David Pridham: How to kill the next generation of startups

Patent bill's fee-shifting provisions hurts the small businesses responsible for most breakthrough innovations 
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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday she expects to begin raising interest rates later this year -- if the job market improves and the Fed is confident inflation will climb closer toward its target rate.  
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The Bay Area added 17,200 jobs during April, fueled by big job gains in Santa Clara County that were par with the level of the South Bay's job gains during the dot-com era, an indication of the strength of the region's economic expansion.  
The chairman of Temple University's physics department was arrested in what prosecutors said was a scheme to provide U.S. technology secrets to China in exchange for prestigious appointments.  
France's highest court has rejected ride-sharing company Uber's bid to have much of a recent law banning its services declared unconstitutional.  
A South Korean court on Friday suspended the prison term of a former Korean Air executive whose onboard 'nut rage' tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending her incarceration.  
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A company that manufactures the tuk-tuk -- the three-wheeled motorized rickshaws that are ubiquitous in Asia -- aims to make inroads in the United States.  
It's official: Mountain View is Samsung Electronics' new research hub. Earlier this month, the South Korean-based tech giant completed its purchase of an 8.5-acre campus at 625-685 Clyde Ave., to house R&D headquarters for its U.S. arm, Samsung Research America. The property was leased to Samsung in 2012 by TMG Partners, a San Francisco-based mixed-use property developer, in conjuction with Farallon Capital Management.  
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Real estate data researchers have found that getting the best deal on your home can be all about timing.  
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jrodriguez@mercurynews.com SAN JOSE -- After more than a century, Southern Lumber will close next month, ending a long run as a unique store for furniture makers, carpenters and home builders who favored high-quality wood.  
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Friday's TV picks: Grateful Dead fans, get a load of this

'The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir' chronicles Weir's journey from his youth in Palo Alto to global fame in documentary on Netflix. Plus, Thomas Middleditch of 'Silicon Valley' drums up laughs on 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' 
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David Letterman set trashed; Dumpster divers move in

Hours after the 'Late Show' finished taping, the crew began dismantling and throwing away iconic parts of David Letterman's set.