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Upstart offers 3-year loans to help recent college grads

Recent college grads and millennials with less-than-stellar credit can now get a loan through Palo Alto startup Upstart to buy a car, continue their education or create a business. Upstart, a peer-to-peer lending platform that offers an alternative to Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Once again, we're sharing the fruits of our tech-reading labor. Is AT&T working on a Netflix competitor? Twitter rolls out profile redesign to all users; here's what to do. Saying living in the Bay Area is expensive, Read More →

Quoted: NYPD reaches out on Twitter, gets blowback

"You take the good with the bad." — Stephen Davis, spokesman for the NYPD. The New York Police Department had asked Twitter users to submit photos of themselves posing with the agency's cops. Not surprisingly — hadn't the department Read More →

Off topic: Powdered alcohol, good looks, animated interviews, Big Apple tips

Oops, must unfriend "Palcohol": Government says its approval of powdered alcohol was a mistake. Looking good, feeling good, and hair and hierarchy.Unheard interviews with famous people such as John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Janis Read More →

Comcast disingenuously fires back at Netflix

Netflix's newly announced opposition to Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable is about protecting the streaming media company's bottom line, not its customers, a Comcast official charged on Monday. Read More →

Tech, big spender in Washington

New lobbying reports show that Facebook and Apple both broke records for first-quarter lobbying spending, according to Politico.  Facebook spent $2.8 million for lobbying on issues such as privacy, immigration, surveillance reform and patents. Apple spent more than $1 million Read More →

Glass for good: Google offering grants to nonprofits

Google is offering grants to five nonprofits that come up with good ideas for uses for its Internet-connected specs. It'll throw in a free pair of Glass, too. The grants are an extension of Giving Through Glass, which has already Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Here's some Tuesday tech news from around the Interwebs. More tech in San Francisco: Mountain View-based LinkedIn will reportedly fully lease a tower being built in S.F.'s SOMA neighborhood. GitHub co-founder and ex-CEO resigns after (supposedly being cleared Read More →

Quoted: Broadcasters vs. Aereo in the Supreme Court — should you care?

"I will say that I’d rather have my case than theirs, and I’d rather have my merits than theirs." — Chet Kanojia, CEO of Internet startup Aereo, on the case that the Supreme Court is hearing today,  ABC vs. Read More →

Off topic: Healthy Monday, classic-book reviews, ‘The Goldfinch’ art, toilet hack

New week's resolutions? Study says people are more health-conscious on Mondays. "I did not like this book at all the twilight books were better" and other one-star book reviews of classics. More books — and art: Read More →
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