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Layoffs at Nanosolar

Nanosolar, the solar manufacturer located in South San Jose's Edenvale clean-technology zone, had layoffs on Friday. An anonymous caller to the San Jose Mercury News said Monday that Nanosolar laid off 75 percent of its workforce Friday. I have not Read More →

Burger King Twitter account hacked

Burger King is the butt of a Whopper of a joke. Burger King's Twitter account was hacked Monday to look like the fast-food restaurant had just been purchased by rival McDonald's. First sign of the hack -- the fast food restaurant's Read More →

Tom Steyer to speak at Sunday’s massive Keystone XL protest in Washington, D.C.

Dozens of environmental groups and partner organizations are descending on Washington, D.C. Sunday for a massive rally in front of the White House to demand that President Barack Obama reject the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, phase out fossil fuels and Read More →

On The Road: Convoy of Tesla Model S owners set out to re-create John Broder’s infamous @TeslaRoadTrip for the NYT

In case you've been living under a rock, an East Coast road trip in Tesla's Model S sedan by veteran New York Times reporter John Broder has created a bit of a frenzy. Tesla's devout fans have suggested Read More →

Think companies using H-1B visas are giving U.S. workers a raw deal? You’re right.

Just in time for the latest immigration reform battle and fights over the start-up visa and increasing the number of  available H-1B visas comes a disturbing bit of news from Ron Hira, writing for the Economic Policy Institute. Hira points Read More →

Tesla is (apparently? partially?) vindicated after a CNN test-drive of the Model S

As the world watched the accusations fly back and forth between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the New York Times over the paper’s controversial review of the Model S, CNN decided to jump into the brawl with both feet. Peter Read More →

Online sales tax collection: Will bill finally succeed?

The taxman cometh. Will he finally collect? (And no, that's not a reminder for those of us who have to file our income taxes. But you're welcome.) We're talking about the reintroduction this week of the Marketplace Fairness Act, Read More →

Coming soon: Google, the movie?

So who would you cast, if you were making a movie about a major Internet company known for hiring brilliant data scientists to work on organizing the world’s information? Yeah, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are definitely the first two actors Read More →

Tech trip: Amazon and neo-Nazi claims, Facebook and real names in Germany, Google and libel in U.K., anti-porn push in Iceland

• Amazon says it is investigating claims that security staff at its distribution centers in Germany wore clothing associated with the neo-Nazi  movement and intimidated temporary foreign workers. The claims — which include routine checks of workers' bedrooms and frisking workers Read More →

Apple product event coming in the spring with possible new iPads; iTV and cheaper iPhone coming later, analyst says

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster believes Apple will hold a new product event in March or April. In a note to investors on Friday, Munster said he believes the company will unveil full-size iPad body styles similar to the iPad Mini, Read More →

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