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Analyst Angle: Partnering — telcos that walk the walk

Editor’s Note: Welcome to Analyst Angle. We’ve collected a group of the industry’s leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry. By now everybody knows — in theory at least — that the concept of “not invented here” should...

Analyst Angle: A clear path to market in telecom?

Editor’s Note: Welcome to Analyst Angle. We’ve collected a group of the industry’s leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry. If only the dream of "build it and they will come" were true, startups and venture capital investing...

High-tech incubator Tandem raises $32 million to nurture mobile start-ups

Tandem, a Silicon Valley-based high-tech incubator focused on mobile start-ups announced a new $32 million fund to invest in early-stage ventures by providing $200,000 of working capital, access to office space for 6 months, and mentoring in exchange for a 10% equity stake in...

Venture Capital: A week ranging from the bizarre to the sublime

The VC business can be a strange game sometimes. That was typified for me this week courtesy of two lines in my WSJ reader (see below). While the "Larry the Bird" makeover took top billing on my screen, the two entries surrounded in...

In-app advertising companies score big: LifeStreet and Vungle both close VC rounds

For most folks, news of heightened venture capital activity, especially when centered on a particular hot industry trend, should conjure a very appealing mental image: Jobs. Today, LifeStreet Media, a mobile advertising platform vendor, announced a $66 million investment from Nautic Partners. In addition...

Analyst Angle: Ford, carmakers set up shop in Silicon Valley

In an earlier article we discussed how the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show had a highly visible new presence from the major automakers this year, and how this revealed their strategy to defend the in car infotainment market opportunity by re-inventing themselves as technology firms, and providing improved in car infotainment solutions.

Google and Motorola shed some light on post-acquisition plans

After Google Inc. (GOOG) announced plans to acquire Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (MMI) for $12.5 billion, executives from both companies jumped on a call with investors to offer more details about the pending transaction.Marking his first major acquisition since taking the reins...

Telecommunication jobs hold steady, demand for developers grows

Job figures in the telecommunications space remained steady in Silicon Valley last month, according to new statistics released by the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics. Preliminary figures showed telecommunication jobs for the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara area at 5.9 thousand, marginally up from last month’s 5.8....

Telecommunication jobs hold steady, demand for developers grows

Job figures in the telecommunications space remained steady in Silicon Valley last month, according to new statistics released by the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics.Preliminary figures showed telecommunication jobs for the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara area at 5.9 thousand, marginally up from last month’s 5.8....

Tech stocks slump amid double dip depression fears

Silicon Valley took it’s knocks with the rest of the U.S’ financial markets Friday, with tech stocks sinking significantly as fears of a double dip recession increased.Even the Valley’s giants, Apple and Google, took major hits to share prices, losing millions in just moments....

Google laments rising anti-competitive nature of patents

Google Inc. is fighting back in a war of words over its patent position. There’s a side effect of Android’s success, David Drummond, the company’s chief legal officer and SVP lamented in a blog post.“Android and other platforms are competing hard against each other,...

Google + reaches 20 million…plus

Market research firm comScore has released figures which claim Google + has shot past the 20 million visitor mark in just three weeks since its launch, seeing a whopping 82% visitor increase over last week and 561% over two weeks ago. US visitors made up...

Silicon Valley set for job surge, as New York City threatens to steal tech crown

Though this month’s job figures for tech employees in Silicon Valley remained fairly constant, a new report claims the area is in for a whopping 15% employment surge over the next couple of years, though mainly for high skilled jobs. Workforce development organization, NOVA, based...

Mobile devices propel Apple to record growth and profits

Mobile has become the absolute fabric of Apple Inc. (AAPL). The business has changed so dramatically thanks to the iPhone (and increasingly the iPad) that it barely resembles itself from even four years ago.During the just closed quarter, Apple sold 20.34 million iPhones and...

Austin contemplates new tech business startup district

The Austin Chamber of Commerce is helping to facilitate an idea to launch a startup district and workplace downtown to rival those seen in Boston and Silicon Valley. The proposed name of the district is “Austin Live,” which would serve as home for tech entrepreneurs...

Apple, Intel reportedly vying for Nortel patents

Nortel Networks Corp. (NRTLQ) is delaying the auction of its patent portfolio to field a new level of interest from the likes of Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Intel Corp. (INTC). The two Silicon Valley giants have entered the fray with Google Inc. (GOOG), which...

Apple plans 12k capacity donut as new headquarters

After Steve Jobs gave his keynote speech at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, he left the romance of San Francisco behind him and went to a slightly smaller scale meeting - one of the Cupertino Council. At the meeting he presented Apple's plans for their new headquaters - and to say they're grandiose would be something of an understatement.

Silicon Valley Job watch: recovery or double dip?

While Silicon Valley seems to have been recovering steadily from the effects of the economic downturn, some worry the area may be in for a “double dip” as the region saw an unexpected drop in job creation in May. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics...

Dell declares intention to expand lead in Internet servers

Round Rock-based Dell Inc. (DELL) said yesterday that the company wants to buy “everything around data centers” in attempts to keep its top spot in the computer server market. The world’s second-biggest maker of personal computers continues expansion and is targeting company acquisitions across the...

Twitter to launch photo hosting service?

While all manner of cool new hardware is shown off in Taipei at Computex 2011, the Silicon Valley rumour mill keeps churning. This week's choice titbit is that eponymous social network Twitter is due to launch its own photo upload and sharing service imminently, potentially when CEO Dick Costolo takes the stage at the D9 conference on Wednesday.

AT&T turns to Silicon Valley for support in T-Mobile USA acquisition

As AT&T Inc. defends its intentions to acquire T-Mobile USA Inc. in antitrust court, the company’s executives are meeting in Silicon Valley hoping to garner support from top venture-capital firms and technology companies.  In the proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA by AT&T, regulators...

Silicon Valley VC lays out mobile mega trends at Ericsson Forum

San Jose, CA., - Speaking at the Ericsson Business Innovation Forum in San Jose, CA, Wednesday, Brian Wilcove a general partner at VC firm Sofinnova Ventures said a big change was happening in the world of telecoms. “Instead of paying for minutes, we’re moving towards...

Why Ericsson believes Silicon Valley is key to its success

Hakan Eriksson, Ericsson CTO and head of the firm’s Silicon Valley division told press at the company’s Business Innovation Forum that the valley was a perfect home away from home because “basically everybody is here.” Railing off a long list of companies Ericsson has partnerships...

Silicon Valley VC lays out mobile mega trends at Ericsson Forum

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Speaking at the Ericsson Business Innovation Forum in San Jose, CA, Wednesday, Brian Wilcove a general partner at VC firm Sofinnova Ventures said a big change was happening in the world of telecoms........

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