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Sloppy Silicon Valley techies find their style

The Silicon Valley has had a men's fashion problem dating back to its founders. From their inception, tech companies went out of their way to be different—and that meant no more business suits. Thus brilliant ...

Oct 07, 2013
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IPO spotlights Twitter co-founders

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, who sold blogging platform startup Pyra Labs to Google a decade ago, will cash in anew when the hot one-to-many messaging service hits Wall Street.

Oct 06, 2013
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A better device to detect ultraviolet light

Researchers in Japan have developed a new photodiode that can detect in just milliseconds a certain type of high-energy ultraviolet light, called UVC, which is powerful enough to break the bonds of DNA and ...

Oct 04, 2013
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Box moves toward IPO destiny

It's the quintessential Silicon Valley tale: Two kids start a company in a dorm room. The company grows, adds millions of users and within a few years is worth more than $1 billion.

Oct 02, 2013
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New SiC diodes make converters more efficient

Using new silicon carbide (SiC) diodes, Siemens and its research partners have succeeded in increasing the power of frequency converters by almost ten percent. In the recently ended project MV-SiC, these ...

Oct 02, 2013
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