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Ashton Kutcher's Steve Jobs movie opens tonight

Aug 16, 2013
Ashton Kutcher plays Apple CEO Steve Jobs in the first Hollywood film about the visionary Silicon Valley legend. It's a an opportunity to move Kutcher's career from TV to the big screen. But it could also impact his side vocation as a tech company investor if he doesn't get it right.
Posted In: ashton kutcher, steve jobs, Silicon Valley, hollywood

IPO boom another sign of economic recovery

Aug 6, 2013
As more companies rush to go public, signs point to a healthier economy.
Posted In: Wall Street, IPOs, Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley and the government: It's complicated

Aug 2, 2013
The controversy over the National Security Agency grabbing our personal data, with the asssistance of Silicon Valley, could make it tough for tech to do business.
Posted In: Silicon Valley, nsa, NSA leaks, Edward Snowden, surveillance

Tracking the relationship of the government and Silicon Valley

Aug 1, 2013
Revelations that the government is collecting vast amounts of our personal data from companies like Facebook and Google, is raising questions about the relationship between the feds and the tech industry.
Posted In: Silicon Valley, defense department, Intel

Omnicom and Publicis go big to go small, digitally

Jul 29, 2013
The merger is a case of Madison Avenue trying to catch up with Silicon Valley, trying to use their size and reach to deliver small targeted markets to advertisers in real time.
Posted In: Omnicom, Publicis Groupe, advertising, Silicon Valley

Why Silicon Valley can't end world poverty

Jun 27, 2013
The tech community finds out it takes more than good intentions and a novel idea to improve the lives of people in developing nations.
Posted In: Silicon Valley, bill gates

The NSA and Silicon Valley

Jun 20, 2013
Back in 2010, the chief security officer for Facebook, Max Kelly left the company for the NSA.
Posted In: nsa, Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley feels the surveillance heat

Jun 14, 2013
Revelations that some tech companies have been turning over our data to the government -- however reluctantly -- has put Silicon Valley under a microscope.
Posted In: PRISM, Silicon Valley

Why PRISM is powered by private-sector technology

Jun 10, 2013
The government began using the so-called “Hadoop” software for data collection, even after launching a $16 billion project to come up with its own way to manage 'big data.'
Posted In: PRISM, hadoop, Yahoo!, Silicon Valley, nsa

Zynga employees wait for their next turn

Jun 4, 2013
Social media gaming company Zynga laid off around 500 employees, but recruiters are already on the prowl. What's the afterlife of a Zynga employee?
Posted In: zynga, Silicon Valley, games, social media

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