The Life of Jack: Twitter/Square co-founder details his grueling workweek

November 14, 2011

Managing a fast-growing tech start-up is not a job that everyone is cut out for.

Managing two of today’s hottest start-ups simultaneously? That’s a feat that could overwhelm even some of the corporate world’s biggest egos.

Post-Shaq, video service Tout prepares to spread the word

November 9, 2011

San Francisco start-up Tout made headlines in June when NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal used the little-known service to create a video announcing his retirement.

Shoes, glorious shoes (even in footloose Silicon Valley)

November 4, 2011

Silicon Valley is known for being more fleece than Ferragamo. But former Google executive Sukhinder Singh Cassidy is working on giving the place a makeover via her new shopping site, Joyus.com. Unlike other high-end shopping sites such as Gilt Groupe and Rue La La that are based in the fashion hub of New York, Joyus calls the dress-down Bay Area home.

For IVP, Twitter investment came from the gut, and quickly

October 20, 2011

 

In late 2008, Institutional Venture Partners general partner Todd Chaffee had never heard of Twitter. Two months later, it was one of the company’s biggest backers.

Tech wrap: Samsung, Google scream for Ice Cream Sandwich

October 19, 2011

Samsung and Google unveiled the first smartphone running on Google’s latest version of the Android operating system, dubbed “Ice Cream Sandwich”, which combines software used in tablets and smartphones, as they step up competition against Apple. The high-end model Galaxy Nexus was unveiled at an event in Hong Kong, after being delayed last week as a tribute to the late Steve Jobs.  “This will be our strategic product for year-end holiday season, as (Apple’s) iPhone 4S just came into the market,” Samsung’s JK Shin said.

Another day, another social network: Bill Gross chimes in

October 17, 2011

How many social networks does the world need?

Bill Gross, the man credited with pioneering the search advertising business, believes there’s room for one more.

Inside Zynga: Tour the office that’s raised the ante in Web start-up workspaces

October 12, 2011

Remember when a foosball table or a massage chair at the office was all it took for a company to flaunt its Web street cred?

Tech wrap: Autonomy a done deal

October 3, 2011

Hewlett-Packard completed its $12 billion buy of British software firm Autonomy on Monday, the centerpiece of a botched strategy shift that cost ex-chief executive Leo Apotheker his job last month.

Tech wrap: RIM’s missteps stir talk of sale

September 16, 2011

Research In Motion’s dismal quarterly results, the latest in a string of disappointments by the BlackBerry maker, could prove a boon to prospective buyers eyeing its treasure trove of wireless patents.

Connecting on Facebook, friendship no longer required

September 14, 2011

For years, connecting with people on Facebook has been a consensual act.

But that’s about to change as Facebook, the world’s largest Internet social networking service, introduces a new feature that means people will no longer need to be friends to form a relationship.