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Quoted: Hello, Cleveland!

"The Bay Area is sick and tired of the antics of entitled techies, and the nouveaux riches want a place where they’ll be appreciated. . . . Cleveland, say." -- Matthew Yglesias, Slate's business and economic correspondent, in a Read More →

Off topic: ‘Star Wars’ game, horrible acting, ‘Buffy’ villains and (sorry) a cat video

Why am I giddy this morning? I saw the trailer for the multi-player "Star Wars: Attack Squadron," the first "Star Wars" game title coming from Disney in 2014. During your commute, mentally debate this list of Read More →

PayPal acquires StackMob to build more mobile payment apps

PayPal announced Tuesday it has acquired StackMob, a development platform to build mobile apps, to continue its push into mobile payments and try to attract more developers to build apps for PayPal. StackMob launched in 2010 in San Francisco, Read More →

HP CEO Meg Whitman gets a raise

Hewlett-Packard disclosed in a regulatory filing Tuesday that the Palo Alto company's board has given CEO Meg Whitman a nice little pay boost -- increasing her annual base salary from $1 to $1.5 million. The raise, which took effect Read More →

Former Microsoft exec Kurt DelBene tapped to run

The Obama administration has tapped former Microsoft executive Kurt DelBene to take over, according to an announcement Tuesday by Kathleen Sebelius, the Health and Human Services secretary. DelBene, who was the president of Microsoft Office Division until he Read More →

As video ads debut, Facebook tries to balance revenue vs. annoyance

They're heee-re. Long-rumored and more than six months after they were expected, Facebook will start rolling out video ads in users' news feeds this week. Facebook said Tuesday it has been testing the autoplaying video ads since September. Read More →

HP Chromebook chargers pose fire threat

Federal regulators on Tuesday ordered a recall of Hewlett-Packard's Chromebook 11 chargers because the devices pose a fire hazard. "Google has received nine reports of chargers overheating and melting during use," according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's recall notice. Read More →

Quoted: Judge rips NSA’s ‘Orwellian’ spy program

"I have little doubt that the author of our Constitution, James Madison, who cautioned us to beware 'the abridgment of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power,' would be aghast." -- U.S. District Read More →

Off topic: Lego Rivendell, secret album tracks, viral videos and old math

Think you're a nerd? No, no, my friend. These are nerds: Behold an incredibly detailed recreation of J.R.R. Tolkien's elf-haven of Rivendell, built with 200,000 Legos. The rise of the iPod 10 years ago killed albums' Read More →

SolarCity launches Give Power foundation to address energy poverty

SolarCity is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its IPO with the Give Power Foundation, designed to address global energy poverty. For every megawatt of residential solar power that SolarCity installs in 2014, the company will donate a solar power Read More →
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