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Wiretap: “Facebook for scientists” lands millions from Bill Gates

A few years ago, Ijad Madisch was a geek with a gripe. The radiology researcher at Boston's prestigious Massachusetts General Hospital had a nut he just couldn't crack, and efforts to find fellow scientists who could offer Read More →

Quoted: The case against Apple

“The publishers needed a facilitator and a go-between . . . a company large enough to give the publishers the confidence that their conspiracy would prove successful. And that company was Apple.” -- Lawrence Buterman, Justice Department attorney, in Read More →

Off topic: ‘Game of Thrones’ reactions, Joy Division video game, Magic Clap and coffee map

Still upset by Sunday's shocking episode of "Game of Thrones"? Share other fans' pain (or just mock them) through priceless reactions caught on Twitter and YouTube. And if you're still in a sour mood, it's just Read More →

Zynga layoffs hit “Draw Something” studio

It looks like one of the casualties of today's restructuring at Zynga was star-crossed studio OMGPOP. Read More →

Exclusive: Miley Cyrus barnstorms Silicon Valley to tout single ‘We Can’t Stop’

Monday was a busy day for Miley Cyrus. The Hannah Montana star and platinum-selling singer's latest single, "We Can't Stop," made its debut, and Cyrus was up bright and early to Read More →

Zynga cuts 18 percent of staff, closes offices

Zynga is laying off hundreds of workers and closing offices as part of a restructuring, the company announced on Monday. Read More →

Glowing analyst’s note boosts Intel’s shares

Intel's stock price jumped more than 3 percent in early trading Monday after  an analyst upgraded his rating of the Santa Clara chipmaker. After FBR Capital Market's analyst Christopher Rolland raised Intel's rating from "market perform" to "outperform," Intel's shares rose 77 Read More →

Battery advice from Elon Musk: plugged in at full state of charge is the worst thing you can do

There's a lot to learn about electric vehicle batteries. Batteries age faster if the temperature of the battery is frequently elevated, and heat management inside the batteries is the single most important predictor of battery health and longevity. That's one Read More →

Tech Files mailbag: Cloud storage

Today's Tech Files mailbag focuses on cloud storage, something I covered in a recent article and column. Read More →

Talk (i)Radio, the rumored Apple music service, a downer for Pandora shares

Shares of Internet radio company Pandora are sinking today amid news that Apple is preparing to roll out a similar service. Apple has reportedly struck deals with major record labels as it gets ready to roll out a long-rumored cloud Read More →
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