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Zynga’s stock tanks again

It's another bad day for Zynga: The company's stock price tumbled Monday after it announced that the head of its Chinese operations is leaving Zynga at the end of the month. Read More →

Snapchat: It’s not just for sexting any more

Since two Stanford undergrads unveiled Snapchat in late 2011, there's been much hand-wringing about teens using the mobile app - which features self-destructing photographs - to send naughty pictures to one another. Well, Snapchat appears to have Read More →

Privacy bits: Facebook data breach, Google vs. DuckDuckGo, tracking pill

Cant't get your fill of privacy-related news? We're at your service. • In case you missed it, Facebook disclosed Friday that a yearlong data breach had exposed 6 million users' emails and phone numbers. The social network said it Read More →

Apple shares dip below $400

For the first time since April, shares of the iPhone maker dipped below $400 on Monday before recovering slightly in midday trading; the company's stock appeared to be buffeted by a down market and by a pair of negative analyst Read More →

Facebook: still working on that “Reader” app?

So is Facebook working on a news “reader” service?  The leaks keep coming, even though nothing’s been announced .. The latest report came over the weekend from the Wall Street Journal, which appeared to confirm hints that surfaced a couple of Read More →

You say Siri, I say Seeereeeee, let’s call the whole thing off

Siri, that ever-eager-to-please personal assistant in your iPhones and iPads, is about to get even smarter. According to an item in 9to5Mac, a reader who has gotten his/her hands on Apple's soon-to-be-released iOS 7 says one of the coolest features Read More →

Quoted: on WikiLeaks helping Edward Snowden

"WikiLeaks and Mr. Snowden have elevated issues that have been neglected in public discourse. But they don’t offer solutions to the problems they’ve raised." — Steven Aftergood, director of the Project on Government Secrecy at the Federation of American Read More →

Off topic: No-tipping point, cocktail names, recycling glass, when love kills, dogfight

To tip or not to tip, that is the question. A lot of thought goes into naming cocktails. A short video that shows how glass bottles are recycled. Women hurt or killed by their Read More →

Going . . . going . . . Have the Apple fanboys gone CRAZY?

In another bit of Applemania, one of the last remaining Apple 1 computers goes up for sale on the auction block next week at Christie's, with bids starting at $300,000 and the sales price expected  to hit as much as Read More →

Steve Wozniak, Piers Morgan, David Carr, unemployment, dogs and robots all fair game for Pat & Mike

It's Pat & Mike from the Merc, back again by popular demand or some vague facsimile. Join them as they skewer the guilty and celebrate the courageous souls of Silicon Valley, from easing unemployment to a near-brush with New Read More →
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