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Quoted: Carly Fiorina talks Marissa Mayer and other female execs under the microscope

"Yahoo is a big company in the midst of yet another turnaround attempt. Attention will be paid to their CEO. Is the attention hotter, more critical, because she’s a woman? Probably." — Carly Fiorina, fired former CEO of Read More →

Off topic: Eating horses, but not literally; fisherwoman and fish photos; ‘the sexiest meal’

This is timely:  exploring the origin of the phrase "I could eat a horse." (via The Morning News) "I make a living out of this. The government doesn’t help me and I never married, so I have to Read More →

Wiretap’s Wednesday wrapup: Venture capital deals in Silicon Valley

Santa Clara storage startup Nexenta Systems leads us off with the biggest deal of the day: a $24 million D round of funding led by Four Rivers Group. A gaggle of prior investors, Read More →

Google’s Brin calls smartphones ‘emasculating’ ..

We all know folks who hate the incessant use of smartphones. But who would expect to hear them dissed by a co-founder of Google, which makes the most popular smartphone operating system in the world? In the latest effort to promote Read More →

Someone sees through Google Glass scam on eBay, takes it down

If anyone needed more confirmation that Google Glass has become the must-have geek accessory, here's another sign: A fake eBay auction reportedly drew bids of up to $15,900 before it was pulled. Google has Read More →

China’s online shopping market is big — and getting breathtakingly bigger

Chinese consumers are on the verge of outspending their U.S. counterparts online this year, according to research compiled by Alizila, a blog of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group The post says 242 million Chinese online shoppers could spend an Read More →

Silicon Valley companies, others speak out against anti-same-sex marriage laws

With the U.S. Supreme Court scheduled to hear next month a couple of high-profile cases involving same-sex marriage, Apple, Google, Facebook, eBay, Oracle and many other companies in Silicon Valley Read More →

Quoted: on Supreme Court’s dismissal of FISA spying lawsuit

"This ruling insulates the statute from meaningful judicial review and leaves Americans’ privacy rights to the mercy of the political branches." — Jameel Jaffer, deputy legal director of the ACLU, on the U.S. Supreme Court decision (PDF) Read More →

Off topic: DIY dialysis, sleep, sriracha’s story, chicken-flavored food

Homemade ventilators and dialysis machines in China. Sleepless in America, an infographic, plus a Brain Pickings look at Thomas Edison, the power napper who had a "contemptuous" attitude toward sleep. "But there’s only one Read More →

It’s On: Silver Spring Networks sets terms for $63 million IPO

It's on. Silver Spring Networks, the Redwood City company that's been a leading player in the smart grid space, finally announced the terms of its long-awaited IPO Tuesday. The company first filed for an IPO in July 2011 and there's Read More →
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