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Quoted: Tim Cook comes out, says he’s ‘proud to be gay’

"If hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then Read More →

Smartphone, tablet sales still booming

Consumer demand  for mobile devices continues to grow, according to preliminary data out from tech research firm International Data Corporation. Worldwide smartphone shipments from manufacturers during the third quarter this year increased 25.2 percent over the same period a year Read More →

Russians behind White House hack, report says

If you can't go over the White House wall or through its front door, how about breaking into its computer networks? That appears to be what happened in recent weeks. Hackers believed to be working for the Russian government were behind an Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Here's what's on the Wednesday menu. Retailer members of a group working on mobile payments platform reportedly face steep fines if they accept Apple Pay and similar systems. FCC proposal would treat Internet TV services like Read More →

Quoted: on Tinder and vanity

"The irony of Tinder is that in some ways the lack of information, or text, is actually less superficial than having the information." — Sean Rad, CEO of Tinder, tells Rolling Stone that just because the dating app relies Read More →

Survey finds many experts fear worsening cyber attacks

A majority of 1,642 technology experts surveyed for a new study predict rogue groups and malicious individuals will ramp up their cyber attacks, causing significant loss of life or property by 2025. While some of those queried by the Pew Read More →

Challenges mounting to secrecy pact between Apple and GT

Some are still hoping for answers about the bewildering bankruptcy of Apple’s sapphire supplier, GT Advanced Technologies. Media company Dow Jones urged U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Henry Boroff on Tuesday not to let Apple and GT keep details of their relationship under Read More →

Off topic: Hunger and decision-making, language family tree, aliens and religion, words and jokes

Study says important decisions are better made when hungry. Roots: a big old linguistic family tree. A guide to what different religions believe about extraterrestrial life. And the past, the present, and the future Read More →

SunPower earnings: Solar is increasingly competitive

SunPower, Silicon Valley’s dominant solar panel manufacturer, reported per-share earnings of 30 cents early Wednesday on revenue of $663 million, beating analysts estimates thanks to strong demand in the United States, China and Japan. Shares were up slightly Read More →

Quoted: Twitter is not Facebook

"Unfortunately, the default position of the market is that Twitter will become the next Facebook which is why hopes and dreams get far ahead of what the reality can ever deliver." — Richard Windsor, analyst at Edison Investment Research, Read More →
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