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  1. Biz Break: GoPro soars after Barclays upgradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 14 | SiliconValley.com

    Today: GoPro shares were up nearly 6 percent Tuesday after Barclays said its initial skepticism had turned to optimism. Also: Twitter stocks briefly shot up more than 8 percent after a fake article reported that it would be aquired for $31 billion.

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  2. Laura Dern, Jennifer Beals, speak out against 'crumb rubber' synthetic fieldsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | SiliconValley.com

    A Peninsula lawmaker has gotten some help from Hollywood on the eve of a big vote on a proposal to study the potential health risks of synthetic playing fields that have become a popular alternative for schools nationwide. Actresses Laura Dern and Jennifer Beals spoke out Wednesday in favor of legislation by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, for a roughly $6 million analysis of the fields that use ground-up automobile tires, or crumb rubber, and have been identified as containing arsenic, lead, mercury and other toxic materials.

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  3. YouTube's 1st decade shows free content pays offRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2015 | SiliconValley.com

    YouTube's legacy extends beyond its pioneering role in the Internet's video revolution. The 10-year-old site provided a stage for exhibitionists, narcissists and activists to broadcast their opinions, show off their talents, expose abuses or just pass along their favorite clips of movies, TV shows, music, cute kittens and other interests.

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  4. Spilling secrets of picnicking how-tosRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2015 | SiliconValley.com

    Few things are more tempting than a swath of lawn and a basket filled with tempting salads, strawberry shortcakes -- and picnic cocktails. In fact, the prospect was so seductive to Marnie Hanel, Andrea Slonecker and Jen Stevenson that the trio of Oregon residents began organizing monthly picnics with their friends in Portland parks, on rooftop decks and anywhere they could spread a Pendleton blanket.

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  5. VCs bet big on Silicon Valley biotechRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2015 | SiliconValley.com

    Companies searching for cures for cancer and testing treatments for crippling genetic diseases are capturing the interest of venture capitalists -- and their money -- more than at any time in the last seven years. The biotech boom in Silicon Valley and nationwide has led to enormous VC investments into the industry and a flurry of initial public offerings, more startups promising gene therapy breakthroughs or cures for deadly fungal infections getting off the ground, and more technology to diagnose and treat previously untreatable diseases popping up in hospitals.

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  6. Musk's SolarCity first in line for Tesla batteriesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2015 | SiliconValley.com

    Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur who unveiled his "Powerwall" home battery Thursday, is already offering them to SolarCity customers seeking backup supply when the grid goes down. The battery "replaces noisy, dirty fossil-fuel generators with zero-emission storage technology," SolarCity said Thursday in a statement.

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  7. New Tesla offering expected to be home battery storageRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2015 | SiliconValley.com

    Tesla Motors rose Monday after CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter that a "major new Tesla product line -- not a car -- will be unveiled" April 30 at the company's Hawthorne design studio. Musk in the posting Monday didn't give details about the product.

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  8. Facebook and Frank Gehry team up to create playhouse for housing nonprofit fundraiserRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | SiliconValley.com

    Pictured is an artist's rendering of the children's playhouse entitled Once Upon a Time: Design by Gary J. Ahern of AIA Focal Point Design , with building by Joel Butler W.L. of Butler Construction Inc. This playhouse and 11 others will be constructed on the grounds of Stanford Shopping Center and will be auctioned on June 6, 2015 with the proceeds benefiting Rebuilding Together Peninsula. Architect Frank Gehry is the mastermind behind Facebook's new office space and world-renowned buildings such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain.

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  9. Biz Break: SolarCity misses mark, plans to lease Solyndra facilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | SiliconValley.com

    Today: San Mateo solar installer SolarCity falls more than 5 percent after-hours following worse-than-expected net losses and a troubling forecast. Also: Apple hits record high for sixth day in a row, as it and Facebook look toward virtual reality.

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  10. Tim Draper: Venture capitalist's eccentricity 'runs deep'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2015 | SiliconValley.com

    As a third-generation venture capitalist, Tim Draper gauges the motivation of entrepreneurs who pitch him. Are they true believers or opportunists? Are they committed for the long haul, or just hoping to cash out? Now that he's proposed slicing California into six pieces, the eccentric multimillionaire faces a similar kind of scrutiny.

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  11. With VC Tim Draper, eccentricity 'runs deep'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | SiliconValley.com

    As a third-generation venture capitalist, Tim Draper gauges the motivation of entrepreneurs who pitch him. Are they true believers or opportunists? Are they committed for the long haul, or just hoping to cash out? Now that he's proposed slicing California into six pieces, the eccentric multimillionaire faces a similar kind of scrutiny.

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  12. With VC Tim Draper, eccentricity 'runs deep'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2015 | SiliconValley.com

    Venture capitalist Venture capitalist Tim Draper in San Mateo, Calif., on Tuesday, Sept 16, 2014. Draper is the man behind Six Californias, a controversial plan to divide California into six states.

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  13. Goodbye textbooks, hello free online resourcesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | SiliconValley.com

    Teacher Ryan Clark, left, helps students Imai Wills, left, and Morgan Richards, during their ninth-grade physics class at Design Tech High School in Millbrae on Dec. 4, 2014. Design Tech High School's 136 ninth-graders study physics, math and English usng course materials downloaded for free from the internet.

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  14. Bay Area home sales and prices rise in DecemberRead the original story

    Jan 15, 2015 | SiliconValley.com

    Sales of existing single-family homes in the Bay Area -- and the prices they command -- showed significant gains in December compared with the same period a year ago, a real-estate information service reported Thursday. "It looks as if the stage is being set now for a pretty strong spring in terms of sales," he said.

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  15. Biz Break: Apple patent for wearable camera spooks GoPro investorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | SiliconValley.com

    GoPro's senior production artist Abe Kislevitz with a GoPro HERO 3 on Jan. 13, 2014 in San Mateo. Today: Apple is awarded a patent for a remote-controlled wearable camera, and GoPro stock immediately plunges to lowest levels since August.

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  16. FedEx, UPS confront busiest holiday season on recordRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | SiliconValley.com

    FedEx workers watch for their designated packages slowly moving down a long conveyor belt to load into trucks for delivery on the busiest shipping day of the year, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 at the FedEx facility in San Francisco, Calif. The next week will be a 24/7, backbreaking, sleep-deprived haul for couriers such as FedEx, the United Parcel Service and the U.S. Postal Service, the last connections to deliver many much-anticipated Christmas gifts.

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