Silicon Valley

Alphabet talks with Lyft about possible investment

An injection of support from one of Silicon Valley`s largest companies could be a boost to Lyft as the No. 2 ride provider battles rival Uber Technologies Inc for market share.

Sep 15, 2017, 09:56 AM IST
Rahul Gandhi visits solar research center in Silicon Valley

Rahul Gandhi visits solar research center in Silicon Valley

"Idea (behind visiting the center) was to really understand implications (of solar power) in India," senior Congress leader Sam Pitroda, who accompanied Gandhi, said after his visit to Sun Power's research center in the Silicon Valley.

Sep 13, 2017, 13:33 PM IST
Apple might lease Culver Studios

Apple might lease Culver Studios

Apple is in discussions with the studios, where movies like "Gone With The Wind" and "The Matrix" were shot, Financial Times reported.

Sep 02, 2017, 15:39 PM IST
Gender disparity: Over 60 women plan class-action lawsuit against Google

Gender disparity: Over 60 women plan class-action lawsuit against Google

According to a report in The Guardian on Tuesday, civil rights attorney James Finberg is working on bringing a class-action lawsuit on behalf of the female employees who believe they have earned less than men at Google despite equal qualifications and comparable positions.

Aug 09, 2017, 18:33 PM IST
Google offered $30 billion to acquire Snap Inc in 2016: Report

Google offered $30 billion to acquire Snap Inc in 2016: Report

Spiegel also values running Snap in Southern California and outside of Silicon Valley, where Alphabet - Google`s parent company is headquartered.

Aug 04, 2017, 12:28 PM IST
TJ Miller promises more 'Deadpool' movies after sequel

TJ Miller promises more 'Deadpool' movies after sequel

Actor TJ Miller says the team hopes to come up with many more installments 'Deadpool' after the second sequel is out.

Jul 30, 2017, 11:54 AM IST
PropUrban ventures into ''Property and Rental Management'' services

PropUrban ventures into ''Property and Rental Management'' services

In its endeavor to become a one-stop solution for anything that is `Real Estate,` PropUrban, the online-to-offline investment advisory firm, has widened its horizon by recently venturing into Property and Rental Management Services (PRMS).

Jul 19, 2017, 18:23 PM IST
Samsung speeds up Virtual Reality business in United States

Samsung speeds up Virtual Reality business in United States

Samsung has been tapping deeper into the VR business, kicking off the Global Virtual Reality Association, along with other major tech giants, including Google Inc and Facebook-owned Oculus VR.

Jun 24, 2017, 16:57 PM IST

Civil nuclear deal will be part of Modi-Trump discussions: White House

"In terms of the actual deals, the US is still looking forward to US-built nuclear reactors contributing to India's energy security. 

Jun 24, 2017, 11:07 AM IST

Indian-origin couple shot dead in US

Mirza Tatlic, 24, fatally shot Naren Prabhu, a Silicon Valley tech executive, and his wife at their home in San Jose.

May 06, 2017, 11:40 AM IST
Kitty Hawk's Flying car to be a reality this year! The video will simply blow your mind

Kitty Hawk's Flying car to be a reality this year! The video will simply blow your mind

The craft, propelled by eight rotors, takes off and lands vertically, like a helicopter.

Apr 25, 2017, 09:28 AM IST
Steps to protect US workers from H1-B visa 'abuse' announced

Steps to protect US workers from H1-B visa 'abuse' announced

The US has said it will "rigorously" use its authority to initiate investigations of H1-B visa violators, signalling an intensified effort by the Trump administration to stop "abuse" of the programme mainly used by Indian IT firms and professionals.

Apr 05, 2017, 13:52 PM IST
Trump administration cracks down on misuse of H-1B visa; announces new measure to detect fraud and abuse

Trump administration cracks down on misuse of H-1B visa; announces new measure to detect fraud and abuse

The Trump administration has unveiled steps to limit an immigration visa program for skilled workers often used by Silicon Valley to attract tech workers.

Apr 04, 2017, 10:20 AM IST

Flooding forces hundreds from homes in San Jose, California

Murky, waist-high floodwaters swamped neighborhoods along a rain-swollen creek in the northern California city of San Jose on Tuesday, prompting authorities to issue evacuation orders or advisories for more than 1,000 homes, city officials said.

Feb 22, 2017, 12:26 PM IST
Xiaomi Global VP Hugo Barra quits; to continue as advisor

Xiaomi Global VP Hugo Barra quits; to continue as advisor

 Xiaomi Global Vice-President Hugo Barra announced his exit from the Chinese handset maker to return to the Silicon Valley.

Jan 23, 2017, 13:50 PM IST
Donald Trump meets with tech execs, including his critics

Donald Trump meets with tech execs, including his critics

US President-elect Donald Trump sat down Wednesday with top tech executives -- including several of his sharpest critics -- to mend fences after a divisive election in which the majority of Silicon Valley backed Hillary Clinton.

Dec 15, 2016, 04:25 AM IST
New immigration rules make H1B friendlier until President Trump takes over

New immigration rules make H1B friendlier until President Trump takes over

The USCIS will now allow terminated H1B visa holders a grace period of 60 days to either leave or sort out their paperwork for new jobs. 

Nov 30, 2016, 12:31 PM IST
5 Indian-Americans among America's richest 400: Forbes

5 Indian-Americans among America's richest 400: Forbes

Five Indian-Americans figure among America`s 400 richest people, in a list again headed by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, according to the survey by Forbes magazine.

Oct 09, 2016, 23:24 PM IST

Samsung, LG sued over US employee recruiting policies

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and LG Electronics were accused of agreeing not to poach each other`s U.S. employees, according to a U.S. civil lawsuit filed last week, in what has become a familiar allegation in Silicon Valley.

Sep 13, 2016, 06:43 AM IST
Former tech CEO Gurbaksh Chahal gets a year in jail in domestic violence case

Former tech CEO Gurbaksh Chahal gets a year in jail in domestic violence case

Former tech CEO and famous Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Gurbaksh Chahal, who came in limelight after selling his startup for $300 million at the age of 25 has been sentenced on Friday to a year in jail for violating his probation in a domestic violence case.

Aug 13, 2016, 15:05 PM IST