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Quoted: Matt Drudge, Silicon Valley posture guru’s satisfied client

"I needed her touch, her observations and her humanity." — Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report, on Esther Gokhale, who the New York Times calls a Silicon Valley posture guru. Drudge says he read her book, titled "8 Steps to Read More →

Nvidia announces price, pre-orders for ‘Shield’ game system

Project Shield -- the Android-based handheld game system being developed by graphic chip maker Nvidia -- is a step closer to reality: It now has an official price, name and list of retailers who will carry it. Read More →

Off topic: When animals adopt, humans throwing high, cicadas and 17 years of bug news, cities’ millionaires

When animals adopt, instinct and empathy could both be involved. "The average person can probably throw a baseball at least three giraffes high," according to xkcd's What If. More animal talk — hope it doesn't bug Read More →

Wiretap: Why Silicon Valley could be key to this month’s elections … in France.

Its deep pockets make Silicon Valley a prime locale for political fundraising on both sides of the aisle. But last week, the Bay Area was squarely in the sights of a politician from the other side of the Pond. It seems Read More →

Bid to eat lunch with Jack Dorsey hits $15,600

We just learned that Twitter is worth $10 billion,  and now it appears that eating lunch with the company's founder, Jack Dorsey, also comes with a hefty price tag. The highest bid to dine with Dorsey is $15,600, with Read More →

With Twitter valued at $10B, investors speculate IPO is near

A quick math lesson from Twitter:
  • 140 -- characters in a tweet
  • 200 million -- daily active tweeters
  • 500 million -- tweets sent per day
  • 500 million -- Twitter accounts
  • Here's the big one -- $10 billion -- Twitter's estimated value, according to a May Read More →

Heading off disruption: Amazon and virtual coins, ABC and live streaming

Talk about trying to disrupt the (possible) disruptors. Amazon has launched its own "bitcoins." And TV network ABC will live-stream its shows on its app for Apple's iPhones and iPads. • First, what's this about Amazon and bitcoins, a Read More →

Report: AT&T dropping first ‘Facebook phone’

It looks like the HTC First is anything but that in the hearts of consumers or carriers. Now comes word that AT&T is dropping the phone altogether. Read More →

CREDO urges tech leaders to follow Elon Musk’s example and quit Zuck’s group

On Friday, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk quit, the advocacy group formed by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, after the group's subsidiaries funded ads for conservative Senators touting their support for the Keystone XL pipeline and oil drilling in Read More →

Quoted: Bill Gates on ‘growing up’ with Steve Jobs

"He and I, in a sense, grew up together... every fantasy we had about creating products and learning new things — we achieved all of it. And most of it as rivals. But we always retained a certain respect and Read More →
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