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Off topic: A 100-person world, jumping peacock spider, spelling bee adds vocab quiz, hyperpolyglot

Visualizing demographics if the world consisted of just 100 people. (via Daily Infographic) The Kid Should See This is right: The Australian jumping peacock spider is fun to watch, and my, what a courtship Read More →

How do you top “Gangnam Style”?

So maybe we’ve all seen “Gangnam Style” one too many times.  (Is one, too many?)  But if you’re a fan of K-Pop music, you may be interested in this: PSY, the sunglass- & tuxedo-wearing singer who put “Gangnam Style” on the Read More →

Wiretap: In defense of Ray Lane

Let's face it: This hasn't been a great month for Ray Lane. First, the former Oracle president and longtime Kleiner Perkins VC resigned from the chairman's role at HP after barely surviving a shareholder revolt. Then Fisker Automotive, Read More →

Andreessen-Horowitz adds Ken Coleman to its stable

For a forward-thinking venture firm, Andreessen-Horowitz has shown a knack for reaching into Silicon Valley's past. When the firm in 2011 backed a new startup led by BEA co-founder Alfred Chuang, Ben Horowitz in a blog called Chuang "Read More →

Ellen Pao lands at reddit

When Ellen Pao (pronounced POW!) filed a sexual discrimination lawsuit against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, some wondered if she'd ever find meaningful work in Silicon Valley again. She was told to clean out her desk at KP in Read More →

Plan for the digital afterlife of your Google accounts

They're inevitable: death and an online presence. And that online presence has to be taken care of after you die. Google today launched the Inactive Account Manager, a feature that allows users to determine what happens to their Gmail, photos on Read More →

Nerd alert! San Jose makes Movoto’s Top 10 List

Movoto, a San Mateo-based real estate brokerage,  has determined the Top 10 "nerdiest cities in America"  are: Atlanta; Portland, Oregon; Seattle; Sacramento; Minneapolis; Boston; Las Vegas; Miami; San Jose and Denver. The criteria were heavily weighted toward gaming, running from the number Read More →

CISPA set to go to the House with the same old privacy concerns

CISPA passed the House Intelligence Committee in an 18-2 vote Wednesday, which means it could go to the full House as early as next week. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, which pushes for more cooperation between businesses and the Read More →

PC decline worries Wall Street

The news that personal computer sales for the first three months of this year suffered their worst drop in nearly two decades has Wall Street in a dither. Several analysts expressed particular concern for Hewlett-Packard, which depends heavily on PC sales Read More →

Zuckerberg launches new policy group

After weeks of rumors, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and other tech leaders have taken the wraps off a new political group that plans to advocate for immigration reform, better schools and more investment in scientific research. The new group is backed by a Read More →
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