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Reddit turmoil continues: 4th senior female employee departs

siliconbeat.com — In less than a month, four high-ranking women, including the CEO, have left Reddit. The most recent employee to depart is Jessica Moreno, Reddit's Director of Community, who had been at the company for four years.

eBay shutters eBay Now, will rely on couriers such as FedEx & possibly Uber

siliconbeat.com — eBay's house cleaning continues, and the latest item to be tossed out is the company's same-day delivery service. San Jose-based eBay announced on Monday it is shuttering eBay Now , an on-demand delivery service that launched in 2012 and quickly fell flat. Indeed, the end of eBay Now has been predicted for months.
Jul 27, 2015

Try to hide your surprise -- @eBay shutters eBay Now, will rely on couriers such as @FedEx & possibly @Uber siliconbeat.com/2015/07/27/eba…

Jul 27, 2015

Tough times on way to drone delivery? eBay shutters same-day service bayareane.ws/1JMuGZb & poor work conditions alleged at Google Express

Jul 27, 2015

RT @mattoyeah: Tough times on way to drone delivery? eBay shutters same-day service bayareane.ws/1JMuGZb & poor work conditions alleged a…

Stephen Hawking will do a Reddit AMA starting Monday

siliconbeat.com — Stephen Hawking, the renowned physicist and cosmologist, will host his first Ask-Me-Anything on Internet discussion site Reddit. In an unusual twist, this AMA will last for just more than a week; most of Reddit's question-and-answer sessions are about an hour. Redditors can submit questions starting Monday at 5 a.m.

Square has confidentially filed for IPO, report says

contracostatimes.com — By Heather Somerville hsomerville@mercurynews.com Posted: 07/24/2015 01:27:09 PM PDT Updated: 07/24/2015 01:42:00 PM PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- Tech entrepreneur and CEO Jack Dorsey is about to become one very busy man. Square, the mobile-payments company founded and led by Dorsey, has filed confidentially for an initial public offering, Bloomberg News reported Friday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

Square has confidentially filed for IPO, report says

mercurynews.com — Posted: 07/24/2015 01:27:01 PM PDT Updated: 07/24/2015 01:29:45 PM PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- Tech entrepreneur and CEO Jack Dorsey is about to become one very busy man. Square, the mobile-payments company founded and led by Dorsey, has filed confidentially for an initial public offering, Bloomberg News reported Friday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

Palantir raising $500 million to become one of valley's most valuable companies

contracostatimes.com — By Heather Somerville hsomerville@mercurynews.com Posted: 07/23/2015 03:22:19 PM PDT Updated: 07/23/2015 03:29:28 PM PDT PALO ALTO -- Palantir Technologies, the secretive data-analytics company that has been used in counterterrorism efforts and intelligence gathering, is close to completing a $500 million funding round, a cash boost that could elevate it to the fourth-most-valuable venture-backed company in the world.

Palantir raising $500 million to become one of valley's most valuable companies

mercurynews.com — Posted: 07/23/2015 03:21:56 PM PDT PALO ALTO -- Palantir Technologies, the secretive data-analytics company that has been used in counter-terrorism efforts and intelligence gathering, is close to completing a $500 million funding round, a cash boost that could elevate it to the fourth most-valuable venture-backed company in the world.
Jul 23, 2015

New filing shows @PalantirTech raising $500 million to become one of valley's most valuable companies mercurynews.com/business/ci_28… @MercNews

Silicon Valley's financial tech boom: When your tablet becomes your adviser

mercurynews.com — Posted: 07/22/2015 04:26:05 PM PDT Updated: 07/22/2015 04:37:01 PM PDT Say goodbye to your stock broker and financial planner. No more trips to Wells Fargo -- you can get your home loan refinanced on your iPad.

Silicon Valley's financial tech boom: When your tablet becomes your adviser

contracostatimes.com — By Heather Somerville hsomerville@mercurynews.com Posted: 07/22/2015 04:26:13 PM PDT Say goodbye to your stock broker and financial planner. No more trips to Wells Fargo -- you can get your home loan refinanced on your iPad.

VC report: Flipboard seeking to raise $50 million; ag tech gets another boost from Google

siliconbeat.com — Flipboard, the mobile news app, is raising $50 million in a new round of funding, according to a new financial filing. Flipboard has authorized the sale of 22.7 million shares of stock priced at $2.21 each for a Series D financing round, according to documents obtained by intelligence and data firm VC Experts and shared with tech news site TechCrunch .
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Jul 28, 2015

RT @arlogilbert: @heathersomervil @reddit @siliconbeat @alex that a site with that much dedicated space to woman hating could hire a female confounds me.

Jul 27, 2015

Try to hide your surprise -- @eBay shutters eBay Now, will rely on couriers such as @FedEx & possibly @Uber siliconbeat.com/2015/07/27/eba…

Jul 24, 2015

I guess that makes two frat-style parties in one week from tech companies. twitter.com/twice/status/6…

Jul 24, 2015

@JetSmarter and not a single one of your investors are from the valley? I'm talking about where the money is.

Jul 24, 2015

I hope @jack doesn't need sleep. @business says @Square filed #IPO 1 month after its CEO took charge of @Twitter mercurynews.com/business/ci_28…

Jul 24, 2015

RT @danprimack: Unconfirmed 'risk factors' in Square IPO filing: "Our CEO is also CEO of another company. And may do it full time. Or maybe not. We dunno."

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