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Barber, candy shop, bank among deluxe perks at Facebook

The typical benefits in Silicon Valley now include massage and five-star food. CNET's Sumi Das visits 1 Hacker Way in Menlo Park to uncover the reason behind Facebook's generous perks.

By August 28, 2013


Gioachino Rossini's birthday celebrated with Google doodle

A new doodle has sprung up this morning, celebrating the birth of the writer of The Barber of Seville.

By February 29, 2012


Facebook finally hits the mainstream

The social-networking site is being used by my barber, but how will it turn that into cash?

By December 4, 2008


Vista features aim to unify hardware and software

At the WinHEC 2007 conference in Los Angeles, Microsoft managers Glenn Ward and Jim Barber show off features in the Vista operating system that use Windows Rally technology, designed to simplify the setup of network-connected devices such as digital cameras and wireless routers.

November 1, 2007


SyChip closes third round at $19.3 million

Wireless chipmaker SyChip announced Wednesday that it closed its third round of funding with an additional $4.6 million, bringing the round to $19.3 million. New investors for the extra contribution include Genesis Park, Global Strategic Investment, Intel Communications Fund, Markpoint Venture Partners, Masthead and TechQuest. The Plano, Texas-based company closed the first part of the round last November at $14.7 million, according to SyChip Chief Executive George Barber. 3i led the first stage along with participation from Alliance Technology Ventures, Lucent Technologies and Pacesetter Capital. SyChip will use the financing for marketing and development of chips used in cell phones and wireless LAN (local area network) equipment that runs on 802.11b, or Wi-Fi technology.

April 10, 2002


Key AltaVista exec to retire at year-end

After just two months on the job, top executive Ken Barber will retire from the Web search engine.

By December 6, 2000


Greatly insane on a Frisco train, while AOL squeezes New Jersey

When it comes to tips, email is great. But nobody, not even a barber, beats a cabbie when it comes to handing down the 411.

January 10, 1997