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Twitter is run by potheads, suggests famed investor Thiel

Iconoclastic investor Peter Thiel says Twitter is horribly mismanaged because there's "probably a lot of pot-smoking" there.

By September 17, 2014

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VC investors choose cloud computing, mobile tech

The annual Global Venture Capital Confidence survey shows investors are increasingly interested in throwing down money for technology companies.

By August 12, 2014

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Twitter's users and usage grow, investors cheer

Twitter reports revenue and profit above analyst expectations, but the company also shows that more people were on the social network and using it longer.

By July 29, 2014

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Alibaba investor says IPO value not from 'bubble'

SoftBank's Masa Son says Alibaba's valuation isn't a repeat of the dot-com bust.

By May 28, 2014

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​Uber gives startups 7-minute rides to pitch Google Ventures investors

Think you have the next big idea? Uber will send an investor to your door as part of its latest marketing tactic.

By April 8, 2014

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Adobe stock hits new peak as investors cheer subscriptions

Some customers aren't happy that Adobe's software now costs $50 every month. But 405,000 new Creative Cloud subscribers proved willing to pay in the last quarter, and Adobe shares reached $68.52 this week.

By March 19, 2014

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Bitcoin-mining company Butterfly Labs shut down by FTC

Company marketed specialized computers designed to produce the cryptocurrency but delivered useless machines, according to an FTC complaint.

By September 23, 2014

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Intel to spend $6B to upgrade Israel manufacturing plant

As part of a deal, Israel will grant Intel $300 million in total over five years and will allow the company to pay a lower-than-normal corporate tax rate for 10 years.

By September 22, 2014

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Sidecar raises $15M as Uber, Lyft duke it out

Looking to expand to more US cities and focus on its carpool feature, the peer-to-peer car service gets a wad of dough from several investors, including Virgin's Sir Richard Branson.

By September 15, 2014

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Silicon Valley talent wars: Engineers, come get your $250K salary

Weeby thinks the way to hire superstar engineers in hypercompetitive Silicon Valley is to pay them like superstars, to the tune of $1 million over four years, and be totally transparent about it.

By September 22, 2014