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  • LOS ANGELES— Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday held a wide-ranging discussion with a group of conservative commentators who said afterward the Facebook CEO acknowledged the giant social network has a problem reaching conservatives. S.E. Cupp, a columnist with the New York Daily News who attended the meeting, said Facebook executives "were very clear to...

  • Martin Starr, from left, Thomas Middleditch, Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods and T. J. Miller arrive at the L.A. premiere for Season 2 of "Silicon Valley," held at the El Capitan Theatre on Thursday, April 2, 2015.

    Mike Judge, co-creator of HBO’s "Silicon Valley," describes two main types of characters on the show, which enters its third season on Sunday.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 12- Serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur Max Levchin has raised $100 million for his consumer lending startup Affirm, bucking the trend of falling valuations and slowing growth confronting other financial technology companies. The funding round, which puts Affirm's total financing at about $425 million, came from a longtime friend of...

  • March 11- Stemcentrx Inc, a San Fransisco-based biotechnology startup, is pursuing strategic alternatives including a sale, the Wall Street Journal reported. The company, backed by PayPal Holdings Inc co-founder Peter Thiel, is working with investment bank Morgan Stanley on the sale process, the Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 8- Zenefits, a software startup valued at $4.5 billion, said on Monday it had replaced founder and Chief Executive Parker Conrad and appointed a new leader for the troubled tech company. David Sacks, a former executive at Yammer and PayPal who joined Zenefits a year ago as chief operating officer, has taken over as CEO. Recently, Zenefits came under...

  • ZENEFITS ANNOUNCES NEW CEO DAVID SACKS AND PETER THIEL AS BOARD MEMBER- COMPANY.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 23- Palantir Technologies, a data analytics and security company that helps government agencies track down terrorists and uncover financial fraud, said on Wednesday it has raised $880 million in its latest financing round. The Palo Alto, California- based company raised another $200 million on top of the $679.8 million since the round began...

  • marijuana money

    CNBC's Mandy Drury moderated a cannabis investor summit and came away with some valuable lessons.

  • Elon Musk and some of the biggest names in tech are backing a non-profit artificial intelligence research company with funding of $1 billion.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ BENGALURU, Dec 11- Some of the most prominent executives in the technology industry, including Tesla Motors Inc CEO Elon Musk, are backing a non-profit artificial intelligence research company with funding of $1 billion. OpenAI's list of donors include PayPal Holding Inc co-founder Peter Thiel, LinkedIn Corp co-founder Reid Hoffman and Musk...

  • Dec 11- Elon Musk, chief executive of electric carmaker Tesla Motors, on Friday unveiled OpenAI, a non-profit artificial intelligence research company that is backed by other prominent names from the technology world. OpenAI's list of donors include PayPal Holding Inc co-founder Peter Thiel, LinkedIn Corp co-founder Reid Hoffman and Musk himself among...

  • Dec 11- Elon Musk, chief executive of electric carmaker Tesla Motors, on Friday unveiled OpenAI, a non-profit artificial intelligence research company. OpenAI will be co-chaired by Musk and technology venture capitalist Sam Altman, according to a blog post. OpenAI will receive up to $1 billion in funding from various backers including Musk, Amazon Web Services,...

  • Number26 is entering France, Italy, Spain, Slovakia, Greece and Ireland, the latter being a test for moving into Britain, and eventually plans to develop a continent-wide bank. Founded by two Austrians and based in Berlin, the company revealed plans to offer a MasterCard and basic current accounts via a license from its partner Wirecard Bank of Germany, which...

  • Quality of money matters: Sacca

    Peter Thiel, the Founders Fund, and Chris Sacca, Lowercase Capital, discuss the deal-making environment in Silicon Valley, as well as getting women into STEM professions, and trying to do due diligence on companies with very little available information.

  • Just Mayo by Hampton Creek

    The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter to Hampton Creek, citing several alleged violations for its Just Mayo product.

  • Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds in a scene from the movie “Self/less”

    Technology and medicine are probing the boundaries of mortality. So can only the rich afford to drink from the fountain of youth?

  • Founder and president of the Elliot Management Corp., Paul Singer, speaks during The New York Times DealBook Conference on Dec. 11, 2014, in New York City.

    Hedge fund managers like Paul Singer, Dan Loeb and Seth Klarman have been big backers of gay marriage in recent years.

  • Medical marijuana growing in Denver

    Want to invest in pot? Here's what might provide the best investment opportunities while keeping you out of jail.

  • food laboratory

    Food-tech companies are creating meat and dairy substitutes to meet global food demand. Will consumers have an appetite for these products?

  • Alexander Karp, chief executive officer and co-founder of Palantir Technologies Inc.

    The FBI and CIA are clients of this secretive Silicon Valley firm that mines data for intelligence on cybercrime and fraud.