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Tech and TV: Twitter drives viewers; cable and a la carte talk; more

New technology is upending all kinds of media, such as newspapers. Today we revisit how it's affecting TV, in light of some news: • Twitter bee: Buzz on the social network helps increase television viewership, says a new study Read More →

Quoted: Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Washington Post’s savior?

"This means putting the Post in the hands of a wealthy individual who can take as long as he needs and spend as much money as he wishes in keeping the paper strong." — Rick Edmonds, media and business Read More →

Charged Up: What Southern California Edison has learned about electric vehicles

Among the nation's utilities, Southern California Edison has always been a leader when it comes to embracing electric vehicles. And with good reason:  SCE customers own or lease more than 12,000 plug-in vehicles, or roughly 10 percent of national Read More →

Twitter deals with threats against women in the U.K.

There's behaving badly — Anthony Weiner, check. Baseball players, check — on Twitter. Then there are threats. Twitter U.K. announced over the weekend that it is updating rules and adding workers to try to police tweets after Read More →

Veto of Apple iProduct ban: Who else loses besides Samsung?

The Obama administration over the weekend overturned a ban that was scheduled to go into effect today on some Apple products, a rare move — it had been more than a quarter century since a similar veto — Read More →

Has Apple found a way to keep those darned iWatches ticking?

The iWatch rumor mill continues to tick-tick-tick. On the heels of the very real news that Apple was locking down naming rights for its purpoted "iWatch'' in countries scattered around the globe, MacRumors and other blogs are suggesting  the company may Read More →

Microchip sales perking up

Here's a bit of good news for the microchip industry, which has been troubled  by a sales slowdown lately. Worldwide sales of the tiny circuits hit $74.65 billion during the second quarter of 2013, an increase of 6 percent from the Read More →

Quoted: Where’s the beef? In the lab, funded by Google’s Sergey Brin

"I actually think that's a good thing. If what you're doing is not seen by some people as science fiction, it's probably not transformative enough." — Sergey Brin, on bankrolling a lab-made hamburger — which the Google co-founder acknowledges Read More →

Off topic: Chinese singing contests, ‘Zeitoun’ follow-up, Lego librarians, Starbucks quiz, dongle origin

You can't do that (too much) on television: China is cracking down on singing contests. If you read Dave Eggers' Hurricane Katrina tale "Zeitoun," here's a short, sobering sequel. After the introduction of a Lego librarian, Read More →
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