• Romney Receiving Help From Bay Area Tech Companies
    According to the San Francisco Gate, numerous Bay Area tech companies have helped the Romney campaign with their digital campaign strategy. SFGate cites Facebook, Twitter, Google, Eventbrite, Rally and Square as some of the tech companies the Romeny camp has reached out to. "These companies allow us to be so much more successful because they bring their expertise to bear and allow us to be able to better glue together the best minds," Romney digital campaign manager Zac Moffatt said during an interview at TechCrunch Disrupt.
  • Google Pressures Acer To Pull Phone Launch
    San Jose-based Acer readied the launch of its CloudMobile smartphone to the Chinese market, but when journalists showed up for the press event, a spokesperson said the launch had been cancelled, according to Reuters. A unit of Alibaba, which took part in the project, released a statement explaining that Acer had faced pressure from Google and pulled the plug.
  • Drawbridge Adds Former Google Offers Exec
    Drawbridge, a mobile advertising start-up based in San Mateo, has added Eric Rosenblum as VP of product, according to AllThingsD. Rosenblum moves from Google to Drawbridge, a two-year-old company that has 21 employees.
  • Scottish Comedian Turns Attention To Silicon Valley
    The author of The Thick of It has written a pilot episode about the world of social media for an American television company that focuses on the new centre of power: Silicon Valley.
  • Women Leaning On National Association of Women Business Owners SF Bay Area
    The National Association of Women Business Owners SF Bay Area, which has been around for 21 years, is still helping businesswomen in the area succeed.
  • Swaylo Operator Threadsy Acquired By Facebook
    Threadsy, the maker of the social marketing tool "Swaylo," was acquired by Facebook last week. TechCrunch reports, "...the startup's [Threadsy] paid product SwayloPro will continue to run as a separate company for its current investors." Threadsy said in their official release, "There is no better opportunity to take Swaylo's vision to the next level than at Facebook."
  • Ad Age Digital: San Francisco Coming 9/20
    Ad Age Digital: San Francisco will take place on September 20, and will focus on social data, mobile-first thinking, and "real-time brands."
  • Beyond Buys Content & Motion
    San Francisco-based Beyond, a Next 15 agency, is acquiring UK-based social marketer Content & Motion.
  • Six "Key Takeaways" From SES San Francisco 2012
    If you missed SES San Francisco 2012, ClickZ has kindly put together a list of six key takeaways from the week.
  • 12 Silicon Valley Companies Make 2012 Inc. 500 List
    Inc. Magazine's list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. was released this month, and 12 Silicon Valley companies made the cut. The list is based on four years of revenue change, according to the Biz Journals. Adap.tv tops the list of local groups on the list, coming in at No. 32 overall. The San Mateo-based online video and TV ad startup's revenue grew by 5,871.7 in the past four years.
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