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October 29, 2005 | Fred Alvarez, Times Staff Writer
Farmer Francisca Cornejo knows all about carving new markets, having helped her family turn a small roadside fruit stand near Fillmore into a thriving open-air food shop that draws thousands of visitors each year. Now, she's pushing a cash crop of a different kind. Cornejo and other growers in the bucolic Santa Clara Valley are teaming with the Fillmore & Western Railway Co.
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November 14, 2008 | Chris Gaither, Gaither is a Times staff writer.
It's more than a rumor: The great Silicon Valley gossip-rag experiment has come to a humbling conclusion. Nearly three years after launching Valleywag, blog magnate Nick Denton has decided to fold the site into Gawker, which covers the media business. For the last month, Denton has been saying to anyone who will listen that online advertising is undergoing a sharp slowdown as the economy continues to tank and Web publishers are going to get nailed.
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July 14, 2006 | From the Associated Press and Reuters
Northern California's top federal prosecutor said Thursday that he has formed a task force to investigate whether companies in Silicon Valley committed fraud by improperly issuing employee stock options. The statement by U.S. Atty. Kevin Ryan in San Francisco came after disclosures from more than 65 companies that they were under investigation for retroactively changing the date stock options were granted. About a dozen of those companies, including CNet Networks Inc., KLA-Tencor Corp.
BUSINESS
July 23, 2007 | Michelle Quinn, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles is gaining on Silicon Valley as ground zero for the current Internet boom. Information services companies in Greater L.A. reaped $167 million in venture capital investment during the second quarter, according to a report scheduled for release today by Ernst & Young and Dow Jones VentureOne. The region, which includes Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, trailed only the high-tech hub to the north, which pulled in $262 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 2003 | Rone Tempest, Times Staff Writer
It was not yet 8 a.m. at Buck's restaurant, the legendary Silicon Valley networking nexus and breakfast joint. Already, Jamis MacNiven, Buck's irrepressible owner, was in full recall spiel, navigating his big frame from booth to booth -- from venture capitalists hunched over kiwi strawberry blintzes to unemployed techies desperately scouring the dining room for opportunities.
BUSINESS
July 21, 2006 | Tom Petruno and Joseph Menn, Times Staff Writers
In a case that struck fear in Silicon Valley, federal authorities Thursday filed the first of what could be a barrage of criminal and civil charges against technology company executives for allegedly manipulating stock option grants to make them more lucrative for employees.
BUSINESS
July 23, 2007 | Michelle Quinn, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles is gaining on Silicon Valley as ground zero for the current Internet boom. Information services companies in Greater L.A. reaped $167 million in venture capital investment during the second quarter, according to a report scheduled for release today by Ernst & Young and Dow Jones VentureOne. The region, which includes Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, trailed only the high-tech hub to the north, which pulled in $262 million.
BUSINESS
May 10, 2004 | Chris Gaither, Times Staff Writer
When the millionaires-to-be at Google Inc. decide to go luxury-car shopping, the Carlsen Porsche sign beside Silicon Valley's Highway 101 may catch their eye. Salesmen on the showroom floor here have been buzzing about Google's recently announced plan to hold the biggest initial public offering of stock for a high-tech company since the Nasdaq meltdown four years ago.
BUSINESS
September 7, 2006 | From the Associated Press
A proposal to blanket 1,500 square miles of Silicon Valley with affordable wireless Internet access stepped closer to reality after a joint task force selected a consortium to build and operate the network. Silicon Valley Metro Connect, which includes Cisco Systems Inc. and IBM Corp., said late Tuesday that it secured the bid from the Wireless Silicon Valley Task Force. Further approvals by individual municipalities need to be worked out, however, before the wireless network becomes a reality.
BUSINESS
November 14, 2008 | Chris Gaither, Gaither is a Times staff writer.
It's more than a rumor: The great Silicon Valley gossip-rag experiment has come to a humbling conclusion. Nearly three years after launching Valleywag, blog magnate Nick Denton has decided to fold the site into Gawker, which covers the media business. For the last month, Denton has been saying to anyone who will listen that online advertising is undergoing a sharp slowdown as the economy continues to tank and Web publishers are going to get nailed.
BUSINESS
January 30, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Silicon Valley's economy has revved up thanks to plucky Internet and alternative energy start-ups, according to a new report. Local technology companies created 33,000 jobs last year -- the first increase since 2001, a year after the dot-com downturn. The region's median household income jumped 6.5% from 2005 to 2006, to $76,300 -- the first uptick since 2001. It decreased 13% from 2001 to 2004.
BUSINESS
September 7, 2006 | From the Associated Press
A proposal to blanket 1,500 square miles of Silicon Valley with affordable wireless Internet access stepped closer to reality after a joint task force selected a consortium to build and operate the network. Silicon Valley Metro Connect, which includes Cisco Systems Inc. and IBM Corp., said late Tuesday that it secured the bid from the Wireless Silicon Valley Task Force. Further approvals by individual municipalities need to be worked out, however, before the wireless network becomes a reality.
BUSINESS
September 2, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Silicon Valley ranks last in an annual ranking of 12 U.S. technology hubs because of the region's notoriously high housing costs, traffic congestion, unemployment rate and other quality-of-life problems. According to a survey by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, the nation's top-ranked tech hub is North Carolina's Raleigh-Durham area, which enjoys relatively affordable housing and a thriving job market.
BUSINESS
July 21, 2006 | Tom Petruno and Joseph Menn, Times Staff Writers
In a case that struck fear in Silicon Valley, federal authorities Thursday filed the first of what could be a barrage of criminal and civil charges against technology company executives for allegedly manipulating stock option grants to make them more lucrative for employees.
BUSINESS
July 14, 2006 | From the Associated Press and Reuters
Northern California's top federal prosecutor said Thursday that he has formed a task force to investigate whether companies in Silicon Valley committed fraud by improperly issuing employee stock options. The statement by U.S. Atty. Kevin Ryan in San Francisco came after disclosures from more than 65 companies that they were under investigation for retroactively changing the date stock options were granted. About a dozen of those companies, including CNet Networks Inc., KLA-Tencor Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2005 | Fred Alvarez, Times Staff Writer
Farmer Francisca Cornejo knows all about carving new markets, having helped her family turn a small roadside fruit stand near Fillmore into a thriving open-air food shop that draws thousands of visitors each year. Now, she's pushing a cash crop of a different kind. Cornejo and other growers in the bucolic Santa Clara Valley are teaming with the Fillmore & Western Railway Co.
BUSINESS
January 30, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Silicon Valley's economy has revved up thanks to plucky Internet and alternative energy start-ups, according to a new report. Local technology companies created 33,000 jobs last year -- the first increase since 2001, a year after the dot-com downturn. The region's median household income jumped 6.5% from 2005 to 2006, to $76,300 -- the first uptick since 2001. It decreased 13% from 2001 to 2004.
BUSINESS
September 2, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Silicon Valley ranks last in an annual ranking of 12 U.S. technology hubs because of the region's notoriously high housing costs, traffic congestion, unemployment rate and other quality-of-life problems. According to a survey by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, the nation's top-ranked tech hub is North Carolina's Raleigh-Durham area, which enjoys relatively affordable housing and a thriving job market.
BUSINESS
May 10, 2004 | Chris Gaither, Times Staff Writer
When the millionaires-to-be at Google Inc. decide to go luxury-car shopping, the Carlsen Porsche sign beside Silicon Valley's Highway 101 may catch their eye. Salesmen on the showroom floor here have been buzzing about Google's recently announced plan to hold the biggest initial public offering of stock for a high-tech company since the Nasdaq meltdown four years ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 2003 | Rone Tempest, Times Staff Writer
It was not yet 8 a.m. at Buck's restaurant, the legendary Silicon Valley networking nexus and breakfast joint. Already, Jamis MacNiven, Buck's irrepressible owner, was in full recall spiel, navigating his big frame from booth to booth -- from venture capitalists hunched over kiwi strawberry blintzes to unemployed techies desperately scouring the dining room for opportunities.
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