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Startups - Cloud company

These are the best cloud companies to work for in San Francisco

by Annie Gaus Dustin Moskovitz

SAN FRANCISCO — Employees at cloud computing startups are among the most optimistic across any industry, according to data from Glassdoor, the company reviews site.

And that’s an increasingly significant factor for tech investors like Neeraj Agrawal of Battery Ventures, which collaborated with Glassdoor on the study.

“Cloud gets a lot of attention from investors, which is why we thought it  ...

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News Wire - Tax fight

​Apple CEO Tim Cook lashes out European Commission after Apple ordered to pay $14.5B

by Gina Hall APPLE WWDC

SILICON VALLEY — Apple CEO Tim Cook cried foul on Tuesday after the European Commission ordered Apple to pay $14.5 billion in “unpaid” taxes and declared the company’s Irish tax scheme illegal.

Cook rejected the demand as having “no basis in fact or law.”

“The European Commission has launched an effort to rewrite Apple’s history in Europe, ignore Ireland’s tax laws and  ...

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Loot - Election 2016

Clinton or Trump? Who are VCs investing in?

by Sara Castellanos

BOSTON — Boston-area venture capitalists have remained largely quiet about their political leanings during this year's presidential campaign season — at least publicly.

That was until last week, when Cambridge-born venture capital firm CRV wrote a 300-word diatribe against GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and posted it to Medium.


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Media - Our robot overlords

Embarrassing fake story highlighted in Trending Topics after Facebook fires human staff

by Gina Hall Facebook newsfeed

SILICON VALLEY — That didn't take long.

Facebook cut its Trending Topics team on Friday in favor of employing algorithms to surface news stories on the social networking platform.

Then on Sunday a fake story about Megyn Kelly getting fired by Fox for being a secret liberal showed up among the Trending Topics after getting hundreds of thousands of likes.

The company didn't take the story down  ...

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Media - Our robot overlords

Facebook ditches humans in favor of algorithms for Trending Topics

by Gina Hall Facebook Reaction

SILICON VALLEY — Facebook cut its Trending Topics team on Friday in favor of employing algorithms to surface news stories on the social networking platform.

The Menlo Park company laid off 15-18 editorial contractors overseeing its Trending Topics, which represent the most popular stories on the site. The contractors, who were at the company less than 2 years, were given severance equal to pay  ...

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Media - A giant on the horizon

Apple creating a video-sharing app to compete with Snapchat: Report

by Gina Hall SNAPCHAT

SILICON VALLEY — If you can’t top it, copy it. Apple has a video sharing and editing app in development to compete with wildly popular Snapchat.

Apple’s new app will allow users to record video, apply filters and send creations to their social networks in the same manner as Snapchat, according to Bloomberg, citing sources close to the project. The app can be managed with one hand and allows  ...

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Startups - Silicon Nation: Nashville

Chicago startup to bring big-city amenities to Nashville's apartment boom

by Jacob Steimer Pressbox locker room

NASHVILLE — In Chicago, San Francisco and Boston, residents of apartment and condo complexes have access to on-demand dry cleaning.

Pretty soon, Drew McKenna said you'll be able to add Nashville to that list.

The co-founder of Chicago-based Pressbox said his company is about halfway toward launching its dry-cleaning service in Nashville. The company, which McKenna started three years ago,  ...

21 hours ago
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