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Quoted: on Netflix rising and recovering

"It's clear that they've recovered from their snafu of splitting the company up." — Jason Helfstein, Oppenheimer & Co. analyst, on Netflix, referring to the company's 2011 move to separate its DVD and streaming divisions. Read More →

Randi Zuckerberg’s new studio

Her reality show about Silicon Valley start-up wannabees ended with a fizzle last month. But that hasn’t dampened the entrepreneurial spirit of Randi Zuckerberg, the sister of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who announced this week that her production Read More →

Off topic: Women in India, flipping a coin to make decisions, other ‘official’ White House answers to petitions, stunts video

A photo essay in New Delhi, India's "rape capital." Don't some of your life decisions turn out so swell you might as well just have flipped a coin? There's a new website for that: Freakonomics Experiments. You Read More →

Wiretap: Facebook’s first intern is all grown up

In the annals of Silicon Valley history, Darian Shirazi owns a fascinating footnote: He was the first intern ever hired at Facebook. Anybody who remembers the party scene toward the end of "The Social Network" might Read More →

Apple’s on the defensive about growth

One of the interesting things about Apple's earnings call today was just how defensive the company seemed. Read More →

Volkswagen’s 9.5MW solar system in…Tennessee!

Volkswagen's manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, TN has a 9.5 megawatt solar system, the largest at an American auto factory and the largest solar installation in Tennessee. At a dedication ceremony Wednesday, the German automaker flipped a giant light switch to signal Read More →

Chinese Web site to sell “Made in USA” food

China's largest online shopping site  is offering American processed food and seafood to the world's largest online market. The move comes as Chinese consumers increasingly worry about  food safety. Tmall, in a special promotion involving the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is pushing American-made Read More →

Facebook passes Google as No. 1 mobile app

Facebook’s mobile service surpassed Google Maps in the fourth quarter of 2012 to become the most popular smartphone and tablet app in the United States, according to new data from the comScore market research firm. But apps made by Google Read More →

Google is growing pod people — or maybe they’re just sleeping on the job

Ever wonder where Google comes up with a seemingly endless line of scary brilliant technologists? They’re pod people. I know. I didn’t believe it either until I spotted a Reuters photo in the Wall Street Journal of a nearly-fully-formed worker Read More →

Larry Page’s continuing voice problems likely not critical, doctor says

The length of time Google CEO Larry Page has exhibited voice problems suggests the condition may linger, but probably isn't something investors should worry about, one voice specialist concluded Wednesday. Page, whose weak voice prompted widespread concern in July, still sounded Read More →
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