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On topic: Tech news to know now

We've got your Monday tech news links right here. Marc Andreessen, who had clashed with Carl Icahn over the spinning off of PayPal, quits eBay board. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg joins board of influential business school in China, a Read More →

Globalfoundries acquiring IBM’s chip operations

IBM on Monday said it is unloading its unprofitable chip-making business to Santa Clara-based Globalfoundries in an unusual deal in which IBM will pay Globalfoundries $1.5 billion over three years to acquire the business. Through the transaction, Globalfoundries will take over Read More →

Quoted: Marc Andreessen, Satya Nadella on meritocracy and diversity in tech

"I think the critique that Silicon Valley companies are deliberately, systematically discriminatory is incorrect." — Marc Andreessen, venture capitalist, addresses the tech diversity question in an interview with New York Magazine. He cites two reasons for his view: Referring Read More →

Off topic: Read and remember, mermaid history, epic road trip, dangerous places

A look at the "10 books that have stayed with you" meme by country, based on Facebook data. (Previously.) A history of "our aquatic cousin," the mermaid. Are we there yet: A two-decade-plus Read More →

Apple Watch may soon face competition from LVMH

In a field of squat and clunky smartwatches, Apple’s timepiece easily tops the best-dressed list. But it may soon face some competition for the fashion crown. LVMH, which owns high fashion brands such as Louis Vuitton and Givenchy, is considering Read More →

Sean Parker’s novel restitution – a statewide beach access mobile app

Sean Parker, investor and Napster co-founder, is working on a California public access mobile app as part of his settlement last year with the state Coastal Commission over his wedding at Big Sur. The app, which isn't yet complete, would help Read More →
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