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Heather Somerville Heather Somerville (226 Posts)

Heather Somerville is a business reporter covering venture capital and startups for the Bay Area News Group.


In tech, breaking up is not so hard to do

Get out the tissues, because break-ups are on the rise in Silicon Valley. As some of Silicon Valley's more seasoned tech companies continue to age, they're spinning off younger businesses or newer technologies, creating smaller and more focused enterprises, according to Read More →

Playstudios raises $20 M as mobile leads gaming industry

In a nod to the booming popularity of playing casino game on a smartphone, Playstudios, a mobile and social game developer in Burlingame, has raised $20 million from investors. Playstudios makes free apps for gaming enthusiasts who want to access Read More →

VC’s confidence is waning, but investments continue at record pace

The market is gyrating and IPOs are screeching to a halt -- and now venture capitalists, who have been throwing buckets of money at tech startups all year, are now starting to lose confidence. That's according to a quarterly survey by the Read More →

Luxe on-demand app alleviates SF parking crisis

Parking is a problem in San Francisco, you say? One startup is proposing a solution to the maddening shortage of parking places in the city, which results in 20, 30, 40 minutes of circling blocks to find a spot downtown and Read More →

23andMe joins MyHeritage to trace your family tree using DNA

23andMe, the biotech company company that sells personal DNA kits consumers can use at home, has joined forces with the Israel-based ancestry research company MyHeritage to enable people to discover their heritage based on genetics testing and documented family history. The two companies will combine Read More →

Lending Club chooses NYSE for IPO

Lending Club, the world's biggest website for matching borrowers who need small loans with investors, will make its public market debut on the New York Stock Exchange -- the same exchange where many of the banks the startup is vying to disrupt also Read More →

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