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Oracle Says Google Execs at ‘Highest Level’ Deliberately Violated Copyrights; Live Twitter Coverage From Trial

April 17, 2012 | 8:22 am

Oracle Says Google Execs at ‘Highest Level’ Deliberately Violated Copyrights; Live Twitter Coverage From Trial

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(Bay City News) A lawyer for Oracle Corp. charged at a federal trial in San Francisco Monday that Google Inc. executives at the “highest level” deliberately violated Oracle copyrights and patents in software for Android mobile phones. Oracle attorney Michael Jacobs made the allegation in his opening statement on the first day of a two-month […]

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April 9, 2012 | 2:54 pm

Video: Kara Swisher Calls Yahoo! Board ‘Most Incompetent in Internet History’

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Tech journalist Kara Swisher of AllThingsD analyzed the Yahoo! situation on KQED TV’s “This Week in Northern California” last Friday. “What happened to Yahoo? When did it go off the tracks?” host Belva Davis asks, referring to the 2,000 jobs the company is cutting in response to declining revenue and the relentless ascension of marquee […]

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When Yahoo! Was King: Scenes From the Bubble

April 6, 2012 | 4:37 pm

When Yahoo! Was King: Scenes From the Bubble

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It’s been a tough week for employees of Yahoo!, which announced it’s laying off 2,000 of them – the latest and most eye-catching round of labor reduction for a company that shuffles along on a seemingly inexorable path to historical Silicon Valley footnote. As an ex-employee, I have friends who got the boot the last […]

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Stopping the ‘Reverse Brain Drain’

February 22, 2012 | 6:07 pm

Stopping the ‘Reverse Brain Drain’

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The U.S. Immigration Service held a summit today in Silicon Valley to tackle a “reverse brain drain” of American-trained entrepreneurs returning to their native countries to start companies. More than 100 leaders from high tech, academia and government met at Moffett Field to discuss the “Entrepreneurs in Residence” initiative. “The best and brightest from all […]

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Tech Companies Agree to Disclose Mobile App Privacy Policies

February 22, 2012 | 5:40 pm

Tech Companies Agree to Disclose Mobile App Privacy Policies

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Smartphone owners who download mobile applications could soon be able to easily access the app’s privacy policy. A deal between State Attorney General Kamala Harris and six technology companies — Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Hewlett-Packard, and Research In Motion — requires that mobile app developers inform users of their privacy policies before users download mobile […]

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January 26, 2012 | 2:07 pm

Videos: S**t San Francisco Says, and Silicon Valley Too

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Now that KQED’s got a hold of this meme, we can officially declare it over… And see how many references you don’t get in this one… On the other hand, there may be life in the ole girl yet. S**t Palo Alto says? S**t Millbrae says. Let’s go hyper-local with this s**t…

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Infographic: Compare Perks and Benefits at Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Other Web Cos.

October 17, 2011 | 12:52 pm

Infographic: Compare Perks and Benefits at Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Other Web Cos.

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When I first started at Yahoo! in 1996, every Friday the company would set out free bagels (a perk about which several friends had to eventually tell me to shut the hell up.) Since then, things have gotten progressively cushier for employees at Silicon Valley’s winners, as you’ll see in this infographic from ResumeBear, via […]

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What the Stock Sell-Off Means for Silicon Valley

August 8, 2011 | 3:39 pm

What the Stock Sell-Off Means for Silicon Valley

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The stock market drop is the news of the day. So what does the down graph mean for the Bay Area? The immediate consequence was the stocks of many big local companies dropped. For one take on larger picture, I called Christopher Thornberg, a principal with San Rafael-based Beacon Economics.  He had two predictions for […]

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July 18, 2011 | 3:30 pm

Cisco to Cut 6,500 Employees

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SAN JOSE, California (AP) Networking equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc. is cutting 6,500 employees about 9 percent of its work force as it follows up on a plan announced in May to eliminate thousands of jobs in an effort to cut costs and raise profits. Cisco said Monday that the employees it is letting go […]

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CJ Olson Cherries: A Link to Pre-Computer Silicon Valley

June 17, 2011 | 11:49 am

CJ Olson Cherries: A Link to Pre-Computer Silicon Valley

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At one time, Silicon Valley was known more for fruits and vegetables than chips and web sites, and produce stands, not car dealerships and burger joints, lined El Camino Real. One of the last links to those pre-computer days is CJ Olson Cherries, a family business that’s been doling out its product since 1899. Tonight […]

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