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Ain’t nothing but a GIF/JIF thing: GIF creator wins Webby, issues pronunciation decree

Think peanut butter: "It's pronounced JIF, not GIF." That was the five-word acceptance speech of Steve Wilhite, creator of the GIF, after he was presented a lifetime achievement award Tuesday at the Webby Awards. (See video below) "End of story," Wilhite says, Read More →

Gov. Jerry Brown keeps pressing on the perils of climate change

California Gov. Jerry Brown is one of the most vocal politicians about the dangers of climate change. In December 2011, he convened a summit at the California Academy of Sciences that began with a blistering attack on libertarians, Read More →

Quoted: Storm chasers in the age of smartphones and social media

"Your life is not worth a viral video." — Neil Katz, digital editor-in-chief for The Weather Channel, on the new breed of storm chasers — those armed with small video cameras and smartphones, even as he acknowledged that amateurs can Read More →

Why Marissa Mayer’s Tumblr hip replacement won’t work

I gotta like Yahoo's move to get all young and hip by blowing a billion or so to pick up way-cool site Tumblr. After all, Yahoo was the company with the yodeler and the fish; the company that bought Read More →

NetApp said to cut 235 jobs in Sunnyvale ahead of earnings report today

NetApp, which is scheduled to report earnings Tuesday after the markets close, is reportedly laying off 235 employees at its Sunnyvale headquarters. The move follows reports of cuts in India as well as an analyst note Read More →

Quoted: on Apple and offshoring profit to avoid taxes

"I think it's important to make clear the admiration we have for Apple, the incredible changes Apple has caused in our lives. However... Apple is one of the biggest tax avoiders in America." — Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., during Read More →

Off topic: Suicide notes, Heineken bottles, speaking up for Spam, behind the movies, sea life and death

A course on writing suicide notes, or "failed communication." A square Heineken beer bottle? Find out why.  In defense of Spam as versatile and "better than hot dogs." Photos from behind the Read More →

Marissa Mayer getting in the Tumblr spirit

No one can say Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer doesn't have a sense of humor. She and her top aides have acknowledged that the giant Internet portal has lost a lot of cred with younger Internet users in recent years. So when Read More →

Top Twitter moments from the Billboard Music Awards

Twitter lit up Sunday night as musicians and fans flooded the social media site to pontificate and crack jokes about the Billboard Music Awards. From Madonna slurring her words, fueling rumors that the pop diva was drunk, to an unexpected Read More →
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