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  • Interview: Silicon Valley investor busts myths about risk-taking Sep 03, 2021 08:17 AM IST

    Interview: Silicon Valley investor busts myths about risk-taking

    Silicon Valley author and investor Sukhinder Singh Cassidy breaks down career risk-taking, negotiating, workplace biases and why her marriage is sometimes a negotiation, in an interview with Moneycontrol

  • Tiger Global: the technology investor ruffling Silicon Valley feathers Jul 27, 2021 12:14 PM IST

    Tiger Global: the technology investor ruffling Silicon Valley feathers

    The firm’s swift decisions, high valuations and backing of rival start-ups sets it apart from typical venture capitalists 

  • Andreessen Horowitz to launch $2.2 billion cryptocurrency fund Jun 25, 2021 10:56 AM IST

    Andreessen Horowitz to launch $2.2 billion cryptocurrency fund

    Andreessen Horowitz is the biggest shareholder in Coinbase Global Inc, the largest U.S. cryptocurrency exchange.

  • Fintech startup Bueno Finance raises $3 million in seed funding from Goat Capital, JAM Fund, others Jun 22, 2021 05:16 PM IST

    Fintech startup Bueno Finance raises $3 million in seed funding from Goat Capital, JAM Fund, others

    The Y Combinator-backed firm is mulling to use the funds to expand the product offerings. Apart from this, Bueno Finance will use the funds to strengthen its team across engineering, product, sales, credit and operations, to support its accelerated growth plans.

  • Two Indian-Americans among six charged in Silicon Valley insider trading ring Jun 17, 2021 07:58 AM IST

    Two Indian-Americans among six charged in Silicon Valley insider trading ring

    US SEC, which enforces laws against market manipulation, has alleged that a revenue recognition manager for Infinera Corporation repeatedly tipped the company's unannounced quarterly earnings and financial performance to his best friend

  • Google’s privacy backpedal shows why it’s so hard not to be evil Jun 15, 2021 06:00 PM IST

    Google’s privacy backpedal shows why it’s so hard not to be evil

    Rather than abide by its users’ preferences, Google allegedly tried to make location-tracking settings more difficult to find and pressured smartphone manufacturers and wireless carriers to take similar measures. Even after users turned off location tracking on their devices, Google found ways to continue tracking them, according to a deposition from a company executive.

  • Silicon Valley’s meh middle Jun 03, 2021 06:08 PM IST

    Silicon Valley’s meh middle

    There exists a vast middle ground of overlooked young tech companies that are definitely not winners but are not losers, either

  • Anand Mahindra unhappy about Bengaluru's 'Silicon Valley of India' title, offers gift for unique suggestions on Twitter Jun 01, 2021 07:48 PM IST

    Anand Mahindra unhappy about Bengaluru's 'Silicon Valley of India' title, offers gift for unique suggestions on Twitter

    Initiating a title competition, Anand Mahindra announced a replica of Pininfarina H2 Speed scale model, which is owned by Mahindra Group company -- Pininfarina.

  • 'Multiple fatalities' in California's San Jose shooting, suspect dead: Police May 26, 2021 10:30 PM IST

    'Multiple fatalities' in California's San Jose shooting, suspect dead: Police

    Police rushed to an "active shooter investigation" at a public transit maintenance yard in San Jose -- a Silicon Valley tech hub of almost million people -- after multiple 911 calls reported gunshots.

  • Paul Romer: Once tech’s favorite economist, now a thorn in its side May 22, 2021 08:58 AM IST

    Paul Romer: Once tech’s favorite economist, now a thorn in its side

    The Nobel Laureate has become a fierce critic of the tech industry’s largest companies, saying that they stifle the flow of new ideas. He has also championed new US state taxes on the digital ads sold by companies like Facebook and Google.

  • Job interview tips from a Silicon Valley boss who's hired hundreds of people May 18, 2021 04:44 PM IST

    Job interview tips from a Silicon Valley boss who's hired hundreds of people

    Do some research on your interviewer, speak your dream employer’s language, use your social media handle to share work that's relevant to the job and show how you'd fit in, advises Christina Del Villar.

  • Apple fires Chaos Monkeys author after employee backlash May 13, 2021 12:15 PM IST

    Apple fires Chaos Monkeys author after employee backlash

    Antonio Garcia Martinez's sexist comments in his book didn't go down well with several Apple employees who launched a petition, saying his hiring was against the company's commitment to inclusion and diversity.

  • This Silicon Valley techie’s talk show shatters misconceptions about Pakistanis Apr 25, 2021 05:24 PM IST

    This Silicon Valley techie’s talk show shatters misconceptions about Pakistanis

    California-based software engineer and talk-show host Nitasha Syed is out to shatter stereotypes about Pakistanis in the Western world, armed with a cup of chai.

  • Angel Broking appoints Silicon Valley techie Narayan Gangadhar as new CEO Apr 22, 2021 09:04 PM IST

    Angel Broking appoints Silicon Valley techie Narayan Gangadhar as new CEO

    The appointment of Gangadhar at the helm of executive operations at Angel Broking comes days after the tragic demise of company's incumbent CEO Vinay Agrawal.

  • Firework raises $55 million, Silicon Valley-based web stories platform rides on growth in India Mar 25, 2021 04:02 PM IST

    Firework raises $55 million, Silicon Valley-based web stories platform rides on growth in India

    Redwood City headquartered firm in its statement said that the investment would drive the imminent shift from the current popular centralised internet or Internet 2.0 to a more decentralised environment of the future or Internet 3.0.

  • Ambedkar International Center files amicus brief in the Cisco caste bias lawsuit Feb 23, 2021 07:27 PM IST

    Ambedkar International Center files amicus brief in the Cisco caste bias lawsuit

    The hearing for Cisco’s demurrer and motion to strike is scheduled on March 9, 2021.

  • Freshworks Inc grows 40% with 300 mn in ARR, Hires new CFO, CPO Feb 17, 2021 09:38 AM IST

    Freshworks Inc grows 40% with 300 mn in ARR, Hires new CFO, CPO

    Freshworks was founded in Chennai and later moved to Silicon Valley and is now headquartered in San Mateo. The company has its presence in 13 global locations.

  • Indian-origin entrepreneurs turn around fortune of hottest US startups Feb 15, 2021 04:38 PM IST

    Indian-origin entrepreneurs turn around fortune of hottest US startups

    While Stanford alumni Baiju Bhatt led Robinhood app to a $11.7 billion valuation, Rohan Seth’s Clubhouse app made it big in less than a year as it now boasts of members such as Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg.

  • Silicon Valley Standalone December 2020 Net Sales at Rs 0.03 crore, up 0% Y-o-Y Feb 12, 2021 11:00 AM IST

    Silicon Valley Standalone December 2020 Net Sales at Rs 0.03 crore, up 0% Y-o-Y

  • Robinhood, in need of cash, raises $1 billion from its investors Jan 29, 2021 09:03 PM IST

    Robinhood, in need of cash, raises $1 billion from its investors

    Robinhood, one of the largest online brokerages, has grappled with an extraordinarily high volume of trading this week as individual investors have piled into stocks like GameStop.

  • Tech stars quit Silicon Valley as politics, pandemic weigh Dec 20, 2020 01:23 PM IST

    Tech stars quit Silicon Valley as politics, pandemic weigh

    Nightmarish traffic and high living costs were already causing disenchantment even before the pandemic spoiled the serendipity of the northern California destination for top talent. Droughts and rampant wildfires have also taken a toll.

  • Amazon and Apple are powering a shift away from Intel’s chips Dec 02, 2020 04:46 PM IST

    Amazon and Apple are powering a shift away from Intel’s chips

    Both Apple and Amazon are increasingly leaning on their own home-grown chips, causing ripple effects across the $400 billion semiconductor industry

  • US tech firms may need HR revamp to address discrimination based on caste Aug 09, 2020 02:13 PM IST

    US tech firms may need HR revamp to address discrimination based on caste

    In the two lawsuits filed, complaining to the HR or senior management did not help the employees.

  • Silicon Valley wants the US to follow India in banning Chinese app TikTok: Expert Jul 02, 2020 02:35 PM IST

    Silicon Valley wants the US to follow India in banning Chinese app TikTok: Expert

    India on Monday banned 59 apps with Chinese links, including the hugely popular TikTok and UC Browser, for engaging in "activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order".

  • Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg embraces remote work beyond Silicon Valley May 22, 2020 07:20 AM IST

    Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg embraces remote work beyond Silicon Valley

    Zuckerberg said the world's largest social network would start "aggressively opening up remote hiring" in July, expecting that about half its workforce would eventually do their jobs outside Facebook's offices over the next five to 10 years.

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