On topic: Tech news to know now

Here are your end-of-the-week tech news links. Google agrees to better inform users about its catch-all privacy policy, which Britain's data protection regulator says is too vague. East Coast vs. West Coast: Rapper Jay-Z seems to be taking on Dr. Dre's Read More →

Quoted: Comparing Apple and Microsoft

"You have to acknowledge that Microsoft has been successful and it still is. But clearly, they’ve struggled over how to protect the Windows franchise while not having that hold them back in other areas. I think even Microsoft would agree Read More →

Off topic: Squat at the station, library drawings, underwater forest, resized countries

Squat and ride: To fight obesity, Mexico is encouraging residents to do 10 squats in exchange for a free subway ticket. Branching out: Drawings of public libraries in Toronto. An underwater forest believed to be Read More →

Stock talk: Yahoo, Alibaba shares falling

Yahoo and Alibaba — two companies in the spotlight this week — are seeing their shares fall sharply today, in the wake of Yahoo's decision to spin off its stake in Alibaba, and the Chinese e-commerce giant's earnings results today. Yahoo's Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Here's what's on the Thursday menu. U.S. business groups ask China to postpone new rules that would require companies to submit to security checks, provide source codes and encryption keys, and more. (Wall Street Journal and New York Read More →

Quoted: Mark Zuckerberg’s investor preference

"It matters to the kind of investors we want to have." — Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, when asked during Wednesday's earnings call — the company posted strong results — why investors should care about his company's Read More →
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