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E-books report: Will prices come down? And what about Barnes & Noble’s Nook?

It's been quite a week in e-books news. A judge threw the book at Apple in a ruling that some say could have broad implications. And Barnes & Noble dumped its CEO as the nation's largest chain Read More →

PG&E has 90,000 solar installations

On Wednesday, the California Public Utilities Commission released its annual report about the California Solar Initiative, the program designed to grow rooftop solar in the state. In the report, which covers the first quarter of 2013, PG&E has 77,782 solar Read More →

Webvan’s Peter Relan takes wraps off new startup incubator, 9+

A couple years back, Peter Relan -- the less-famous (or infamous?) co-founder of dot-com morality tale Webvan -- launched a startup incubator called YouWeb. His thesis: Successful startups could be hatched for far less than the $800 million the online Read More →

Yahoo’s FISA battle is leading the charge for open democracy

Of all the moves Yahoo has made under Marissa Mayer to revive its brand -- buying Tumblr, buying Summly (and any other start-up that appears to be missing a vowel) -- the company's aggressive stance on the National Read More →

Quoted: Feds put on ‘timeout’ from this year’s Def Con

"When it comes to sharing and socializing with feds, recent revelations have made many in the community uncomfortable about this relationship. Therefore, I think it would be best for everyone involved if the feds call a "time-out" and not attend Read More →

Off topic: Books you can put down, gender and drunkenness, adventure bucket list, FaceMashups, cars in films

For two years, I've been "currently reading" one in the Top 5 of a Goodreads infographic of the most abandoned books. Wasted vs. tipsy: on different words used to describe the level of drunkenness of men Read More →

Sherpa Ventures peeks out of stealth mode with first investment

Shervin Pishevar is an unconventional tech investor. As an angel, he was an early backer of companies ranging from Socialcam to Klout to Blackjet to TaskRabbit. After joining Menlo Ventures in 2011, he helped nudge Read More →

BlackBerry and Barnes & Noble’s mobile, tablet woes continue

Apple's iPads dominate the tablet market. Google and Apple top the smartphone market. What are competitors to do? A couple of them are getting rid of executives, that's what. BlackBerry, the company formerly known as Research in Motion, Read More →

Apple App Store’s fifth birthday? Yup, there’s an app for that.

Yes, today marks the fifth anniversary of one of the most blessed events in the annals of Silicon Valley tech history - the Apple App Store turns FIVE! Celebrations are breaking out all over. Well, at least at Apple HQ where Read More →
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