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# Silicon Valley

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# living the dream
VIDEO: How Google's offices looked back in 1999
Through the eyes of an 11-year-old boy.
# sitdown sunday
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# McAfee
Fugitive McAfee seeks asylum in Guatemala
McAfee, 67, has been identified as a “person of interest” in the killing of his neighbour in Belize.
Column: Why does a tech startup succeed? Here’s the recipe…
Did you know the most promising startup founders in the US are from Limerick? John Gleeson looks at what we can learn from them.
# venture capital
Bruton announces €60m round of venture capital funding
The minister says the aim is to bring new investment and experience to Ireland to generate employment.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# 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.
This graffiti artist was paid in stock for decorating Facebook's first HQ
Now he’s worth over US$200 million.
# 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.
# San José
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?
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.
# 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.
# Facebook
Un-friended: Mark Zuckerberg's sister leaves Facebook to start own firm
Elder sibling Randi Zuckerberg announced her resignation on Friday… via Twitter.
# 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…
# 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.