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Google I/Oh… about your privacy…

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: We trade our privacy for convenience — and some are more comfortable with that than others. The day after Google's I/O developers conference where it unveiled many a new or enhanced Read More →

Cisco’s next CEO may not be chairman

Whoever gets picked to replace John Chambers at Cisco Systems when he retires in several years won't immediately get anointed both CEO and Chairman, according to Chambers. During an interview with Bloomberg TV, he said it makes better sense to keep Read More →

Larry Page on technology, society and Burning Man

Google CEO Larry Page doesn’t give a lot of speeches, and his vocal cord problems are now well-known.  So it was both surprising and rare for him to take the stage at the company’s I/O software conference this week and Read More →

Quoted: Shoot and share? On new ‘smart rifle’

"This kind of technology, in addition to making shooting more fun for them, also allows shooting to be something that they share with others." — Jason Schauble, president of TrackingPoint, a Texas company that's selling what it's calling the Read More →

Off topic: Loneliness, motherhood, spider myths, Gelato University, Klingon translator

On loneliness — not necessarily being alone — and its effect on health. A data-driven look at motherhood. Myths about spiders, a blog by a spider specialist. (via Coudal) Flunking out of Gelato Read More →

Apple hits another insanely great milestone

It  took them nearly five years to do it. But Apple cheerfully announced today that its App Store had hit the 50 billion mark in apps downloaded since the store opened for business in 2008.  It had taken Apple nearly Read More →

Look what’s coming fast in Apple’s rear-view window!

As if Apple didn't already have its hands full with competition on the smartphone front from rivals like Samsung. Now it's Google who's not only nipping at Apple's heels on the subscription-online-radio front, but clamping down its jaws on its Read More →

Elon Musk puts his money where his mouth is, again

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is putting his money where his mouth is, again. Tesla is offering 2.7 million shares of common stock and $450 million in convertible senior notes as part of an effort to raise nearly $830 million. Read More →

Cisco survey: public ready for cars that drive themselves

Most people seem eager for the world of driverless cars, according to a Cisco Systems study. In the survey of more than 1,500 consumers in 10 countries, more than half of the respondents (57 percent) said they'd be likely to Read More →

Google brings Nexus ‘experience’ to unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4

Sure, Google is rolling out big numbers and the expected streaming music service. (See the Merc's live blog.) But a tweet by the Merc's Brandon Bailey from the I/O conference today was particularly intriguing: "Google selling unlocked Read More →
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