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Facebook’s Sandberg leans in, in China

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg was in China this week, promoting her book “Lean In” by speaking to a standing-room-only crowd at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing. But she wasn’t just there to talk about women and workplace equity Read More →

Quoted: San Francisco old money vs. new (tech) money

"They bore the hell out of me. They’re one-dimensional and can only talk about one thing. I'm used to brilliant men in my life who leave their work, and they have many other interests." — Denise Hale, longtime San Read More →

Off topic: Talking urinals, jellyfish power, middle-class problems, math and the movies

Talking urinal aims to prevent drunk driving by discussing ... er, one's aim. Will jellyfish take over the ocean "one bite at a time"? A Twitter feed collects Read More →

Satirical, slightly less wonky: ‘The Internet Must Go’ short film talks net neutrality

I remember once talking to a door-to-door solicitor for Comcast, asking him what he thought about his company's dismal record on net neutrality. He had no idea what I was talking about. As I explained to him that the term Read More →

Michael Arrington’s TechCrunch Disrupt appearances will challenge tech’s silence on NSA spy scandal

Michael Arrington is about to go off, and it could be a good thing. In a blog post on his, Arrington, the TechCrunch founder who's known to speak his mind, has promised to use his TechCrunch Disrupt appearances this Read More →

Netflix shares climb to all-time high after it’s added to U.K. cable bundle

Netflix shares are at an all-time high after the announcement it will be carried by major cable TV provider Virgin Media in the U.K. in a first-of-its-kind deal — not bad for a company some figured for dead Read More →

HP still in turnaround, falls off Dow

Silicon Valley pioneer Hewlett-Packard has suffered its share of indignities in recent years – first losing its ranking as the world’s biggest tech company in overall sales, when it was passed by Apple and Samsung, before losing its crown to Read More →

Quoted: John Sculley, still talking about Steve Jobs’ ouster from Apple

"Why I didn’t go to Steve Jobs and say, ‘Steve, let’s figure out how you can come back and lead your company.’ I didn’t do that, it was a terrible mistake on my part. I can’t figure out why I Read More →

CREE’s new LED Bulb: designed for California, with mass adoption as the goal

CREE, the Durham, N.C.-based leader in the fast-growing LED lighting space, is on the market with a new LED bulb for consumers that looks like a regular light bulb and functions like one. While the bulb has a $19.97 sticker Read More →

Off topic: Evolution raps, nonsensical charts, forgotten words, it’s a small world

"So, how do you go from amoeba to rappers? You open The Origin of Species, and you read its chapters." — from Artificial Selection, an installment from the Rap Guide to Evolution Music Videos. (via Brain Read More →
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