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Twitter’s workforce like most other tech firms – mostly white and male

Twitter is the latest company to reveal the demographics of its workforce and like other companies, the micro-blogging firm's employees are mostly white and male. In a blog post entitled "Building a Twitter we can be proud of," Janet Van Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

And now we present the penultimate tech links of the week. Americans now apparently spend 40 minutes a day on Facebook. What do they spend less time on? Housework, for one. Could an Apple mobile wallet be coming as soon Read More →

Quoted: on Google and the ‘right to be forgotten’ (or not)

"The more they do so, it means the media organization republishes the information and so much for the right to be forgotten. There is an issue there." — Billy Hawkes, the Irish Data Protection commissioner, on Google informing the Read More →

HP delves deeper into data analysis with $50 million investment

Hewlett-Packard on Thursday extended its push into one of its product priorities under CEO Meg Whitman - analyzing gobs of data for businesses - by announcing a $50 million investment in Palo Alto-based Hortonworks, which offers an open-source data analysis Read More →

Facebook stock soars on strong earnings

Facebook stock is on a tear this morning, surging by more than 6 percent and climbing above $76 at one point, after the company issued another blockbuster earnings report on Wednesday. That $76 level is a milestone, and not Read More →

Off topic: Movie towns, what bicyclists eat, where wild things end up, first impressions

When movie blockbusters attack small towns, such as Amityville. What riders eat during the Tour de France: everything. OK, just 6,000 to 9,000 calories a day. A look at the National Wildlife Property Repository, where confiscated Read More →

Security researcher: Apple downplaying security holes in iPhones, iPads

Some features built into the iOS operating system that underlies those Apple devices could be used to glean sensitive personal information, such as all the photos in your photo album and the log of where your phone has been, a Read More →

Facebook earnings: Did it have another blockbuster quarter?

Will Facebook blow expectations out of the water once again? The company's shares are up more than 2 percent to nearly $71 in anticipation of the release of its second-quarter earnings today. The words of the day: mobile ads. More than Read More →

A plan to handle the digital afterlife

Facebook announced earlier this year a tweak in its digital afterlife policy, and Yahoo Japan is offering a host of services for signing off digitally once mortality strikes, as Brandon Bailey wrote here earlier this month. Now a group Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Once again, we've got your tech news links right here. We've got bushels of Apple links, starting with questions about what products might be coming next. After all, Apple is spending plenty on R&D. Oh, and we mentioned Read More →
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