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October 18, 2012 | 8:23 am

A.M. Splash: Google Engineers Start at $128,336; SF Gets Earthquake Czar; San Mateo’s Lehman Lawsuit Proceeds; Yelp Stings Review Buyers

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Google, Facebook, Apple top list of highest-paid software engineers (Los Angeles Times) It pays to work for Google. The tech firm topped a list of the highest-paid software engineers, with an average base salary of $128,336. Facebook was second with an average base salary of $123,626, followed by Apple in the No. 3 spot at […]

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Plugins to Kill Facebook Timeline Come With Their Own Headaches

September 12, 2012 | 11:33 am

Plugins to Kill Facebook Timeline Come With Their Own Headaches

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by G.W. Schulz, The Bay Citizen Not all of Facebook’s 900 million global users are pleased with the mega-site’s slow lurch toward what it calls Timeline, a new profile format that displays photos, updates, wall messages and more based on when the material was posted over the lifetime of the user. Internet security experts say […]

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Video: Mark Zuckerberg Addresses Facebook Woes in First Interview Post-IPO

September 11, 2012 | 2:44 pm

Video: Mark Zuckerberg Addresses Facebook Woes in First Interview Post-IPO

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP and KQED) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, acknowledging concerns about his company’s stock performance, said Tuesday that Facebook has survived troubles before. He spoke to a standing-room-only audience at a tech conference in San Francisco in his first interview since the company’s rocky initial public offering in May. Facebook Inc.’s stock has lost […]

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September 11, 2012 | 1:50 pm

Watch Live: TechCrunch Disrupt SF Conference

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Update 2:50 p.m. Here are some tweeted headlines from Mark Zuckerberg’s TechCrunch interview, during which he answered interviewer Michael Arrington’s questions on the performance of the stock, the company’s much-lamented mobile strategy, employee morale, the Instagram purchase, and more. The appearance was the first since Facebook’s IPO landed with a big thud in May. Earlier […]

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August 27, 2012 | 8:22 am

A.M. Splash: Oracle’s Spithill Wins America’s Cup Prelim; Lawmakers Debate Pension Reform; Frank Gehry to Design Facebook Building

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Spithill rallies to win America’s Cup prelim (SF Chronicle) In a wild finish to the America’s Cup World Series, the winner of the final fleet nearly capsized at the finish. The bigger issue was the action that followed immediately thereafter. Italy’s Luna Rossa Piranha won the race Sunday, and skipper Jimmy Spithill‘s hard-charging Oracle Team […]

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August 2, 2012 | 8:33 am

A.M. Splash: South Bay Has Best U.S. Job Growth; UC Davis Report Excused Pepper Sprayer; SF Gangs Spill Blood

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South Bay is the nation’s strongest job market (SJ Mercury News) Santa Clara County is the nation’s strongest job market, measured by the region’s employment gains over the most recent 12 months, federal officials reported Wednesday… During the year that ended in June, the South Bay posted a 3.8 percent increase in its job totals, […]

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Facebook Earnings Meet Estimates, Shares Fall to New Low

July 26, 2012 | 1:25 pm

Facebook Earnings Meet Estimates, Shares Fall to New Low

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In the first official update of its status as a publicly traded company, Facebook reassured investors that it is, in fact, making money. It even beat analysts’ expectations on revenue by a hair. You can listen to a recoding of the earnings call in which Facebook executives explained the state of their business and their […]

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Zynga Shares Buy the Farmville After Earnings Report

July 25, 2012 | 2:09 pm

Zynga Shares Buy the Farmville After Earnings Report

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Is 35 percent a “plummet” or a “plunge”? Whichever — Zynga shares, that’s what they’re doing right now. Zynga is the San Francisco-based online game maker known for CityVille, FarmVille and other popular titles. Here’s the lead from the Wall Street Journal: “Zynga’s earnings just stunk up the joint and the company is partly blaming […]

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26 Signs You’re in Silicon Valley

July 12, 2012 | 3:17 pm

26 Signs You’re in Silicon Valley

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When the Bravo TV network announced it was filming a reality show about Silicon Valley, denizens of the tech mecca were not amused. “Yuck, please stay in LA,” one venture capitalist tweeted, according to the New York Times. But Valleyites (Silicon Heads? The Tech Tribe? South Bay Areans?) do have a sense of humor. KQED […]

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Insider Says Stock Analysts Still Pressured to Issue Positive Ratings

June 29, 2012 | 4:32 pm

Insider Says Stock Analysts Still Pressured to Issue Positive Ratings

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On Wednesday, the 40-day quiet period ended for research analysts from companies involved in the Facebook IPO, meaning they were free to issue ratings and price targets on the stock. From the Wall Street Journal: “By midmorning, analysts at eight banks, including the three lead underwriters Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan Chase and Goldman Sachs Group […]

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