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Computer scientists oppose Oracle’s API copyright bid

A group of more than 30 computer scientists on Thursday asked a federal appeals court in San Francisco to block Oracle's bid to copyright the widely used computer code known as application programming interfaces or APIs. In a long-running lawsuit, now Read More →

What is Facebook’s relationship status with young people?

Should the world's largest social network be worried that it's losing young people amid reports of Facebook fatigue and boredom? Among the bigwigs who spoke at the All Things Digital conference Wednesday was Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Her Read More →

Language-learning startup Duolingo looks to double reach with Android app release

The first free language instruction and translation company to rival college-level courses has released an Android version of its popular technology. With the new mobile feature, which landed in the Google Play store on Wednesday, Duolingo expects to double Read More →

Why Apple wants to be the Apple of your eye

Apple is keen on keeping an "eye'' on you. The word out Thursday from AppleInsider is that the Cupertino tech giant is again exploring so-called "gaze detection'' for its iOS product line, filing a patent for eye-tracking technology that apparently Read More →

Server sales fall for HP and Oracle, but rise for Cisco

The dwindling personal computer market isn't the only concern for Hewlett-Packard.  A new report concludes the Palo Alto tech titan also has lost market share in the computer server business. HP's server sales for the first quarter of this year were Read More →

Quoted: Elon Musk on why he quit Zuckerberg’s FWD.us

"Initially, I agreed to be a part of FWD.us because I agree with immigration reform. But I think the methods that were employed — it was a little too Kissinger-esque, Realpolitik." — Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, on Read More →

Off topic: Racial questions, men and sexism, happiness index, climbing Mount Everest

A roundup of questions people get asked about their race. Alimony, war: Can men be victims of sexism? People are happiest Down Under, according to the OECD's Better Life Index, whose criteria Read More →

1BOG is back: like “Expedia for homeowners who want to go solar”

Remember One Block Off The Grid, the solar financing start-up better known as 1BOG? They organized neighbors to buy rooftop solar deals. The San Francisco company was acquired last summer by Pure Energies Group in Toronto. Now 1BOG has tweaked Read More →

Former EPA chief Lisa Jackson heads to Apple

Former EPA chief Lisa Jackson has been hired by Apple as vice president for environmental initiatives. Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the news at the All Things D conference Tuesday. The environmental organization Greenpeace has organized protests at Apple stores to Read More →

Twitter retweet predictor helps you track Kim Kardashian

A team of researchers at MIT has figured out how to predict how often a tweet will be retweeted. And face it: It's all about the retweets. #lookhowcleverIam. You can get an idea of what this all looks like here. (The Read More →
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