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Square COO Keith Rabois

Former Square COO Keith Rabois lands at Khosla Ventures

Rabois left Square last month amid allegations of sexual harassment but was still thought of in Silicon Valley as one of the most successful executives around.

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New smartphone chip to help owners identify smells, tastes

Adamant Technologies is developing a processor that will help smartphones sense aromas and flavors and digitize them, Business Insider reports.

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This week <a href="http://www.forbes.com/forbes-400/" >Forbes released its list of 400 of the richest Americans</a>, a who's who of American business masterminds, with an average 
net worth of $4.2 billion. Founders and co-creators of tech companies didn't factor extremely heavily into the list of major players, but they did account for some of the more youthful members.
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The top techie -- and overall No. 1 -- on the Forbes list of the 400 richest people in America is Bill Gates, with a net worth of $66 billion.

Techies on the Forbes list of 400 richest Americans (pictures)

Executives and founders from Microsoft, Dell, Facebook, and Twitter make the list of the top 400 richest Americans.

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Down on the farm, Lettuce Bot is quietly slaying weeds

Blue River is working on an agricultural robot that can ID undesirable plants and dispatch them. It could help reduce the cost of organic produce.

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Soraa CEO Eric Kim holds the company's first LED light fixture using its 'GaN' on 'GaN' technology.

Startup Soraa lights up with 'LED 2.0'

The startup sees a 75 percent boost in efficiency with its LED bulb, a new material platform for bringing down the cost of LEDs for general lighting.

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Vinod Khosla, Khosla Ventures

2011: A banner year for startup investing

The year is shaping up to be the biggest for VCs deals in a decade--with a ton of activity from well-known startup backers and a new breed of investor.

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Cellulosic ethanol maker Range Fuels goes belly up

After shutting its biofuel plant in January, Range Fuels is being forced to sell its assets after failing to make ethanol from wood chips at scale.

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Cathy Brooks interviews Vinod Khosla at FailCon

Vinod Khosla: Lessons from the fail

You cannot truly succeed if you do not embrace failure, says Silicon Valley VC icon.

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Khosla Ventures raises $1 billion fund

Half of the famed tech investor's new fund is earmarked for clean tech, with the other half going to Internet and mobile technologies.

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Steve Jobs in March 2011 during the unveiling of the iPad 2.

Obama, friends, rivals, officials mourn Steve Jobs

The president, industry execs, and others express sadness at the death of a great tech leader, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

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In green tech, debate over singles versus home runs

Green-tech startups are splitting between those which swing for the fences and others who just try to hit safely but there's a need for both types to foster innovation.

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Khosla: Environmentalists, get out of way

Famed tech investor Vinod Khosla says green tech will succeed when entrepreneurs follow their vision for disruptive technologies rather than expect consumers to pay a premium for green products.

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