Silicon Valley

Who Owns Mars?

By Chris Arsenault TORONTO, Aug 21 – Can anyone claim the red planet or natural resources on asteroids? Business leaders and legal experts say the question has become more than philosophical as a growing number of firms, often backed by capital and technology from Silicon Valley, have set their sights on the resources of outer

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Silicon Valley Giants Outrank Many Nations, Says First ‘Techplomat’

By Stine Jacobsen COPENHAGEN, June 19 – The top firms in California’s Silicon Valley carry more weight on the global stage than many countries, which makes building diplomatic relations with them increasingly important, the world’s first national technology ambassador said. Chosen to fill what his country’s foreign ministry has dubbed the first “techplomacy” posting on

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Sean Parker Sets Up $250 mln Cancer Immunotherapy Collaboration

By Deena Beasley April 13 – A $250 million grant from Silicon Valley billionaire Sean Parker, announced on Wednesday, aims to speed development of more effective cancer treatments by fostering collaboration among leading researchers in the field. The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy will include over 40 laboratories and more than 300 researchers from six

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Twitter Hires Apple’s Director of Inclusion and Diversity

Dec 30 – Twitter Inc hired a former Apple Inc employee as its vice president of diversity and inclusion, the micro-blogging site announced. Jeffrey Siminoff, who was previously the director of worldwide inclusion and diversity at Apple, replaces Janet Van Huysse. “Welcome to the flock,” Twitter’s vice president of human resources, Brian Schipper, tweeted on

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Obama Vows To Defeat New Phase of ‘Terrorist Threats’

WASHINGTON, Dec 6  – President Barack Obama warned Americans on Sunday the terrorist threat to the United States had evolved into a dangerous “new phase” in the aftermath of a deadly California shooting rampage, but vowed to destroy Daesh and other militant groups. In a rare Oval Office address, Obama sought to calm a U.S.

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