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Olga Kharif

Kharif is a reporter for Bloomberg News and Bloomberg Businessweek in Portland, Ore. She covers technology, with a particular focus on wireless communications. Kharif joined BusinessWeek in November 2000. Kharif has a graduate journalism degree from Northwestern University.




Amazon.com shows ads to many users of its Kindle e-readers.

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Amazon.com shows ads to many users of its Kindle e-readers.

Amazon Is Quietly Building an Ad Empire

Google and Facebook tend to make the most noise in digital advertising. Amazon.com is a bit of a silent giant, and the online retailer is starting to stir. Last year, Amazon’s advertising revenue increased 46 percent from 2011, reaching $610...

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Venture capitalist Matt Murphy says this year could be even bigger for corporate-software maker.

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Venture capitalist Matt Murphy says this year could be even bigger for corporate-software maker.

Kleiner Perkins to Invest $200 Million in Enterprise Startups This Year

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers will invest at least $200 million this year in mobile applications and cloud computing services for corporate users, investment partner Matt Murphy said. The Menlo Park, California-based venture capital firm, which boosted its enterprise-technology investments...

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Esther Dyson is still excited about the possibilities with collecting data, and health devices that can give real-time feedback.

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Esther Dyson is still excited about the possibilities with collecting data, and health devices that can give real-time feedback.

Angel Investor Esther Dyson Increases Dosage in Health Startups

Angel investor Esther Dyson continues to spread her wings. The former technology analyst found success as an early backer of photo-sharing service Flickr and bookmarking site Delicious, both of which sold to Yahoo. She’s on the boards of high-profile sites...

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Some 71 percent of those polled by WhisperNumber.com said they wouldn’t consider Facebook’s stock as a long-term investment.

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Some 71 percent of those polled by WhisperNumber.com said they wouldn’t consider Facebook’s stock as a long-term investment.

Poll: Investors Don’t See Facebook As Good Investment Post-IPO

Facebook may be one of the most anticipated IPOs, but not so with the investment public. More than 70 percent of those surveyed by WhisperNumber.com last week said they wouldn’t buy the social-networking site’s shares after its initial public offering....

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