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Steve Ballmer's Secret $10M Site on Gov't Spending Debuts

Ex-Microsoft CEO has been compiling monster database for 3 years

(Newser) - Ask Steve Ballmer about the project he's been quietly working on since he retired as CEO of Microsoft , and he starts gushing with the "excitement of a child showing off a new toy," per the New York Times . That three-year project is , a "first... More »

The Party Is Over at Zenefits

'Institutionalized cheating' finally caught up to software firm

(Newser) - Just two years ago, Zenefits was heralded as one of the fastest-growing software startups ever. Earlier this month, "institutionalized cheating" finally caught up to the San Francisco-based firm that has raised more than $500 million at a $4.5 billion valuation, and hard-partying co-founder and CEO Parker Conrad, 35,... More »

Why It Sucks to Work at a Tech Startup

Anonymous employees talk to Lily Hay Newman

(Newser) - Turns out working for a tech startup isn't all hanging out with your cool friends and being handed wads of venture capital cash while enjoying all the perks of your awesome office. Lily Hay Newman spoke to anonymous startup workers and presents a list of what she found to... More »

Billionaire Facebook Co-Founder Shuns Luxury

Dustin Moskovitz has a new startup

(Newser) - Facebook co-founder and former Mark Zuckerberg roommate Dustin Moskovitz is by many accounts the world's youngest self-made billionaire. But the 27-year-old isn't sipping champagne in the Caribbean. Instead he's thrown himself back into San Francisco's startup mix, even as Facebook's looming IPO seems likely to... More »

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