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Memphis Grizzlies’ Tony Allen should face Ubiquiti Networks’ Robert Pera along with Vivek Randadive, Joe Lacob, Mark Stevens and Larry Ellison

So, the Memphis Business Journal reports that this rough-and-tumble, one-on-one basketball match-up between Ubiquiti Networks CEO (and a Memphis Grizzlies owner) Robert Pera and Grizzlies shooting guard Tony Allen is actually going to happen. I know. You've been dying of Read More →

Social news feed: Protected ‘Likes’; Facebook ad with dead girl; world events on Twitter, Instagram

News from the wide, wild world of social media: • Facebook Likes are constitutionally protected, a court decided Wednesday. The decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., reverses a lower court's ruling in a Read More →

Google sex expose is further proof the valley has made it (the good stuff’s at the beginning)

This Business Insider post about sex and power at Google is just the sort of thing I was talking about when I wrote that the valley was surely back because it had taken center stage in the world Read More →

Analysts seem OK with Oracle’s latest earnings

Oracle's shares slumped a bit in early trading Thursday, following the Redwood City giant's latest financial report, which beat Wall Street's forecast on earnings, but fell slightly below expectations on revenue. Yet despite its caution that its business might Read More →

Quoted: Steady, now. Tim Cook on Apple’s stock roller coaster

"I don’t feel euphoric on the up, and I don’t slit my wrists when it goes down. I have ridden the roller coaster too many times for that." — Tim Cook, Apple CEO, on the company's stock price — Read More →

Off topic: U.S. dialects, poetry and pop music, math problems, money serial numbers

The Dialect Survey maps how different parts of the United States pronounce aunt, almond and more. Mashup of Sylvia Plath with Rihanna and Eminem, and other poetry set to pop music. "What's the chance that the Read More →

Tech Files First Take: Apple’s iOS 7

Apple's iOS 7 offers not only a refreshing new look for the company's handheld devices, it also provides some cool -- and in some cases, long-awaited -- new features. Read More →

Elon Musk: Autonomous driving team will report directly to me

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors, is a futurist who regularly speaks off the cuff. Covering Musk is similar to covering a presidential campaign: everything that Musk says is scrutinized, he doesn't always stay on message, and the guy Read More →

Wiretap’s Wednesday wrap-up: Funding deals in Silicon Valley

Sometimes, when I get a pitch from Blue Jeans Networks, I think of the David Bowie song. But the Mountain View video collaboration service on Wednesday was hearing a different sound: "Ka-ching!" The company Read More →

Google alum’s lifeline for young entrepreneurs lands new partner: Eric Schmidt

Dave Girouard was head of Google's enterprise division before bailing last year to launch an audacious enterprise of his own. Upstart is one of many players in the increasingly crowded "crowdfunding" market, but Read More →
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