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A plan to handle the digital afterlife

Facebook announced earlier this year a tweak in its digital afterlife policy, and Yahoo Japan is offering a host of services for signing off digitally once mortality strikes, as Brandon Bailey wrote here earlier this month. Now a group Read More →

‘Hack North Korea’ the latest in themed hackathons

Silicon Valley knows how to do hackathons. The Valley's libertarians and conservatives huddled this weekend at a hackathon in San Francisco, Politico reports. There have been others focused on immigration reform and creating local government apps. But Read More →

New consoles help spark game sales

Mired in a six-year-long slump, the traditional video game industry is making a modest comeback this year. Through the first half of 2014, physical sales of video game products in the United States are actually up on an annual basis, thanks Read More →

After slashing share prices, TubeMogul pops in first-day trading

TubeMogul¬†stock soared in its market debut on Friday, with shares of the video-advertising company opening at $8.76, well above the $7 IPO price. Shares popped more than 25 percent within the first half-hour of trading, and by late-morning trading¬†had jumped more Read More →

Valley venture capital investments continue at record pace

Silicon Valley investors poured more money into health care startups and hot consumer apps such as Uber and Airbnb during the second quarter of this year, making the spring months the biggest in dollar volume for venture capital spending than Read More →

Might a Silicon Valley firm bid on a media company like Time Warner?

Mega media mergers, like the one reported on Wednesday involving Rupert Murdoch-controlled 21st Century Fox's bid to buy Time Warner, seem a world away from Silicon Valley. But it's likely that the tech industry sat up and took notice of Murdoch's Read More →
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