Chamath Palihapitiya leads $10 million investment in Groq—Google AI spinout

Some key creators of and internal Google AI  project — the Tensor Processing Unit, or TPU — recently left to team up with Chamath Palihapitiya, of Palo Alto-based Social Capital, to create. Groq now has eight of the first 10 people Continue reading Chamath Palihapitiya leads $10 million investment in Groq—Google AI spinout

Roger McNamee sees Apple and Amazon on the road to disrupt Netflix, but in the end “content still wins”

Between Moonalice gigs, lead vocalist and co-founder of Elevation Partners, Roger McNamee, beamed into CNBC’s “Fast Money” on Monday to report that “Netflix faces some “gigantic threats,” After Netflix  reported a mixed quarter, McNamee, was hearing the footsteps of Apple and Amazon. “I think Amazon and Apple, Continue reading Roger McNamee sees Apple and Amazon on the road to disrupt Netflix, but in the end “content still wins”

A.I.’s big secret—No one really knows how the most advanced algorithms do what they do

AI’s underlying  technology, known as deep learning, has proved very powerful at solving problems in recent years, and it has been widely deployed for tasks like image captioning, voice recognition, and language translation. There is now hope that the same techniques Continue reading A.I.’s big secret—No one really knows how the most advanced algorithms do what they do

The lean Steve Blank tells us everything we need to know about marketing communications

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Steve Blank is a Silicon Valley serial-entrepreneur and academician. Blank is recognized for developing the Customer Development method that launched the Lean Startup movement, a methodology which recognized that startups are not smaller versions of large companies, but require their own set Continue reading The lean Steve Blank tells us everything we need to know about marketing communications

Stanford GSB study: tech firms are “discovered and not planned.”

The tech landscape is lush with entrepreneurial companies, such as Facebook, Lyft and Airbnb, whose success blossomed only after the founders had modified or even abandoned their original vision. “It’s almost always the case that the greatest firms are discovered Continue reading Stanford GSB study: tech firms are “discovered and not planned.”

Bill Gates on tropical diseases, working with Trump and Brexit

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Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation co-chairman, discussed the fifth anniversary of the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases, working with President Trump and Brexit with Bloomberg‘s Manus Cranny on Monday. “Silicon Valley remains a huge Continue reading Bill Gates on tropical diseases, working with Trump and Brexit

Steve Ballmer’s secret new startup USAFacts is serving up Big Data on Big Government

With nothing to do after from Microsoft, Steve  Ballmer came up with the idea to “figure out what the government really does with the money.” On Tuesday, Mr. Ballmer will make public a database and a report that he and a Continue reading Steve Ballmer’s secret new startup USAFacts is serving up Big Data on Big Government