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4K TV shipments surge in Q2

TV makers shipped more 4K sets in the second quarter of this year than they shipped in all of 2013, according to new research from NPD DisplaySearch. Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Here's what's on the Thursday tech news menu. JPMorgan and other major banks hacked; FBI reportedly is investigating whether Russian hackers are responsible. IDC forecast shows improvement in outlook for PCs. Global shipments are still expected to fall Read More →

Apple distributes invitations for Sept. 9 event

Apple sent out invitations Thursday morning to an event for Sept. 9. Apple has previously hosted events in September to launch new products, and many speculate that the company will unveil the iPhone 6 at this gathering. Technology news side Re/code Read More →

Quoted: YouTube networks aim high

"We want to be the next Viacom, the next Disney, the next NBCUniversal. We feel like we’re on that path." — George Strompolos, CEO and founder of Fullscreen, one of the top multichannel networks (MCN) on YouTube. MCNs bundle Read More →

Off topic: Healthy junk food, fast-food nuptials, mapping the global economy, one-man ‘Breaking Bad’

Extreme baby carrots, and marketing other fruit and veggies like junk food. I McDo: some couples are getting married at their favorite fast-food restaurants. From exports to pigs to Silicon Valley, the global economy explained in Read More →

Alibaba reveals huge revenue, profit weeks before IPO

In case we all didn't already know that Chinese Internet company Alibaba was, well, preparing to take over the world, the e-commerce colossus released financial statements to remind us just how formidable it really is. Alibaba -- an e-commerce, payments, cloud Read More →

Not all diversity reports are created equal

Of course, all company diversity reports are not the same. That's why this paper asked more than 30 Silicon Valley companies for the official government report they prepare annually on their workforce demographics. In a column today, I gave Read More →

Should we sell our souls for the Tesla Gigafactory?

What's a "gigafactory" worth? That's the question for officials in five states who are battling to be home of Tesla's new "gigafactory" for battery production. The answer may be "too much," warns a group of government fiscal watchdog types who wrote a Read More →

Lyft vs. Uber, sabotage vs. marketing

Welcome to the wild ride that is the tech industry, where on one hand you have a bunch of big companies accused of agreeing not to poach one another's employees, and on the other you have two rival Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Once again, we've got your tech news links right here. Apple going big: Bigger (12.9 inches!) iPad is coming early next year, according to Bloomberg. This comes as people anticipate that the soon-to-be unveiled iPhone will also have a bigger Read More →
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