Silicon Valley

How LinkedIn's founder is working to blunt Donald Trump

Reid Hoffman, the founder of and a billionaire Silicon Valley venture capitalist, has made a half-dozen or so investments in recent months with a specific aim: to counteract the influence of President Trump. The venture-style investments include starting a new group, Win the Fut...

Using Silicon Valley Tactics, LinkedIn’s Founder Is Working to Blunt Trump

But how effective a Silicon Valley approach to political change can be is a question — and Mr. Hoffman has experienced stumbling blocks before. In 2014, he invested personally in Change.org, an online petition start-up. Last fall, the company laid off more than a third of its ...

The Election and Tech: Hillary Clinton —

This is part of a three-part series of articles ahead of the 2016 US Presidential Election. Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic candidate for President of the United States, has had a fickle relationship with tech this campaign trail. Her use of a private email server to send o...

Specter of Trump loosens tongues, if not purse strings, in Silicon Valley

PALO ALTO, Calif. >> After years of scorning the political process, Silicon Valley has leapt into the fray. The prospect of a President Donald Trump is pushing the tech community to move beyond its traditional role as donors and to embrace a new existence as agitators and activis...

US$5m offered for Trump's tax returns

LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman is the latest Silicon Valley heavyweight to get his money involved in politics. He's offering to donate as much as $6.9 million (US$5m) to veterans if Republican...

Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman Endorses Hillary Clinton

Hewlett Packard executive and Republican fundraiser Meg Whitman told The New York Times Tuesday night that she would support Hillary Clinton for president and give a “substantial” contributio...

Millennials Taking Power

The four largest states in America are: California 38,332,521 Texas 26,448,193 Collegia 20,000,000 New York 19,651,127 Never heard of Collegia? Perhaps that's because it's not an ordinary state...

Faced With Trump Or Clinton, Silicon Valley’s Political Donors Are Keeping Checkbooks In Pockets

AUSTIN, Texas — With Florida Sen. Marco Rubio out of the race and Republican front-runner Donald Trump's open hostility to tech's big issues like immigration, trade and encryption, the co...

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