In the news on April 10: vandals deprive Bay Area dwellers of their twittering rights by hacking up fiber cuts; Wells Fargo puts a smile on the face of the financial world; and Yelp decides to let businesses publicly respond to reviews.


In the first major sign of economic optimism since the recession began, Wells Fargo forecasted a $3 billion profit in the year’s first quarter. Chron

The Dow jumped nearly 250 points as a result. Chron

Yahoo and Microsoft might partner up. D

IShares sold to CVC Capital Partners for $4.4 bil. Chron

Microsoft put forth a kinda shady “tax return” comparing the cost difference between a Windows PC and a Mac. CNET

Yelpers, take note (and maybe consider taking your profile pictures off the site): Yelp will soon let businesses publicly respond to reviews. Chron

Social networking start-ups like Socialtext and Glam Media did well this week. Chron


Someone tried to hack the Bay Area – literally – by taking a hacksaw to multiple fiber cuts around the bay early this morning. As a result, thousands of wireless, Internet and landline phone customers from Santa Cruz to Silicon Valley were cut off from service. Techmeme

If you know who did it, contact AT&T and collect a 10,000 reward. SF Biz Times

Shaq and Marc Cuban Twitter-flirt (twirt?). CNET

Google and Microsoft are fighting (twighting?) over twitter. SF Biz Times


SF real estate prices are still dropping. Chron

A really sad story about the demise of a 61 year old hardware store. Chron

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