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  • Analysis: Carly Fiorina's Silicon Valley story could boost or bust her presidential bid

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Carly Fiorina is as close as it gets to a Silicon Valley candidate for president. So why did the former Hewlett-Packard CEO move 2,400 miles across the country to leave her California story behind?
  • Experts disagree whether earning a college degree is worth the expense

    Experts disagree whether earning a college degree is worth the expense
    Many high school seniors and their parents are in the throes of deciding which college to attend and figuring out how to pay for it. The biggest question for those in the freshman applicant pool is where to enroll, not whether to go at all. Yet behind...

    Is playing 'Space Invaders' a milestone in artificial intelligence?

    Is playing 'Space Invaders' a milestone in artificial intelligence?
    Computers have beaten humans at chess and "Jeopardy!," and now they can master old Atari games such as "Space Invaders" or "Breakout" without knowing anything about their rules or strategies. Playing Atari 2600 games from the 1980s may seem a bit...

    Founders Fund invests millions in cannabis venture Privateer Holdings

    Founders Fund invests millions in cannabis venture Privateer Holdings
    The nation’s burgeoning legal cannabis industry now has a major tech player on its side. Founders Fund, a leading San Francisco venture capital firm, said Thursday it was making a multimillion-dollar investment in Privateer Holdings, a private...

    Venture capital firm gives marijuana industry a shot of credibility

    Venture capital firm gives marijuana industry a shot of credibility
    Despite growing momentum toward marijuana legalization, big-name investors have largely stayed on the sidelines of the budding industry, content to hold out until federal prohibition is one day repealed. But legal cannabis now has the backing of a major...