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Quoted: Stoned in Silicon Valley?

"Coders can code on it, writers can write on it. I see good days ahead for pot." — Mark Johnson, CEO of San Francisco-based news app maker Zite, in a Bloomberg Businessweek report that says there's a "raging" culture Read More →

Off topic: Extinct species, nerd burlesque, photography, inventions, pessimism

Should extinct species be revived? Nerdlesque, where nerd culture meets burlesque: "It's about... letting your sexy geek-flag fly." A short, animated history of photography. (via@brainpicker) Invention of the Day, a blog full of Read More →

PayOne files lawsuit against Home Depot

San Jose mobile payments company PayOne filed a lawsuit against Home Depot late Tuesday, alleging that the retailer has infringed on PayOne's patented technology by offering shoppers PayPal in-store checkout. The lawsuit, filed at a San Jose courthouse, Read More →

Playlist: Apple, Beats and streaming; free and discounted music from Google Play; Sony sues Beyonce file-sharer

The music news, it just keeps streaming in: • Amid recent noise about new music-streaming services from Google (and YouTube), Apple has met with music moguls and Beats Electronics founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine over a Read More →

A $733M ‘error’ message: EU fines Microsoft over browser-choice deal

Microsoft is again in trouble for failing to give consumers a choice in Web browsers, with the European Union fining the company 561 million euros, or $733 million, for non-compliance with a 2009 settlement. It is the first fine imposed Read More →

Quoted: Just married (over the Internet)

"There are some problems with willy-nilly allowing anyone around the world to marry." — Adam Candeub, a professor at Michigan State University College of Law, on proxy marriages — which the New York Times reports are increasingly enabled by Read More →

Off topic: Big-city animals, snake photos, couple’s alone time, human face, dating and charts

Escaped cobras and other famous notable animals in Manhattan, illustrated. Speaking of cobras, stunning photos of snakes from a book titled "Serpentine." Now that's a getaway: A couple spends 500 days alone together on the Antarctic Read More →

Proxy advisers urge HP board-member ousters

Two  firms that advise investors on corporate proxies on Tuesday urged the ousters of several Hewlett-Packard board members, citing the Palo Alto's technology giant's poor performance in key areas. Glass Lewis said shareholders at HP's March 20 annual meeting should vote against Read More →

AEE to California: Can we have an integrated energy vision?

It's no secret that California is a clean energy leader: utilities are well on their way to meeting the state's 33 percent RPS goals, rooftop solar is going gangbusters, electric vehicle adoption is taking root. But it's also no secret that Read More →

Oracle issues more Java security fixes

Following our note Monday that more security vulnerabilities had been found in Oracle's Java software, the Redwood City corporation on Tuesday issued additional patches to plug the holes. Noting that the problems affect Java running in Web browsers and not on Read More →
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