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Box prices shares above range. Will investors be down with this? We will find out tomorrow for #Boxipo  $BOX +San Jose Mercury News 
Box set its final share price Thursday afternoon at $14 as the embattled cloud software company made its final step towards becoming a public company on Friday.
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Is there a less expensive, less angry, and more healing way to divorce? One startup thinks so +Wevorce 
Divorce is often a heart-wrenching saga of lawyers' fees and angry spats in court, but Silicon Valley startup Wevorce says uncoupling doesn't have to be so ugly.
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How Silicon Valley tech, and its investors, are changing farming -- and what we eat. +San Jose Mercury News 
The world's oldest industry -- farming -- has become the focus of big-name Silicon Valley investors and hotshot entrepreneurs, with dozens of companies creating technology to make farmland more productive and farming practices more efficient, such as drones to survey crops or software that calculates grass production for cattle grazing.
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The ever-odd and ever-fascinating Peter Thiel talked politics, tech, and more politics.
Peter Thiel has built and funded some of the most successful Silicon Valley startups, but the influence he wields in politics may be the cornerstone of his next legacy.
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Lending Club files for $500 million IPO, could be one of the biggest tech deals from Silicon Valley this year
Lending Club, the world's biggest website for matching borrowers who need small loans with investors, filed a long-anticipated initial public offering on W
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+Lending Club becomes the largest #IPO from California this year, raising potentially $865.5 million
Lending Club, the San Francisco startup that challenged big banks with Web technology and turned regulators' heads, becomes a publicly traded company Thursday, marking a milestone for a growing crop of tech companies challenging big banks.
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Let the mall mayhem begin: Thanksgiving Day shopping to interrupt your turkey dinner +San Jose Mercury News 
The growing number of retailers throwing open their doors on Thanksgiving is reigniting a contentious debate over the commercialization of Thanksgiving.
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VCs are nervous about the market gyrations, and yet the stratospheric investments continue
The market is gyrating and IPOs are screeching to a halt -- and now venture capitalists, who have been throwing buckets of money at tech startups all year, are now starting to lose confidence. That...
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Bowing to investor pressures, eBay announces it will spin off PayPal in 2015.
EBay said on Tuesday it will spin off PayPal into a separate, publicly traded company, more than a decade after acquiring the lucrative online payments business.
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Max Levchin, founder of Affirm and Glow, aims to outdo himself after building +PayPal from scratch +San Jose Mercury News 
For Max Levchin, the once-shy and at times off-putting whiz kid who cofounded PayPal, his early success has become his biggest burden.
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More than $7 billion invested in the second quarter. Software and biotech are on fire. And apparently, Silicon Valley is just swimming in cash. +San Jose Mercury News 
Venture capital firms in the valley invested $7.1 billion in private tech firms and startups in the second quarter this year, a 45 percent increase over the first quarter -- which, until now, had been the largest fundraising quarter since 2000, according to The MoneyTree Report, a quarterly report released Friday by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data from Thomson Reuters.
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Journalist, writer, news junkie, yogi, climber, explorer and live music fanatic.
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Reporter and multimedia journalist. I cover business, retail and technology in the Silicon Valley for the San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune and Contra Costa Times. Passionate about telling stories and climbing rocks. Tweets @heathersomervil
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McCormick Foundation fellow and National Secuirty Journalism Initiative alumna, California Health Endowment Journalism Fellow, Berlin Fulbright Scholar in Journalism
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