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Intel said to be working on advanced 3D camera

While three dimensional cameras aren't new, Intel reportedly is working on one to be introduced in the second half of next year that goes beyond existing models in understanding people and their needs. "You'll add the ability to sense your excitement, Read More →

Quoted: Y Combinator’s Paul Graham on CEOs with ‘strong’ foreign accents

"One quality that's a really bad indication is a CEO with a strong foreign accent. I'm not sure why. It could be that there are a bunch of subtle things entrepreneurs have to communicate and can't if you have a Read More →

Off topic: Haters gonna hate, lottery psychology, worst baseball card, tasty tube map, Trader Joe’s fight

If you read this new study and think, "duh, I could've told you that," then you might have a negative dispositional attitude. "Hey, you never know" — why people play the lottery. Is Bob Hamelin's the Read More →

Tesla’s $20 billion market cap

Last week, I wrote a story about the "Teslanaires" — the people who placed heavy bets on Tesla Motors and are now reaping the rewards as the stock price moves higher and higher. On Tuesday morning, Tesla's stock is Read More →

S.F. tech companies shake up wine-buying experience

Buying wine can be an intensely sensory experience. It may require an afternoon in Napa Valley, lingering over a bottle or a flight of tastings, pausing with each sip as a sommelier details aromas of blueberry and hints of graham Read More →

New Steve Jobs biopic continues to tank

After earning a pitiful $6.7 million nationally its opening weekend, the new movie about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs continued to stumble through its second week, earning only $3 million this past weekend, for a total so far of $12 million. By Read More →

Onward: Netflix is shaking things up. Will Medium?

There's plenty of coverage about how soon-to-depart Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer weighed down the company by failing to think ahead and embrace new things. Today we're pointing the way to a couple of tech execs who are doing Read More →

Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer gets the “unauthorized biography” treatment

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has been the subject of numerous profiles during her career, but while she clearly enjoys the attention, she doesn’t give a lot of interviews.  That didn’t stop Nicholas Carlson, who’s produced a fascinating “unauthorized Read More →

Intel goes Hollywood (close anyway) in search of TV deal on heels of Google, NFL talks

Intel's move to set up entertainment outposts near the beautiful people of Santa Monica and New York is yet another sign that Silicon Valley sees itself as the future capital of the television universe. Some had doubted the chipmaker's commitment Read More →

Quoted: Jack Dorsey talks Square and town squares

"No matter how much of our life moves online, we’re always going to have our favorite places around the corner from us. I think we’ve seen a diminishment of the town square: the coffee house, the bar, the salon. They Read More →
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