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News flash: People upset with Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer — this time it’s photographers

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer certainly has people paying attention: moms, telecommuters, Tumblr-heads and the rest of the tech world, of course. Now, professional photographers. "Today, with cameras as pervasive as they are there’s no such thing really as professional photographers. ... Read More →

Yahoo buys another startup, hires another new exec

It’s not as big as Tumblr, at least not in value, but Yahoo has snapped up yet another small tech company - PlayerScale, a Belmont startup that makes software infrastructure for mobile games. No price was disclosed, and it’s a sure Read More →

HP’s earnings draw mixed reaction from analysts

Wall Street on Thursday seemed conflicted about Hewlett-Packard, following the Palo Alto company's earnings report yesterday, which beat analysts expectations but showed a continued decline in sales and profit. Here are a few examples from analysts' notes to their clients: "Meg Whitman, Read More →

Tesla Motors: From “loser” to Big Winner

In a presidential debate last fall, Republican candidate Mitt Romney famously called Tesla Motors (and other clean energy companies that got federal loans) a "loser." Sarah Palin lumped Tesla in with struggling Fisker Automotive in a Facebook post in Read More →

Quoted: on the evolution and appeal of bitcoins

"The libertarians' zeal took Bitcoin from nothing to something, and then you had people that were attracted by the anonymous nature, who mostly use it for [illegal] online gambling. But the appeal of zero transaction costs is universal." — Read More →

Off topic: Emotionary, donated clothes, God and natural disasters, subway searching for love

Adrenaflate (to conflate adrenaline with love), inattextive (incessant phone use during social situations) and other words from the Emotionary, a place for "words that don't exist for feelings that do." Tracking textiles: what happens to your clothes after Read More →

Who are the world’s most powerful women?

Nearly a dozen tech executives made Forbes magazine’s new list of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women,” an annual ranking based on somewhat subjective assessments of the “money, media presence and impact” wielded by various female celebrities, politicians and business Read More →

Yelp! Review site’s shares tumbling

Tech and grub, two of our favorite things. We're talking review site Yelp, which is seeing its shares dive today. They're down about 7.5 percent to $29.20 as of this post. Why the big dip? Investors could be spooked by what's Read More →

Google’s breathing down Apple’s neck

For all you fanboys and fangals who hang on to every last twitch on every last brand-ranking listing out there, and we know there are a ton of them, here's the latest - and it doesn't look good for Apple: The Read More →

Ain’t nothing but a GIF/JIF thing: GIF creator wins Webby, issues pronunciation decree

Think peanut butter: "It's pronounced JIF, not GIF." That was the five-word acceptance speech of Steve Wilhite, creator of the GIF, after he was presented a lifetime achievement award Tuesday at the Webby Awards. (See video below) "End of story," Wilhite says, Read More →
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