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PayPal pushes into China

eBay is going to China -- or so a confident John Donahoe says. The CEO said this week at the Reuters Global Technology Summit that eBay will become the first foreign company to secure a financial payments license in China, a nation where many Read More →

Government-tech ties: Ex-Facebook exec moved to NSA, Amazon’s CIA deal, more

In the wake of the revelations about National Security Agency surveillance practices, news about government and tech ties just keeps coming. • Where did Facebook chief security officer Max Kelly go after he left the social network in 2010? To the Read More →

Apple goes to school in a BIG way

From its earliest days, Apple has successfully staked out a dynamic and sprawling role for itself in the American classroom. From those Macs in the high-school science lab to the middle-school laptop programs that arms 30 kids at a time Read More →

Sunrun expands to Connecticut, the Nutmeg State

Rooftop solar financier Sunrun announced Thursday that is expanding to Connecticut, which means it now has an 11-state footprint. Connecticut offers several incentives for solar, making it one of the growing markets in the densely populated Northeast. Sunrun effectively Read More →

Quoted: on Microsoft’s do-over on Xbox restrictions

"Even the flip-flopping on this, even though it's a good sign, it does paint a picture of a corporation that doesn't know what it's doing." — Pete Dodd, a gamer from New Haven, Conn., who had urged other gamers Read More →

Off topic: True place names, new species, farmed shrimp, new dictionary words, pace of life

Land of the people with tall caps, Land of the rebellious one, and other place names in the "Atlas of True Names." (via Slate) The "Chewbacca bat," bombardier beetle and other recently discovered species. More food Read More →

Next 10: Unraveling California’s ties to petroleum

California is a leader on the renewable energy front: utilities are well on their way to meeting the 33 percent RPS mandate, rooftop solar power is growing like crazy, and there are big desires to electrify transportation via High Speed Read More →

More replacements for Google Reader

Still worrying about the impending demise of Google Reader?  If you've been using the popular service to keep track of all your favorite blogs and websites, you may be glad to hear there’s more news about replacement options this week Read More →

Woz: Apple Computer almost never happened

It will go down as one of the biggest days in Silicon Valley geekdom: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and some of the company's earliest engineers in a room with five prehistoric Apple-1 computers -- at least three of which Read More →

Google privacy issues galore: Glass concerns reappear

Google wants its users to think it's looking out for their privacy: Tuesday, it petitioned the special FISA court to allow it to disclose NSA requests for user information separately from routine law-enforcement requests. But as the Internet Read More →
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