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Off topic: Biggest regrets, luxurious dying, sex and exercise, whine reviews, faces everywhere

From cheating on their spouses to buying bitcoin, people share the biggest mistakes of their lives. Going out in style: on the thriving "death care" industry in China. Sex as exercise, or, according to Read More →

Twitter tops tech workplaces in Glassdoor survey

Move over, Facebook. Twitter was the top tech company to work for this year, unseating Facebook from its throne for the past three years. The San Francisco microblogging company also was ranked No. 2 overall on the list of 50 Read More →

Apple is behaving very un-Scrooge-like

Apple is getting into the holiday spirit in a big way this year, bringing its "12 Days of Gifts'' promotion to the United States for the first time.

Having launched the program in other countries in the past, Apple Read More →

Google launches online gallery for emerging artists

Google has launched an online art gallery to give emerging artists a chance to display their creations to a larger audience without competing for wall space in a traditional gallery. With its new Open Gallery, Google joins a growing Read More →

Yahoo: Microsoft deal contributes nearly a third of revenue

Ever since Yahoo signed a deal to let Microsoft power its online search services, the agreement has been an important source of revenue for the Sunnyvale Internet company. Now we know how important: Yahoo, which previously reported the deal contributed more Read More →

Police called for cell-phone user data more than 1 million times last year

It's not just the NSA — cops, too, use tech advances to their advantage. U.S. law enforcement made more than 1 million requests for wireless providers' user data last year, according to a report released Monday by Sen. Edward Markey, Read More →

U.S. on track to install more solar than Germany

GTM Research and SEIA released their third quarter U.S. Solar Market Insight report Tuesday. Among the big headlines: photovoltaic solar installations reached 930 megawatts in the third quarter, up 20 percent from the second quarter. That's due to utility-scale Read More →

Quoted: on the Google bus protest and ‘political theater’

"We didn’t know that was going to happen and it’s too bad because the point was really to connect the housing crisis to the tech industry." — Deepa Varma, a lawyer with Eviction Free San Francisco and an organizer Read More →

Off topic: Giraffes in water, $100 bills, redesigning umbrellas, flash mob at the museum

Can a giraffe float — and how can we find out? It's all about the Benjamins: the hundred-dollar bill through the years, plus a guide to the new bills. The "nylon mullet" and other Read More →

What’s next in tech’s battle against government snooping?

Should they go dark? Should they have a more forceful outside game to go with their current inside-Washington game? What's left for the tech giants to do as they petition, sue and lobby for more transparency and new laws when it Read More →
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