National Express pulls up in Silicon Valley BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Transport company National Express has picked up a 60% stake in Silicon Valley bus shuttle firm WeDriveU for 84.3 million US dollars (£64.5 million). https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/uk-world/national-express-pulls-up-in-silicon-valley-38008262.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/uk-world/article38008261.ece/765a5/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_921e8893-178b-4981-8aee-45c4d1117608_1 Email Transport company National Express has picked up a 60% stake in Silicon Valley bus shuttle firm WeDriveU for 84.3 million US dollars (£64.5 million). WeDriveU transports almost seven million passengers a year and provides employee shuttle services to many of the largest Fortune 500 companies based in Silicon Valley and San Francisco. Last year it generated annual revenues of 139.9 million US dollars (£107 million), earnings of 21.1 million US dollars (£16.1 million) and operating profit of … [Read more...] about National Express pulls up in Silicon Valley
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By Eric Ting, SFGATE Updated 4:26 pm PST, Saturday, February 16, 2019 Barack ObamaPresident Obama was no stranger to the Bay Area, especially in terms of Silicon Valley and its deep, charitable pockets. In this famous photo, President Obama (on the far right) dines with the elite of SV in 2011, including being flanked by Steve Jobs (in black to Obama's left) and Mark Zuckerberg (to Obama's right). Besides tech, the area's deep Democratic base and politicians made it a frequent stop for Obama. less Barack Obama President Obama was no stranger to the Bay Area, especially in terms of Silicon Valley and its deep, charitable pockets. In this famous photo, President Obama (on the far right) dines with the elite ... more Photo: Pete Souza/White House Photo: Pete Souza/White House Image 1 of / 27 … [Read more...] about Presidential visits to San Francisco, from Rutherford B. Hayes to Barack Obama
In a recent video interview with CNBC (embedded below) LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman says that one thing he would like to see more of in Silicon Valley is people assisting startup communities in other parts of the country. “We want more areas in the U.S. and the world to be entrepreneurial hot houses where they’re growing lots of interesting, entrepreneurial companies,” Hoffman told CNBC. “There are people in Silicon Valley doing that, I just want more of them.” The idea of bridging the gap between Silicon Valley and the rest of the country is something we talk about a lot here in the Heartland Tech section. And I’ve seen some progress on that front in the past year — from the “Comeback Cities” tour to a notable array of Silicon Valley LPs investing in last year’s “Rise of the Rest” seed fund. But I think it’s time to further the conversation from “how do we get more people in … [Read more...] about Heartland Tech Weekly: How can Silicon Valley best assist other startup communities?
Nellie Bowles, New York Times Published 9:45 am PDT, Saturday, October 27, 2018 Silicon Valley parents are increasingly obsessed with keeping their children away from screens. Silicon Valley parents are increasingly obsessed with keeping their children away from screens. Photo: Kerkez / Getty Images, Getty Images/iStockphoto Photo: Getty Images "I don't always mention I work in tech because I, too, am embarrassed by the stigma associated with it. But every industry has it's problems." – Lauren Nemeth, Nextdoor employee "I don't always mention I work in tech because I, too, am embarrassed by the stigma associated with it. But every industry has it's problems." – Lauren Nemeth, Nextdoor employee Photo: Westend61/Getty Images/Westend61 "I just don't really like talking … [Read more...] about Silicon Valley nannies are phone police for kids
By Ethan Baron | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: October 8, 2018 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: October 8, 2018 at 6:16 am Two weeks: That’s how quickly a foreign technology worker in Silicon Valley can get an employment permit from Canada. In the U.S., that process takes months. As the administration of President Donald Trump has increased scrutiny of H-1B visas for skilled foreign workers and plans to ban their spouses from holding jobs in the U.S., Canada has been moving aggressively to suck top foreign talent out of Silicon Valley and other technology-rich regions of the U.S. The Canadian government won’t say if it’s leveraging the tumultuous and uncertain immigration climate in the U.S. But experts say Canada’s year-old “Global Skills Strategy” program, which offers work permits similar to America’s H-1B visa, is ideally structured to attract highly skilled foreign tech workers to Toronto, Montreal or … [Read more...] about H-1B: As immigration furor roils Silicon Valley, Canada smoothes way for techies