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Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg meeting with the FTC

Facebook is looking to make more friends in Washington, as chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg heads to the nation’s capital this week for a meeting with FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen and other officials, according to a report on the online Read More →

Walmart remains top corporate solar user, with solar on 5 percent of its stores

Large corporations across the country are increasingly turning to solar to power their retail stores, operations and data centers. On Tuesday, the Solar Energy Industries Association and the Vote Solar Initiative released the annual "Solar Means Business" report. Retail giant Read More →

Google watch and other wearables could be an $19 billion market before you know it

As a guy who doesn't like to pay more than 20 bucks for a dress shirt, it looks like I'm going to be in for a surprise when this wearable technology craze really catches on -- and it's going to, Read More →

Quoted: Anne Wojcicki’s road to wellness

"Big data is going to make us all healthier." -- Anne Wojcicki, founder and CEO of 23andMe, describing her company's goals in a profile for Fast Company. The Mountain View startup provides genetic testing for anyone, with dual purposes: Read More →

Off topic: Pixel art, desktop wallpaper, squatter high-rise and an ‘X-Files’ reunion

Check out this 12-by-12-pixel album art. For tiny music, I suppose. What's your desktop wallpaper? (Mine is still the default landscapes.) You know that squatter high-rise where Brody's living in "Homeland"? It's a real Read More →

Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Google’s multimodal mecca

The growth of ride-sharing companies and bike-sharing programs have helped the Bay Area expand its transportation offerings, but the most dramatic display of multimodal transit could be found on -- or en route to -- the Google campus. Google, which began Read More →

ICYMI: The best of

In case you're not regularly checking our parent site,, the past few days have brought a bonanza of great stories: On Friday, Apple Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer gave the Merc's Patrick May an exclusive look at Read More →

Roadblocks remain before any possible Netflix, cable deal

Are relations between Netflix and cable companies finally thawing? The Wall Street Journal reports the Los Gatos company is in talks with cable providers, including Comcast, to make its video-on-demand app available on set-top boxes. Such a deal Read More →

Quoted: Top engineers cashing in

"The number of A-players in Silicon Valley hasn't grown. . . . But the demand for them has gone through the roof." -- Iain Grant, an engineering recruiter at Riviera Partners, Read More →

Off topic: Ben Edlund, Banksy art, airships and ‘Walking Dead’

"A squirrel is just a tiny bear!" That and other fun facts can be shared now that Ben Edlund, creator of The Tick (among other things) has joined Twitter. A few people on Saturday unwittingly bought Read More →
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