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Despite Apple gains, Android rules smartphones

Last year, Android became the first operating system ever to ship on 1 billion phones, helping the operating system actually increase its already dominant market share to more than 80 percent. Read More →

Off topic: Your ex the cockroach, despised words, blockade diet, names and jobs

Get over it, says the San Francisco Zoo: "Nothing says 'I've moved on' like adopting a giant cuddly cockroach in the name of your favorite ex." Words people hate — is yours on the list? Russian Read More →

In venture capital lies a fix for sexism in Silicon Valley

Newsweek used a loud, cheeky, sexual cartoon to bring up the overwhelmingly complex, undeniably serious and highly charged issue of sexism in Silicon Valley. The topic that we, in Silicon Valley, talk about a lot: the lack of women coding, the lack Read More →

Apple: Designed in California, Sold in China

The South Bay is Apple's birthplace and the site where its gadgets are dreamed up. But the company's center of gravity is drifting ever closer to China. Amid the parade of good news delivered during Apple's earnings call for the ages Read More →

Are Uber and Lyft drivers employees?

Two federal courts in San Francisco this week will begin to consider the question for the on-demand era of startups: Are workers who use the technology platforms to find jobs independent contractors or full fledged employees? In separate lawsuits, drivers have Read More →

Quoted: Microsoft Research chief’s optimism about artificial intelligence

"There have been concerns about the long-term prospect that we lose control of certain kinds of intelligences. I fundamentally don't think that's going to happen." — Eric Horvitz, managing director of Microsoft Research's Redmond Lab, on artificial intelligence. His Read More →

Yahoo hopes to replace Google search on Apple’s phones

Anyone who uses an iPhone or a Mac today and wants to search for information is automatically directed through Google's search engine, but that could end this year when Apple's contract with Google is reportedly set to expire. And who really, Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Once again, we've got your tech news links right here. Electronic Arts shares are up more than 13 percent today after it announced on Tuesday third-quarter results that beat expectations. The reason? Strong sales of video game consoles boosted Read More →

Data Privacy Day: Canada spying; ECPA reform; Uber’s ‘God View’; protecting info

Happy International Data Privacy Day. Have we got some privacy news for you. • Canada's electronic spying agency, the CSE, has been tracking millions of Internet downloads around the world, according to a new report based on a document obtained by former U.S. Read More →

Apple drops iPods from earnings report

Apple's earnings release on Tuesday marked the first time in 13 years that the company hadn't broken out exactly how many iPods it sold or how much money it made from those sales. Read More →
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