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Pandora Media shares skyrocket more than 16 percent after a big investment by the company's CEO, Brian McAndrews.
Today: Brian McAndrews' bullish purchase of 25,000 shares sends Pandora shares skyrocketing more than 16 percent. Also, another record for Apple, and Yahoo shares hit a price unseen since the first dot-com boom.
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Apple's iPod Classic is no more. And it will be missed.
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Target has quietly opened a small tech hub in the heart of Silicon Valley.
Target has opened a small tech hub in Sunnyvale, not far from a major tech outpost of its archrival, Wal-Mart. The Minnesota-based retail giant unveiled the 7000-square-foot office during an open house Monday, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Target's new office will consist of 15 to ...
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Yahoo gives 'Community' a sixth season, and somewhere Troy Barnes is crying tears of joy.
Yahoo made a bold move to bolster its lineup of original programming Monday, announcing it would revive the cancelled NBC sitcom “Community” for at least one more season. Yahoo and Sony Pictures Television said a 13-episode sixth season will air this fall on Yahoo Screen.
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GoPro cashed in on its cool factor, but it'll have to adapt to survive.
Today: Shares in San Mateo's GoPro skyrocket in its public debut, and credit goes as much to its lifestyle cachet as its technology. Also, Twitter and Zynga gain on improved outlooks.
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Cybercrime is on the rise, and will only get worse, a new report finds.
Social · Web · Mobile · Cloud · Gadgets · Cleantech · VC · Data · Games · Policy · Media. Jun 9, 2014 - 18 mins ago. Mike Murphy (315 Posts). Mike Murphy is a web producer at the Mercury News, and also writes for Good Morning Silicon Valley and 60-Second Business Break.
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While investors drool over Alibaba stock, major stakeholder Yahoo is going to have to build an Scrooge McDuck-like Money Bin for all the cash it's about to make.
Today: Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba says demand is so strong that it will end pre-orders of its stock early, as major stakeholder Yahoo stands to gain billions. Also, despite denial, eBay shares surge on rumor Google will buy large stake in it.
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Don't bother panicking now, it's only going to get worse in the future.
Feeling insecure? Join the club. While massive cyberattacks have become almost routine, a handful of developments over the past 24 hours have reminded us that pretty much nothing online is safe. Reports surfaced Tuesday that a group of Russian hackers had stolen 1.2 billion user names and ...
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TubeMogul plays if conservatively, and it pays off.
Today: Emeryville video-ad company TubeMogul slashes its opening price, then sees shares soar more than 60 percent in market debut. Also, tech stocks end the week strongly -- except for AMD.
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Apple's putting the lens cap on Aperture and iPhoto, in favor of the upcoming Photo app that will combine features of both.
Today: Apple reveals it will stop development on its professional photo editing app, Aperture, and its popular consumer photo app, iPhoto, with the release of OS X Yosemite, and will combine best of both into Photo. Also, GoPro keeps soaring, and a busy day for HP attorneys.
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Bear market? What bear market? Tesla and Netflix lead tech stocks out of the woods.
Today: After a miserable spring, tech stocks are recovering just in time for summer as Nasdaq hits 14-year high, Dow and S&P 500 set records. Also, Oracle tumbles after weak earnings.
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If Hewlett-Packard's turnaround is still "on track" as CEO Meg Whitman says, it must be a pretty slow track. More layoffs, losses announced today.
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