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Hewlett-Packard shares are up nearly 4 percent after reporting yesterday sales that exceeded expectations. But some analysts remain cautious.

Those photos you’re uploading to Facebook take up space, you know: Facebook is experimenting with using Blu-ray discs for storage.

A look at Facebook and other tech companies’ lobbying at the state level, in large part to get tax breaks for data centers.

Facebook is reportedly expected to continue to grow mobile-ad revenue by end of year, while eMarketer expects Google’s (dominant) share to have fallen.

S.F.-based Thumbtack, a service that helps find professionals for specific projects or jobs, gets $100 million investment led by Google Capital.

Where can you get super-fast broadband access (besides Cupertino, once AT&T’s GigaPower comes to town)?

Cybercops grouse that antivirus programs work so well that they can’t spy on people’s computers. This is in contrast to some reports that say antivirus software is no good.

Photo from Reuters archives


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