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  • Jeff Lawson, co-founder and CEO of Twilio

    Twilio is pulling $100M in revenue, convincing developers to use its technology to add call, voice, text and picture messaging to any app.

  • Nirav Tolia, co-founder and CEO of Nextdoor

    Who are the people in your neighborhood? Facebook can't tell you, but Nextdoor is using social media to reconnect Americans locally.

  • Travis Kalanick, co-founder and CEO of Uber Technologies

    A ride-sharing service that helped launch the on-demand economy, Uber continues to expand beyond the roads of the US.

  • (Left to right) Brian Chesky, Nathan Blecharczyk and Joe Gebbia, co-founders of Airbnb

    This online marketplace, which allows people with extra space to rent rooms to visitors around the world, may be getting primed for an IPO.

  • DocuSign founder Tom Gonser (left) and Keith Krach, chairman and CEO

    Millions of people sign on the electronic dotted line using this technology, now available in 43 languages.

  • Chris Wanstrath, co-founder and CEO of GitHub

    Built around a piece of software named Git, meaning a "foolish person," this version-control system has over 9 million users.

  • Mike Cagney, co-founder and CEO of SoFi

    This nonbank alternative to student-loan funding has already funded over $2 billion in loans—and envisions an IPO next year.

  • Evan Sharp and Ben Silbermann, co-founders of Pinterest

    The company was recently valued by investors at $5 billion—and plans to further up its revenue through paid "pins" by advertisers.

  • Hearsay Social co-founder Steve Garrity.

    To top robo-advisors, Hearsay is collecting data from social media feeds so human advisors can offer relevant, personalized advice.

  • Rand Paul

    Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul sparked applause from a tech-heavy audience when he criticized the NSA's data collection.

  • Salesforce

    As execs at Salesforce consider whether or not to sell, one firm in particular is the most likely buyer, said a person familiar with their thinking.

  • Dispatches: Overhyped and underhyped in Silicon Valley

    At CNBC's 1 Market Street bureau in San Francisco, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and Silicon Valley insiders talk to CNBC about the tech trends they're following.

  • Silicon Valley

    From 3.93 in Q4, venture capitalists' confidence has slumped to 3.81, according to the Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index.

  • Miami skyline

    Entrepreneurs and investors want South Florida to be a technology hub, but they have their work cut out for them.

  • For tech, a move from the suburbs to the city

    Tech companies in California are moving from the suburbs to the city, and they're settling in San Francisco's historic Tenderloin district. Here's a look at what changes are taking place in the traditionally run-down neighborhood.

  • St. Anthony's Tenderloin Technology Lab

    With all the big tech money flowing through the City by the Bay these days, the Tenderloin might finally see a long-overdue transformation.

  • A Shyp package being prepared for shipment.

    Shyp is the latest start-up aiming to upend an existing, and hugely profitable, business, in this case the $300 billion shipping industry.

  • Starbucks' Cold Brew is coffee steeped using cool water, while traditional iced coffee is made by brewing hot coffee at double-strength and pouring over ice.

    Eye-popping rents and the demise of well-known haunts have some New Yorkers proposing new rent-renewal rights for small businesses.

  • Jet Suite gets trendy in San Fran

    Jet Suite is a service that provides private jets. It's often used by those with deep pockets for travel and vacations. However, in Silicon Valley it's increasingly being used to commute within the San Francisco Bay area.

  • A drone powered by Airware

    The San Francisco-based start-up announces the official launch of its operating system for commercial drones.