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Off topic: All about cheese, executions explored, fish at a mall, human history

An interactive graphic of cheese, glorious cheese. A history lesson a day on In Bangkok, thousands of fish living in a condemned mall are shopping for a new home. And a short film: Read More →

Instacart, the grocery delivery app, now delivering from Petco

This post has been updated to accurately reflect how items on Instacart's app are priced. Previously, the post had incorrectly stated that Instacart determines prices for all items on its platform. That was Instacart's previous model, and for the most part, Read More →

Tech groups react to Obama’s State of the Union

President Barack Obama's State of the Union Tuesday night included some of the tech industry's major policy concerns: cyber security, surveillance, tax reform and trade. At the top of the list of tech's priorities, Obama said it is time for Congress Read More →

Next Overstock delivery: Streaming video plans to launch video-on-demand and streaming video services later this year. Read More →

Quoted: on Tesla co-founder’s different vision about electric vehicles

"What Tesla has achieved in terms of changing people's perceptions about electric cars, from golf carts to vehicles that compete with Mercedes and Porsche, is beyond my wildest dreams. That said, we're going after high polluters, and in that sense Read More →

Facebook touts its worth: $227 billion to global economy, millions of jobs created

A new study commissioned by Facebook has produced some impressive numbers. An impact of $227 billion on the global economy in 2014, $100 billion of it in the United States. More than 4 million jobs enabled, with 1.1 million of those Read More →

The State of the Union works to engage the online audience

We'll be tuning in to the President Obama's State of the Union address (Tuesday night, 6 p.m. PST) to hear more about the White House's tech policy agenda. He is expected to hit on issues such as consumer and Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Once again, we've got your tech news links right here. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is poised to make decision on what to do with Alibaba stake. France and Germany may team up to pressure American tech companies to scrub Read More →

Report cites new hacker tricks in 2014

Cyber crooks and other mischief-makers on the Internet pretty much had a field day in 2014, often with the unwitting help of computer users, according to Cisco Systems' annual report on web-related security problems. The bad guys used several crafty Read More →

Off topic: Commutes, first-class treatment, subway-maps quiz, dolls

How Americans get to work, mapped. Speaking of going places, what if airplanes with more first-class passengers were allowed to land first? More transport: Can you name these cities by looking at their subway Read More →