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China Makes A Big Play In Silicon Valley

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People walk into the cafeteria at Facebook's main campus in Menlo Park, Calif., May 15, 2012. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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For Some Facebook Employees, Free Food Is Coming To An End

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai demonstrated new AI technology that can use human-like speech to carry on phone conversations at the Google I/O 2018 Conference on Tuesday in Mountain View, Calif. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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From right: Kent Walker, vice president and general counsel with Google Inc.; Colin Stretch, general counsel with Facebook Inc.; and Sean Edgett, acting general counsel with Twitter Inc., swear in to a House Intelligence Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 1, 2017. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Sean Zadig runs the threat investigations team at Oath, formerly known as Yahoo. He talked about his team's work at the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity at the University of California, Berkeley in September. Alina Selyukh/NPR hide caption

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Why Silicon Valley Is Hiring Ex-Federal Agents

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Initially, engineer Niniane Wang didn't want to go public with sex harassment allegations because she worried it would jeopardize her relationships with other investors. Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Fortune hide caption

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How A Female Engineer Built A Public Case Against A Sexual Harasser In Silicon Valley

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Ben Jealous was the NAACP's youngest president and one of Bernie Sanders' earliest supporters. Jealous then became a venture capitalist investing in startups. Now he is seeking office in Maryland. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Ellen Pao sued her former employer, the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caulfield and Byers, alleging she was discriminated against and sexually harassed. She lost the case but is seen as a leading voice on harassment in Silicon Valley. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Struggling For Investments, Silicon Valley Women Reluctant To Speak Out On Harassment

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Jessica Alter is a co-founder of Tech For Campaigns. The San Francisco-based startup focuses on state races and is currently working on campaigns in Virginia. Aarti Shahani/NPR hide caption

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Silicon Valley Wants To Dust Off The Democratic Establishment

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Freada Kapor Klein stands on a staircase at the Kapor Center for Social Impact in Oakland, Calif. She is a high profile investor, who invested early on with Uber. She has used her voice and her money in a decades-long effort to promote more diversity in Silicon Valley. Talia Herman for NPR hide caption

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The Investor Who Took On Uber, And Silicon Valley

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Inventor Thomas Edison stands in his chemistry lab in West Orange, N.J., in 1904. Thomas Edison National Historical Park/National Park Service hide caption

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Before Silicon Valley, New Jersey Reigned As Nation's Center Of Innovation

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Total Failure: The World's Worst Video Game

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Tom Hanks stars in The Circle as a tech CEO who is part Steve Jobs and part Mark Zuckerberg. Frank Masi/STX Entertainment hide caption

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In 'The Circle', What We Give Up When We Share Ourselves

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Starsky Robotics is retrofitting large trucks to make them driverless. The startup hopes that by the end of the year, it will be able to operate a truck without a person physically sitting in the vehicle. Courtesy of Starsky Robotics hide caption

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Students at Howard University in Washington, D.C. The historically black university is opening Howard West at Google's headquarters in Mountain View. Howard University hide caption

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Google Hopes To Hire More Black Engineers By Bringing Students To Silicon Valley

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A group of people walk on Castro Street, in the downtown portion of the Silicon Valley town of Mountain View, California, August 24, 2016. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images). Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images hide caption

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A guard stands outside the Survival Condo Project, the site of an underground luxury apartment complex north of Wichita, Kan. Dan Winters/The New Yorker hide caption

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Why Some Silicon Valley Tech Executives Are Bunkering Down For Doomsday

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