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NewsCred, a marketing technology firm that creates and licenses editorial content for businesses, was today valued at an estimated £120 million after it raised £15 million to expand in London.

Silicon Valley start-up sued over privacy invasion

Angry online subscribers who had their web surfing habits tracked in detail are suing a Silicon Valley start-up that created the technology and six internet service providers that briefly used it.

<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/2008/10/by-andrew-keen.html">Keen on New Media: Somewhere, USA</a>

The October 2008 Wall Street financial meltdown is already reshaping Silicon Valley. Everyone here is bracing for the imminent perfect economic storm of a deep global recession

<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/2008/10/keen-on-new-m-6.html">Keen on New Media: Casino Google</a>

Google might have reported healthy Q3 numbers today to those down-at-heel gamblers on Wall Street, but not everyone is thrilled by the behavior of Silicon Valley's search engine leviathan.

Google puts $10m into new geothermal technology

Google is investing $10 million to produce electricity from underground heat with a breakthrough technology, as the web search leader extends its clout to clean up the environment.

Site for professionals is latest web venture valued at $1bn-plus

LinkedIn, the networking website for professionals, has become the latest trendy internet venture to achieve a $1bn-plus (£510m) valuation, following its latest round of fundraising from venture capital firms.

Neighbours hit boiling point as solar panels are put in the shade

Who wins the prize for environmental correctness – the California couple who planted eight redwoods in their Silicon Valley backyard over the past 12 years, or their neighbours, who drive an electric car and boast solar energy-generating panels on their roof?

The 'evangelist' is back from his internet hell

John Chambers' company approaches its 20th birthday in bullish mood after its own dot-com disaster. Clayton Hirst asks if the confidence is justified

Google files for long-awaited $2.7bn flotation

Google, the internet's leading search engine, filed its much-anticipated plans for a initial public offering last night, igniting widespread excitement about a possible recovery in the technology sector four years after the bursting of the dot.com bubble.

The view from Silicon Valley

Yes, we know where you click now

A new technology aimed at monitoring the way we surf is set to bring TV-style rating wars to the internet

Focus: Silicon valleys breed plastic lifestyles

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Frisco in fight to save its soul

OTHER CITIES have elections. San Francisco is engaged in nothing less than a battle for its soul.

Business Review: One man's voyage to the future

Jim Clark is the only person in the world to have founded three billion-dollar corporations. He's already outflanked the entire computer industry - and now he has bill gates in his sights

Q turns double agent to work for America

THE US intelligence agency, the CIA, has recruited one of James Bond's colleagues in an effort to stay abreast of the latest technology. It has set up a new venture capital company, named in part after Q, Bond's supplier of esoteric gadgets.

Network: Venture capitalists and matchmakers in Silicon Valley heaven

Preposterously in Silicon Valley, even some of the `failures' are producing huge financial gains
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Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there