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Adobe buys web-marketing firm

San Jose-based Adobe Systems has bought Satellite, an Atlanta business, from digital marketing company Search Discovery for an undisclosed amount. Satellite's technology helps track the marketing potential of different web sites. Few details were disclosed about the deal.  But in a blog Read More →

Demonstrations planned to mark anniversary of Chevron fire

It's been almost a year since the fire at Chevron's Richmond refinery. Chevron has agreed to pay the Bay Area Air Quality Management District $190,000 to settle air quality violations prior to the August 6, 2012 fire that sent Read More →

Facebook plans TV-style ads to go with TV-sized audience

Facebook is reportedly planning to sell TV-style ads in its News Feed for up to a whopping $2.5 million a pop. And why not? A new report finds among young people, Facebook's prime-time audience is bigger than that of network Read More →

Quoted: Nothing funny about patent trolls

"The problem is, if you’re going to have a patent on, say, a button on a keyboard, then anytime someone turns on a computer you’re going to randomly go after people and say, “Did you use this button?” “Yeah.” “Then Read More →

Off topic: Geek awards, ‘Game of Thrones’ trivia, 3D classic car, and era-defining songs

Congratulations geeks, you now officially have your own awards show: The Geekies. How would you fare in a "Game of Thrones" bar trivia night? A guy in New Zealand is building a replica of a classic Read More →

OpenTable: “Give us your hungry, your cashless in San Francisco

How fitting for gastro-glorious San Francisco that the City by the Bay will be the first test location for OpenTable's foray into the mobile-payment realm. Matthew Roberts, the CEO of the restaurant-reservation service that has become de rigueur for many frequent Read More →

Facebook shares finally hit $38 – briefly

UPDATE:  Facebook shares continued to fall through the afternoon and closed Wednesday at $36.83, according to Nasdaq.com If you happened to be one of those investors who were able to buy Facebook stock at its IPO price of $38 last year, Read More →

Google Play passes Apple’s App Store in total downloads

For the first time, Google Play surpassed Apple's App Store in total number of downloads last quarter, a new report says. But don't cry for Apple -- their apps generated almost two and a half times as much revenue. Google app Read More →

Quoted: Amid the mayhem with Google Glass

"When there's a wall of police firing plastic bullets at you, and you're running through a wall of tear-gas, having your hands free to cover your face, while saying 'OK Glass, record a video,' makes that recording process a lot Read More →

Off topic: How fonts taste, USAF bronies, ‘Sharknado’ and Riker meets Phish

How does this font taste? (One problem: I think Comic Sans actually tastes more like stale Peeps.) The Air Force has a brony squadron. (I'm not sure Chappy Sinclair would approve.) For some reason, Read More →
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