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Slash and burn: Apple and ‘porn’ app, Facebook and gay-marriage page

Apple has made no secret it is anti-porn. Now it has removed a popular photo app, 500px, reportedly saying it was too easy to find nude photos on it. But 500px co-founder Evgeny Tchebotarev tells Mashable that Read More →

Quoted: Steve Jobs’ email to Palm over employee poaching

"My advice is to take a look at our patent portfolio before you make a final decision here." — Steve Jobs, in a 2007 email to then-Palm CEO Ed Colligan, as the two discussed the Apple CEO's accusation Read More →

Battery start-up Leyden Energy raises $10 million

Lithium-ion battery start-up Leyden Energy announced Wednesday that it has raised $10 million in a follow-on round  from existing investors, including including New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Lightspeed Ventures, Sigma Partners and Walden International. That's no easy feat for a battery Read More →

Off topic: Freedom map, learning from elders, how Obama aged, ‘Before Midnight,’ egg within an egg

Freedom around the world, mapped. (PDF, via @brainpicker) The Amazings, a London-based site that offers "classes, courses and wisdom from elders with amazing life experience." (via Swiss Miss) Speaking of getting old, watch how President Obama Read More →

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ widow Laurene Powell Jobs launches Web site to advocate for the Dream Act

Steve Jobs' widow Laurene Powell Jobs teamed up with filmmaker Davis Guggenheim to launch a Web site -- The Dream is Now -- to promote passage of the "Dream Act" for immigration reform. The site enables young Read More →

Trader Joe’s customers express sticker shock at price increase for “Two Buck Chuck” wine

Trader Joe’s bumped up the price of its famous $1.99 “Two Buck Chuck” Charles Shaw wine by another 50 cents on Jan. 16, catching many of Chuck’s loyal customers off guard. After 11 years, Trader Joe’s said it finally had to Read More →

AMD’s revenue beats expectations, but loss widens

With its chip sales suffering from the slumping demand for personal computers, Advanced Micro Devices on Tuesday reported sales for the 4th quarter and year that met or exceeded analysts' forecast. But the Sunnyvale company sank deeper into the red. AMD Read More →

Nvidia looks to even score in games market

Nvidia is getting out of its comfort zone in an effort to make more money off of video games. But that could be an indication of trouble ahead for the company. Read More →

Envious of your Facebook friends? Study says you’re not alone

Studies — many are stinkers. But it's hard to resist writing about one by German researchers that says Facebook leaves many users envious and unhappy, and may even "endanger platform sustainability" in the long run. Why? People compare themselves to Read More →

Michael Moritz: Why [24]7 is poised for big things

It’s a busy time for Campbell-based [24]7, which makes software to help big companies run their customer service operations. Last week, the company named Bill Robbins – ousted in late October as head of Read More →
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