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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 →

Markets gloomy on Oracle, will ‘cloudy’ news next week help?

A day after reporting fourth-quarter profit that beat expectations but sales that didn't, Oracle is seeing its shares sink. The Merc's Steve Johnson reported that a mere 1 percent rise in new software licenses has analysts concerned. And it Read More →

Elevator Pitch: Dixon Doll

Last week, ePitch brought you a venture capitalist with a famous father. In our latest installment, we talk to a guy whose sons are making a splash in the tech industry. Dixon Doll has Read More →

Tesla’s 90-second battery pack swap

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk took to the stage at Tesla's design studio in Hawthorne Thursday to show off the company's latest innovation: battery pack swapping in 90 seconds. I wasn't there in person, but it was showmanship at its finest. Read More →

Quoted: Steve Wozniak on ‘guilt’ about government surveillance

"I actually feel a little guilty about that – but not totally. We created the computers to free the people up, give them instant communication anywhere in the world; any thought you had, you could share freely." — Steve Read More →
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