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Specter of Trump Loosens Tongues, if Not Purse Strings, in Silicon Valley

Such reticence is no longer in style here. “We’re a bunch of nerds not used to having a lot of limelight,” said Dave McClure, an investor who runs a tech incubator called 500 Startups. “But to quote Spider-Man, ‘With great ...

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Peter Thiel to Donate $1.25 Million in Support of Donald Trump

Photo Peter Thiel will give $ 1.25 million to Donald J. Trump’s presidential bid through a combination of super PAC donations and funds given directly to the campaign. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times SAN FRANCISCO — Peter Thiel, true ...

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Your Phone’s on Lockdown. Enjoy the Show.

Other entertainers have since used Yondr, including Alicia Keys, Guns N’ Roses, Maxwell, and the actor, musician and comedian Donald Glover, who goes by the stage name Childish Gambino. Some have employed it for special listening parties, festivals, or one-off ...

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Vocations: A Linguist Who Cracks the Code in Names to Predict Ethnicity

Photo Lisa Spira is the director of research and product development at Ethnic Technologies. Credit Christian Hansen for The New York Times Lisa Spira, 30, is director of research and product development at Ethnic Technologies in South Hackensack, N.J. Q. ...

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SoftBank and Saudi Arabia Partner to Form Giant Investment Fund

Photo A SoftBank store in Tokyo. The Japanese conglomerate has had success in investing in companies rather than buying them outright. Credit Thomas Peter/Reuters SAN FRANCISCO — SoftBank of Japan has already earned a reputation as one of the most ...

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Samsung Predicts $3 Billion Hit to Future Profits After Pulling Galaxy Note 7

Photo A customer asking about returning a Galaxy Note 7 at a store in Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday. Credit Ed Jones/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images SEOUL, South Korea — Samsung Electronics said on Friday that it expected about $ ...

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Salesforce Rules Out a Bid for Twitter

The most likely bidder for Twitter has walked away, leaving the social network with few deal-making options as it tries to reverse its fortunes. Photo Marc Benioff, chief executive of Salesforce, told The Financial Times that Twitter “wasn’t the right ...

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State Rules 2 Former Uber Drivers Eligible for Jobless Payments

Photo Uber drivers in a staged strike in Long Island City, Queens, in February. Credit Kevin Hagen for The New York Times Two former drivers for Uber are eligible for unemployment payments, New York State regulators have ruled, finding that ...

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Help for a Business Idea Trying to Catch Fire

Within months of entering the program, Ms. Smith competed against 100 other teams and was awarded some $ 30,000 in 2014. Since then, she has increased her business’s sales exponentially. Her business, now called Simple Mills, has products in more ...

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Snap Is Said to Pick Bankers for an I.P.O.

Photo Snap Inc., as Snapchat recently renamed itself, is expected to make a splashy market debut. Credit George Etheredge/The New York Times SAN FRANCISCO — The parent of Snapchat has picked banks to lead an initial public offering of stock, ...

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