Who is Hermione Way?

Hermione Way, one of the stars of Bravo’s new reality show “Start-Ups: Silicon Valley,” is a polarizing figure. But she’s just being herself, she insists.

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Sandy spawned more than 20M tweets in 6 days

The sweetly named but oh-so-devastating storm that hit the mid-Atlantic with deadly force also shook up Twitter as people turned to the information network’s airways to search and share about Sandy.

Under new rules, Uber faces Chicago closure

The powers that be in Chicago have proposed new regulations that, if passed, would mean lights out for startup Uber and its mobile system for booking and paying for black car service.

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Twitter expands expanded tweets — so you never have to leave

Imagine you could get everything you needed from the online world — news, photos, videos, music, movie trailers, product information — without ever having to leave Twitter. That would make Twitter chairman Jack Dorsey very, very happy, and today, we’re all one step closer to that Twitter-centric vision.

Marissa Mayer buys Stamped in mobile talent grab for Yahoo

Newly minted Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has purchased Stamped, a mobile recommendations-focused startup with a team of talented ex-Googlers, to help the company catch up to competitors far ahead in the all-important race for mobile mindshare.

Sexed-up StumbleUpon.com goes live for all

StumbleUpon is shaking off the beta label and introducing all 25 million of its members to the colorfully redone and hyper-personalized version of its site first launched one month ago.

Facebook overhauls Android SDK to help app makers reach more people

In what the company is describing as the biggest overhaul yet, Facebook today released a reworked SDK for Android designed to help app makers on the platform get their Facebook-enhanced applications in front of more of the social network’s 1 billion members.