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Regulating drones: lawmaker action in California, Texas

U.S. skies are scheduled to officially open to civilian drones by 2015. This has legislators trying to get ahead of the invasion, which has varied implications. Drone makers tout potential positive uses for the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) Read More →

Elevator Pitch: Josh Green of Mohr Davidow Ventures

Welcome back to Elevator Pitch, a weekly Q&A feature that puts top Silicon Valley tech investors under the spotlight and gets them chatting about what kinds of deals they’re looking for — and the common pitfalls that can trap Read More →

Quoted: The secrets to Tumblr’s David Karp’s success

"I have a hard time taking too much credit for it. I had a lot of just dumb luck and incredibly enabling parents." — David Karp, 26, answering Charlie Rose's question about finding focus and success at an early Read More →

Off topic: Big Gulp, big ice cubes, sibling love and love-me-not, rapping flight attendant

Everything's bigger in Texas, where the biggest Big Gulp came from. Speaking of size, can you control the rate of dilution better with a big ice cube? (via Marginal Revolution) In case you missed it, an Read More →

Get paid while you shop with new Quri app

Another smartphone app was unveiled at the high-powered, high-tech All Things Digital conference held this week in the California coastal resort town of Rancho Palos Verde. It was Apple that took the spotlight at the annual technology conference on Read More →

Exhuming “E.T.”: Buried game may soon see light

A Canadian entertainment company working on a documentary film about the infamous dumping of the "E.T." video game has gotten permission to excavate the cartridges. Read More →

Start button’s returning to Windows — but not really

The rumors are true: The Start button is coming back. But only after a fashion. Read More →

Computer scientists oppose Oracle’s API copyright bid

A group of more than 30 computer scientists on Thursday asked a federal appeals court in San Francisco to block Oracle's bid to copyright the widely used computer code known as application programming interfaces or APIs. In a long-running lawsuit, now Read More →

What is Facebook’s relationship status with young people?

Should the world's largest social network be worried that it's losing young people amid reports of Facebook fatigue and boredom? Among the bigwigs who spoke at the All Things Digital conference Wednesday was Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Her Read More →

Language-learning startup Duolingo looks to double reach with Android app release

The first free language instruction and translation company to rival college-level courses has released an Android version of its popular technology. With the new mobile feature, which landed in the Google Play store on Wednesday, Duolingo expects to double Read More →
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