"The thing I learned in Silicon Valley is that there's a pot of money bigger than I ever imagined. That's when I realized I don't need to feel some sort of way about asking for $70,000 at work when Elizabeth Holmes is making hundreds of millions to kill people with her fake blood machine. Know what I mean?" — Aminatou Sow, co-host of the Call Your Girlfriend podcast and former Google employee, in her interview in The Cut.
Landscapers working in the yard of a $15 million home in Silicon Valley's fancy Atherton suburb found a car buried five feet deep. Apparently the car is loaded with bags of unused concrete and has been there since the 1990s before the home was sold to its current owner. From SFGate: Cadaver dogs were called… READ THE REST
Max Chafkin has a new book coming about Silicon Valley billionare Peter Thiel and his business generation (including others in the "PayPal Mafia" who cashed out big when eBay bought them out). An excerpt in New York Magazine traces his journey from "angry young man" to right-wing ideological godfather, revealing (or remaking) Silicon Valley's supposed… READ THE REST
Peter Thiel's Palantir on Thursday said a Japanese insurance holding company, Sompo Holdings, has committed to invest $500 million in the Silicon Valley data analysis and surveillance technology firm that serves the U.S. government and the Central Intelligence Agency, among other clients worldwide. READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Commuting is kind of the pits. There's no good way to sit in traffic or on an unsafe bus (and helicopters are out of the option, even if you're filthy rich.) If only there… READ THE REST
It can feel unbearable to go outside when it's cold unless you have the proper gear to withstand chilly temperatures. Your average coat might not cut it unless you're willing to shell out hundreds for a down feather piece. Alternatively, a heated jacket can use electricity to keep you toasty, and all you need is a power… READ THE REST
Thanksgiving recently ended, but that doesn't mean kitchen items and stoves will receive a break. Over the next month, kitchens of all shapes and sizes will bustle with activity as people scurry to prepare holiday dishes. Of course, sweets like pies, cookies, and cakes will litter the list of holiday-gathering favorites. But more savory dishes… READ THE REST