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In Silicon Valley, $1 million gets you an “average” home

Boosted by the tech rebound, the average price of a Silicon Valley home topped $1 million in July, according to the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors. "Homeowners can rejoice that their homes and condos are worth more than they were Read More →

For the record: YouTube founders launch video app MixBit, plus Instagram and Vine news

Chad Hurley and Steve Chen created YouTube, which, despite (or because of?) all the cat videos, set off an Internet video revolution. Now they're looking to mix things up yet again with another video creation with a capital letter in Read More →

Elon Musk: I shot myself in the foot by ever mentioning the Hyperloop

Tesla Motors' quarterly earnings calls with Wall Street analysts are always amusing, in part because analysts love to ask CEO Elon Musk questions that have nothing to do with the financials of the quarter. On Wednesday, CEO Elon Musk was asked Read More →

Has Twitter hired a go-to expert to tee up its rumored IPO?

Even as it denies it's planning to go public any time soon, Twitter has reportedly hired a stock administration analyst whose former job at Zynga was to crank up an IPO for the social gaming site. The report in USA Read More →

Quoted: eBay CEO talks same-day delivery and newspaper trucks

"I think it'll be an economical service to offer. There’s a lot of excess delivery capacity in every city. ... (Such as) newspaper trucks." — John Donahoe, eBay CEO, on his company's growing push into same-day — even one-hour Read More →

Off topic: When spiders get high, photo contest winners, English-Chinese words, longest words

What tangled webs they weave when they're high: Yes, it's a look at marijuana's effects on spiders. An In Focus rounds up winners of the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Shability (stupid) and other Read More →

Chrome password security found to be flawed, but Google basically says aren’t we all

Chrome users' website passwords can be easily accessed in plain text, a software developer has pointed out. But don't bother calling security: Google knows about it, and the engineer in charge says the company has no plans to fix the Read More →

Tesla’s earnings call: what matters

Tesla Motors reports its second quarter results today at 2:30 pm PST. Most analysts are forecasting a loss of about 20 cents a share, according to a survey by Bloomberg. Among the reasons: the cost of shipping and delivering Read More →

Kutcher: Steve Jobs cared about consumers first, not shareholders

While studying for his role to portray Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, actor Ashton Kutcher learned that Jobs’ focus was on consumers, not shareholders. "He cared so much about creating a beautiful, brilliant, innovative, wonderful, exciting product, an experience, and he made Read More →
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