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Off topic: ‘unusable’ words, animals vs. zombies, athlete stock exchange, Buzzfeed sans GIFs

Auto-antonyms such as "depthless," overused words such as "awesome" and other supposedly unusable words. Attack of the zombies vs. attack of the animals — on zombies. ICYMI: Will investors take the ball and run with the Read More →

Juniper tops survey for highest average engineer pay

Sure, Facebook and Google regularly top the "best places to work" — perks do make a difference — rankings. But Juniper Networks more than other top tech companies really puts its money where its mouth is. But Read More →

Researchers: Security flaw could expose Apple iMessages

Security researchers this week demonstrated that the iMessage system has some built-in flaws that would allow it to be compromised by a man-in-the-middle attack, including one by Apple itself. Read More →

Ridesharing, taxis in high gear for BART strike

For the second time in three and a half months, BART workers walked off the job at midnight Thursday, leaving 400,000 commuters scrambling for a ride to work. And for the second time since the July strike, commuters turned to the Read More →

Elevator Pitch: Lisa Suennen of Psilos Group

The federal shutdown may be over (for now), but President Obama's new healthcare law continues to be one of the nation's hottest topics. In this week's edition of Elevator Pitch, we ask health-tech investor Lisa Suennen what Read More →

Tech in pop culture: Randi Zuckerberg’s book, plus WikiLeaks and ‘The Fifth Estate’

From books to movies, tech ties are all over the place. Here are a couple. • Worked at Facebook, check. Silicon Valley reality TV show, check. Production studio, check. Now Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Read More →

Quoted: on the Chive nation

"If I see someone in a Chive T-shirt, I know what kind of person they are and that I’ll probably get along with them. They’re funny, not easily offended, they like to party. And they love Bill f-‍-‍-ing Murray." — Read More →

Off topic: They don’t count, ‘jymmin,’ average male body, dating diagram, atheists and awe

The indigenous Piraha people's language is unusual in many ways, including this one: It has no numbers. On "jymmin" — or why music helps with exercise. Looking at the body of the average American Read More →

Elon Musk to outfit James Bond submarine with Tesla Powertrain

It's true. Elon Musk is now the proud owner of the famous James Bond Lotus submarine. The submarine, which was used in the 1977 film "The Spy Who Loved Me," was auctioned off in London last month by Read More →

Tech news about news: Pierre Omidyar’s venture; VC funding for Vox; Patch cutbacks

Do the tech industry's wealthy players have the answers to the news media's ills — namely, sustainability in the age of free content and competition with Internet companies for ad revenue? There is some optimism, although some point Read More →
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