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Android remains the leading US smartphone platform, according to comScore

In fact, Android's share went up from 52.3% compared to October 2014, according to comScore's stats. iOS, the number two smartphone platform, saw its …

Leaked Financials Show Uber Brings In About $20 Million Per Week

Valleywag just obtained detailed internal financial information indicating that Uber is making a lot more money than its investors had originally anticipated.<p>The image below shows the numbers, including: revenue, sign-ups, active clients, and ride requests versus ride completions between …

Silicon Valley Has A Huge Diversity Problem And These Charts Prove It

Some of today's biggest names in tech, including Facebook and Google among others, are mostly comprised of white, male employees.<p>We've heard about the diversity issue within tech for a while, but it wasn't until recently that companies came forward to reveal their official statistics.<p>Within the …

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Where all the world's students are moving across the globe in one infographic

We live in a globalized and fluid world. It seems like hardly anybody stays in the same place anymore their entire lives.<p>International students get a particularly early jump. The International Removals Company - Movehub's goal is to provide information for people looking to move abroad.<p>They've put …

Google is breaking up its struggling social network Google+

The announcement comes just as reports have suggested Google would make such a move.<p>Here's what Horowitz wrote in his post:<p>Just wanted to confirm that the rumors are true -- I'm excited to be running Google's Photos and Streams products! It's important to me that these changes are properly …

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Silicon Valley's Biggest Worry Should Be Inequality, Not a Bubble

Silicon Valley’s economy may be booming, but according to a new report, in recent years, the region has also “lost its spine”—that spine being the …

Silicon Roundabout may one day rival Silicon Valley

The surge in London tech startups is causing over-hasty comparisons with California<p>Rome, they say, wasn’t built in a day. But try telling that to the unreasonably impatient business community if you’re a tech start up. The money makers point to Silicon Valley and wonder loudly why Britain has not …

Technology Quarterly | The Economist

I know what you’ll do next summer<p>The relationship between information and crime has changed<p>Walls have eyes<p>Police have many new ways of monitoring …

I tried Silicon Valley's favorite 'brain-enhancing' drugs

It’s 3 p.m., and I am <i>crushing</i> my e-mail inbox. At this time of day, I’m typically struggling to stave off the post-lunch slowdown by downing another …

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Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully re-launches rocket<p>EU may force Apple to use common power source<p>Facebook tests new dating feature<p>Apple's worth reaches …

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Is Social Media Actually Helping Your Company’s Bottom Line?

When it comes to business, we talk too much about social media and expect too little. It’s like the old joke about sales people: one person says, “I made some valuable contacts today,” and the other responds, “I didn’t get any orders, either.” Companies measure the market results of their sales …

Why Silicon Valley is the new revolving door for Obama staffers

In 2004, when Barack Obama was running for the U.S. Senate, he made his first visit to Google’s campus and saw firsthand how a search on the Internet worked. It left such a strong impression that he returned during his first presidential run vowing to protect the industry.<p>Now, near the end of his …

Why Silicon Valley Will Continue to Rule the Tech Economy

Human talent and research and design labs are arriving to dominate the new era of devices.<p>By<p>Michael S. Malone<p>Silicon Valley, especially its San Francisco wing, is richer and more powerful than ever. Yet there are growing murmurs—underscored by plateauing new-jobs numbers and housing prices, street …

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Google says its Titan drones will make their first flight in a few months

Sending internet access down from the skies<p>At Mobile World Congress this morning, Google's Sundar Pichai said that Titan, the drone company Google acquired in April of 2014, would be conducting its first test flight later this year. Google bought the company after it was widely reported Facebook …

Zuckerberg: Carriers will connect the world, not sci-fi

BARCELONA -- It's regular carriers and regular technology that will bring Internet access to the billions of people who lack it today, not sci-fi ideas like Google's Project Loon balloons or Project Titan drones, Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg thinks.<p>"People like talking about that stuff …

Google confirms wireless efforts, plans bigger reveal 'in coming months'

BARCELONA -- Google will launch a wireless service of its own, but it may be a limited project.<p>Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of products for Google, confirmed that the world's largest search company was in talks with wireless carriers, and suggested an answer would arrive "in the coming …

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“WE ARE taking over the world of yoga.” At the graduation day for 500 Startups, a school for entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, such statements of …

Move over, Silicon Valley - | GE Look ahead | The Economist

Africa, which has succeeded in joining certain global value chains, remains, nevertheless, a...<p>By 2030, some 19m people per day—or 7bn per year—will …

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6 Emerging Trends In Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship

When you live and work in Silicon Valley, it’s easy to get caught up in trends billowing from within the echo chamber. Around here, the availability of capital resources helps trends popularize and commercialize faster than anywhere else in the world. From the outside, it seems today’s latest trend …

How to bag a geek

AT A recent dinner party in Silicon Valley, Schumpeter was chatting with an impressive entrepreneur who was grumbling about how hard it was to find a …

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Planet of the phones

THE dawn of the planet of the smartphones came in January 2007, when Steve Jobs, Apple’s chief executive, in front of a rapt audience of Apple …

One of the smartest VCs of all time says Silicon Valley is in a risk bubble

In a blog post , Gurley said that of the 80 privately held tech companies currently worth $1 billion or more, very few should consider going public right now.<p>"Lost in this conversation are the dramatic differences between a high priced private round and an IPO," he says. "Understanding these …

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