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A s Evan Spiegel prepares to take Snapchat public and Walt Mossburgh and Kara Swisher call it quits on going it alone as an Internet media company, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers’ Mary Meeker drops the latest Internet knowledge on us, all at the Code conference in Southern California.

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Google lays out $20 million for tech altruism

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A s the Google I/O conference in San Francisco approaches this week, Google Inc. is announcing a new $20 million pledge to develop technology that helps people with disabilities.

The announcement, which came via Google’s blog this morning, said the money will go to fund the best ideas from nonprofits using technologies to increase independence for people with disabilities, and issued an open  ...

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Startup ChoreMonster’s Disney deal premieres alongside new movie

by Erin Caproni

C incinnati-based ChoreMonster is using its relationship with Disney to offer families some unique perks.

The app that rewards children with cute “monsters” for completing chores that parents assign is now offering characters from Disney’s upcoming movie “Inside Out.”

The movie takes place inside the mind of a young girl who has just moved to a new city, and her emotions are the main  ...

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C an Google win over developers this Thursday and Friday at Google I/O 2015 in San Francisco?

The grand two-day conference will look at where the Mountain View-based company is headed. In the past, Google showcased advances in Android and innovations like Google Glass. So in analyzing this year’s schedule, what can we expect from Google CEO Larry Page and company?

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Top insights from Mary Meeker's annual data dump on the Internet

by Cromwell Schubarth Mary Meeker Kleiner Perkins Bloomberg

M ary Meeker issued her annual barrage of insights into the Internet on Wednesday, which she said is bigger than ever but growing at slower pace.

The Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner has been delivering her Internet Trends report for 20 years, going back to when she became a star analyst on Wall Street during the dotcom boom.

She went through her deck of nearly 200 slides at Re/code's  ...

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What Martin O'Malley could learn about being an underdog from Under Armour

by Abe Novick, Special to Upstart Business Journal Hillary Clinton and Martin O’Malley

T he conventional wisdom of pundits and onlookers of past political races all have placed their bets for the 2016 Democratic nomination on Hillary Clinton. It’s believed that she has it so locked-up, rivals could only be either running a fool’s errand or vying for an eventual Cabinet post.

Indeed, Hillary is so well known, she’s irrefutably become a mega-brand as recognizable as Oprah or  ...

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Evan Spiegel wants to take Snapchat public, but are he and his company ready?

by Kent Bernhard Jr Snapchat cofounders Spiegel and Murphy

H e’s got 100 million users on his side. And those users happen to be catnip to Madison Avenue. Now, Evan Spiegel is all about turning Snapchat into a real business. Oh, and going public, too.

Spiegel, who has already famously turned down a $3 billion bid from Mark Zuckerberg for Snapchat, has a plan for an initial public offering, he said at Re/Code’s annual Code Conference in Rancho Palos  ...

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