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News, The Snitch VC Firm Sequoia Capital Invests in Julie Christensen Campaign

VC Firm Sequoia Capital Invests in Julie Christensen Campaign

Venture capitalists are used to pouring money into uncertain ventures on the off chance they'll hit the jackpot. For every Uber, there's a Secret (Or ten Secrets, probably. You can check out a nice startup graveyard here.) It's a gamble. …
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Culture, The Exhibitionist SFIFF Opens with Alex Gibney's Steve Jobs Documentary

SFIFF Opens with Alex Gibney's Steve Jobs Documentary

Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine was chosen to open the San Francisco International Film Festival this year for a lot of reasons – besides be ing a great film – says Noah Cowan, the executive director of the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist #SFBorn: 10 Celebrities You Didn't Know Were from San Francisco

#SFBorn: 10 Celebrities You Didn't Know Were from San Francisco

1. Monica Lewinsky (former White House intern known for the Lewinsky…
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News, The Snitch Apple iPod Antitrust Suit Features Ghost of Steve Jobs and Christmases Past

Apple iPod Antitrust Suit Features Ghost of Steve Jobs and Christmases Past

A 2005 class action against Apple got underway in Oakland federal court today, with plaintiffs' attorneys arguing that the tech company's late founder Steve Jobs conspired with other top executives to attain a virtual monopoly over the music downloading market. Jobs…
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Film, "Jobs": More Than Just "That '70s Start-Up"

"Jobs": More Than Just "That '70s Start-Up"

This first of the year's two Steve Jobs biopics lacks the free pass of an Aaron Sorkin script, but sort of makes up for it by stunt-casting Ashton Kutcher in the title role. As enabled by director Joshua Michael Stern,…
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News, The Snitch This Is Why It's Taking so Damn Long for Apple to Make Your Next iPhone

This Is Why It's Taking so Damn Long for Apple to Make Your Next iPhone

Apple officials fired off an e-mail to developers on Monday, inviting them to the next conference where they can get a sneak peek at the future of iOS and Mac OS X and -- as some analysts speculate  -- view…
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Music, All Shook Down Kanye West Says He's Like Picasso. Here Are 5 Equally Egomaniacal Musicians

Kanye West Says He's Like Picasso. Here Are 5 Equally Egomaniacal Musicians

Well, it's been a few months, so we shouldn't be all that surprised but Kanye West's ego has been running amok again. This time the behemoth emerged while West was onstage in Paris last Saturday, and said: "No matter how…
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News, The Snitch Drugs and Technology: There's a Link, Go Learn About It

Drugs and Technology: There's a Link, Go Learn About It

Steve Jobs loved money. And drugs. And for the Apple co-founder, it was the latter that led to the former.In addition to being one of the most successful capitalists since Carnegie -- and a freakishly obsessive megalomaniac who debated the…
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News, The Snitch Nancy Pelosi's Napa Valley Home Burglarized

Nancy Pelosi's Napa Valley Home Burglarized

Napa police are investigating a break-in at Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi's Napa Valley home that happened long before voters started heading to the polls on Tuesday. Thieves reportedly broke into the House Minority Leader's Napa Valley house on Monday afternoon, the…
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News, The Snitch Sans Steve Jobs, Apple Is Becoming Just Another Company

Sans Steve Jobs, Apple Is Becoming Just Another Company

After Steve Jobs died, there was a lot of talk about whether the company could ever really be the same. Some said Jobs' DNA would stay in the company. Others said his absence meant that the company couldn't possibly be…
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News, The Snitch Creepy Steve Jobs Sculpture Is Partly Made of Apple Guru's Trash

Creepy Steve Jobs Sculpture Is Partly Made of Apple Guru's Trash

Steve Jobs has apparently inspired art just as much as he's inspired tech. Look no further than this newly created, freakish sculpture of the Apple CEO himself which, believe it or not, was made of trash collected from Jobs' residential…
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News, The Snitch Clown Unknowingly Had Steve Jobs' Stolen iPad

Clown Unknowingly Had Steve Jobs' Stolen iPad

If you weren't already freaked out by clowns, you may be now. Kenneth Kahn, aka Kenny the Clown, a Fisherman's Warf icon and onetime aspiring mayor, is in trouble with the cops once more. But this time, it's not for…
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News, The Snitch Kariem McFarlin: Alleged Burglar Also Took Off With Steve Jobs' Wallet, License, and Car Key

Kariem McFarlin: Alleged Burglar Also Took Off With Steve Jobs' Wallet, License, and Car Key

Kariem McFarlin, the man accused of breaking into Steve Jobs' home last month, reportedly confessed to investigators, saying he was "desperate for cash" and saw the late Apple CEO's home vacant and under construction. According to press reports, McFarlin told…
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News, The Snitch Steve Jobs' House Burglarized; Kariem McFarlin Arrested

Steve Jobs' House Burglarized; Kariem McFarlin Arrested

Santa Clara authorities arrested a 35-year-old man who allegedly broke into Steve Jobs' Palo Alto home last month and stole more than $60,000 worth of computers and personal items from the late Apple CEO. Press reports say that Kariem McFarlin…
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News, The Snitch 'Men Invented the Internet,' <i>New York Times</i> flatly declares

'Men Invented the Internet,' New York Times flatly declares

It was the thud heard 'round the world: The opening sentence of a story about sexism in Silicon Valley anchoring the front page of the New York Times' Sunday business section. "Men Invented the Internet," declared David Streitfeld, and it…
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News, The Snitch Steve Jobs Documentary Brings Gays and Nerds Together

Steve Jobs Documentary Brings Gays and Nerds Together

For those of you not yet satiated by the post-mortem insights reported on Steve Jobs, here's something else you can chew on. Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview, a documentary containing lost footage from a 1995 interview with the tech demigod,…
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Music, All Shook Down Is Neil Young Working on a High-Quality Digital Music Service?

Is Neil Young Working on a High-Quality Digital Music Service?

Earlier this year, rock legend Neil Young made some waves in the tech world when he blasted the thin, tinny sound quality of MP3s, arguing that digital music distribution is "degrading music, not improving it." "The MP3 only has…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Art of Macworld

The Art of Macworld

Rick Alonzo's live painting of Steve Jobs was one of the only tributes that we saw at yesterday's opening day of Macworld | iWorld, just a hint of the global creativity that the late thinker helped to spur. And while…
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News, The Snitch Virgin Airlines Emblazons Jet with Popular Steve Jobs Quote

Virgin Airlines Emblazons Jet with Popular Steve Jobs Quote

It's not quite on par with Hungary's idea to erect a statue of the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, but Virgin America Airlines -- based in Silicon Valley -- came up with its own creative way of honoring Jobs' memory.…
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Music, All Shook Down The Steve Jobs Action Figure Is a Creepy, Plasticky Abomination

The Steve Jobs Action Figure Is a Creepy, Plasticky Abomination

He made your computer, your phone, your TV entertainment system, your music player, and he created the store where you buy most of your music. But just in case you think your screen-circumscribed life isn't already a total shrine…
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