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The Sobrato Organization reclaims top spot among Silicon Valley corporate givers

In 2017, The Sobrato Organization gave away $56 million — a 170 percent increase over the previous fiscal year......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 9th, 2018

California is home to the country’s hottest housing market, but data shows southern metros like Dallas are closing in

When it comes to the country’s hottest housing markets, Silicon Valley still holds the top spot, but metros in the south aren’t far behind. A new report from Seattle-based Zillow ranked the top 10 housing markets in 2019 and found that half of the.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 16th, 2019

New Silicon Valley Community Foundation head talks about local focus issue

Nicole Taylor, in her first media interview as new president and CEO of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, said the organization needs to refocus its local giving......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 13th, 2019

Silicon Valley startup founders return home to Pittsburgh for youth mentoring

Chattha and Alpert judged a pitch competition for ages 12 to 18 through the YouthPlaces organization......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 24th, 2018

Guest opinion: San Jose businesses benefit from Google"s downtown plans

Editor's note: The following guest column from Matthew Mahood from the Silicon Valley Organization is part of a series of op-eds the Silicon Valley Business Journal is running to get perspectives about Google's plans to purchase land in downtown San Jose.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 30th, 2018

"The Dirtiest Money on Earth." Silicon Valley Has a Saudi Arabia Problem

While big U.S. firms have pulled out of the “Davos in the Desert” conference amid allegations of state-sponsored murder, it will be hard for Wall Street and corporate America to turn away new Saudi money......»»

Category: topSource: barronsOct 18th, 2018

Tesla"s debt looms and company continues to face "challenges," Moody"s says

Changes mandated by U.S. securities regulators for Tesla Inc. will reduce corporate-governance risk at the Silicon Valley car maker, but the company "cont.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 3rd, 2018

Parts of "Virtual" Border Wall Use Tech Behind Driverless Cars

In a rural Texas county, lidar sensor technology is being tested as a way to spot illegal intruders from Mexico. That use could divide workers in Silicon Valley......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralSep 22nd, 2018

Silicon Valley doesn’t like Trump. It can still work with the government.

There's a quiet — but growing — debate across corporate America in the age of Trump: What does it mean to be a patriotic company when you vehemently disagree with your nation’s leader?.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 3rd, 2018

SVO doesn"t oppose new splinter business PAC out of hand, Mahood says

The head of the Silicon Valley Organization defended his group's political action committee against the characterization that it doesn't adequately represent the concerns of small and medium-sized businesses in the region......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 29th, 2018

Macy’s CEO Says the Secret to His Success: “I’m an Avid Learner”

Innovation is coming from acquisitions, new Silicon Valley executive hires, and leaner organization. It took Jeff Gennette thirty-five years to go from his first job as a trainee at Macy's (M) in San Francisco to the CEO job in Herald Square. In 2017,.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJul 30th, 2018

Four generations in, the Sobratos have set the pace for Bay Area corporate giving

The Sobratos have become Silicon Valley's first family of philanthropy in more ways than one......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 30th, 2018

Microsoft"s Peggy Johnson has a new plan to get a 60% return on investment for her corporate VC fund (MSFT)

Microsoft Microsoft's independent seed venture fund M12, Silicon Valley Bank, and EQT Ventures have launched a contest to fund enterprise startups with at least one female founder. M12 is the brainc.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 26th, 2018

L.A."s biggest companies are raking it in. Here"s what"s driving the profit boom.

Corporate America's bottom line is booming on the back of a resurgent economy and the prospect that the good times are just getting started. While Silicon Valley and the Bay Area tend to dominate the tech scene in California, Los Angeles has a han.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 25th, 2018

Sources: North Carolina site tops Apple"s shortlist for second big corporate campus

Multiple sources say Silicon Valley electronics giant Apple is zeroing in on a North Carolina site for a new campus and state officials there are hopeful that they will be able to secure one of the biggest economic development prizes in the country......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 16th, 2018

Silicon Valley Organization apologizes for handling of candidate"s sexual harassment issue

The organization's defense of Pierluigi Oliverio and its own culture caused the resignation of one of its own employees who was a rival candidate......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 6th, 2018

Photos: SVO honors Barry Swenson, region"s top business people

The Silicon Valley Organization, the region's biggest business advocacy group, honored Barry Swenson on Thursday night and bestowed on him its Distinguished Business Person of the Year Award. Swenson, whose family has been in a leading figure in busin.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 6th, 2018

The characters of HBO"s "Silicon Valley" are inspired by real people in the tech world — here they are

HBO/"Silicon Valley" and Melia Robinson/Business Insider HBO's "Silicon Valley" gives a whirlwind tour of the triumphs, debauchery, and epic fails of the real tech world. It's a show so spot-on, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel once called it.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 6th, 2018

Apple invites Hollywood to Silicon Valley in TV push

Apple Inc is expected to finally lift the curtain on Monday on a secretive, years-long effort to build a television and movie offering designed to compete with big media companies and boost digital services revenue as iPhone sales taper......»»

Category: topSource: reuters1 hr. 5 min. ago

Hey, Look at Me! I’m a Venture Capitalist

As high-profile start-ups like Lyft, Pinterest and Uber prepare to go public, Silicon Valley venture capitalists are using the moment to shine the spotlight on themselves......»»

Category: mediaSource: nyt15 hr. 35 min. ago

Hey, Look at Me! I’m a Venture Capitalist.

As high-profile start-ups like Lyft, Pinterest and Uber prepare to go public, Silicon Valley venture capitalists are using the moment to shine the spotlight on themselves......»»

Category: mediaSource: nyt22 hr. 5 min. ago