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Bay Area Startup Writes ‘Breakup Letter’ To Facebook After Timeline Changes

A San Bruno-based food delivery service say it’s letting go if its Facebook account after the latest round of changes to the timeline feature.

03/31/2014

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Converted Bus To Begin Service As San Francisco Homeless Shower Station In May

The startup has planned for about a year to transform old city buses into hygiene and sanitation centers for the city’s homeless population because there are only about a dozen permanent shower stalls available in San Francisco

03/24/2014

Atmosphere outside the 2012 Crunchies Awards at Davies Symphony Hall. (Steve Jennings/Getty Images for The Crunchies)

Activists Target San Francisco Tech Award Show With ‘Crappie’ Alternative

Activist groups Monday plan to protest a San Francisco tech awards show which gives out so-called ‘Crunchies’ by holding their own version – the ‘Crappies’ – to call attention to what they say are the negative effects of the tech influx.

02/10/2014

Nick D'Aloisio, founder of Summly. (Nadine Rupp/Getty Images)

Teen Who Struck Deal With Yahoo Taught Himself Computer Skills

Teenage programmer Nick D’Aloisio’s decision to sell his news application Summly to Yahoo for what’s rumored to be a massive payout has turned him into a media sensation. D’Aloisio said his computer skills were self-taught.

03/26/2013

The Yahoo logo is seen on a sign outside of the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Yahoo Buys Startup Run By 17-Year-Old Entrepreneur

Yahoo is buying London startup Summly, the maker of a mobile application created by teenage entrepreneur seeking an easier way to read news stories and other content on the smaller screens of smartphones.

03/26/2013

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Tech Report: Shopping Startup Fab Grows Quickly

E-commerce startup Fab is quickly growing. The company, which uses flash sales to sell products, is expected to reach 8 million users in the next week.

10/12/2012

A Tapgreet greeting card display. (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Bay Area Card Company Sells Online Via Honor System

A Bay Area start-up has come up with a unique way of selling greeting cards that relies on new technology and old-fashioned honesty.

09/06/2012

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Google Buying Redwood City Online Marketing Company Wildfire

Google is buying a company that specializes in social media marketing as it intensifies competition with Facebook for ad dollars and attention.

07/31/2012

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Eric Simons squatted at AOL in Palo Alto for two months in late 2011. (CBS)

Young Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Squatted At AOL Office For Months

A Silicon Valley entrepreneur was so committed to his startup company that he ended up living and working illegally on AOL’s campus in Palo Alto late last year.

05/25/2012

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Report: Zynga Wants Employees To Give Back Stock

Zynga CEO Mark Pincus wants some of the online game company’s early employees to give back stock they own ahead of the company’s initial public offering of stock, according to a published report Thursday.

11/10/2011

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