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Managing your money at Mint.com

Managing your money at Mint.com

So you didn’t make it to the TechCrunch 40 conference, where Mint.com won the honors as the top start-up? Fear not, the Mercury News sat down with Aaron Patzer, the founder of Mint, for a quick demo of how the ...
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Eating well, but cheaply as a start-up

Eating well, but cheaply as a start-up

Nick DeMonner, Lisa Hansen and Mike Minardi are trying to launch a start-up into a tough market with just modest funding. Which means they’re cutting costs at every turn. But they’ve found that a low-budget lifestyle doesn’t mean eating ramen ...
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Innovative tech design at Yahoo Design Expo

Innovative tech design at Yahoo Design Expo

A handheld cube that lets you browse your Flickr photos. A headset that uses brainwaves to control how fast a bicyclist pedals. And Megaphone, a game that lets users play against each in public spaces with their mobile phones. ...
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Start-up advice from STIRR’s Founder Hacks mixer

Start-up advice from STIRR’s Founder Hacks mixer

There’s no one right or wrong way to launch a start-up. But there are smart moves an entrepreneur can make – and mistakes to avoid – that can boost the odds of success. STIRR, the valley entrepreneur network, reinvented its ...
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Inside the Googleplex

Inside the Googleplex

Mercury News columnist Dean Takahashi takes us on a quick tour inside Google’s Mountain View headquarters.

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People search on the Web with Spock

People search on the Web with Spock

One of the more talked about valley start-ups in recent months is Spock. Founded in 2006 by Jay Bhatti and Jaideep Singh, Spock is a people search Web site that aims to be the most comprehensive source of information about ...
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Battling botnets, phishing scams and trojans

Battling botnets, phishing scams and trojans

Botnets, phishing scams, password-stealing trojans — they’re all part of an increasingly professionalized world of online crime that’s costing Americans billions every year. Oliver Friedrichs, director of emerging technologies at Symantec Security Response, tells Mercury News software reporter Ryan Blitstein ...
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Google’s deputy general counsel Nicole Wong talks about privacy

Google’s deputy general counsel Nicole Wong talks about privacy

Nicole Wong, Google’s deputy general counsel in charge of compliance, is the point person for growing criticism of Google’s privacy practices. More than two dozen European privacy regulators have launched an inquiry into Google’s data protection practices. In the United ...
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Catching up with LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman

Catching up with LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman

LinkedIn founder and angel investor Reid Hoffman talks with Mercury News venture capital reporter Connie Loizos about where he sees the social networking space headed, as well as his investment strategy these days.

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The state of Technorati according to Dave Sifry

The state of Technorati according to Dave Sifry

Why is the CEO of blog search engine Technorati stepping aside? Is the San Francisco company really not for sale? And what are its plans for growing into a new media powerhouse? In this interview with the Mercury News, company ...
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Inside Yahoo’s Brickhouse with Bradley Horowitz

Inside Yahoo’s Brickhouse with Bradley Horowitz

Continued innovation is key to the success of most companies, and Yahoo is no different. The Internet giant recently opened an “idea incubator” called “Brickhouse” in the trendy South Park area of San Francisco. Select Yahoo employees will take turns ...
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