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Jack Dorsey and red-hot IPOs: One down, one to go

With Twitter's debut on the New York Stock Exchange off to a rousing start, it's not too early to start looking ahead to Silicon Valley's next hotly anticipated IPO: mobile payment service Square. Square co-founder Jack Dorsey, Read More →

New tool allows Adobe users to see if their emails were part of ‘sophisticated attacks’

A new online tool allows the estimated 150 million people potentially affected by an Adobe hack to see if their email addresses were part of the leak. A programmer identified as "programmer@Hilare_Belloc" developed the tool to let Read More →

Tesla shares slide on news of a third Model S fire

Shares in Tesla Motors continued their slide Thursday, on the news that a third Model S has caught on fire, this time after an accident in Tennessee. The fire is the third to affect a Model S in six Read More →

Internet Archive seeks donations to rebuild after San Francisco blaze

The San Francisco-based Internet Archive is seeking donations to help recover from a fire that gutted one of its buildings and caused more than $1 million in damage. A two-alarm blaze broke out at the nonprofit archive's scanning center Read More →

Quoted: Marin girl rings in Twitter’s debut

“Today, we rang the bell for hope and freedom!” -- Vivienne Harr, 9-year-old activist from Marin County who was among those to ring the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday for Twitter's first day of Read More →

Off topic: Black rock tech logos, baseball scheduling, Adult Swim bumpers and nerdcore rap

What would Apple, Google and Facebook's logos look like if they were rebranded as black metal bands? Wonder no more. Careers for nerds you probably hadn't considered: Creating the calendar for Major League Baseball, by hand. Read More →

Security concerns growing for Windows XP

Microsoft has announced it will stop providing updates for its aging Window XP operating system on April 8, which is potentially bad news for the 500 million-or-so people around the world who still use the 12-year-old software. The biggest worry is Read More →

Google breaks its silence on those mysterious barges

Barge mystery solved?  Well, not really.  But Google finally broke its silence about the two (or more?) barges that it’s been fitting with modular structures, acknowledging ownership and saying in a statement Wednesday that it’s hoping to use them “as Read More →

Movie stars as teachers? Plus other celebrity and tech news

Celebrities nowadays, they can't keep their names out of tech news. Yesterday, we wrote about Justin Bieber, VC. Today: Matt Damon and Ryan Seacrest. • First: Some would say Damon is handsome. But can he teach? And would the Read More →

Quoted: Google engineers curse NSA spying

"Unfortunately we live in a world where all too often, laws are for the little people. Nobody at GCHQ or the NSA will ever stand before a judge and answer for this industrial-scale subversion of the judicial process. In the Read More →
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