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San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained

An anonymous reader writes "We've heard a few brief accounts recently of the housing situation in San Francisco, and how it's leading to protests, gentrification, and bad blood between long-time residents and the newer tech crowd.

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Related Topix: San Francisco, CA, Startups, Google, WebMD, Widevine Technologies, AdMob

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Sweetness & Light

OKCupid Founder Accidentally Gave To 'Anti-Gay'

One week after OkCupid encouraged users to boycott Mozilla Firefox because of its CEO's past support of anti-gay legislation, the popular online dating site's own co-founder is struggling to explain why he himself once supported an anti-gay candidate.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Mozilla, Online Dating, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Chris Cannon, Startups

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Hispanic Business

Facebook users in India cross 100-mln mark

According to TechCrunch, vice-president of growth and analytics at biggest market in terms of number of users later this year, it will always be difficult to translate that into ad dollars for the Palo Alto based company anytime soon.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook

Tue Apr 08, 2014

The Huffington Post

OkCupid Co-Founder Regrets Accidentally Supporting Anti-Gay Candidate

APRIL 23: Chief Executive Officer of Match Sam Yagan attends the 2013 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2013 in New York City.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Mozilla, Online Dating, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Chris Cannon, Startups

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Hollywood Reporter

Inside HBO's 'Silicon Valley': How the Creators Nailed Tech Culture

In researching the start-up scene for their new HBO comedy, executive producers Mike Judge and Alec Berg lured real-life tech gurus -- including Eric Schmidt, Michael Arrington, Kara Swisher and Howard Morgan -- on-screen.

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Related Topix: Startups, Stanford, CA, East Palo Alto, CA

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Business Journal

Wealthfront raises $35 million as it seeks to become the Uber of wealth management

Wealthfront CEO Adam Nash wants to change the way Americans handle their investments by offering its automated investment service at fees far lower than those typically offered by Wall Street.

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Related Topix: Startups

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Gawker

Mike Arrington Won't Shake Your Disgusting Hand

Typically, you might worry about what would happen if Michael Arrington's hands were on you.

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Related Topix: Startups

Wed Apr 02, 2014

TechCrunch

AirPooler Is Lyft For Private Planes

Pilots want to fly, but it's expensive. People want to travel but it's a hassle.

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Related Topix: Startups, South Lake Tahoe, CA, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

TechCrunch

Emu, A Smarter Messaging App With A Built-In Assistant, Exits Beta

Emu , a new mobile messaging application exiting from beta today, is not just another text messaging alternative - it's a full-fledged mobile assistant allowing you to schedule appointments, share your location, set reminders, get movie showtimes or buy tickets, reserve a table, and more, thanks to an artificial intelligence engine that understands ... (more)

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, OpenTable, iPod touch App, Yelp, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone

WebWire

Gargoyle Software to Discuss Launching Dating Apps at the iDate...

Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. announces that Gargoyle Software will present at the 38th iDate Mobile Dating Conference .

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Related Topix: Beverly Hills, CA, CA, Startups

Mon Mar 31, 2014

TechCrunch

Introducing CrunchCoin

Technology never sleeps. You need to pivot, expand, re-pivot, focus, unfocus, refocus, and unrefocuspiviot.

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Related Topix: Startups

TechCrunch

Intel Pours $740M Into Cloudera In Exchange For An 18% Stake

Earlier this month, Cloudera announced that it had raised $160 million from a cadre of investors, including Google Ventures.

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Related Topix: Startups, Intel, CPU, Science / Technology

Thu Mar 27, 2014

MediaPost

Google Denies Spying on Michael A...

Google has denied allegations that they read the emails of former TechCrunch editor Michael Arrington in order to track down a news leak.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups

TechCrunch

Lithium Confirms That It Has Acquired Klout

However, the companies didn't confirm the acquisition until just now. Lithium CEO Rob Tarkoff said that he doesn't see the deal as just an acquisition, but as "redefining" what his company is about.

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Related Topix: Klout, Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Startups, Financial Services, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Investment Services

Wed Mar 26, 2014

ESchool News

Education technology startups raised over half a billion dollars in Q1

Education technology-focused startups raised over $500 million already in the first quarter of 2014, marking the single biggest quarter for capital committed to the sector in the past five years, TechCrunch reports.

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Related Topix: Startups

Neowin.net

Google: It's hard to imagine us snooping in Gmail to investigate company leaks

Today, the general counsel for Google, Kent Walker, said it would be hard to imagine the company doing a similar thing with Gmail accounts.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Blog News, Microsoft

Tue Mar 25, 2014

Techmeme

Google General Counsel to Arrington Allegation: We Don't Snoop...

Google General Counsel to Arrington Allegation: We Don't Snoop on Gmail to Find Leakers - In an unusual move, Google is responding directly to former TechCrunch editor Michael Arrington's allegation that it accessed his Gmail account to root out his source for a major story.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups

Sat Mar 22, 2014

Silicon Alley Insider

Michael Arrington: Google Spied On My Gmail Account

Venture capitalist and TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington wrote on his blog today that he's "nearly certain" Google once snooped into his Gmail account after he broke a story about the company.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Blog News, Microsoft

Fri Mar 21, 2014

Silicon Alley Insider

Michael Arrington: Google Spied On My Gmail Account

Venture capitalist and TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington wrote on his blog today that he's "nearly certain" Google once snooped into his Gmail account after he broke a story about the company.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Blog News, Microsoft

Wed Mar 19, 2014

TechCrunch

Y Combinator Alums Aaron Harris And Justin Kan Join As Partners

Startup accelerator Y Combinator just announced that it's added a couple of new partners, both of whom have been through the program.

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Related Topix: Startups, Y Combinator, Autodesk

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