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2013-12-04 23:03:10

America’s First Woman in Space to Be One of First Two Women to Receive Honor; Fellow 2013 Honorees Include Google Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Kenneth Arrow San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 Today, the Stanford School of Engineering named Sally Ride as one of six people selected as this year’s Stanford Engineering Heroes, an honor recognizing Stanford scientists who have advanced the course of human, social and economic progress through...

2007-05-31 12:00:00

For 44 years, Little Basin, a 534-acre redwood property in the Santa Cruz Mountains, has held a special place in Silicon Valley lore. Every summer, generations of Hewlett-Packard employees and their families visited the scenic property on the southern edge of Big Basin Redwoods State Park for company picnics, free camping and Easter egg hunts. Tech pioneers Bill Hewlett and David Packard bought the hideaway in 1963, serving up steaks to employees and joining softball games as part of their...

2007-05-25 00:00:00

By Mary Anne OstromStaff Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice toured Hewlett-Packard's lab today during a two-day swing through the state, which has been billed as a "home visit." During a day-long series of meetings with Silicon Valley executives, she focused on the valley's role in keeping America's edge in global competitiveness. New technologies, including backing "the new green revolution," would help the United States "wean" itself off hydrocarbons, she said. She arrived at the Four...

2005-12-06 16:40:36

PALO ALTO, California -- Garages are a thing of lore in Silicon Valley. Tucked away down a narrow driveway on a leafy, quiet street here is perhaps the most famous garage in the valley and, arguably, in all of the technology industry. It is the garage in which David Packard and William Hewlett launched Hewlett-Packard Co., now the world's second-largest computer maker and the biggest printer maker, which they founded in 1939 and named with a coin toss. Long considered the birthplace of...

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