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What’s next for Yahoo after Alibaba IPO?

Alibaba shares are up, Yahoo shares are down. How is Yahoo — which owns nearly a quarter of Alibaba — being affected by Alibaba's IPO today? In the run-up to the Alibaba IPO and Yahoo's expected windfall, the Silicon Valley company's Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Once again, we've got your tech news links right here. Well, that didn't take long. Google announces that its next-generation Android OS will have encryption turned on by default, just like Apple's iOS. (Google says Android already Read More →

Quoted: Alibaba’s Jack Ma looks back

"Fifteen years ago I only earned, like, $20 a month." — Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba, which began trading today on Wall Street and is now worth about $230 billion. Ma told CNBC he got his inspiration from America after visiting Read More →

Off topic: History of pay phone, pay toilets; bitterness; 1984 in music

The past, present and future(?) of pay phones. Bathroom reading: on the demise of pay toilets in the United States. Bitter isn't bad, says author who calls it the most interesting flavor. And was Read More →

Apple’s new privacy campaign — and dig at Google

Apple is getting kudos galore after loudly and proudly touting the privacy it provides to its mobile customers with a new site. And it gets in a dig at its top competitor in the process. As the company launches new products and Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Here's what's on the menu today. Apple to unveil new iPads in mid-October, according to Bloomberg. Tesla CEO Elon Musk forecasts that fully autonomous vehicles will be ready in five to six years. Also, with a prediction that one day a thermostat-size box Read More →
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