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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

"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

See who attended Business Journal"s ACE awards for top private companies

Some 230 businesspeople from around the Valley attended the 2018 Arizona Corporate Excellence awards presented by the Phoenix Business Journal. The event, known as the ACE awards, recognize the largest private companies in the Phoenix region by r.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 17th, 2018

Facebook Fallout Ruptures Democrats’ Longtime Alliance With Silicon Valley

Tech giants have found key allies among Democrats for years, a bond strengthened through mutual interests and campaign donations. But a year of scandals has forced a reckoning in Washington......»»

Category: mediaSource: nytNov 17th, 2018

Actual Silicon Valley Startup Gets Inspiration From HBO"s "Silicon Valley" Startup

Richard Hendricks’s Pied Piper, which is realistic but fictional, has inspired a real company, WaveOne, to perfect the technology from the show; ‘a linear combination of their personalities’.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjNov 17th, 2018

Why innovation isn’t dead in Silicon Valley, according to this tech expert

Benedict Evans, in his annual slides, peeks into the future of innovation......»»

Category: topSource: washpostNov 16th, 2018

Why innovation isn’t dead in Silicon Valley, according to this tech expert

Benedict Evans, in his annual slides, peeks into the future of innovation......»»

Category: topSource: washpostNov 16th, 2018

Happenings in Silicon Valley in pictures: EY Connect Day, Artful Harvest Dinner and Apple engineer at Mission College

Each week, the Silicon Valley Business Journal print edition devotes a page to photos of happening around our community in a section called Valley Life. This week, we have photos from the EY Connect Day, 12th annual Artful Harvest dinner benefiting .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 16th, 2018

​JPMorgan Chase launches new assault on Silicon Valley

As the U.S. heads into a bumper year for tech IPOs, JPMorgan Chase is betting that it can shrug off the loss of two of its most senior tech bankers and break the duopoly of Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley on big deals......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 16th, 2018