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No wow factor takes bite out of Apple’s shares

Apple's failure to blow the world away during Tuesday's event has taken a pretty big bite out of its shares today. They were down about 5 percent to $469.65 as of this post, continuing the drop that started yesterday after Read More →

NSA spying files: Phone-record collection violated laws for three years

The NSA's spying programs are supposed to be checked by a special court, but newly released documents show its collection of phone records from 2006 to 2009 violated court-approved privacy protections. It's just the latest proof that the agency takes Read More →

Intel’s Quark chips stir mixed reaction

Intel's announcement Tuesday that it is developing a new family of chips, dubbed Quark, for the vast array of gadgets getting connected to the Internet seems to have intrigued analysts, but not overwhelmed them. Intel gets the vast majority of its Read More →

Facebook’s Sandberg leans in, in China

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg was in China this week, promoting her book “Lean In” by speaking to a standing-room-only crowd at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing. But she wasn’t just there to talk about women and workplace equity Read More →

Quoted: San Francisco old money vs. new (tech) money

"They bore the hell out of me. They’re one-dimensional and can only talk about one thing. I'm used to brilliant men in my life who leave their work, and they have many other interests." — Denise Hale, longtime San Read More →

Off topic: Talking urinals, jellyfish power, middle-class problems, math and the movies

Talking urinal aims to prevent drunk driving by discussing ... er, one's aim. Will jellyfish take over the ocean "one bite at a time"? A Twitter feed collects Read More →

Satirical, slightly less wonky: ‘The Internet Must Go’ short film talks net neutrality

I remember once talking to a door-to-door solicitor for Comcast, asking him what he thought about his company's dismal record on net neutrality. He had no idea what I was talking about. As I explained to him that the term Read More →

Michael Arrington’s TechCrunch Disrupt appearances will challenge tech’s silence on NSA spy scandal

Michael Arrington is about to go off, and it could be a good thing. In a blog post on his uncrunched.com, Arrington, the TechCrunch founder who's known to speak his mind, has promised to use his TechCrunch Disrupt appearances this Read More →

Netflix shares climb to all-time high after it’s added to U.K. cable bundle

Netflix shares are at an all-time high after the announcement it will be carried by major cable TV provider Virgin Media in the U.K. in a first-of-its-kind deal — not bad for a company some figured for dead Read More →

HP still in turnaround, falls off Dow

Silicon Valley pioneer Hewlett-Packard has suffered its share of indignities in recent years – first losing its ranking as the world’s biggest tech company in overall sales, when it was passed by Apple and Samsung, before losing its crown to Read More →
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