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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 →

Off topic: Loneliness, expert check-splitting, unusual jobs, flying pigs or whatever, what drivers think

Happy Monday, here's a piece on loneliness. An engineer, mathematician, physicist and computer scientist walk into a restaurant ... and discuss splitting the check. McSweeneys' interviews with a safe cracker, cheese sculptor and other Read More →

Get outta town, Peter Shih!

After blasting San Francisco for its ambivalent weather, uptight women, the homeless, a lack of nightlife and other shortcomings, big-mouthed smarty-pants entrepreneur Peter Shih seems to have alienated just about everyone who's ever lived in SF, visited SF or dreamed Read More →
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