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Apple, Google, Cisco, HP, Oracle Among Silicon Valley Cos. That Avoid Paying Billions in Taxes

February 13, 2013 | 9:12 am

Apple, Google, Cisco, HP, Oracle Among Silicon Valley Cos. That Avoid Paying Billions in Taxes

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By Matt Drange, Center for Investigative Reporting The largest tech companies in the Bay Area have avoided paying federal taxes on more than $225 billion they have accumulated through foreign subsidiaries, documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission show. By sheltering their assets overseas, Silicon Valley companies such as Apple, Google, eBay and Hewlett-Packard […]

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October 9, 2012 | 8:06 am

A.M. Splash: PG&E Hearing Delayed; Feds Warn of Chinese Firms in Silicon Valley; Chevron Funds Richmond Candidates; SpaceX Rocket Launched

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Assemblyman cries foul over regulators’ motion to suspend PG&E pipeline hearings (SJ Mercury News) A San Mateo legislator is crying foul over a last-minute motion filed by the California Public Utilities Commission to suspend hearings over PG&E’s penalties and pipeline upgrade costs in the wake of the infamous 2010 San Bruno explosion. State regulators and […]

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Find a Private Shuttle Ride from SF to Silicon Valley on this Map

September 27, 2012 | 3:00 pm

Find a Private Shuttle Ride from SF to Silicon Valley on this Map

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Are you tired of fighting the freeway traffic to and from Silicon Valley? Or squeezing into a train? Thousands of valley workers travel instead on private luxury buses complete with wifi. In most cases, you can’t ride one of these shuttles unless you work for the right company. But there may be loop holes. According […]

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September 20, 2012 | 8:22 am

A.M. Splash: State Has Over 6 Million in Poverty; Poll Finds 51% in Favor of Calif. Tax Measure; Zuckerberg Fortune Falls to $9.4 Billion

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More than 6 million Californians now living in poverty (SJ Mercury News) More than 330,000 Californians fell below the poverty line in 2011, bringing the ranks of California’s poor to more than 6.1 million, according to statistics being released Thursday from the U.S. Census Bureau. The statewide poverty rate hit 16.6 percent in 2011, up […]

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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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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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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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