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This garage in Palo Alto, often called the "birthplace of Silicon Valley," is where Bill Hewlett and David Packard started HP in 1938.

Apple was started in a garage on this day in 1976. Here are the modest beginnings of 5 tech companies worth billions today.

These companies that shaped the tech scene all started in garages, and those beginnings have become essential to their origin stories.

Most of tech’s most powerful CEOs are coupled up. Here’s what life is like for the husbands and wives of Silicon Valley’s elite.

For those tech CEOs who are married, many of them have been with their spouses for years — or even decades.
Lady Gaga.

Lady Gaga reportedly once critiqued Larry Page for A/B testing a product color: ‘Did Picasso A/B test his paintings?’

A 2011 interaction between musician Lady Gaga and Google cofounder Larry Page illustrates the friction between the art world and the tech world.
Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, left, and Mark Zuckerberg.

Mark Zuckerberg has been a ‘close friend’ to Dropbox CEO Drew Houston for years. Here are 7 other tech exec friendships that have thrived ...

Silicon Valley might be competitive, but it's also a breeding ground for friendships among its famous execs.
Ruth Porat, CFO of Alphabet and Google.

Alphabet moonshot companies must pay Google a ‘services fee’ to eat at cafeterias and ride the shuttles, and it’s apparently a big s...

The fee reportedly grated with some of the new leaders of Alphabet's other units, like Verily CEO Andy Conrad.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

Here’s how much poorer America’s 10 richest billionaires would be under a moderate wealth tax like the one Elizabeth Warren proposed

Jeff Bezos would no longer be the richest person alive if the US had a wealth tax — and Mike Bloomberg's net worth would be reduced by more than half.
Richard Branson sold his 105-foot catamaran last September.

From basketball courts to floating helipads, here are the luxury yachts owned by some of the wealthiest people in tech

Movie theaters, tanning beds, and a gym-turned-nightclub are only a few of the features aboard the superyachts owned by billionaires in tech.

All the companies and divisions under Google’s parent company, Alphabet, which just made yet another shake-up to its structure

Google became Alphabet in 2015, but for many people, it can be confusing as to how it's organized. Here's what's under the corporate umbrella.
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.

The most unusual, extravagant ways tech executives like Larry Ellison and Elon Musk have spent their money

They've spent money on everything from a massive chunk of the state of Hawaii to the submarine car from the James Bond film "The Spy Who Loved Me."
Susan Wojcicki, Google's 16th employee and the CEO of YouTube.

Here’s where Google’s first 21 employees are now

Out of Google's first 21 employees, only a handful still work for the search giant — even Sergey Brin and Larry Page have left the company.