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year 2017 Top ^

  San Francisco: Dave McClure, the founder of a prominent global startup accelerator and venture capital firm resigned Monday after admitting 'I’m a creep'
  Jeff Jones said Sunday that he is quitting the ride-hailing company after 6 months on job, citing a culture at the hard-charging and often polarizing startup

year 2015 Top ^

  San Francisco: The 6-year-old startup known for its white, cube-shaped credit and debit card readers that plug into smartphones, surged in its first day
Sep.16 Oracle beats profit estimates by penny but revenue slides  Executive Chairman Larry Ellison sounded more like a startup entrepreneur than a legacy business executive facing upstart competition Jul.16 Jeb Bush visits startup   South of Market: The former Florida governor made a campaign stop at a San Francisco start-up Thumbtack and he arrived in an Uber vehicle Jan.12 Instacart grocery delivery startup raises $220 million. San Francisco

year 2014 Top ^

Nov.11 Yahoo pays $640M for BrightRoll in video advertising push  Yahoo spends the first chunk of its Alibaba money on San Francisco video-ad startup Oct.7 Founder of Fremont LED startup wins Nobel
Jul.21 Yahoo buying S.F.'s Flurry analytics firm  Yahoo Inc. is buying the San Francisco startup, which analyzes data from mobile-phone users to help developers understand their audiences Jul.11 Yahoo, Salesforce go shopping for startups  Yahoo picks up an Israeli video startup RayV, Salesforce agrees to buy Palo Alto big-data startup RelateIQ for $390 million Jun.19 Twitter acquires video editing platform SnappyTV Jun.2 Roche buys Mountain View startup for $350 million Apr.16 Dating site Zoosk files for $100 million IPO. San Francisco Mar.24 Los Altos hotshot Box files for $250 million IPO  Aaron Levie's high-flying Los Altos cloud storage startup, Box, officially filed for an initial public offering Monday

year 2013 Top ^

Nov.12 Chegg books nearly $200 million in first post-Twitter IPO  Santa Clara: Chegg, a startup focused on higher education, earned a solid grade from investors Tuesday, selling its first batch of shares for more than it... Oct.16   BART trains running today; talks to continue
  Oakland: BART trains are running today. Labor negotiations wrapped up around 1 a.m. and are scheduled to be startup again at 10 a.m. Oct.15 Facebook buys mobile analytics firm, opens office in Israel
Aug.14 Apple acquires valley startup to boost TV efforts, stock passes $500 Jun.11 Google buys Waze for crowdsourced traffic updates  Google is buying an Israeli startup that provides a popular crowdsourced navigation app for smartphones, in a deal valued at more than $1 billion

year 2012 Top ^

Feb.24 Cisco buys optical company for $271 million

year 2011 Top ^

Nov.10 Google buys Katango and Apture
Oct.19 Dropbox raises $250 million for expansion
  San Francisco: The startup lets users access their photos, documents and other files from almost any device connected to the Internet
Aug.29 Cisco buys S.F. software startup Versly  Cisco has purchased startup to form a more complete corporate software package that melds the MS Office suite and its own platform May.27 Solazyme's solid IPO
  South SF: Startup that makes algae-based biofuel, raised nearly $200 million; the stock finished on the Nasdaq at $20.71 with a 15% gain

year 2010 Top ^

Dec.14   RelayRides comes to S.F.
  San Francisco: A startup backed by Google venture arm is opening up shop, letting the city's residents make money from their cars by sharing them with strangers
Dec.3 Groupon says no to Google sale
  Google Inc.'s offer to buy daily-deal site Groupon Inc. has been spurned by the Chicago startup amid hesitation by Groupon's founders
Sep.28 Amyris IPO price holds steady
  Emeryville: Amyris Biotechnologies, an startup that uses genetically modified yeast to produce biofuel, sold shares for the first time on the Nasdaq, closing at $16.50 Sep.20 Semiconductor factory being christened  Livermore: Bridgelux, the clean-tech startup, showing off its new state-of-the-art facility and bringing 200 jobs and a $3.6 million-a-month payroll to... Apr.22 Clean-tech IPO brings $78 M to Codexis  Redwood City: A startup that makes designer enzymes for pharmaceuticals and biofuel production, sold its shares for the first time on the Nasdaq exchange Apr.2 Solyndra's finances raise IPO questions. Fremont Google Purchases SF-Based Episodic
  Google is bringing new platform for streaming live video on the Web for its YouTube video service with the acquisition of another startup
Mar.25 Startup Airbnb links travelers, hosts
  San Francisco: Through the Web site, hosts can offer their spare bedroom, in-law apartment or just the couch in their living room for a set fee
Feb.9 Solar firm Ausra acquired. Mountain View

year 2009 Top ^

Dec.6 Apple confirms purchase of music site Lala  Palo Alto: Apple Inc. has purchased online music retailer Lala.com, a startup that has threatened 'the end of the MP3' with its fast song-streaming app... Nov.23 Google scoops up ad startup Teracent
Sep.20 Startup to shape 3-D TV market. Los Gatos Sep.3 Geothermal project suspended. Sausalito Jun.18 Google invests $2.6M in startup  Google is putting another $2.6 million into 23andMe, a biotech startup, which was started in 2006 by Brin's wife, Anne Wojcicki May.18 Sungevity sells solar panels online
  Berkeley: The startup is using software to cut the costs of ordering, procuring and installing solar panels, a process that can be unwieldy and expensive
Apr.27 Prosper.com Back In Biz
  San Francisco: State regulators have allowed Prosper.com again raising and lending small sums of money 5 months after the feds stopped the startup
Mar.12   Startup Aardvark personalizes searching
  San Francisco: Aardvark leverages Internet tools to speed answers to subjective queries, when opinion is more important than hard facts
Jan.26 Site gives restaurateurs data on reviews
  Mountain View: The startup called BooRah, which is launching a new 'reputation management' service for restaurant owners

year 2008 Top ^

Nov.16 Killing Suspect Was Fired
  Santa Clara: Jing Hua Wu, a recently laid-off engineer, allegedly opened fire Friday at SiPort, a small startup where he had been terminated Friday morning
Sep.28 MixMatchMusic rearranges music online
  Burlingame: The startup is betting that music lovers will jump at opportunities to collaborate on and rearrange music online
Sep.16   Tesla Motors To Build Electric Sedan
  San Jose: But with plans in the works for a new headquarters and factory, the startup hopes it's taking the first step toward making electric cars
Sep.9 Solazyme producing oil from algae  South SF: The startup said that it had produced the world's first algal-derived jet fuel and had passed 11 tests necessary for use in aviation Jun.2   Startup to take on Bluetooth
  Palo Alto: Ozmo Devices' products and software allow device manufacturers to connect laptops, mobile phones using another popular technology: Wi-Fi
Mar.10 Computer w/sense of smell to be created. Stanford Jan.21 Microsoft to buy Calista Technologies
  San Jose: To help move the virtual desktop scenario forward, Microsoft plans to acquire Calista Technologies Inc., startup founded in 2006
Jan.3   Startup Revives SF Free Wi-Fi Project
  Mountain View: Meraki Networks is reviving a crusade that crumbled last year after EarthLink Inc. and Google scrapped their plans

year 2007 Top ^

Dec.17   Startup Looks To Reinvent Phones
  Mountain View: Ribbit is about merging traditional voice calls with web technologies
Nov.20 Startup 23andMe offers DNA scans online
  Mountain View: The Google-backed company started a Web-based genetic testing service offering a $999 scan of DNA, including hints about their disease risks
Oct.9   Google Buys Mobile Software Maker Jaiku
  Finnish startup makes a mobile phone application people can use to send short messages about where they are and what they're doing
 Google stock takes off into the stratosphere above $600
Sep.17   Startup Introduces New Search  San Francisco: Powerset is hoping to be able to challenge Google with its own search engine that uses a natural-language technology

year 2006 Top ^

Mar.10   Google buys online word processor
  Portola Valley: Upstartle is a startup that allows users to create and edit documents online

year 2005 Top ^

Dec.9   Latest acquisition is del.icio.us
  Yahoo: Internet powerhouse devoured a startup that enables people to more easily compile and share their favorite content

year 2004 Top ^

Sep.28   Turner to provide content for startup
  San Mateo: Akimbo, that plans to deliver video over the Internet to TV sets, has signed a deal with Turner Broadcasting System
Aug.4   Nanosys withdraws initial public offering
  Palo Alto: A startup that has no commercially available products withdrew its IPO, citing 'adverse market conditions'
Jan.7   Veritas Software to buy startup for $59m
  Mountain View: Veritas Software Corp. is buying 5-year-old Ejasent which software helps move applications between servers

year 2003 Top ^

Sep.25   Amazon invades Google's turf with startup
  Palo Alto: Amazon has dubbed its search startup 'A9', that hopes to launch in October with 30 employees and grow much larger
Apr.29   Dell to work with startup on new handheld

year 2002 Top ^

Jun.9   Startup Revives Natural Language Search
  San Bruno: InQuira Inc. is offering a question-and-answer technology that improves on existing products
Mar.27   Startup has raised $272 million
  Milpitas: Procket Networks has already acquired a reputation for keeping quiet

year 2000 Top ^

Aug.4   Getting upscale vehicles via Web
  Fremont: Internet startup , Model E, will allow to order upscale vehicles over the Internet

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