Sam Altman

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As the waitress approached the table, Sam Altman held up his phone. That made it easier to see the dollar amount typed into an investment contract he (...)

In simple terms, a universal basic income (UBI) is an income which is provided without conditions to every adult and child

There’s nothing new about the concept; as long ago as 1797 political activist Thomas Paine proposed it in his pamphlet Agrarian Justice. However in r(...)

Ellen Pao:  resigning as acting chief executive of social news platform Reddit. Photograph: Robert Galbraith/Reuters

Ellen Pao became a hero to many when she took on the entrenched sexist culture of Silicon Valley. But sentiment is a fickle thing. Late Friday, she f(...)

People see shades of 2000 and the dotcom crash in the eye-popping valuations assigned to some tech companies

It is a wild time in Silicon Valley. Two-year-old companies are valued in the billions, ramshackle homes are worth millions and hubris has reached the(...)

Alex Austin (left), chief executive of Branch Metrics, which is trying to create a universal web address that would work across apps as well as the web. Across Silicon Valley, companies from tiny start-ups to titans such as Google and Facebook are bringing the same simplicity of the web browser to smartphones by teaching apps to talk to one another.

Navigating the internet used to mean painstakingly typing the exact address you wanted into your computer. The web browser and the search engine simpl(...)

Snoop Dogg is one of a number of investors who have joined the $50m funding round for Reddit

Hip-hop star Snoop Dogg, Silicon Valley investor Marc Andreessen and the Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto have joined a $50m funding round for Reddit, t(...)

John and Patrick Collison, co-founders of Stripe, outside their offices in Palo Alto, California. Their digital currency will, unlike bitcoin, support traditional currencies such as dollars, sterling and the euro.

Irish-founded payments company Stripe has upped the ante in the battle to bring digital currency into mainstream use, investing $3 million in the laun(...)