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Uber drivers protesting in some cities

Can't get an Uber today? Your driver may be busy protesting. On Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. PST, drivers are expected to protest outside Uber offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle and San Francisco, Business Insider reports. Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Once again, we've got your tech news links right here. Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly talked security with Chinese government official in Beijing as company warned iCloud users of security risk after reports of a hack attack. Facebook Read More →

Quoted: Marissa Mayer on how she’s feeling about Yahoo

"I’m having a great time. Seriously." — Marissa Mayer, the chipper Yahoo CEO, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal on the same day her company reported profit and sales that beat analyst expectations. Tuesday's earnings report was Read More →

Cisco Systems cuts interest in EMC joint venture

Cisco Systems is unloading some of its stake in VCE, a joint venture with EMC that sells high-end data center gear, the companies announced Wednesday. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed and analysts offered little comment on what this means for Read More →

Off topic: Grumps and details, rogue taxidermy, sad songs, new baseball stats

Details, details — Grumpy people supposedly get them right, and happy-go-lucky people ignore the fine print. Photos of crocheted skeletons, a Ferris wheel of chipmunks and more at a Rogue Taxidermy Fair in Brooklyn. Why do some Read More →

Great Scott! A Los Gatos company built a hoverboard

It’s official, we’re in the future – sort of. Hendo Hover, a Los-Gatos based company, has launched a Kickstarter to fund the world’s first production hoverboard. A hoverboard being the holy grail of personal transportation since the device made its Read More →

Michigan governor signs anti-Tesla bill

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed the "Anti-Tesla" bill into law Tuesday, making one of the nation's most restrictive laws governing direct auto sales even stricter. Tesla has more than 200 Model S drivers in Michigan, home of the Big Read More →

23andMe joins MyHeritage to trace your family tree using DNA

23andMe, the biotech company company that sells personal DNA kits consumers can use at home, has joined forces with the Israel-based ancestry research company MyHeritage to enable people to discover their heritage based on genetics testing and documented family history. The two companies will combine Read More →

Apple, GT near settlement over secrecy

Apple and newly bankrupt GT Advanced Technologies are nearing an agreement over how much of the Silicon Valley titan's confidential information will be dragged into the light. In court papers filed Tuesday, lawyers for GT, a materials manufacturer and Apple supplier, Read More →

Monica Lewinsky, the Internet’s ‘Patient Zero,’ takes on cyberbullying

Monica Lewinsky has found a cause to fight for, as she puts it, "to give purpose" to the last 16 years of her life: Cyberbullying. In a rare public speech this week, Lewinsky linked her 1998 experience with humiliation over her Read More →
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