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High price for WhatsApp ups ante among big spenders in tech industry – Online Athens

Online AthensSAN FRANCISCO | The $19 billion that Facebook Inc. is paying for a smartphone application, one of the biggest tech deals of all time, made jaws drop even in Silicon Valley, where entrepreneurs tend to have an inflated sense of their own worth.WhatsApp Is Whats up in Tech WorldGuardian Liberty VoiceFacebook’s $24b deal targets […]

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WhatsApp Free Texting Seen Siphoning $33 Billion From Carriers – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle(See EXT6 for more on the acquisition.) Feb. 21 (Bloomberg) — Facebook Inc.’s $19 billion purchase of mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp Inc. is a stark reminder of how much money phone carriers are losing out on as competitors let users text and …WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum joins ranks of Silicon Valley tech titansSan Jose […]

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In Asia, WhatsApp posts mixed message for Facebook – Reuters

ReutersSingapore Feb 21 (Reuters) – WhatsApp may be hugely popular but its forays into Asia, the world’s biggest mobile market, have had mixed success, raising questions about whether it can sustain the explosive growth Facebook Inc cited to justify its $19 billion …Mark Zuckerberg: the face of FacebookTelegraph.co.ukFacebook-WhatsApp Deal: Still a Tough Sell in AsiaWall […]

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Why the makers of Candy Crush Saga spurned their London home to list in New … – Quartz

QuartzThat’s another blow for London, which has been touting itself as the new Silicon Valley. Indeed, even King’s IPO is claimed as a success, with a representative of Tech City, a government-funded body promoting the tech sector in London, calling it …Losing game for London as Candy Crush maker King opts for New York floatEvening […]

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Google May House Startups in San Francisco’s Historic Latino Community – ColorLines magazine

ColorLines magazineThe move highlights the growing trend of Internet firms in Silicon Valley where a fierce competition for tech talent has led them to expand in San Francisco so they can lure new employees who don’t want to commute to Mountain View, Palo Alto and …Google to house startups in San Francisco’s Mission districtVenture Capital […]

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Some day Silicon Valley will move north. Here’s why it should settle in Oakland – GigaOM

Some day Silicon Valley will move north. Here’s why it should settle in OaklandGigaOMThe main commercial district of Oakland — which for the sake of this discussion we’ll consider the area roughly bordered by Jack London Square, Lake Merritt, I-980, and Grand Avenue — is already home to a few tech companies, including Pandora and […]

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Atmosphere tense at a Google bus stop in San Francisco – CNBC.com

CNBC.comAt seven in the morning, on the corner of Dolores Avenue and 18th Street in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood, tech workers are quietly boarding private buses to get to their jobs in Silicon Valley. Buses from Google and other tech companies are …Class Warfare SF StyleSanFranciscoSentinel.com all 6 news articles …read more Source: San […]

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Dot Complicated: Randi Zuckerberg’s Angry, Insightful Digital Media Memoir A Must Read

I kept calling Dot Complicated, Randi Zuckerberg’s memoir on how digital media has changed our lives, and how to maintain your sanity during the cultural flux, “Dot Confidential” to myself, again and again. Then, I figured out why after not a lot of thought. When I finished reading the book (and after losing my autographed […]

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Geeks the stars as Apple ‘Mac’ turns 30 – AsiaOne

AsiaOneCUPERTINO, United States – Geeks who brought the Macintosh computer to life became Silicon Valley rock stars on Saturday, with people asking for autographs or photos while celebrating the Apple desktop machine’s 30th birthday. Members of the original …Never Seen Before Video of Steve Jobs’ First Public Demonstration of the …iClarifiedExclusive: Watch Steve Jobs’ First […]

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Apple denies any knowledge of NSA hacking its iPhones – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsIn the latest instance of a Silicon Valley tech company being drawn into the shadowy activities of the National Security Agency, Apple (AAPL) on Tuesday denied any involvement in the spy agency’s alleged efforts to hack into and monitor iPhones.Apple says it was ‘unaware’ of NSA iPhone hack programDallas Morning NewsApple Denies […]

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High-tech coalition seeks to ease tensions in S.F. – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleThere are moves afoot to address the civic backlash against San Francisco’s tech community. The night before Friday’s incidents involving private shuttles ferrying tech workers to Silicon Valley, a high-tech coalition announced it will “roll up its …Tech lobby sf.citi rolls out plan to address issues in San FranciscoSan Francisco ExaminerTech group announces […]

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A culture clash when Silicon Valley invades San Francisco – USA TODAY

A culture clash when Silicon Valley invades San FranciscoUSA TODAYSHARECONNECTTWEETCOMMENTEMAILMORE. SAN FRANCISCO — The culture clash between Silicon Valley and the City by the Bay spilled over from the streets of San Francisco and onto the Web this week, and the results in both cases weren’t pretty. and more …read more Source: San Francisco News […]

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Polo For Lyme: Bay Area Lyme Foundation Benefit Sunday, October 13th

Polo For Lyme is this weekend at the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton, California. I hope you can join us, and here’s the full information share for you: ATHERTON, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Bay Area Lyme Foundation will host its second annual Polo for Lyme benefit on Sunday, October 13th from 12:00 to 5:00p.m at the Menlo […]

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TechCrunch Disrupt: Michael Arrington Forgets AngelGate At Bin 38

Is TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington losing his memory? Earlier today, this blogger noted the drop in buzz for TechCrunch Disrupt New York, and pointed as the reason, in part, the absence of Michael Arrington’s direct control over the proceedings, and particularly his genius for making up news stories that created attention, and just happened to […]

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Oakland Should Sue MLB, San Jose, And The Oakland A’s Right Now

The reports are all over that Major League Baseball’s long-delayed report on the Oakland A’s in Oakland, and if they should be given permission to leave Oakland for San Jose, will be released “soon,” and the verdict is that the A’s will be given permission to move to San Jose. If Oakland Mayor Jean Quan […]

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CNN’s Solidad O’Brien Calls Out Michael Arrington On Black Entrepreneurs

At first this blogger was just going to leave the whole issue of TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington’s statement that he “Didn’t know any black entrepreneurs” alone at one blog post. But after a series of emails, a video follow-up, the one above, was in order. And to really hammer home the point that what Michael […]

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Kajeet: Rick Bolander Funds Cell Phone Service For Kids To Battle Sexting

If you’re a parent who’s wondered how to virtually corral the chance that your kids will use their cell phone for something called “sexting,” you’ve probably pounded your head in frustration. Well, there’s an answer: Kajeet, a cell phone service “for kids” located in Maryland, but funded by Silicon Valley investor Rick Bolander, who serves […]

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Bellflower’s Entourage At Comic Con As Fun As Bellflower The Movie

On YouTube, Metacafe, Blip Tv. As of now, there’s one “Entourage” that’s known as a group of hip, East Coast-transplanted Hollywood types, who live their lives around the actions of Vincent Chase. But that entourage is fictional. The real entourage just appeared at Comic Con 2011, and produced a sure-fire hit movie called Bellflower, that […]