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Law barring direct auto sales gets stricter: 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 →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Here's what's on the Tuesday menu. Apple's iCloud attacked in China. Usernames and passwords, files, pictures, contacts at risk of being unencrypted and accessed. Chinese government denies involvement. Google Ventures leads $542 million investment in mysterious visualization-tech Read More →

Quoted: Aaron Levie on libertarianism in Silicon Valley

"There’s sort of a libertarian bent in the valley that occasionally goes too far." — Aaron Levie, CEO of Box, talks politics and Silicon Valley, where government regulations leave a bad taste in many people's mouths. "I would characterize Read More →

Off topic: Your life so far, sweet surprises, the word ‘snark,’ world’s tallest cow

Your Life on Earth generates a personalized look at how the world has changed since you were born. Finger-lickin' good: How three artificial sweeteners were accidentally discovered. Attention, all ye irritable critics: the history of and evolution of the Read More →

Lending Club chooses NYSE for IPO

Lending Club, the world's biggest website for matching borrowers who need small loans with investors, will make its public market debut on the New York Stock Exchange -- the same exchange where many of the banks the startup is vying to disrupt also Read More →

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to talk turnaround plan Tuesday

Yahoo's embattled CEO Marissa Mayer is expected to lay out her strategy for reviving the Sunnyvale Internet giant and counter an unhappy investor during Tuesday's third-quarter earnings report. Mayer is expected to provide more information about her acquisitions strategy and cost-cutting Read More →

Analysts predict record quarter for Apple

With Apple set to reveal its fourth quarter earnings today, analysts are eager to see just how much the company has profited from record-breaking iPhone sales. In a poll conducted by Fortune, each analyst surveyed predicted that Apple would have Read More →
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