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Silicon Valley techie turns travel-writing nomad

San Jose Mercury News – 2012-05-05

Francis Tapon's new book follows his three-year, 25-country trek through Eastern Europe.
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Silicon Valley business owners call on Amazon to drop fight against sales-tax law

Kepler's Books owner, others to gather in Palo Alto today in solidarity against Amazon's tax fight. | San Jose Mercury News – 2011-08-17

Why Silicon Valley Can't Sell

Drive up and down the 101 Freeway in Silicon Valley, or cast your gaze north toward Seattle, and media companies, which expect to book over $20 billion in advertising in 2011, appear to be... | AdWeek – 2011-07-11

Biz Break: Is Yahoo killing Delicious? Plus: Silicon Valley jobless rate rises

Today: Can bookmark site Delicious find a new home outside Yahoo? Plus: Silicon Valley's jobless rate rises in November. | San Jose Mercury News – 2010-12-17

Far from Silicon Valley comes challenge to Google and Microsoft

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Dueling trade shows split Silicon Valley

Two-year old TechCrunch challenges 17-year-old Demo as venue where technology companies show their new products to venture capitalists and the media. | International Herald Tribune – 2008-08-19

Silicon Valley Investors Back The Atavist

The Atavist, a digital publishing start-up founded by journalists, has landed $1.5 million in funding from some well-known Silicon Valley investors. In this encore edition of the Morning Media... | Media Bistro – 2012-05-21

Silicon Valley's Prescriptions for Internet Addiction

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West Meets East: Silicon Valley Accelerator to Tackle the Future of Journalism

Entrepreneur Corey Ford is in an interesting spot: Today he launched Matter, the startup accelerator that aims to help companies tackling the future of publishing and media. But as of yet, no one,... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-12-05

Why Publishers Need to Think More Like Silicon Valley

Every book published each season is its own startup. By adopting some of the principles that drive Silicon Valley, publishers really don't have anything to lose. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-01-15

The End: Barnes & Noble in Silicon Valley

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Pizarro: Silicon Valley Reads attempts to untangle the relationship between books and technology in 2014

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Cassidy: Issuu shows Silicon Valley's vital role in global commerce

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Apple, LinkedIn, Juniper: Silicon Valley tech dominates 2013 corporate expansions

Silicon Valley tech companies like Apple, LinkedIn and Juniper Networks Inc. grew their real estate footprints more than other industries did over the last year, according to a new breakdown of... | Silicon Valley Business Journal – 2013-10-30

Marc Andreessen: Silicon Valley is more than 'kids farting around'

Marc Andreessen thinks Silicon Valley is misunderstood, thanks to unfavorable coverage by media from other parts of the country including Valleywag and The New Yorker. The co-founder of Menlo Park... | Silicon Valley Business Journal – 2013-11-02

'Hatching Twitter' is a Silicon Valley drama of feuding founders

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Chegg books nearly $200 million in Silicon Valley's first post-Twitter IPO

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One Therapist's Diagnosis--And Prescription--For The Overworked Masses Of Silicon Valley

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Pizarro: Silicon Valley Reads tackles the divide between printed books and the digital age

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Injured Silicon Valley bike commuter crusades against greedy insurance companies

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The chip firm behind Google’s Project Tango unveils its next-gen silicon

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