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The long game for Tesla’s gigafactory

California state senator Ted Gaines put out a statement late Friday that made it sound like the Golden State was on the verge of a deal to land Tesla's proposed gigafactory for battery production. The five states are all Read More →

What’s up with Amazon: phones, streaming series, drones

Amazon — competitor to many a Silicon Valley company in areas such as mobile, delivery and more — was in the news this week. We've rounded it up for you. • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced late last year that Amazon Read More →

Hey, dude, are those SWAT guys part of our video game?

Jordan Mathewson, AKA Kootra to his online video-gaming mates, was left slack-jawed - as well as thrown face-down onto the floor of his Littleton, Colorado apartment, when cops busted into his place in the middle of a live-streaming video match. Yup. Read More →

Another Googler headed for DC: Megan Smith said to be in line for CTO post

Another Googler may be headed for a job in Washington: Longtime Google engineer and executive Megan Smith is said to be a leading candidate for the post of Chief Technology Officer in the Obama administration. Smith, a vice president at Google’s Read More →

JPMorgan security breach may not be serious, industry group says

You know those recent reports about a major cyber attack on JPMorgan Chase and possibly other banks? Well, don't start withdrawing your cash and stuffing it under your mattress just yet. The Financial Services Information and Analysis Center - a bank Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Happy Friday.  We've got your tech news links right here. Apple is appealing the court decision denying  its request for a ban on some Samsung smartphones that were found to have violated Apple patents. Appeals court rebuffs Oracle's Read More →

Two valley health-tech startups win hard-fought FDA approval

Two Silicon Valley companies have received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for heart-tracking apps, marking a hard-fought and costly achievement for these startups and a victory for the fledgling health tech industry. San Francisco-based AliveCor got the green light last Read More →

Quoted: Hillary Clinton on tech and the Edward Snowden leaks

"We need to make it clear to other countries that our technology companies are not part of our government." — Hillary Clinton, former secretary of state, in comments about the Edward Snowden leaks during a speech at a tech Read More →

Off topic: Sailing stones, power in numbers, Chinese siblings, sci-fi art

ICYMI, the mystery of the sailing stones at Death Valley has been solved: Everything has to be perfect. Does walking in formation make men feel more powerful? A photo essay about a family with seven children... Read More →

Tesla rolls out “Destination Charging” program at hotels, restaurants and resorts

Tesla Motors has quietly rolled out a "Destination Charging" program, giving 106 hotels, restaurants and resorts High Power Wall Connectors that offer more than twice the power of a typical charging station. The Post Ranch Inn, Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, Westin Read More →
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