Silicon Valley might get some relief from high housing prices — Google will build nearly 10,000 homes near its new campus (GOOGL)

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Business Insider—City of Mountain View Google received approval early Wednesday to build nearly 10,000 new units of housing near its future campus in Mountain View, California. The decision marks a major victory for housing advocates. The company had earlier threatened to block building of the housing unless it was able to add more office space to its campus project. Someday soon some Silicon Valley residents will call Google their landlord. In the early hours Wednesday morning, local lawmakers approved a bid...

Oracle is getting a $43 million charter high school on its Silicon Valley campus. Oracle and d.tech Silicon Valley is getting its first-ever public high school that lives on a corporate campus. Oracle spent $43 million to build and outfit a new school for Design Tech High School, an existing public charter school that serves 550 students. Employees of the enterprise-tech company will lead workshops and mentor students after the school opens its doors in January. At Oracle HQ, class will soon be in session. The enterprise-tech giant is opening a charter school — a...