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Off topic: Disabled Disney ‘tour guides,’ brain and grammar, sugar and salt, love and chores, ‘Star Trek’

"This is how the 1 percent does Disney": They reportedly hire "black-market handicapped tour guides" to bypass long lines. Study: Without really thinking about it, brain catches grammatical errors. A global, Big Picture look at sugar and Read More →

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s coffee klatch goes for $610,000 at auction

Put your wallet away Rockefeller. Some as-yet-unknown got-rocks just placed the winning bid for a cup of coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook: $610,000 -- cream and sugar included. Here's CNN's take. My take? I left my $610,000 in my Read More →

Larry Page explains his voice problem, announces research grant

Google's Larry Page has offered the first explanation for his recurring voice problems, which he said Tuesday have been diagnosed as resulting from vocal cord paralaysis. Since a recurring voice problem forced Page to skip several public events last year, the Read More →

Google and Microsoft, together at last — but only on

Google and Microsoft's relationship status? It's complicated. Most of the time, they're at each other's throats, including over antitrust issues. But it looks like Microsoft is playing nice as it rolls out Google chat integration on Read More →

Quoted: Matt Drudge, Silicon Valley posture guru’s satisfied client

"I needed her touch, her observations and her humanity." — Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report, on Esther Gokhale, who the New York Times calls a Silicon Valley posture guru. Drudge says he read her book, titled "8 Steps to Read More →

Nvidia announces price, pre-orders for ‘Shield’ game system

Project Shield -- the Android-based handheld game system being developed by graphic chip maker Nvidia -- is a step closer to reality: It now has an official price, name and list of retailers who will carry it. Read More →

Off topic: When animals adopt, humans throwing high, cicadas and 17 years of bug news, cities’ millionaires

When animals adopt, instinct and empathy could both be involved. "The average person can probably throw a baseball at least three giraffes high," according to xkcd's What If. More animal talk — hope it doesn't bug Read More →

Wiretap: Why Silicon Valley could be key to this month’s elections … in France.

Its deep pockets make Silicon Valley a prime locale for political fundraising on both sides of the aisle. But last week, the Bay Area was squarely in the sights of a politician from the other side of the Pond. It seems Read More →

Bid to eat lunch with Jack Dorsey hits $15,600

We just learned that Twitter is worth $10 billion,  and now it appears that eating lunch with the company's founder, Jack Dorsey, also comes with a hefty price tag. The highest bid to dine with Dorsey is $15,600, with Read More →

With Twitter valued at $10B, investors speculate IPO is near

A quick math lesson from Twitter:
  • 140 -- characters in a tweet
  • 200 million -- daily active tweeters
  • 500 million -- tweets sent per day
  • 500 million -- Twitter accounts
  • Here's the big one -- $10 billion -- Twitter's estimated value, according to a May Read More →
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