SiliconBeat is a
weblogwritten by San Jose Mercury News journalistsMatt Marshall and Mike Bazeley that covers innovation, technology and business in Silicon Valley, California.
Marshall and Bazeley launched the website on August 17,
2004and update it daily. The reporters have written about beleaguered startupssuch as Friendster[http://www.siliconbeat.com/entries/2004/09/14/friendsters_troubles.html] , investor interest in alternative energy sources such as ethanol[http://www.siliconbeat.com/entries/2006/02/26/ethanol_in_the_silicon_valley_spotlight.html] and new funds from venture capitalgiants such as Kleiner Perkins[http://www.siliconbeat.com/entries/2006/02/15/kleiner_perkins_surprises_with_200_million_pandemic_fund.html] .
SiliconBeat was developed, in part, as a response to policies at the Mercury News that separate union-protected journalists from the non-union Internet staff. Marshall and Bazeley work on the site outside of their day jobs.
* [http://www.siliconbeat.com SiliconBeat]
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