Valley Is All Talk, No Walk

To hear them tell it, the biggest and most influential Silicon Valley companies don’t make any distinction between women and men when payday comes around. Salesforce, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, and Google are among the ones that say they have no gap. The problem is, practically none of these companies offer …

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Tech firms crowd into San Francisco, but it’s still no Silicon Valley

SAN FRANCISCO — Silicon Valley is having growing pains. Stanford and Palo Alto, where Bill Hewlett and David Packard formed Hewlett Packard, were long considered the birthplace of Silicon Valley. But as chip and other hardware firms grew up further south, San Jose declared itself the “Capital of Silicon Valley.” …

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G.M. Expands Self-Driving Car Operations to Silicon Valley

Photo Mary T. Barra, the chief executive of General Motors, is seeking to expand and accelerate the company’s development of self-driving cars. Credit Paul Sancya/Associated Press In the race to develop self-driving cars, General Motors is expanding its operations near Silicon Valley. The automaker said on Thursday that it planned …

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Tesla to unveil an electric semi truck this fall, Musk says – Silicon Valley Business Journal

Tesla to unveil an electric semi truck this fall, Musk saysSilicon Valley Business JournalAhead of the unveiling of its most anticipated vehicle yet, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced a timeline for its ambitions to add two new types of cars to its line of products. In a series of tweets …

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Baidu buys tiny Silicon Valley startup founded by former Magic Leap engineers – Silicon Valley Business Journal

Baidu buys tiny Silicon Valley startup founded by former Magic Leap engineersSilicon Valley Business JournalBaidu, which is often referred to as the “Google of China,” will add Bao and Chen to its Silicon Valley-based research team, which is working on artificial intelligence and deep learning technologies. xPerception’s software is already …

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Viewed from Beijing, Even Silicon Valley Housing Looks Affordable – Forbes

Forbes Viewed from Beijing, Even Silicon Valley Housing Looks AffordableForbesIt’s hard to imagine a place where housing costs more than in coastal California. Even with low interest rates, the share of income that Angelenos, San Franciscans and Silicon Valley techies must spend for a typical home in their communities is …

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