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#Silicon Valley

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

From TheJournal.ie Apple's third co-founder explains why he left the company after 12 days Apple

Apple's third co-founder explains why he left the company after 12 days

Ron Wayne could have been a part of history – instead, he’s a footnote. Now he’s explained why.

From TheJournal.ie This graffiti artist was paid in stock for decorating Facebook's first HQ IPO This post contains videos

This graffiti artist was paid in stock for decorating Facebook's first HQ

Now he’s worth over US$200 million.

From TheJournal.ie Apple archive reveals why Steve Jobs chose the name 'Apple' Apple

Apple archive reveals why Steve Jobs chose the name 'Apple'

In an interview, which is part of the Apple archive located in Stanford University in California, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak describe why they chose the iconic name.

From TheJournal.ie Do you know the way to San José? San José This post contains images

Do you know the way to San José?

You should do now that Dublin has been twinned with the city for the next 25 years – but what’s the big attraction?

From TheJournal.ie Column: What is the secret of Silicon Valley? And can we bring it to Ireland? Opinion

Column: What is the secret of Silicon Valley? And can we bring it to Ireland?

Fine Gael TD Eoghan Murphy travelled to tech central in the US to figure out if Ireland can recreate that ecosystem for innovation and success. Rule 1 – stop writing reports and just get doing.

From TheJournal.ie HP replaces CEO after less than a year with former eBay chief HP

HP replaces CEO after less than a year with former eBay chief

Leo Apotheker is being removed because the board lost confidence in his ability to lead the company long-term. Ouch.

From TheJournal.ie Un-friended: Mark Zuckerberg's sister leaves Facebook to start own firm Facebook

Un-friended: Mark Zuckerberg's sister leaves Facebook to start own firm

Elder sibling Randi Zuckerberg announced her resignation on Friday… via Twitter.

From TheJournal.ie 20 Silicon Valley start-ups to watch Ones To Watch

20 Silicon Valley start-ups to watch

An instant Wikipedia page for everything you see, and a service which assigns digital lockers on the internet. They’re among the ones to watch…

From Business ETC JP Morgan in Twitter investment talks - with $4bn valuation Twitter

JP Morgan in Twitter investment talks - with $4bn valuation

An investment fund run by JP Morgan is in discussions to take a stake in the microblogging site, plumping its value further.