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$30 Million Disaster: What Went Wrong at Clinkle
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The startup boasts big-name investors and a 22-year-old CEO at the helm, but its much-hyped mobile wallet app still has yet to launch publicly.
April 15, 2014 in Business News
The Formula Startups Use to Make Billions (Infographic)

The Formula Startups Use to Make Billions (Infographic)

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Startup organization Funders and Founders pulled back the veil on the startup lifecycle in this infographic, which was inspired by legendary investor Paul Graham's famous essay, 'How to Start a Startup.'
April 11, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Dropbox Users: Your Life Just Got a Little Easier.

Dropbox Users: Your Life Just Got a Little Easier.

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Separate Dropboxes. One for work stuff. One for play stuff. Plus a way to link them together. Why didn't Dropbox think of this earlier?
April 9, 2014 in Technology
3 Reasons Why Startups Should Consider Launching in the Midwest

3 Reasons Why Startups Should Consider Launching in the Midwest

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With 'Silicon Prairie' touting increased job growth and a cost-friendly lifestyle, the Midwest is a force to be reckoned with.
April 9, 2014 in Starting a Business
What Elon Musk Really Thinks of 'Silicon Valley'

What Elon Musk Really Thinks of 'Silicon Valley'

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The billionaire behind Tesla and SpaceX thinks the creators of the new HBO series 'Silicon Valley' need to spend a little bit more time at Burning Man.
April 4, 2014 in The 'Treps
Stop, Drop and Apologize: Nest Halts Sales of Smoke Alarm Over Serious Flaw

Stop, Drop and Apologize: Nest Halts Sales of Smoke Alarm Over Serious Flaw

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The Google-owned startup has halted sales of its hand-gestured smoke alarm because -- oops -- it might not go off during a real fire.
April 4, 2014 in Technology
Aaron Levie, the Quintessential Silicon Valley CEO, Will Only Own 4.1 Percent of Box When It IPOs

Aaron Levie, the Quintessential Silicon Valley CEO, Will Only Own 4.1 Percent of Box When It IPOs

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Online file-storage service Box has finally filed to go public. Here's what we know.
March 25, 2014 in Technology
Google Gets Defensive About Google Glass 'Myths'

Google Gets Defensive About Google Glass 'Myths'

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Oh, so, Google Glass won't turn you into a creepy, intrusive eyeborg? Right.
March 24, 2014 in Technology
The Robots Are Coming: Zuckerberg, Kutcher Invest in Artificial Intelligence Startup

The Robots Are Coming: Zuckerberg, Kutcher Invest in Artificial Intelligence Startup

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Facebook's CEO and the Hollywood star are both lead investors in a $40 million round investing into San Francisco-based Vicarious.
March 21, 2014 in Technology
Do Attractive Women Have More Pull With Investors? The Answer May Surprise You.

Do Attractive Women Have More Pull With Investors? The Answer May Surprise You.

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Two new studies reveal that certain gender stereotypes run deep.
March 20, 2014 in Business News
'Visible and Engaged': Women on Breaking Into the Tech Industry

'Visible and Engaged': Women on Breaking Into the Tech Industry

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There is still a staggering low number of female founders in the tech industry. Here is some advice on how ladies can get started.
March 13, 2014 in The 'Treps
Leading the Way out of the (Silicon) Valley of 'Gender Inequality'

Leading the Way out of the (Silicon) Valley of 'Gender Inequality'

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Silicon Valley, among other entrepreneurial hubs, has long been thought of as a boy's club. One startup went against the grain and couldn't be happier with the results.
March 11, 2014 in Leadership
The Cloud Wars Rage On: Dropbox Raises Mega Money as Box Has Reportedly Filed for IPO

The Cloud Wars Rage On: Dropbox Raises Mega Money as Box Has Reportedly Filed for IPO

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After weeks of speculation, SEC documents confirm that San Francisco-based Dropbox has raised another monster-sized round of cash.
February 25, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Mike Judge's New Series 'Silicon Valley': Will You Watch?

Mike Judge's New Series 'Silicon Valley': Will You Watch?

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The creator of classics like Beavis and Butthead, King of the Hill, and Office Space tackles startup culture in an HBO comedy
February 24, 2014 in Starting a Business
Uber Competitor Sidecar Now Lets Drivers Set Their Own Prices

Uber Competitor Sidecar Now Lets Drivers Set Their Own Prices

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With a $10 million venture capital infusion and a revamped business model, the lesser-known ridesharing app revs up to roll over the competition.
February 21, 2014 in Technology
Facebook Buys WhatsApp in Whopping $19 Billion Deal

Facebook Buys WhatsApp in Whopping $19 Billion Deal

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The social media juggernaut acquires the web-based messaging service in a stock and cash deal.
February 19, 2014 in News and Trends
This App Lets Users Anonymously Spill Their Secrets -- And Do They Ever

This App Lets Users Anonymously Spill Their Secrets -- And Do They Ever

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Pssst. Come a little closer. Let's dish about Secret, Silicon Valley’s hottest and most liberating gossip mill.
February 19, 2014 in Technology
Silicon Valley VCs Are More Confident Than They've Been in Years

Silicon Valley VCs Are More Confident Than They've Been in Years

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Confidence among West Coast startup investors has reached a level not seen since 2007. For some VCs, though, the level of excitement is something to be cautious about.
January 31, 2014 in Venture Capital
What Industries Venture Capitalists Are Hot For

What Industries Venture Capitalists Are Hot For

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Dow Jones VentureSource released its U.S. venture capital report today showing where VCs were investing, both by industry and geographically in 2013.
January 23, 2014 in Venture Capital
San Francisco to Tax Google, Facebook for Using City Bus Stops

San Francisco to Tax Google, Facebook for Using City Bus Stops

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The Wi-Fi-equipped commuter shuttle buses offered up by tech giants such as Google, Yahoo, Apple and Facebook are now going to be taxed based on the number of stops they make in city bus zones.
January 7, 2014 in News and Trends
Bringing Silicon Valley's Accelerator Model to the Media Sector

Bringing Silicon Valley's Accelerator Model to the Media Sector

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Q&A with Corey Ford, the managing partner of an accelerator that urges startups to rethink journalism.
December 11, 2013 in Business Ideas
3 Big Misconceptions About Bitcoin

3 Big Misconceptions About Bitcoin

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Bitcoin is everywhere these days, and so is the confusion. Here are three myths about the virtual currency you need to stop believing now.
November 20, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Bitcoin Startups Get Their Own Silicon Valley Accelerator

Bitcoin Startups Get Their Own Silicon Valley Accelerator

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Plug and Play Tech Center is launching an accelerator program exclusively for Bitcoin startups, and it's making other investments in the Bitcoin space as well.
November 15, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Say What? Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Buys a Funeral Home

Say What? Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Buys a Funeral Home

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The young Yahoo CEO has purchased the property that houses Palo Alto's oldest funeral parlor, according to reports.
October 30, 2013 in News and Trends
Confidence Among Silicon Valley VCs at Highest Since 2007, Report Shows

Confidence Among Silicon Valley VCs at Highest Since 2007, Report Shows

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Despite five consecutive quarterly increases, Silicon Valley confidence still lags behind that seen in 2004, 2005 and 2006.
October 22, 2013 in Venture Capital

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