Silicon Valley

Platform News: FinTech trading app Robinhood

Robinhood aims to allow users to buy into IPOs

Robinhood is building a platform to “democratize” initial public offerings, including its own, that would allow users of its trading app to snap up shares alongside Wal...

Platform Industry: US and China Relations and Politics

How a Silicon Valley chip pioneer landed in Communist China

Since the United States stepped up its effort to prevent China from acquiring key technological know-how, the twisting journey of a pioneering Silicon Valley computer chip company ...

Platform Economy: Small Business Finance

Silicon Valley Bank hiring 80 in UK as tech investment rebounds

United States-based Silicon Valley Bank is midway through hiring around 80 bankers in the UK, as it bucks the trend of peers who are shrinking during the coronavirus crisis.

Factory

How one Silicon Valley factory keeps running in the age of coronavirus

Managers at a small Silicon Valley electronics factory thought they would have to close when the San Francisco Bay Area directed non-essential businesses to temporarily shut down a...

Platform Industry: Microsoft operating system users

Microsoft asks staff in Seattle and Silicon Valley to work from home

Microsoft Corp has joined the growing number of US companies asking employees to work from home in order to limit exposure to the spreading coronavirus outbreak, as it responded to...