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“Ungrounded” contest means YOU can be one of the smartest people in the air

I recently wrote about Ungrounded, a British Airways (ad)venture that will send 100 entrepreneurs and deep thinkers from Silicon Valley to London in June with the charge of tackling the global technology divide. Now organizers have decided to Read More →

Jim Breyer departing Facebook board

One of Facebook’s first outside backers is leaving the company's board of directors. Venture capitalist Jim Breyer has told Facebook that he won’t stand for re-election in June, according to a filing the company made with the SEC on Friday. Breyer’s Read More →

WIRED to publish crowdsourced issue

WIRED magazine is launching a grand experiment in community journalism for the digital age. The science and tech magazine, which is headquartered in San Francisco, will present a crowdsourced tablet issue produced in just 48 hours. Called The Connective, the Read More →

Apple, Hewlett-Packard and the SV 150 are all fair game for Pat & Mike’s Google Hangout

If you want to get a look at Silicon Valley's vital signs, there are few better ways to do it than to look at the SV 150, produced by the Mercury News and the Bay Area News Group. In their Read More →

With its shares on rebound, Netflix is the cautious comeback kid

It might be safe to call Netflix the comeback kid — at least this week. The Los Gatos company's shares are up 31 percent to about $214.25 as of this post, from last Friday's closing price of $163.37. Tuesday, shares Read More →

CISPA down, but probably not out

The fight against CISPA — was it much ado about nothing? The Senate on Thursday said it would not be taking up the controversial cybersecurity legislation that passed the House earlier this month. But although privacy advocates and Read More →

Quoted: on the USB, still connecting after all these years

"I think what we did was we created an open standard that everybody can benefit. What I am happy to see is that everybody participates in this ecosystem and they are all making money." — Ajay Bhatt, co-inventor of Read More →

Tech gets funny: Yahoo nabs ‘SNL’; YouTube and Twitter putting on comedy events

Did you hear the one about how valley tech companies now think they're funny? Here you go: • "Saturday Night Live" is moving — at least online. "Live from Yahoo! It's Saturday Night!" reads the headline of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's Read More →

Apple Tim Cook’s Coffee Auction: The Real Story, Kind of

There is a whole story behind the  coffee with Tim Cook auction on CharityBuzz, which coincidentally is creating a buzz (here, here and here) not seen since America discovered Nutella. The thing is, we'll never know it Read More →
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