On topic: Tech news to know now

Once again, we've got your tech news links right here. Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly talked security with Chinese government official in Beijing as company warned iCloud users of security risk after reports of a hack attack. Facebook Read More →

Quoted: Marissa Mayer on how she’s feeling about Yahoo

"I’m having a great time. Seriously." — Marissa Mayer, the chipper Yahoo CEO, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal on the same day her company reported profit and sales that beat analyst expectations. Tuesday's earnings report was Read More →

Off topic: Grumps and details, rogue taxidermy, sad songs, new baseball stats

Details, details — Grumpy people supposedly get them right, and happy-go-lucky people ignore the fine print. Photos of crocheted skeletons, a Ferris wheel of chipmunks and more at a Rogue Taxidermy Fair in Brooklyn. Why do some 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 →
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