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SurveyMonkey going after big clients, but no rush to go public

You might not think it after all the excitement around Twitter’s recent stock debut, but not every Internet startup is eager to go public. The online survey company SurveyMonkey is profitable and expanding, CEO Dave Goldberg tells us, but he Read More →

Off topic: ‘Laughletes,’ photo-contest entries, heartbreak, letters and butterflies

One of the warnings in competitive laughing: Be careful not to fall off the stage. An In Focus look at entries in this year's National Geographic Photo Contest. Love and literature, or heartbreak between the pages Read More →

Sidecar ends donation fares

In a move away from the ride-sharing tradition, Sidecar on Friday announced that it will no longer be a donation service. Sidecar, the San Francisco-based hire-a-ride company, released a new version of its smartphone app, which requires that passengers pay drivers Read More →

Google’s opening some pop-up retail shops, AKA “Winter Wonderlabs”

We're still waiting to see inside those mysterious barges, but Google is pushing ahead into retail by opening a series of pop-up stores, dubbed "Winter Wonderlabs," in parks or shopping malls at six major cities around the United States. The new Read More →

Why Google’s win in the books case is good for humanity

Google's win this week in the Google Books case is good for the world. Ok, that's maybe a bit of hyperbole. But Google's project of scanning books, which has been stalled as the case proceeded in New York federal court, has Read More →

Tesla Model S sales in California: 6,554 through September 2013

It's no secret that California is Tesla's leading market for the all-electric Model S sedan. Now the California New Car Dealers Association has released its third quarter report, which shows that Tesla sold 6,554 cars in California through the end Read More →

Icahn buy more Apple stock, can you?

A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon you're talking about some real money. Bloomberg is reporting that billionaire Carl Icahn, who has had his choppers on Apple CEO Tim Cook's pant leg for months now, trying to get the company Read More →

A few reasons why you should hate Silicon Valley

Evgeny Morozov, the one-time visiting scholar at Stanford University and thinker of big thoughts on tech as author and contributing editor at The New Republic, weighed in this week with a piece for the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Read More →

Privacy matters: CIA’s financial-data collection; bill to update FISA Act

Once again, we're taking a look at privacy and the collection of information enabled by technology. • In case you were wondering what other information the U.S. government could be collecting about you, that would be of the financial variety. The Read More →

Elevator Pitch: SKTA’s Angel Orrantia on putting the silicon back into Silicon Valley

Angel Orrantia's had what they call a peripatetic career. Armed with an electrical engineering degree from Stanford and a law degree from Notre Dame, he's been an engineer at Intel, intellectual property lawyer at Fenwick & West and Read More →
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