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Steve Jobs' family home in Palo Alto robbed of computers and jewelry

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More than $60,000 in property was stolen, police said, but thief didn't know house belonged to the late Apple co-founderA thief broke into Steve Jobs' house in the high-tech hub of Palo Alto, stealing more than $60,000 in computers and jewelry without realizing he had hit the late Apple co-founder's...
Steve Jobs' family home in Palo Alto robbed of computers and jewelry

Color's Plan C (Or Is It B.5?): Becoming Verizon's Live Mobile Video Partner

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Color, the famously overfunded social app shop, is still looking for its first big hit. But the company has found a way to get some help, with a deal with Verizon Wireless to pre-install Color on some of its Android smartphones. This will be an extension of Color’s current app,...
Color's Plan C (Or Is It B.5?): Becoming Verizon's Live Mobile Video Partner

OnLive was reportedly sold for roughly $5 million to venture capital firm

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Even though weeks have passed since that well-documented OnLive kerfuffle took place, where unfortunate layoffs and the formation of a "new company" were at the forefront of it all, previously unknown details are still coming out of the woodwork. According to Mercury News, the once-promising cloud gaming outfit was...
OnLive was reportedly sold for roughly $5 million to venture capital firm

RelayRides Investor's Plan: Buy BMW Roadster, Rent It to Strangers, Come Out Ahead

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As a venture capitalist at Shasta Ventures, Rob Coneybeer invested in RelayRides, the marketplace that allows complete strangers to rent each other’s automobiles. Now he’s placing a second bet on the San Francisco company. Over Memorial Day weekend, Coneybeer plunked down $10,250 on a 2001 high-mileage BMW Z3 2.5i roadster with...
RelayRides Investor's Plan: Buy BMW Roadster, Rent It to Strangers, Come Out Ahead
Click & Grow Turns To Kickstarter To Seed Its 2nd Gen "Smart Herb Garden"

The Opinion Graph? Cheerboo Launches An Easy Way To Gauge Public Sentiment On Any Topic

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Just as Pinterest has become increasingly important to marketers, it’s been said that the first company to own sentiment, or the interest graph, in a social context will be a force to be reckoned with. But don’t take it from me, take it from a giant, robot dinosaur: “FIRST PERSON...
The Opinion Graph? Cheerboo Launches An Easy Way To Gauge Public Sentiment On Any Topic

HP reclaims top spot in PC sales, market as a whole climbs 21 perccent

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Well, Apple's reign atop the list of the world's top PC makers was short lived. After clawing its way into the lead, if you counted the iPad as a PC, HP is back atop the heap -- even with Cupertino's tablet-inflated numbers. According to Canalys, the Palo Alto company...
HP reclaims top spot in PC sales, market as a whole climbs 21 perccent
Lo Toney trades Zynga Poker for LearnStreet

Bloomberg: NYC’s Tech Success is Luring Potential Employees…Who Aren’t Cultureless Rubes

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I’m at the Lerer Ventures CEO Summit, mostly as a CEO, since Lerer is an investor in PandoDaily. But delightfully the event is also on the record. The downside is that this means I’m not getting a day off of blogging, which I was secretly hoping for (at least until...
Bloomberg: NYC’s Tech Success is Luring Potential Employees…Who Aren’t Cultureless Rubes
TCTV: In the Studio, Entelo’s Jon Bischke Aims to Reinvent Recruiting

A 28 Year-Old Facebook Cofounder Just Bought A 100 Year-Old Company

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Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes has purchased The New Republic, a magazine that's almost 100 years old and has been struggling to be relevant. It's not exactly the sort of purchase you'd expect from a 28-year-old tech mogul, but he says he's hoping to produce a high quality magazine with...
A 28 Year-Old Facebook Cofounder Just Bought A 100 Year-Old Company

Facebook places 'Listen' button on artist pages, now takes you to your go-to streaming app instantly

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If navigating away from a musician's timeline on Facebook to get a quick listen isn't your favorite activity, you're in luck. The folks in Palo Alto dropped a "Listen" button on artist pages today, giving you access to popular tracks instantly. Situated right beside the ever important "Like" button,...
Facebook places 'Listen' button on artist pages, now takes you to your go-to streaming app instantly

French Designer Says He's Working With Apple On A 'Revolutionary' Project Due In 8 Months (AAPL)

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Here's an exciting mystery. French designer Philippe Starck said on radio that he's working with Apple on a "revolutionary" project that will be released in 8 months, Le Figaro reports. (Translation via our French reporter Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry.) Starck didn't say anything else, because of Apple's "religious cult of secrecy." Clarifying...
French Designer Says He's Working With Apple On A 'Revolutionary' Project Due In 8 Months (AAPL)

Trademarkia Rebrands As LegalForce To Offer Online Legal Services, Opens Retail Location For In-Person Consultations

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Search engine Trademarkia, which launched at TechCrunch50 in 2009, is rebranding as LegalForce to offer a comprehensive legal services platform. The new company is also opening of LegalForce BookFlip, a brick-and-mortar retail store in downtown Palo Alto to provide retail access to licensed U.S. attorneys on a walk-in basis without...
Trademarkia Rebrands As LegalForce To Offer Online Legal Services, Opens Retail Location For In-Person Consultations

In First Earnings Report Post-IPO, Palo Alto Networks Beats, Sees Q4 Revenue Up 88 Percent To $75.6M

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Today, security company Palo Alto Networks reported its first earnings after becoming a public company in July. Revenue for the fourth quarter grew 88 percent year-over-year to $75.6 million, compared with $40.2 million in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2011. The company saw a GAAP net loss for the fiscal...
In First Earnings Report Post-IPO, Palo Alto Networks Beats, Sees Q4 Revenue Up 88 Percent To $75.6M

The $10m Kickstarter Pebble Smartwatch hits a snag as first shipment is delayed

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The Pebble E-Paper Watch is a Kickstarter record breaker and Web phenomenon after raising more than $10 million in crowdsourced donations, but the ambitious project has hit a snag after it postponed the first shipment of the much sought after ‘smartwatch’. Despite the huge haul in funding and significant weight...
The $10m Kickstarter Pebble Smartwatch hits a snag as first shipment is delayed
Roamz Roams Up To Version 2.0 And Gets A New Look — But Does It Work?

TuneIn launches TuneIn Live, hopes to encourage radio station discovery through custom UI

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With around 70,000 stations from around the world in its database, TuneIn is rightly one of the more popular radio apps out there. Unfortunately, it also means customers don't always have the easiest time finding what they want, something the Palo Alto firm plans to fix with a new...
TuneIn launches TuneIn Live, hopes to encourage radio station discovery through custom UI

Why Location-Based Services will Create Multiple Winners at the Application Layer

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Editor’s Note: TechCrunch columnist Semil Shah currently works at Votizen and is based in Palo Alto. You can follow him on Twitter @semil Location, location, location. Whether you’re a real estate agent, a traveler, or building mobile applications, location matters a great deal. As far as phone sensors go, the GPS sensor appears to be one of...
Why Location-Based Services will Create Multiple Winners at the Application Layer

9 Indie App Developers Who Are Changing The Mobile World

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Some of the biggest app blockbusters on your smartphone or tablet came from  Take Instagram, for example. The company only had a dozen or so employees when Facebook bought it for a cool $1 billion. So who are the people working on the next big hit? We took a look...
9 Indie App Developers Who Are Changing The Mobile World

Who's Next: Pinterest Designer Sahil Lavingia And His New E-Commerce Site Gumroad

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At 19, Sahil Lavingia has already designed scores of apps and worked at one of the hottest startups in the world--but he's only getting started.At 17, Sahil Lavingia helped design the massively successful Pinterest, currently the third most popular social network, behind Twitter and Facebook. The Wall Street Journal has a...
Who's Next: Pinterest Designer Sahil Lavingia And His New E-Commerce Site Gumroad

TNW Event: Hollywood Meets Silicon Valley with rapper and producer Jermaine Dupri

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There’s an increasing presence of Hollywood in Silicon Valley; from the celebrities who are investing in startups to reality TV shows and the new Steve Jobs movie currently being filmed in Palo Alto. But no conference or event exists bringing together the two industries to discuss this growing convergence, so...
TNW Event: Hollywood Meets Silicon Valley with rapper and producer Jermaine Dupri
How To Get Windows on the iPad (With Microsoft’s Blessing)
Palo Alto Networks want its firewall to be worth $175M, files to go public

Steve Jobs And Eric Schmidt Spotted Drinking Coffee Together (AAPL, GOOG)

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An eagle eyed tipster sent along the following picture to Gizmodo of Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt getting a coffee at Calafia in the Town and Country shopping center in Palo Alto. Calafia is run by ex-Google chef Charlie Ayer. According to their tipster, he heard Steve Jobs said "They're...
Steve Jobs And Eric Schmidt Spotted Drinking Coffee Together (AAPL, GOOG)

Thieves Rob Microsoft Office, Take Only iPads

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Seriously, this must hurt. Someone raided Microsoft's Silicon Valley Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., and stole five iPads, but left all the Microsoft stuff just sitting there. This happened over the Christmas break. Not a big deal, as these things go. The iPads were worth about $3,000 in total....
Thieves Rob Microsoft Office, Take Only iPads

3 Tesla Motors Employees Killed in Palo Alto Plane Crash - http://bit.ly/b9pFhO

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3 Tesla Motors Employees Killed in Palo Alto Plane Crash - http://bit.ly/b9pFhO

NYC's new ed tech accelerator Socratic Labs debuts its first class

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New York already has a lot to offer an aspiring ed tech entrepreneur: the country’s largest K-12 school district, numerous colleges and publishing houses and a red hot tech scene. But now the city has one more feather in its cap: a new startup accelerator exclusively for education technology. Over the...
NYC's new ed tech accelerator Socratic Labs debuts its first class

New plans show beautiful new glass Apple Store headed for Stanford

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reports Palo Alto Online (via MacRumors)...
New plans show beautiful new glass Apple Store headed for Stanford

Gamification Platform Beintoo Secures $5 Million In Series A Funding

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Beintoo, which has a loyalty rewards and monetization platform for mobile games, apps, and sites, has secured $5 million in Series A funding led by Italian VC firm Innogest Capital. The startup won the startup competition at Le Web in Paris last year. Beintoohas managed to get itself onto –...
Gamification Platform Beintoo Secures $5 Million In Series A Funding
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