Levi Sumagaysay Levi Sumagaysay (4250 Posts)

Levi Sumagaysay is editor of the combined SiliconBeat and Good Morning Silicon Valley. She also helps take care of, the Mercury News tech website. Email:

On topic: Tech news to know now

Once again, we've got your tech news links right here. Apple is expected to say that China bought more iPhones than the U.S. last year, according to the Financial Times. WikiLeaks demands answers after recent Google disclosure that it Read More →

Shareholders complain about Oracle governance and exec pay — again

Another year, another complaint from shareholders unhappy about governance and executive pay at Oracle. Sunday, two European pension funds wrote a letter to the Silicon Valley company's board, demanding a meeting. Dutch fund group PGGM and Britain's Railways Pension Trustee Co., Read More →

Quoted: on tech and many sex partners

"In many ways we are hacking love... in technology people have higher appetites for risk." — Miju Han, a product manager at an unnamed Bay Area tech company, talking about being polyamorous, or having multiple partners. Han — who Read More →

Off topic: Money, baby names, divorce and shoot, found weapons

It's not just all about the Benjamins: high-denomination bills from around the world. Service offers unique baby names for a mere 21,000 euros. Just divorced? Get thee to a gun range and shoot up your wedding Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Here's what's on the end-of-the-week menu. Apple spent $699,133 on security for Tim Cook — whose compensation more than doubled during a banner year for the company — in 2014. Apple is reportedly giving China access Read More →

Quoted: on the rise of the ‘unicorn’ startups

"It used to be that unicorns were these mythical creatures. Now there are herds of unicorns." — Jason Green, a venture capitalist at Emergence Capital Partners, on the growing number of "unicorns," or billion-dollar tech startups. In fact, unicorns are becoming Read More →

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