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Oracle’s stock price jumps on earnings report

Shares of Redwood City-based Oracle - which closed at $41.16 on Wednesday - were up more than 8 percent in early trading Thursday, following the company's announcement yesterday that its second fiscal-quarter sales rose 3 percent from a year ago, Read More →

Quoted: Is Yahoo too old to grow?

"Sometimes companies have to act their age." — Aswath Damodaran, professor at NYU's Stern School of Business, on the nearly 21-year-old Yahoo. A New York Times Magazine story explores CEO Marissa Mayer's efforts to restore the Silicon Valley company Read More →

Off topic: Fake eyes, Jackie Chan’s style, pilots of Instagram, best ads of 2014

Look at this: How Disney Research is working on making realistic computer-generated eyes. How to do action comedy, an analysis of Jackie Chan's movies from Every Frame a Painting. The pilots of Instagram take beautiful Read More →

Media companies lose bid for video of Jobs deposition

A federal judge has denied a bid by several media companies to broadcast a deposition of Steve Jobs taken just months before his death in 2011, handing Apple another legal victory. Jobs was the star witness in an antitrust trial unfolding in Oakland federal Read More →

Samsung reportedly exploring an answer to Apple Pay

The peace between Samsung and Apple may prove to be short-lived. Just as the companies are winding down their patent battle and deepening their relationship in the supply chain, news has broken that Samsung may be exploring an alternative Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Here's what's on the Wednesday menu. Google detractors take fight against "Goliath" to the states, with the movie industry and others (including an organization backed by Oracle and Microsoft) pushing state attorneys general to investigate the company over privacy, copyright and more. Read More →

Survey: Nearly 1 in 5 Europeans have never used Internet

If you would put down that smartphone for one minute, we will share some astounding news with you: The people of Romania find you very strange.

While most of us Americans are obsessed with our mobile devices, Read More →

New form of ransomware triggers alarms

Security experts are warning of a new and particularly nasty variation of ransomware, a form of computer infection that locks people out of their computers or files unless they pay the culprits money. In a blog earlier this month, Sophos called Read More →

Quoted: Experts say Sony hackers ‘cross the line’ with terror threats

"This is a well-known bright line and I can't believe they crossed it. Anyone who is familiar with the assets and capabilities of the United States would never do what they did." — Philip Lieberman, security expert with Lieberman Read More →

Sean Parker gives $24 million to Stanford for allergy research

In his latest philanthropic endeavor, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sean Parker is giving $24 million of his own money to prop up an allergy research center at Stanford University. Parker, best known perhaps as founding president of Facebook and founder of Napster, the Read More →
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