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Has Twitter hired a go-to expert to tee up its rumored IPO?

Even as it denies it's planning to go public any time soon, Twitter has reportedly hired a stock administration analyst whose former job at Zynga was to crank up an IPO for the social gaming site. The report in USA Read More →

Quoted: eBay CEO talks same-day delivery and newspaper trucks

"I think it'll be an economical service to offer. There’s a lot of excess delivery capacity in every city. ... (Such as) newspaper trucks." — John Donahoe, eBay CEO, on his company's growing push into same-day — even one-hour Read More →

Off topic: When spiders get high, photo contest winners, English-Chinese words, longest words

What tangled webs they weave when they're high: Yes, it's a look at marijuana's effects on spiders. An In Focus rounds up winners of the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Shability (stupid) and other Read More →

Chrome password security found to be flawed, but Google basically says aren’t we all

Chrome users' website passwords can be easily accessed in plain text, a software developer has pointed out. But don't bother calling security: Google knows about it, and the engineer in charge says the company has no plans to fix the Read More →

Tesla’s earnings call: what matters

Tesla Motors reports its second quarter results today at 2:30 pm PST. Most analysts are forecasting a loss of about 20 cents a share, according to a survey by Bloomberg. Among the reasons: the cost of shipping and delivering Read More →

Kutcher: Steve Jobs cared about consumers first, not shareholders

While studying for his role to portray Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, actor Ashton Kutcher learned that Jobs’ focus was on consumers, not shareholders. "He cared so much about creating a beautiful, brilliant, innovative, wonderful, exciting product, an experience, and he made Read More →

Zillow hosting Obama housing Q&A today

Zillow — it's not just for looking up your home's value and weeping, you know — will host a housing Q&A with President Obama today at 10 a.m. Pacific time. Questions will come from submissions via social media, Read More →

Quoted: Ex-NSA chief warns of cyberattacks if Snowden is caught, takes dig at hackers

"If and when our government grabs Edward Snowden, and brings him back here to the United States for trial, what does this group do? ... (This group is made up of) nihilists, anarchists, activists, Lulzsec, Anonymous, twentysomethings who haven't talked Read More →

Off topic: Beer drinking, Wikipedia edits, church and money, do math and unlock phone, shark week

Charted, for when one is sober: Beer drinking is fizzing out among Americans, especially younger ones. Another chart shows the most controversial entries on Wikipedia, which include George W. Bush, Jesus and global warming. A businessman-turned-archbishop Read More →
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