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Silicon Valley Statehood? Inside Tim Draper’s Vision of ‘Six Californias’

Written on
February 26th 2014
Author
Richard L. Tso

ADOTAS – Venture capitalist and viral marketing pioneer Tim Draper (above) sure isn’t resting on his laurels these days. As if his phenomenal success in building one of the most recognized VCs in the world wasn’t enough, the Silicon Valley businessman is now spearheading a movement to divide up California, ... more...

Former California State Controller Westly Joins RadiumOne Board; IPO in the Offing?

Written on
November 22nd 2013
Author
Mike Daly

ADOTAS — Politics and technology do mix, as newly appointed RadiumOne board member Steve Westly (pictured) can attest. The former California State Controller, who  ran for  governor of the Golden State back in 2006, has also held executive positions at eBay and served as a board member of Tesla Motors ... more...

Social Media Turns Red for HRC Marriage Equality Campaign

Written on
April 1st 2013
Author
Richard L. Tso

ADOTAS – Unless you’ve been living under a rock over the last week or else living in the Deep South (see map below), you may have noticed that the profile pics of several of your Facebook friends and Twitter followers were quickly replaced with red and pink equality symbols in ... more...

Is Silicon Beach the Next Silicon Valley? Tech Startups Flock to L.A.

Written on
January 30th 2013
Author
Richard L. Tso

Los Angeles is known for its sunshine, sand . . . and now silicon. Southern California, also known as ‘Silicon Beach’ by many, is quickly gaining a reputation for being the up-and-coming region for emerging technology startups. The area is attracting high-caliber talent and serious venture funding for tech-based startup ... more...

‘Amazon tax’ heads to California

Written on
March 30th 2009
Author
Edward Barrera

ADOTAS — Are California lawmakers after out-of-state advertisers? A California bill, AB 178, will, according to Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, D-Berkely, close a loophole in California tax law which has allowed out-of-state companies to avoid collecting California sales and use tax. She says that “During this unprecedented fiscal crisis we cannot afford ... more...