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Instacart hired Nick Giovanni, a top Goldman Sachs tech dealmaker, as its next chief financial officer, a strong indication that the grocery delivery service is planning to go public. Giovanni, who spent more than 20 years at Goldman Sachs and most recently served as the bank’s Head of the Global Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) Group, will start at Instacart on Jan. 27. Goldman said...

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There’s perhaps no one in Washington who distrusts TikTok quite as much as Brendan Carr. Carr, a 44-year-old Donald Trump appointee to the Federal Communications Commission, has spent much of the last year going around cable news and elsewhere calling for the hugely popular short-video app to be restricted, if not banned, over its ties to Chinese parent company, ByteDance. TikTok is a...
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Google Laid Off High Performers and Earners While Largely Sparing ‘Brain’ AI Lab
Google's move to lay off 6.4% of staff on Friday didn’t come as a shock to most employees, but it stunned some of the individuals who were cut.
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How Microsoft’s Stumbles Led to Its OpenAI Alliance
For more than a decade, Microsoft Research, the company’s in-house research group, has touted artificial intelligence breakthroughs such as translating speech to text and software that could understand human language or recognize objects in images.
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Two years ago, Jack Conte seemed to have pulled off one of the most remarkable makeovers in recent Silicon Valley memory.
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Thoma Bravo, Vista Approach Sumo Logic About a Possible Buyout
Private equity firms including Thoma Bravo, Vista Equity Partners and Francisco Partners have approached data analytics software company Sumo Logic expressing interest in a possible acquisition, according to a person familiar with the matter.
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Founders’ Keepers: The Gadgets, Mugs and Mementos That CEOs Can’t Work Without
Athletes wear lucky socks. Children have their favorite stuffies. But tech founders? Their most prized workplace possessions run an exceptionally wide gamut, ranging from the idiosyncratic (a Jesuit obelisk) to the alarmingly practical (a pistol lockbox) to the comfortingly basic (a yellow pad and pen).
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The pitch was right up Marc Andreessen’s alley: a fledgling but buzzy digital media startup, which intended not only to produce its own content but to sell its content-management software to other publishers—and, if that worked, to scale its platform to anyone willing to pay.