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Chegg’s Brent Tworetzky Becomes EIR at Shasta Ventures

Brent Tworetzky, who led Chegg’s e-textbook effort and was previously the company’s director of product management, is leaving to become an entrepreneur in residence at Shasta Ventures. Tworetzky had previously been an associate at the venture capital firm. He is also the husband of Randi Zuckerberg.

On Facebook, There’s No Privacy Setting for Your Friends’ Bad Judgment

One woman’s errant tweet results in an intimate Zuckerberg family photo being shared across the Internet. And that’s to be expected.
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Demand A Plan: Tech Leaders Sign On to Mayors’ Effort to End Gun Violence

Will social media help an effort to ensure gun safety?
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ATD Pays a Visit to Bravo’s “Silicon Valley Start-Ups” Reality Show House (Video)

Silicon Valley needs to chillax and enjoy it, no matter how Bravo depicts the place.
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Real Geeks of Silicon Valley (Comic)

Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac and Snaggy. Joy of Tech appears three times a week in the Voices section of this site.
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Maybe You’re Going to Have to Pay for Cable After All, Silicon Valley

Bravo’s upcoming seasons feature two shows — and maybe more — all about you! Or at least a version of you, brought to you by Randi Zuckerberg and Ben Huh.
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What’s Really Behind The Facebook/Google Real Name Debate?

It seems to me that the larger issue in this ongoing real names debate is not who you say you are, but the usefulness of a unified Web identity.
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A New Kind of Marketing Company From Former Apple Exec Forming With Backing of Twitter’s Dorsey

Is another “disruptive” marketing company coming to Silicon Valley?
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Exclusive: Randi Zuckerberg Leaves Facebook to Start New Social Media Firm (Resignation Letter)

Randi Zuckerberg, who is director of marketing at Facebook and also the sister of CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg — is leaving the company. IMHO, Facebook just got 100 percent less fun.
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Viral Video: "Conan O'Brien Can't Stop" (at SXSW)

Conan O’Brien has been all over the South by Southwest festival this week, hawking a new documentary about his time wandering in the late-night talk television wilderness after he left “The Tonight Show” last year, titled “Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop.” His hysterical journey, of course, was deftly played out by O’Brien all over the Internet, which was definitely on “Team Coco.”

Viral Video: Facebook Live vs. Google Beat

VC Baby!