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Facebook board game lets you make friends while sitting in the same room

A cynic would say that Great Britain-based designer Pat C. Klein is telling the world's population that they should stop wasting time on Facebook and start wasting time playing the Facebook board game he's trying to produce. I'm no cynic. Read More →

Facebook says 100 million use network on not-so-smart phones

Facebook works on not-so-smartphones, too. And apparently it’s working pretty well. The social networking giant announced Sunday that more than 100 million people are now using “Facebook For Every Phone,” the app that lets people connect with Facebook on Read More →

Quoted: Third Point says Yahoo, thanks and goodbye (for the most part)

"Daniel Loeb had the vision to see Yahoo for its immense potential — the potential to return to greatness as a company and the potential to deliver significant shareholder value." — Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO, in a press release this morning Read More →

Off topic: Books and life, starving experiment, piano players, space suits, dying hyphens

Book thief says he was searching for the meaning of life. (Aren't we all?) Research: 1940s Canadian government experiment withheld food and vitamins from aboriginals. The serious and lucrative world of piano competitions. How astronauts Read More →

Pat & Mike talk Tesla, Apple and the meaning of life, sort of

Join Pat and Mike for a quick spin through Silicon Valley business news. This week Bay Area News Group business columnist Mike Cassidy and Apple beat reporter Pat May look at Tesla's new test track; explore the difference Read More →

Intuitive Surgical’s shares plunge after earnings miss, FDA warning

The slide of Intuitive Surgical, maker of the da Vinci robotic systems, continues. Its shares are tanking today after the Sunnyvale company on Thursday reported second-quarter results that failed to meet expectations, and cut its revenue outlook for Read More →

Yelp expands to restaurant reservations, delivery

Yelp has acquired mobile reservations service SeatMe in a move designed to deepen the review website's relationships with local businesses and compete with FourSquare and Square, both favorites among local businesses. The $12.7 million acquisition, which the company announced Thursday, offers Read More →

Elevator Pitch: Roger Lee of Battery Ventures

In our latest installment of Elevator Pitch, we talk to Roger Lee, who's been a Silicon Valley tech investor since 2001. Before that, he spent a decade co-founding companies like Read More →

Quoted: On design, Tesla and ‘that iPhone moment’

"It’s like the leap of faith Apple took with the iPhone. There’s a cleanliness to the interior. The screen is the hero. We are in the midst of that transition toward a new way of thinking. For me, it’s that Read More →

Off topic: Deja vu, hacking ‘marriage,’ Mobius magnet, dads in bands, coffee and you

Scientists' hypotheses abut deja vu — which is hard to study because it would require replication of the feeling. Some activists are literally hacking the dictionary definitions of "marriage." Behold a superconductor puck navigating around a roller-coaster-like Read More →
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