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On topic: Tech news to know now

Once again, we scour the Interwebs for news and we share. Facebook is the best-performing stock in the S&P 500 index in the past 12 months. Apple iWatch watch: The company was awarded a patent today that describes Read More →

Quoted: Hillary Clinton on social media’s potential

"Too often, people use it as a weapon instead of an opportunity, and maybe one of the ways we can think together about the next phase of development of social media is a tool of outreach, a tool of reconciliation, Read More →

Off topic: ‘Loud Americans,’ speaking of apes, orange prison garb, where cats live

No "loud Americans" allowed at one Irish cafe. Speaking of speaking, why don't apes do it? Black and white is the new black: Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" makes orange too cool, prompts Read More →

Coming soon: Netflix earnings (as in today)

It looks like Wall Street is expecting a good show from Netflix today when the company reports second-quarter earnings after the markets close. Numbers, we've got numbers: A Bloomberg survey of analysts expects earnings per share of $1.13 on $1.3 billion Read More →

‘Hack North Korea’ the latest in themed hackathons

Silicon Valley knows how to do hackathons. The Valley's libertarians and conservatives huddled this weekend at a hackathon in San Francisco, Politico reports. There have been others focused on immigration reform and creating local government apps. But Read More →

Clinton going for social media daily double

Hillary Clinton is going for a social-media daily double, later today. While technically she’s just plugging her new book, the former U.S. Senator and Secretary of State has made a series of public appearances recently in which she’s Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

We've got your tech news links right here. The New York Times takes a look at Silicon Valley's "embrace" — depends on whom you ask, of course — of gays and lesbians. Politico reports about Silicon Valley's "Libertarian Read More →

Hewlett-Packard’s proposed Autonomy deal opposed by former Autonomy’s CFO

Hewlett-Packard's proposed settlement of a federal shareholder lawsuit over its $11 billion purchase in 2011 of British software company Autonomy is being opposed by Autonomy's former Chief Financial Officer Soshovan Hussain. Under the settlement, HP officials would be absolved of wrongdoing, Read More →

Quoted: Just how much do we Like our Facebook friends?

"Sometimes you just don’t know what to say to a friend, even if you support them, so it's easier to click 'Like.'" — Moira Burke, Facebook data scientist, on a recent study she and a colleague conducted to look Read More →

Off topic: Food names, book covers, scarce spiders, Wikipedia edits, sleep schedules

When food names are objectionable, should they be changed? Redundant much? Books on book covers. Where have all the spiders gone in drought-stricken California? @congressedits tweets Wikipedia edits made from IP addresses in Read More →
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