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Silicon Valley

Jul 21, 2014 — Programs like Hack the Hood try to help young people in Oakland, Calif., find a gateway into the high-tech industry — and out of "dead-end" jobs.
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Jul 15, 2014 — The plan would create states with names such as Jefferson, Silicon Valley, South California. The constitutional amendment needs more than 800,000 signatures to qualify; backers say they have enough.
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May 29, 2014 — After years of stalling, Google released a demographic breakdown of its staff that shows the company as 70 percent male and 61 percent white.
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Apr 6, 2014 — The perk-laden, money-drenched world of Silicon Valley gets a send-up from Mike Judge and HBO starting Sunday night. The cast weighs in on the "real" Silicon Valley.
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Mar 12, 2014 — The moneyed world of tech startups is getting a sendup from Mike Judge and a dramatic treatment from AMC. Both programs explore the people who, for better or worse, are changing the way we live.
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Dec 30, 2013 — In Silicon Valley, zero profit and even zero revenue don't make a company a loser. Tech companies like Snapchat and Twitter, which have not yet turned any profit, can be worth billions of dollars based on future potential alone.
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Dec 30, 2013 — A handful of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs say it's time to turn your finances over to bots. Algorithms can monitor a person's financial behavior better than most advisers, they say, and aren't biased by commissions or complex fee structures.
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Nov 14, 2013 — Unlike the technologies in laptops, smartphones and electric cars, the batteries inside them have been slow to evolve. In Silicon Valley, more than 40 companies are working on finding a battery breakthrough. And they're facing international competition.
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Jun 25, 2013 — Only 3 percent of venture-backed companies were led by all-female teams, while 89 percent were all male. The staggering male-to-female ratios at the top of the tech industry can't be addressed without a clearer count, writes Code for America's Catherine Bracy.
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Dec 24, 2012 — Say the words "high-tech startup" and chances are you picture a world that's mostly white, male and set in Silicon Valley. Now, a group in Nairobi, Kenya, is working to get more female entrepreneurs into the male-dominated world of tech.
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