On topic: Tech news to know now

Intel, other chipmakers get cold feet about sinking lots of money into development of new technology.

Speaking of Intel, it’s offering to show other companies how to rid their supply chains of conflict minerals.

Target’s security system detected the big hack, but the company didn’t do anything till federal investigators contacted it, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.

NetApp is cutting 600 jobs amid drop in demand from U.S. government agencies.

I feel your pain. Research shows Facebook friends’ emotions are contagious.

Reuters reports that Apple, Cisco, Google and Microsoft hold $124 billion in U.S. Treasury debt, much of it offshore, therefore earning tax-free interest.

Pew Research survey shows that news readers spend more time on articles when they go directly to the source, less when they’re referred from Facebook.

Amazon delivers price hike: It raises the cost of a Prime membership to $99 a year.

Renaissance Learning is sold for $1.1 billion just weeks after a $40 million Google Capital investment.

Cable operator Bright House says it will build ultrafast broadband network, committing to match the speed of Google’s fiber network.

Wikipedians in Residence work toward responsible use of Wikipedia. That’s what the new UC Berkeley Wikipedian in Residence, supposedly the first one at a U.S. university, says. Harvard is also looking for one.


Photo: A Target store in San Rafael. (Frankie Frost/Marin Independent Journal)


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