Amazon Builds the Spheres, While Google Opts for the Hulk

As with Apple, Facebook, Samsung and many other tech companies, Amazon and Google are in the analog building business of late. According to the Seattle Times, the e-commerce giant had its plan for a “five-story office building formed by three intersecting spheres” unanimously thumbs-upped by that city’s design-review board. There are still other approvals to … Continue reading

Explaining What It’s Going to Do With All That Dough, Pinterest Unveils Stats on Strong Mobile and International Usage

Pinterest confirmed an earlier report by AllThingsD that it had raised $225 million more from investors at a valuation of $3.8 billion. This Series E round will bring the total funding to $564 million for the San Francisco social scrapbooking startup since it launched in 2010. Yes, you may say it out loud: Yipes! In … Continue reading

Qualcomm Names Yoler SVP of Business Development (And Silicon Valley Point Person)

Qualcomm, the powerful mobile chipmaker, has hired well-known Silicon Valley investor Laurie Yoler as SVP of business development. The San Diego-based company said that Yoler will be “responsible for augmenting existing business relationships in Silicon Valley, as well as developing new strategic business opportunities for Qualcomm in the region;” she will report to Peggy Johnson, … Continue reading

Watch Bravo’s Horrible New Tech Startup Reality Show with Us

Leslie Horn & Sam Biddle At 10pm EST, Bravo’s awful and totally hilarious self-parody of a Silicon Valley reality TV show, Real Startups of Atlanta, or some bullshit, premieres. We will be watching and liveblogging in Kinja. Related, we’re also trying to fend off the impending apocalypse that this show is trying to usher in. … Continue reading