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Quoted: Awkward — Congressman mistakes U.S. officials for Indian officials

"I'm familiar with your country; I love your country." — Rep. Curt Clawson, R-Florida, mistaking two senior U.S. officials for representatives of the Indian government — so, you know, their country is the same as his. Nisha Biswal and Read More →

Now here’s a job for that slacker teenager of yours

Seeking an easy gig (for you OR your lazy kid) to make money this summer while simultaneously enjoying yourself immensely? Netflix is looking for more "taggers,'' folks they pay to watch TV and movies and improve the company's recommendation algorithm in Read More →

Can Amazon be beaten?

It isn’t often that a panel discussion hosted by the august Churchill Club has me thinking that I’ve stumbled into a book club debating the latest dystopian novel from the author of the "Hunger Games." But there on the SAP campus Read More →

Those who will control Alibaba, post-IPO

In a new regulatory filing, Alibaba, the Chinese online commerce company, disclosed Monday the 27 partners who will control the company after its public offering. The partnership will nominate Alibaba's nine board of directors, which includes Jerry Yang, Yahoo's co-founder, Read More →

It’s over: Cantor’s defeat kills hopes of immigration reform this year

Silicon Valley should sit up and take notice of the defeat Tuesday of Rep. Eric Cantor, the Virginia Republican, who lost to a Tea Party candidate in a primary election. In one fell swoop, tech lost a friend in the Republican-controlled Read More →

Netflix shareholders urge reforms, but reject split of CEO, chairman roles

Update For the fourth year in a row, Netflix's shareholders on Monday delivered a rebuke to the streaming media company's board and management by overwhelmingly passing investor-backed proposals that the company opposed. But shareholders voted down the highest-profile proposal, Read More →
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