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Zuckerberg gets enshrined in wax

Becoming a billionaire is so passé these days, especially around these parts. But having a wax statue done of yourself,  now that's something to boast about. In the picture here, Karmen Bell of the San Francisco Travel Association on Wednesday takes Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Here's Thursday's piping-hot tech tapas. Messaging, virtual reality, now fitness. Facebook buys maker of fitness-tracking app Moves. Comings and goings: In case you missed it, David Wehner, the executive moving into the Facebook CFO role, used to be Zynga's Read More →

Quoted: Carl Icahn, captain America?

"Sure, Carl (Icahn) is about as smooth as a stucco bathtub. But he is the best thing going for corporate America." — T. Boone Pickens, writing about his friend and fellow corporate raider — Pickens prefers "shareholder Read More →

Off topic: Green burials, Shakespeare, Steinbeck, running and biking map, binge drinking

Ashes to... eco-friendly cement reef ball: on green burials. Literary birthdays and anniversaries: Tabloid treatment of Shakespeare on his 450th year, and a Salinas festival will celebrate the 75th anniversary of John Read More →

Net neutrality running out of lives, which will affect ours

Open Internet. Net neutrality. Whatever you want to call it, it appears to be dying. And if you're wondering whether you should mourn its death, might as well get that black suit ready. The FCC is set to propose Read More →

Female engineers say it’s important to break into the ole boys’ network

Don't shirk from or dismiss the ole boys network. You have to break in if it matters. If you want a job or a promotion, understand what the company is trying to achieve and pitch your skills to help the firm. Finally, Read More →
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