Tables at Buck's cafe in Woodside, Calif., are once again packed daily with techies and venture capitalists looking to put together deals over a bowl of granola. It's a positive sign, says Jamis MacNiven, co-owner of the legendary Silicon Valley spot that hosted the launch of a slew of tech companies including Hotmail and Tesla. "A year ago, it was about as bleak as it has ever been. People were talking about the drop in home values and joblessness as opposed to deal flows. Now the topic is back on business."
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