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Assessing HP’s earnings a befuddling business

After Hewlett-Packard reported it's first fiscal-quarter earnings on Thursday, acknowledging a sizable drop in its sales and profit, the company's stock soared as it is continuing to do today. Why? Because it's financial report wasn't as bad as Wall Street had expected. So does Read More →

Push and pull: Hack affects Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr; tech and surveillance

In the tech world — as in life — there are ups and downs, there's pushing and pulling, there's taking two steps forward and one step back: • There's outsourcing work to third parties, perhaps so a company can focus on Read More →

Elon Musk to Jimmy Kimmel: “I should get Tesla profitable before taking on the hyperloop”

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk appeared on Jimmy Kimmel live late Thursday night. Kimmel talked to Musk about his many accomplishments and his vast wealth. Most of the interview focused on SpaceX. "What if we get to Mars and it sucks?" asked Read More →

Sheryl Sandberg expounds on “leaning in”

Look for Sheryl Sandberg to assume a much higher profile in the coming weeks, as the Facebook chief operating officer gears up to promote her new book, “Lean In,” and her ideas about how women can advance in the workplace. Some Read More →

Stock watch: HP, Zynga, Aruba jumping

Silicon Valley's big gainers on the stock markets today: • HP CEO Meg Whitman says "we clearly still face a long road ahead," according to the Merc's Steve Johnson's report about the Palo Alto company's Read More →

Quoted: Will women ‘Lean In,’ or tune out Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg?

"We hold ourselves back in ways both big and small, by lacking self-confidence, by not raising our hands, and by pulling back when we should be leaning in." — Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, in her upcoming book Read More →

Off topic: Fish tales, movies ought to be in pictures, 124 states, GIFs gathered, backbiters

First horse meat, now this: There are plenty of fish in the sea — and many of them look alike, or are passed off as something else. A Big Picture look at watching, making and loving Read More →

Apple iWatch is coming any day now, maybe — or not

OK, so plenty is mysterious about Apple and its plans, or not, for an iWatch. Apple Insider delves deeper into the murky watch waters with this report about a 16-month-old patent that Apple filed describing its nifty watch. This is Apple, Read More →

Around the valley: Apple ‘iWatch’ patent, HP pre-earnings,Tesla post-earnings, Google shares

We've got news about the Silicon Valley biggies: • Time for yet more excitement — depending on your level of Apple and timepiece lust — over the rumored iWatch. The U.S. Patent Office today published a patent application by Read More →

That’s entertainment: PlayStation 4 ‘launch,’ TV ratings evolving

Games and TV, that's entertainment: • The unveiling that wasn't: If nothing else, the reactions of those who were covering Sony's supposed launch of the PlayStation 4 was entertaining. In case you missed it, Sony had a press event Wednesday during which Read More →
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