Tech Billionaires Throw an Oscar Night for Science Nerds

Silicon Valley meets Hollywood glamour.
2014 Breakthrough Prizes Awarded In Fundamental Physics And Life Sciences

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Tech Giants Establish $3 Million Prize for Mathematics Scholars

Mark Zuckerberg and Yuri Milner announced on Thursday evening the establishment of the Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics, a set of $3 million awards given to recognize outstanding achievement in the discipline. These are in addition to the Breakthrough Prizes in life sciences and fundamental physics, a set of awards sponsored by Milner, Zuckerberg and other Silicon Valley luminaries, including Sergey Brin and Art Levinson.

Dick Costolo Makes $14,000 a Year in Take-Home Pay

(And another $11 million-plus in stock awards.)
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“Luminary” Access Site IfOnly Officially Launches With $3M in Funding From Tech Luminaries

Delivering the A-List to the masses?
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Jawbone Hires Microsoft’s Mindy Mount as President to Turbocharge Ops

A new leader for the high-profile gadget maker.
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Science Exchange Raises $3 Million to Help Outsource Experiments

Airbnb for lab techs and lab equipment? Sure! Union Square and a lot of other boldfaced names are in.
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Moon Shot: Earthbound Investor Milner Talks About Origins of the Universe at SXSW

Well-known Russian digital dude thinks the big thoughts.
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Anne Wojcicki of 23andMe on One Million-DNA March and More (Video)

Can the personal genome company get people to keep spitting for their health?
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Prismatic Banks $15 Million in Venture Capital

Social news reading app Prismatic announced a new Series A round of venture funding on Wednesday, banking another $15 million. Participating in the round were Accel Partners, Jim Breyer and Yuri Milner. The Prismatic app is something of a hybrid between Zite, Flipboard and other news apps, using your social channels to personalize the type of news that appears in your feed.

Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer in Talks to Join Jawbone Board

Will famous techie Up the ante for wireless device maker?
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Saudi Prince Invests $300M in Twitter