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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

Focus

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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Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

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Iran is opening up again to tourists

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‘Can we really just turn away?’

Dead bodies, men drowning, women miscarrying – a senior UN figure on the horrors he has witnessed among migrants arriving on Lampedusa, and urges politicians not to underestimate our caring nature
Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger as Isis ravages centuries of history

Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger...

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Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

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That's a bit rich

The billionaire inventor of computer game Minecraft says he is bored, lonely and isolated by his vast wealth. If it’s that bad, says Simon Kelner, why not just give it all away?
Euro 2016: Chris Coleman on course to end half a century of hurt for Wales

Coleman on course to end half a century of hurt for Wales

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