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Google breaks its silence on those mysterious barges

Barge mystery solved?  Well, not really.  But Google finally broke its silence about the two (or more?) barges that it’s been fitting with modular structures, acknowledging ownership and saying in a statement Wednesday that it’s hoping to use them “as Read More →

Movie stars as teachers? Plus other celebrity and tech news

Celebrities nowadays, they can't keep their names out of tech news. Yesterday, we wrote about Justin Bieber, VC. Today: Matt Damon and Ryan Seacrest. • First: Some would say Damon is handsome. But can he teach? And would the Read More →

Quoted: Google engineers curse NSA spying

"Unfortunately we live in a world where all too often, laws are for the little people. Nobody at GCHQ or the NSA will ever stand before a judge and answer for this industrial-scale subversion of the judicial process. In the Read More →

Off topic: One-man town sold, dog’s vocabulary, John Smith ‘shortage,’ slow TV in Norway

Follow-up on an off-topic link from last year: The one-man town of Buford, Wyo., has been sold by a Vietnam vet to a Vietnamese entrepreneur. A dog who has learned more than 1,000 words. Read More →

Elon Musk: A Giga Factory for electric vehicle batteries needs to be built

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has long warned that the biggest problem facing Tesla is not a lack of demand from consumers. It's the lack of enough lithium ion battery cells in the world to feed all of the cell Read More →

Lauded photo service Everpix to shut down

Everpix, a startup that developed a cloud-based photo storage service designed to help users more easily view and organize their pictures, is shutting down. Read More →

Justin Bieber again ventures into social

Justin Bieber has reportedly led an investment round in a new social network for teens.  Can the pop star/businessman make a Belieber out of us all? Disclaimer: We have no firsthand knowledge of being a Belieber, except that some of us Read More →

Hacked Adobe users had easy-to-guess passwords

OK people, let's all try to be just a little more creative with those passwords, shall we? After the October data breach at Adobe, which exposed 38 million passwords used by the San Jose software company's customers, security researcher Read More →

Move over, barbecue fans — Apple is coming to town

Mesa, Arizona, known for its Famous Dave's BBQ, its first-Friday Motorcycles on Main, and its rich Mormon roots, is about to have a new claim to fame. As part of Apple's much-ballyhooed "Made in America'' mantra over the past two years, Read More →

Quoted: She said, he said — MacKenzie Bezos vs. author of book on Amazon

"I have firsthand knowledge of many of the events. I worked for Jeff (Bezos) at D. E. Shaw, I was there when he wrote the business plan, and I worked with him and many others represented in the converted garage, Read More →
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