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Voices: Dreamforce conference is tech’s hot event

It’s the city’s most richly anticipated tech event.

No, not Apple’s glitzy — and largely panned — iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus introduction last Wednesday. The two-hour-plus show, staged at the fabled Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, was short on dramatics and long on time. Nearly everything announced, from new iPhone to iPad Pro and Apple TV upgrades, had been leaked or rumored. About the only suspense involved the identity of the closing act, which turned out to be OneRepublic.

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Analysis: The hype machine is back with Twitter

Forget Facebook. Drop your Google Glass. Ignore Apple and its new fruit-flavored iPhones — for a day, at least.

With Thursday’s filing for an initial public offering — probably next year — Twitter injects some air into the long-deflated Internet bubble. The hotly anticipated filing not only could rank among the biggest tech IPOs but usher in a quick succession of others. Executives at Box, Dropbox and are closely watching — not to mention Square, Twitter creator Jack Dorsey’s other company.

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