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Apple and Tesla Show Big Silicon Valley Headcount Increases Since 2016, Intel and eBay Shed Staff

Apple and Tesla Show Big Silicon Valley Headcount Increases Since 2016, Intel and eBay Shed Staff

Silicon Valley’s top employers made big staffing changes, according to Silicon Valley Business Journal Illustration: iStockphoto The Silicon Valley Business Journal annually publishes a list of the tech companies who are the biggest local employers. In recent years, Apple and Google (now Alphabet) have vied for the number one spot, with Cisco holding a lock(…)

HBO Silicon Valley’s Decentralized Internet? Real-World Teams Say They Already Invented It

HBO Silicon Valley’s Decentralized Internet? Real-World Teams Say They Already Invented It

The Pied Piper of Silicon Valley’s fictional quest to reinvent the Internet trails MaidSafe’s and the University of Michigan’s progress Illustration: Doug Armand/Getty Images This season, on HBO’s Silicon Valley, fictional character Richard Hendricks set off on a new venture—reinventing the Internet into a decentralized network. The vision, to create a peer-to-peer Internet that is free(…)

HBO’s Silicon Valley Joins the Push for a Decentralized Web

HBO’s Silicon Valley Joins the Push for a Decentralized Web

Silicon Valley’s fictional entrepreneur sets out his plan to reinvent the Internet, and decentralized web pioneer Brewster Kahle says it sounds very familiar Photo: HBOHBO Silicon Valley character Richard Hendricks In the first episode of the new season (Season 4) of HBO’s Silicon Valley, beleaguered entrepreneur Richard Hendricks, asked by eccentric venture capitalist Russ Hanneman,(…)

A New Silicon PV Record

A New Silicon PV Record

Japanese group pushes closer to the 29 percent efficiency limit Photo: Kunta Yoshikawa/Kaneka/Nature Energy In research published this week in Nature Energy , researchers at Kaneka Corp., a resin and plastics manufacturer based in Osaka, describe the first silicon solar cell to achieve a record-breaking 26.3 percent efficiency—a 0.7 percent increase over the previous record. That may not(…)

The New Brain Behind the Whiteboards—and More—for HBO’s Silicon Valley

The New Brain Behind the Whiteboards—and More—for HBO’s Silicon Valley

This year many of the formulas, documents, and snippets of engineer-speak on HBO’s Silicon Valley will be coming from Stanford post-doc Dmitri Pavlichin Photo: Tekla PerryDmitri Pavlichin When the HBO show that became Silicon Valley was still in development, and its creators decided its fictional startup would be in the compression business, they turned to(…)

Efficiency of Silicon Solar Cells Climbs

Efficiency of Silicon Solar Cells Climbs

Japanese materials company prototypes a 26.3% efficient silicon cell, steps away from the 29% theoretical maximum Photo: Kunta Yoshikawa/Kaneka/Nature Energy In research published this week in Nature Energy , researchers at Kaneka Corporation, a resin and plastics manufacturer based in Osaka, describe the first silicon solar cell to achieve a record-breaking 26.3-percent efficiency—a 0.7-percent increase over the previous(…)

Silicon Valley Computational Drug Startup Takes on Glaucoma

Silicon Valley Computational Drug Startup Takes on Glaucoma

Palo Alto startup twoXAR partners with Santen Pharmaceutical to identify new glaucoma drugs; efforts on rare skin disease, liver cancer, atherosclerosis, and diabetic nephropathy also underway Photo: iStockphoto About a year ago I met two Silicon Valley entrepreneurs named Andrew Radin, whose matching names generated competition over an Internet domain, a connection, and eventually, a company. The(…)