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  • CEO Dick Costolo is helping Twitter IPO take flight

    SAN FRANCISCO — Dick Costolo doesn't fit the profile of a typical tech start-up chief executive. He's not a twentysomething college dropout. He didn't start Twitter Inc. in his dorm room. And he doesn't wear a hoodie. At 50, with a balding...
  • For Twitter, it's an ideal IPO market

    If the initial public offering of Twitter Inc. had to be summed up in one of the company's famously pithy tweets, this would be it: The timing couldn't be better. Twitter is expected to make its public debut Thursday in one of the hottest IPO markets in...
  • Frank Keating of banking group urges GOP to support immigration bill

    Frank Keating of banking group urges GOP to support immigration bill
    WASHINGTON — The banking industry's top lobbyist urged GOP lawmakers to support the bipartisan Senate immigration reform legislation as essential for business and the "most Republican of causes." Frank Keating, a Republican and former Oklahoma...
  • Social media start-ups' value is enormous — if you trust investors

    Social media start-ups' value is enormous — if you trust investors
    SAN FRANCISCO — Snapchat is not even 3 years old. It's run by a couple of twentysomethings with no prior business experience. And it has never made a cent. Yet investors are fighting for the opportunity to throw hundreds of millions at the...
  • Apple complains of 'patent trolls'

    Apple complains of 'patent trolls'
    Turns out that for Apple Inc., being one of the most innovative companies on the planet does have at least one big drawback. The Cupertino, Calif., company says it is the No. 1 target for so-called patent trolls. In court and regulatory filings, Apple...
  • Apple, Facebook, Google call for government surveillance reform

    In an open letter to Washington, eight major technology companies are calling for sweeping changes in the way the U.S. government collects information on citizens.  The letter was signed by AOL Inc., Apple Inc., Facebook Inc., Google Inc., LinkedIn...
  • Eight major tech firms urge U.S. to stop collecting private data

    SAN FRANCISCO — Privacy advocates had some unsolicited advice for the major technology companies demanding that the U.S. government stop collecting information on private citizens: Practice what you preach. "These are the biggest bunch of...
  • S&P 500 friends Facebook in major boost for giant social network

    S&P 500 friends Facebook in major boost for giant social network
    SAN FRANCISCO -- In a dramatic rebound from its bungled initial public offering last year, Facebook Inc. will join the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index next week, capping its fitful rise to one of the nation's most powerful technology companies....
  • Developers see Pasadena as an inland version of Silicon Beach

    Developers see Pasadena as an inland version of Silicon Beach
    Historic Old Pasadena, a restored section of the city's downtown bustling with shops and restaurants, is getting more high-tech. Three older buildings at a busy intersection on Raymond Avenue will be transformed into a hub for budding technology firms...
  • Facebook, Twitter try to grab teens' attention with new features

    SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. are going after the only thing more fleeting than a Snapchat message: the teenage attention span. On Thursday, Instagram, the photo-sharing service owned by Facebook, introduced a way to send...
  • Twitter drawing on lessons learned from Facebook IPO

    SAN FRANCISCO — Call it the anti-Facebook IPO. It may be the most hotly anticipated initial public stock offering since Facebook Inc. But Twitter Inc. is doing all it can to distance itself from the Facebook fiasco, which has become a case study...