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  1. Nvidia wants to leap from video games to self-driving cars

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    Thu, 14 May 2015

    DETROIT, May 14 (Reuters) - It took Silicon Valley chipmaker Nvidia Corp the better part of a decade to gain acceptance as a global automotive supplier, a lesson for other technology firms hoping to make a similar transition from consumer electronics to car components.

  2. India learns to "fail fast" as tech start-up culture takes root

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    Wed, 13 May 2015

    BENGALURU, India, May 14 (Reuters) - After ping pong tables, motivational posters and casual dress codes, India's tech start-ups are following Silicon Valley 's lead and embracing the "fail fast" culture credited with fuelling creativity and success in the United States.

  3. DocuSign raises $233 million in latest sign of flush private markets

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    Tue, 12 May 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO, May 12 (Reuters) - Another day, another Silicon Valley start-up raises hundreds of millions of dollars from private backers.

  4. Startup NerdWallet raises $64 million in first round of funding

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    Mon, 11 May 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO, May 11 (Reuters) - Private financial technology startup NerdWallet said it had raised $64 million in an initial funding round, large even by increasingly inflated Silicon Valley standards.

  5. Facebook's Seattle site leader leaves company

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    Wed, 6 May 2015

    fast-growing Seattle office left the company last month, a spokeswoman for the online social network told Reuters on Wednesday, a crucial personnel change at Facebook's largest engineering office outside of its Silicon Valley headquarters.

  6. Why the Google Antitrust Case Is a ‘Step in the Negotiation Process’

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    Wed, 6 May 2015

    difficult and challenging for start-ups. It’s not quite the same start-up culture with VCs and communities like Silicon Valley , says Werbach. In what could be a drawn-out process, there won’t be a sudden change in Google’s dominance

  7. Coursera’s Andrew Ng: How MOOCs Are Taking Local Knowledge Global

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    Wed, 6 May 2015

    chief scientist and head of Baidu Research, and lead a new five-year, $300 million research initiative based in Silicon Valley . Chinese-language search engine Baidu, sometimes known as “ China’s Google,” is the world’s fifth-most

  8. China drone maker DJI wins backing from Silicon Valley investor

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    Wed, 6 May 2015

    WASHINGTON, May 6 (Reuters) - Chinese drone maker SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd has secured one of its largest investments yet from a Silicon Valley venture capital firm that was an early backer of Internet pioneers such as Facebook Inc, Etsy Inc and Dropbox.

  9. Facebook's Sandberg speaks at husband's memorial

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    Wed, 6 May 2015

    STANFORD, Calif (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg re-emerged in public on Tuesday after the accidental death of her husband last week, offering a personal tribute to him in a Silicon Valley memorial service and on her Facebook page.

  10. UPDATE 1-Facebook's Sandberg emerges to speak at husband's memorial

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    Tue, 5 May 2015

    STANFORD, Calif, May 5 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg re-emerged in public on Tuesday after the accidental death of her husband last week, offering a personal tribute to him in a Silicon Valley memorial service and on her Facebook page.

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