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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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SF To Give Tax Break To Private Startup Companies

Mayor Ed Lee is expected to sign legislation on Friday that would give companies such as Zynga and Yelp a partial tax exclusion on stock options.

CBS San Francisco–06/03/2011

Suisun Bay mothball fleet. (CBS)

Ship Recycling Startup To Bring Jobs To Vallejo

A Bay Area startup company has been awarded the contract to decommission two military ships in conjunction with the reopening of the Mare Island shipyard in Vallejo.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/02/2011

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Cupertino News Startup Ongo Gets $12M From Publishers

Ongo Inc., a Silicon Valley startup planning to launch a website for reading and sharing news from multiple sources, has received an initial round of funding from some of the country’s top newspaper publishers.

CBS San Francisco–09/29/2010

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