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  • What Every Startup-Friendly City Needs (Hint: It’s Not Google Buses)

    The Google bus has become a symbol of the dual-class system forming between San Francisco’s tech elite and everyone else. Just this week, venture capitalists Chamath Palihapitiya and Ron Conway got into a fiery debate at Bloomberg’s Next Big Thing Summit over whether Silicon Valley and City Hall have been complacent in the growing income inequality.

  • Drone Pros Say FAA Limits Innovation With Slow Lawmaking

    The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is limiting drones’ potential by failing to come up with clear regulations, industry officials said at Bloomberg’s Next Big Thing Summit.

  • Apple WWDC 2014 Live Blog

    Updates from the Apple event in San Francisco are in Pacific Time. Please refresh this page to see new posts.

  • SF Mayor Rises From ‘Bureaucrat’ to Twitter’s Savior

    A month after being named San Francisco’s interim mayor, Ed Lee was ushered into a small conference room at Twitter Inc. headquarters, his first visit to a technology company. The social networking startup, which had about 400 employees and was planning to add at least 2,000 more, was considering leaving the city, its executives said.

  • Google’s Ex-China Head Kai-fu Lee Raises $180 Million for Technology Fund

    Innovation Works, the venture capital firm founded by Google Inc.’s former China head, said its new fund focused on Internet startups in the Asian nation attracted investors including Ron Conway and Yuri Milner.

  • How Halsey Minor Blew Tech Fortune on Way to Bankruptcy

    How do you sell the technology company you founded for $1.8 billion and five years later file for personal bankruptcy? For Halsey Minor, it may have been a fascination with houses, hotels, horses and art.

  • Twitter Investors Williams to Branson Await IPO Windfall

    Twitter Inc.’s initial share sale is poised to generate riches for its founders and venture investors -- as well as celebrities from Richard Branson to Ashton Kutcher and a host of lesser-known backers who bet early on the microblogging service.

  • AOL Tries to Restore Clout With Three Acquisitions in One Day

    AOL Inc. , the once-dominant Internet service provider that saw its market value and user base dwindle over a decade, may restore lost relevance after yesterday’s purchase of TechCrunch Inc. and two other startups.

  • Facebook Charity Application Wins Investors, Grows With Safeway

    Causes , a for-profit company that lets Facebook Inc.’s users give money to charities, raised $9 million in new funding and began selling gift cards in supermarkets as it aims to bring more philanthropy to the Web.

  • Is Venture Capital Broken?

    A recent report by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation raises serious questions about the degree to which venture capital deserves...

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