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A new Silicon Valley trend: disconnecting from social media

What does it say about the culture we’re currently living in that several of the key people who created the ‘like’ button for Facebook are now disengaging from social media? The Guardian published a thought-provoking...
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Latest stats on just how white and male the VC industry is

Tech news site The Information has published a study of the demographic makeup of senior venture capitalists, and it certainly won’t dispel claims that the tech investment industry is overwhelmingly white and male. “Ninety...
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Social app Secret is shutting down

Secret was hugely hyped in Silicon Valley circles last year: a social app for anonymous sharing of ‘secrets’ – from personal gossip to tech industry rumours – that raised $35m from investors. Now it’s shutting down:...
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Feeling friendly with your boss? Facebook at Work is coming

One of the non-music trends of 2014 was the emergence of workplace tools using the features of social networking (messaging, photo-sharing, news feeds etc) for corporate purposes. Slack was the Silicon Valley poster child...
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Pandora’s diversity report: 49.2% female but 70.9% white

In recent months, a parade of big-tech companies have published their ‘diversity reports’, breaking down the ethnicity and gender of their staff. Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter and others have shared stats, provoking...
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David Lowery warns of ‘permissionless innovation’ culture in Silicon Valley

Musician David Lowery gave an in-depth interview to Salon last week that's well worth a read for his unminced-words portrayal of Silicon Valley.
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T Bone Burnett: ‘The Internet has been an honest-to-God con’

Music producer T Bone Burnett has come out swinging against Silicon Valley in a no-holds-barred interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
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UMG to open Silicon Valley office for closer tech links

"UMG will open an office in Silicon Valley to work more directly with entrepreneurs and tech companies there," Lucian Grainge tells Hits Daily Double.
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Color tipped for Apple acquisition rather than winding up

VentureBeat claimed yesterday that Color, was shutting down, quoting an internal email from its VP of finance.
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Apple tipped for ‘strategic investment’ in Twitter

As the giants of Silicon Valley continue to position themselves for battles ahead, Apple and Twitter have cemented their alliance by integrating Twitter into Mac OS X as well as iOS software.
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Silicon Valley confidence wobbles due to fears of a bubble

A survey of VCs in the San Francisco Bay area has found their confidence in the entrepreneurial space taking a hit, as they fret about whether the technology startups industry is in the midst of a bubble. ""2011 will be remembered...
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Music Ally Report : High Stakes For Spotify

- High Stakes For Spotify - Silicon Valley Bandwagons - Window Addressing - Country Profile: Sweden - Comment: Root Music