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Silicon Valley: Region in California, United States
Silicon Valley is a region in the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California that serves as a global center for high technology, innovation, and social media. It corresponds roughly to the geographical Santa Clara Valley, although its boundaries have increased in recent decades. San Jose is the Valley's largest city, the third-largest in California, and the tenth-largest in the United States. Other major Silicon Valley cities include Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Cupertino, Santa Clara, Mountain View, and Sunnyvale. The San Jose Metropolitan Area has the third-highest GDP per capita in the world, according to the Brookings Institution.


Salesforce CEO speaks about gender pay gap in Silicon Valley

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is making an effort to close the pay gap between men and women in tech. By 2019, the company had spent more than $10 million to make salaries more equal. CNET senior..
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Big tech, Twitter bans and Bing: U.S. Democrats spar over Silicon Valley on debate stage

U.S. Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren went after big tech during the Democratic debate on Tuesday but brushed off rival Kamala Harris's challenge to join her in calling for President..
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Videos for Silicon Valley

Zuckerberg looks for friends on The Hill [Video]Zuckerberg looks for friends on The Hill

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is spending three days in Washington with lawmakers in an attempt to soothe ruffled feathers in the face of numerous government investigations. Conway G. Gittens reports.

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DOJ charges ex-Google engineer with tech theft [Video]DOJ charges ex-Google engineer with tech theft

The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday filed criminal charges accusing Anthony Levandowski, a pioneer in self-driving car technology, of stealing trade secrets from his former employer Google before..

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Senate Intelligence Committee warns Russia will likely interfere in 2020 campaign

A new report by the Senate Intelligence Committee revealed bipartisan concern that Russia will meddle in the 2020 campaign. CBS News intelligence and national security reporter Olivia Gazis joined CBSN..
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Silicon Valley’s Mantra of Spend Big, Grow Fast? It’s Changing

Start-up investors are warning of a reckoning after the stumbles of some high-profile “unicorns.” Now turning a profit is in.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook files brief at Supreme Court supporting DACA

Apple CEO Tim Cook filed a "friend of court" brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold protections for DACA recipients - immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. The court hears arguments in..
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China's Guangzhou rides economic change but keeps traditions

China's southern city of Guangzhou is at the heart of plans to link a cluster of cities in the Pearl River Delta, including Hong Kong and Macau, into a Greater Bay Area rivaling Silicon Valley and..
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GM strike tests the power of workers versus corporations. And Silicon Valley is watching

As some 46,000 hourly auto industry employees finish their second week on strike nationwide, business experts from other industries watch closely
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Pope urges Silicon Valley to avoid slide toward new "barbarism"

Pope Francis urged Silicon Valley giants on Friday to make sure technological advances such as artificial intelligence do not lead to a new "form of barbarism" where the law of the strongest prevails..
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A Ghost Town and Hot Springs: An Eastern Sierra Road Trip

Friday: An itinerary for an adventure in the mountains and lakes of California. Also: A profile of the activist Ady Barkan, and a Silicon Valley telltale heart.
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San Jose moves to ban natural gas in new residential buildings

San Jose, the 10th most populous U.S. city and political center of Silicon Valley, on Tuesday moved to ban natural gas in most new residential buildings beginning next year.
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San Jose becomes first big U.S. city to discourage natural gas in buildings

San Jose, the 10th most populous U.S. city and political center of Silicon Valley, adopted new rules on Tuesday aimed at phasing out the use of natural gas in buildings.
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Facebook creating first ever "Supreme Court" to oversee controversial posts

Social media giant Facebook has announced plans to create a new oversight panel by the end of the year, something they dub its own "Supreme Court." BBC News Silicon Valley reporter Dave Lee joins CBSN..
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Chinese professor accused of Huawei-related fraud asks why case was moved to Brooklyn

A lawyer for a Chinese professor accused of obtaining technology from a Silicon Valley startup to benefit China's Huawei on Wednesday told a federal judge that he would like to know why the case is in..
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McDonald's acquires Apprente, plans to speed up drive-thru lines with voice-based ordering technology

McDonald’s is acquiring Apprente, a Silicon Valley-based start-up specializing in conversational voice-based ordering technology.
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ProPublica: Big tech gets insider access to Pentagon

A major tech company will be awarded a $10 billion, 10-year contract by the Pentagon to move its information technology systems to the cloud, and according to a report by ProPublica, that's just the..
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Former Google engineer accused of giving company secrets to Uber

A former star engineer at Google faces criminal charges for allegedly stealing company secrets about self-driving cars and giving them to Uber, a major competitor. The federal indictment filed Tuesday..
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Ex-Google engineer charged with theft

An indictment filed in Silicon Valley reads like a Cold War spy thriller. A former engineer at Google is accused of acting as a secret agent for Uber, in a high-stakes tech war. Jamie Yuccas has the..
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Wired: Three years of misery inside Google after Trump's election

Google's reputation as one of Silicon Valley's friendliest tech companies began to shatter following President Trump's election. Wired magazine's Senior Writer Nitasha Tiku joined "CBSN AM" to discuss..
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This High-Tech Solution to Disaster Response May Be Too Good to Be True

Major cities are turning to a Silicon Valley start-up to help save lives in an emergency. But some fear its promise has been dangerously exaggerated.
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Bad Times in Tech? Not if You’re a Start-Up Serving Other Start-Ups

Meet the two Stanford dropouts, both 23, who run Brex, which provides charge cards to start-ups. Its growth is a sign of Silicon Valley’s unflagging exuberance.
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Facebook campus given all-clear after sarin scare

Facebook's Silicon Valley campus received the all-clear on Tuesday after fears that a package at its mail facility contained the nerve agent sarin.
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Two possibly exposed to sarin at Facebook California facility: official

Two people were possibly exposed to the nerve agent sarin at a Facebook Inc mail facility in Silicon Valley which has been evacuated, a local fire official said on Monday.
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Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, top deputy ordered to stand trial in 2020

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes and her former second-in-command at the Silicon Valley blood-testing startup were ordered on Friday to stand trial next year on fraud charges stemming from their..
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Fire hits large Silicon Valley construction site

Firefighters battled a fire engulfing a condominium complex under construction in Silicon Valley. Multiple fire engines doused the blaze encompassing an entire block near Santa Clara University on..
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Elizabeth Warren on Breaking Up Big Tech

Ms. Warren seeks to break up companies like Amazon, Google, Apple and Facebook. And she has taken her fight to Silicon Valley.
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'A horrible act of violence': 5 dead in Silicon Valley murder-suicide, police say

A gunman fatally shot four people in a California home before killing himself Sunday night, San Jose police said, ending an hours-long standoff.
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Facebook's content moderators in Florida endure horrific conditions, report says

Casey Newton, a Silicon Valley editor for The Verge, joins CBSN's Reena Ninan to discuss his new article on the horrific work conditions faced by Facebook's content moderators who work as contractors...
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Google pledges $1 billion to combat Bay Area housing crisis

Silicon Valley companies face blame for the high costs of housing in the San Francisco Bay Area. Now tech giant Google has pledged $1 billion to help ease the growing housing crisis in the area. CNET..
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I'm a typical Silicon Valley college dropout-turned-entrepreneur. Don't follow my example.

Do as I say, not as I do. The idea that degrees are an unnecessary credential for students looking for jobs is just a myth. Degrees do matter.
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California Tests a Digital ‘Fire Alarm’ for Mental Distress

The state is teaming up with Silicon Valley to make mental health services more available. Promises abound, and so do potential problems.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook took shots at other tech companies in his Stanford commencement speech

In the commencement speech given at Stanford University, Cook said digital surveillance would have “stopped Silicon Valley before it got started.”
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California Today: Would You Pay $195 to Take a Helicopter to Work?

Friday: Commuters rise above traffic, Jessica Biel steps into the vaccination debate, Gavin Newsom’s first budget moves forward, and Silicon Valley takes on … death.
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Escalating China-U.S. tensions hit Silicon Valley

Tensions between the U.S. and China are rising, and Silicon Valley is feeling the effects. A new article in the Wall Street Journal titled "Chinese Cash That Powered Silicon Valley Is Suddenly Toxic"..
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Democrats Take Aim at Silicon Valley. They Take Its Cash, Too.

Until recently Silicon Valley was seen as one of the few relatively untainted sources of big-money donations for Democratic candidates. Now, that’s changing.
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The Cleantech Crash, Hollywood's Villain, Volcanoes

Despite billions invested by the U.S. government in so-called "Cleantech" energy, Washington and Silicon Valley have little to show for it; then, Kim Dotcom ran a site called "Megaupload" and calls..
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Eye Opener: Trump's UK visit turns to politics

President Trump meets with Britain's prime minister in London to talk trade and Brexit as thousands of protesters gather nearby. Also, Congress and the Trump administration prepare to investigate..
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Inside Apple’s Earthquake-Ready Headquarters

Apple’s “spaceship” headquarters are in one of the few Silicon Valley buildings that use seismic technology to protect against earthquake damage.
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'The era of self-regulation is over:' Congress launches antitrust probe into Google, Facebook

The House Judiciary Committee's investigation into Google, Facebook and other Big Tech firms is the latest setback for Silicon Valley.
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Salesforce.com bars retailers that sell semi-automatic weapons

Silicon Valley giant to prohibit its business customers from using its e-commerce technology to sell certain firearms
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San Francisco votes to ban city use of facial recognition technology

San Francisco officials on Tuesday voted 8 to 1 to ban the purchase and use of facial recognition technology by city personnel, in a move to regulate tools that local Silicon Valley companies helped..
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Silicon Valley Is Coming for Your House

Offering “instant buying,” companies like Zillow and Opendoor are bringing liquidity to the housing market. Critics fear they could also be bringing risk.
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Silicon Valley insider on how tech is "downgrading humans"

Tristan Harris says the business models of social media companies are based on getting the attention of our "animal brains"
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Inside Silicon Valley's surprising push to help people unplug

This week at its annual F8 Conference, Facebook announced new features for Instagram, including a de-emphasis on "likes"
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Sorry, Facebook and Google, Ellen Pao says startups will fix Silicon Valley's diversity problem

New data suggests that if startups make an early commitment to diversity, they could reverse decades of discrimination in tech.
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Silicon Valley Came to Kansas Schools. That Started a Rebellion.

Public schools in Kansas rolled out a web-based learning platform backed by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Now students have staged walkouts and sit-ins. Their parents have organized.
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From Apple to Zynga, here's the highest-paying companies in the US

Employees at the 20 highest-paying U.S. companies make, on average, $100,000 or more. 16 of the firms are in California, in or near Silicon Valley.
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Google warns some employees of measles exposure at Silicon Valley headquarters, report says

Health department officials confirmed that a person infected with measles visited the Google campus.
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Parents make court appearance in college admissions scandal

The 15 parents include CEOs, investment executives, real estate developers and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs
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California Today: The Super Bloom in Pictures

Monday: Look at photos of a super bloom in Borrego Springs; House Democrats fight one another; and a monument to Silicon Valley
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