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5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California

8 Major Tech Predictions for 2013

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Only clairvoyants or perhaps Nate Silver can say with certainty what's on tap for technology next year--but here are eight educated predictions:  1. Social commerce margins collapse.   Why, you ask? Surely companies like Gilt Groupe, One Kings Lane, HauteLook, etc., are hot, hot, hot? I don't think so--at least, not...
8 Major Tech Predictions for 2013

Learning From Los Gatos

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Learning From Los Gatos: Steven Johnson responding to a New Yorker column by George Packer: Sure, companies went public or sold for staggering sums, but companies have been going public or selling out for generations without creating tens of thousands of millionaires along the way. The defining difference between Silicon...
Learning From Los Gatos

The Climate Corp. storms ahead with $50 million, plans hiring spree in Seattle and San Francisco

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The Climate Corp. has raised $50 million in financing to expand its weather insurance program, helping to protect farmers against droughts, floods and other adverse weather conditions that may arise from climate change. The San Francisco company — founded by former Google engineers David Friedberg and Siraj Khaliq — established...
The Climate Corp. storms ahead with $50 million, plans hiring spree in Seattle and San Francisco

(ECO:nomics) California’s North-South Rivalry Over Piracy

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(The following is an update from The Wall Street Journal’s ECO:nomics conference, which focuses on the business of the environment and runs through March 23. For all the coverage of this conference, check out: http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/tag/economics) California Governor Jerry Brown, at the Journal’s ECO:nomics conference on Friday, said the key industries...
(ECO:nomics) California’s North-South Rivalry Over Piracy

AOL founder tells Senate: back immigration reform or risk losing talent

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Steve Case warns against US complacency 'in battle for global talent' but also advocates reform for unskilled workersSteve Case, the co-founder of AOL, has called on Congress to back a comprehensive package of immigration reforms or condemn the US to gradually losing its entrepreneurial edge in the global battle for...
AOL founder tells Senate: back immigration reform or risk losing talent

Twitter and Its Silicon Valley Frenemies (Video)

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Twitter has to work with lots of different Silicon Valley companies. How well it works with those companies depends on how much overlap there is. CEO Dick Costolo explains at the D11 conference. [ See post to watch video ]...
Twitter and Its Silicon Valley Frenemies (Video)
Get around your corporate campus in style with Local Motion’s funky electric vehicle
It’s baaaack. Net neutrality to get its day in court

Facebook Not Sleepless in Seattle

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Now that the ribbon has been cut and the finger sandwiches have been devoured, Facebook’s new Seattle office is open for business. The social network has officially joined other Silicon Valley companies that are finding it valuable to have satellite offices in the Northwest, the home to Amazon and Microsoft....
Facebook Not Sleepless in Seattle

After Facebook, the Next Wave of Tech IPOs

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Silicon Valley’s initial public offering machine is shifting to a new sweet spot: enterprise technology companies. After a year of high-profile consumer Internet IPOs — from Groupon Inc., LinkedIn Corp. and Zynga Inc. last year to Yelp Inc. and Facebook Inc. now — a slew of Silicon Valley companies that...
After Facebook, the Next Wave of Tech IPOs

Fortune Gives Facebook the Apple Treatment

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Last year Fortune magazine was so proud of an Apple cover story that it made it hard for people to read: The magazine kept the piece off the Web, and only made it available to subscribers, via the print edition and an iPad app, or to people who bought the...
Fortune Gives Facebook the Apple Treatment

With stock price at low, Facebook loses 3 more executives

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Three Facebook executives announced Wednesday they are leaving the company, the latest in a string of departures that come at a tough time for the company. Director of Platform Partnerships Ethan Beard, Platform Marketing Director Katie Mitic, and Mobile Platform Marketing Manager Jonathan Matus all announced their pending departures separately...
With stock price at low, Facebook loses 3 more executives

Google Just One-Upped Apple: The Nexus Q Is Made In The USA

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Google introduced the Nexus Q today at I/O 2012. It's a dark grey orb that streams your Google Play content to your TV. It works similarly to Apple TV. The difference is that etched into the bottom of each model is the line, "Designed and Manufactured in the U.S.A." The...
Google Just One-Upped Apple: The Nexus Q Is Made In The USA

Square Acquires a New York Design Firm

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Square, the mobile payments company, bought a small design firm in New York, 80/20, and opened a New York office. The acquisition is the latest example of how designers have become some of the most highly prized employees for Silicon Valley companies....
Square Acquires a New York Design Firm

Twitter employees frustrated by golden handcuffs, can’t sell more than 20% of their shares

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It must be frustrating to be an early Twitter employee. All around Silicon Valley companies in the social networking space are going public, minting hordes of new millionaires and billionaires. But with little revenue of its own, Twitter is hoping to stay private. So the company is restricting the amount...
Twitter employees frustrated by golden handcuffs, can’t sell more than 20% of their shares

Obama campaign to break ground with tech volunteer office in San Francisco

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First-of-a-kind office in Silicon Valley is part of digital strategy to harness technologically gifted and civic-minded new breedThe Obama re-election campaign will mark a political first on Thursday night when it opens the first ever office for technology volunteers. Located in San Francisco, the office is the latest effort in...
Obama campaign to break ground with tech volunteer office in San Francisco
Recruiting unicorns: How we hired top talent from Facebook, Google, and Apple

The "Facebook Mafia" Is On The Rise In Silicon Valley (FB)

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Ex-Facebook employees are building a whole new generation of social media tools -- complete with fantastic valuations and acquisitions. Today's $1 billion buyout of Instagram is just the beginning. The Silicon Valley startup scene is like its own social network. Ex PayPal execs became known as as the "PayPal...
The "Facebook Mafia" Is On The Rise In Silicon Valley (FB)
Mitt Romney's Digital Director Zac Moffatt: You Can't Run A Political Campaign Without Digital
Q1 saw the most tech IPOs in four years, but funding amounts are down (exclusive)

Solving New York's talent problem

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It’s difficult to have a conversation with a New York tech company that doesn’t touch talent. The lack of it is consistently named as a startup’s biggest hindrance to growth. I know that issue is not unique to New York, but it is a problem here nonetheless. New York startups have...
Solving New York's talent problem

VentureBeat is hiring a half-time graphic designer

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Have a knack for great design? VentureBeat is looking for a half-time graphic designer to make sure we look pretty at all times. You’ll be working on everything from the main website, to mobile apps, to printed materials for our events. We also have some pretty cool new projects in...
VentureBeat is hiring a half-time graphic designer
Startups: The 10 Silicon Valley Companies You Wish You Worked for (or Started)

Forget $3B In Revenue: Things "Don't Look Good" For Facebook

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Evidence is quickly mounting that Facebook's initial public offering will not be the big boost the social media sector needs as Silicon Valley companies try to prove to Wall Street they can grow revenues. On Thursday, PrivCo CEO Sam Hamadeh told VentureBeat that several people close to the company were...
Forget $3B In Revenue: Things "Don't Look Good" For Facebook

Why Hasn’t Software Eaten Healthcare, Finance, and Education Yet?

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Over the past two decades, Silicon Valley software companies have been, as Marc Andreessen wrote, eating the world. More and more major businesses and industries are being run on software and delivered as online services — from shopping to movies to travel. Three industries, however, have remained largely apart...
Why Hasn’t Software Eaten Healthcare, Finance, and Education Yet?

Marc Andreessen: We're in the 'opposite of a bubble'

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Some in Silicon Valley and Wall Street believe a tech bubble is still brewing, but venture capitalist Marc Andreessen says that couldn’t be further from the truth. When asked about tech IPOs and bubble chatter by PBS’ Charlie Rose at an IAB event during New York’s Advertising Week, he said,...
Marc Andreessen: We're in the 'opposite of a bubble'
Logistics company to help Silicon Valley box up its gadgets better

Tech Industry Rebuts Outsourcing Critics

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Silicon Valley companies, technology researchers and policy groups are producing studies that claim tech is adding hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs, amid criticism about outsourcing....
Tech Industry Rebuts Outsourcing Critics
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