Silicon Valley

SALINAS, Calif | Farm-rich Salinas exemplifies California’s housing struggles

SALINAS, Calif. — Middle-school English teacher Maryam Powers doesn’t take vacations. To earn additional money, she picks up an extra period of teaching when she can and mentors new hires. But to afford the mortgage on a $330,000 three-bedroom home she purchased in Salinas in 2015, Powers still must rent out the master bedroom for … Continue reading SALINAS, Calif | Farm-rich Salinas exemplifies California’s housing struggles

Sereno Group Selects Back At You Media to Equip Over 300 Agents With Top Level Social Media Marketing Tools And Automated Listing Advertising

  LOS ANGELES/ OCTOBER 12, 2018 (STL.News) In a world where social media marketing is too big to ignore, Sereno Group, a leading real estate brokerage serving the Silicon Valley and Santa Cruz Coastal areas in California, partners with Back At You Media to automatically post and advertise their listings across social media. Sereno Group … Continue reading Sereno Group Selects Back At You Media to Equip Over 300 Agents With Top Level Social Media Marketing Tools And Automated Listing Advertising

United States | 100 International Women Leaders in STEM Connect in Silicon Valley for TechWomen 2018

United States – One hundred women leaders in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields from Africa, the Middle East, and South and Central Asia will arrive in the United States on September 23 for the U.S. Department of State’s TechWomen 2018 exchange program. Through mentorships with U.S. women leaders in STEM fields, the … Continue reading United States | 100 International Women Leaders in STEM Connect in Silicon Valley for TechWomen 2018

New Zealand bans most foreigners from buying homes

WELLINGTON, New Zealand/ August 15, 2018 (STL.News) — New Zealand has banned most foreigners from buying homes as it tries to tackle runaway housing prices. Previously the housing market was open to investors worldwide, but the government on Wednesday passed legislation that allows only New Zealand residents to buy homes. In recent years, there have … Continue reading New Zealand bans most foreigners from buying homes

SOS Security Acquires California-based First Security Services

PARRSIPPANY, N.J./ July 27, 2018 (STL.News) SOS Security, the nation’s fourth largest provider of security personnel, has acquired First Security Services of San Jose, California. First Security Services provides security solutions for industrial complexes, businesses, school districts, governments and healthcare facilities. Based in Silicon Valley, the company has seven offices and a team of 1,900 … Continue reading SOS Security Acquires California-based First Security Services

MOSCOW  | Russian officials to meet suspected spy jailed in US

MOSCOW  — Russian Embassy officials are to meet with a Siberian gun rights activist jailed in Washington on charges of spying on the United States. The Embassy said in a Facebook post that consular officials will meet with Maria Butina on Thursday for the first time since her Sunday arrest, and will provide her “all … Continue reading MOSCOW  | Russian officials to meet suspected spy jailed in US

NEW YORK | Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes charged with criminal fraud

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors indicted Elizabeth Holmes on criminal fraud charges for allegedly defrauding investors, doctors and the public as the head of the once-heralded blood-testing startup Theranos. Federal prosecutors also brought charges against the company’s former second-in-command. Holmes, who was once considered a wunderkind of Silicon Valley, and her former Chief Operating … Continue reading NEW YORK | Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes charged with criminal fraud

LONDON | Cyborg-lit: Book about transhumanism wins Wellcome prize

LONDON (AP) — A book that explores the quest to defeat death with technology has won Britain’s medically themed Wellcome Book Prize. Mark O’Connell’s “To Be a Machine” beat five other finalists Monday for the 30,000-pound ($41,000) prize, which aims to bridge the gap between literature and science. The Irish writer visited cryogenic labs, Silicon … Continue reading LONDON | Cyborg-lit: Book about transhumanism wins Wellcome prize