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Pat & Mike talk Steve Jobs, FlightCar, Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In intern headache and Pat’s spooky iPhone hell dream

Join Pat and Mike for the fastest 10 minutes in Silicon Valley. This week the dynamic duo (OK, "dynamic" is a bit of a stretch, but there are two of them) talk about FlightCar, a sharing economy company through which Read More →

“Jobs” movie: One startup scribe finds himself inspired, frustrated

Opinions, the saying goes, are like a certain body part – one whose name is prominently invoked in the new Steve Jobs biopic. So since I apparently was one of the first people in Silicon Read More →

Coming soon: ‘Heart-racing’ Dave Eggers novel about Google-like company

Earlier this summer, moviegoers got a not-entirely fictional peek into Google culture with "The Internship." The fascination with Silicon Valley companies and people continues with "Jobs," the movie about tech icon Steve Jobs that's making its debut Read More →

First the Steve Jobs movie, then the Steve Jobs statue

Sure, Steve Jobs was bigger than life. But that doesn't mean the statue honoring his memory has to be, too. Or then again, maybe it most certainly does. The organizers behind a drive to crowdsource money to build a statue honoring the Read More →

NSA spying: Rules broken ‘thousands of times,’ more

The newest revelations to come from the U.S. spying saga: Citing documents leaked by former government tech contractor Edward Snowden, the Washington Post reports that an internal NSA audit found that the agency had broken privacy rules thousands Read More →

Elevator Pitch: Rory O’Driscoll of Scale Venture Partners

After a brief hiatus while your loyal scribe was vacationing, we now return to our regularly scheduled Elevator Pitch. This week, we chat with venture capitalist Rory O'Driscoll of Scale Venture Partners, which Read More →

Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In interns will pick up paychecks after all

In  move that you could see coming from a couple of miles away, Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In outfit says it won't make interns work for free after all. Glad that's over. Now we can all go back to debating Read More →

Quoted: Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer strikes another pose — Vogue, vogue

"I will literally look at my watch and say, 'You can’t leave until time x. And if you’re still having a terrible time at time x, you can leave.' " — Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO, on her disciplined approach Read More →

Off topic: Dumping words, ‘literally,’ puff cereal, Peanuts and The Smiths

Dictionary editors don't just add words, they subtract, too. They were considering removing "chad," but the 2000 U.S. presidential election saved it. Speaking of words, it wasn't the Internet that "literally" killed the English language, it Read More →

New CafePress marketplace connects designers with online shoppers

CafePress, the crowd-sourced website that sells personalized T-shirts, sports gear and gifts, has a new online platform to let shoppers add custom-made designs to almost any product they want. The San Mateo-based company unveiled on Thursday a new platform that enables Read More →
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