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‘Hack North Korea’ the latest in themed hackathons

Silicon Valley knows how to do hackathons. The Valley's libertarians and conservatives huddled this weekend at a hackathon in San Francisco, Politico reports. There have been others focused on immigration reform and creating local government apps. But Read More →

Clinton going for social media daily double

Hillary Clinton is going for a social-media daily double, later today. While technically she’s just plugging her new book, the former U.S. Senator and Secretary of State has made a series of public appearances recently in which she’s Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

We've got your tech news links right here. The New York Times takes a look at Silicon Valley's "embrace" — depends on whom you ask, of course — of gays and lesbians. Politico reports about Silicon Valley's "Libertarian Read More →

Hewlett-Packard’s proposed Autonomy deal opposed by former Autonomy’s CFO

Hewlett-Packard's proposed settlement of a federal shareholder lawsuit over its $11 billion purchase in 2011 of British software company Autonomy is being opposed by Autonomy's former Chief Financial Officer Soshovan Hussain. Under the settlement, HP officials would be absolved of wrongdoing, Read More →

Quoted: Just how much do we Like our Facebook friends?

"Sometimes you just don’t know what to say to a friend, even if you support them, so it's easier to click 'Like.'" — Moira Burke, Facebook data scientist, on a recent study she and a colleague conducted to look Read More →

Off topic: Food names, book covers, scarce spiders, Wikipedia edits, sleep schedules

When food names are objectionable, should they be changed? Redundant much? Books on book covers. Where have all the spiders gone in drought-stricken California? @congressedits tweets Wikipedia edits made from IP addresses in Read More →

Net neutrality: FCC comments roundup

Today's the last day to submit comments to the FCC on the net neutrality issue. The principle of equal treatment of and access to all Internet traffic may not be the sexiest topic out there, but the more than 1 Read More →

New consoles help spark game sales

Through the first half of 2014, physical sales of video game products in the United States are actually up on an annual basis, thanks to a huge jump in sales of video game consoles. Read More →

Bill Campbell leaves Apple’s board after 17 years

Bill Campbell, Apple's longest serving board member, is retiring, the company announced Thursday. Sue Wagner, co-founder of BlackRock, an investment firm, will join the board. Campbell's roots in Silicon Valley run deep. He was a marketing executive at Apple under John Read More →

Google stock rises as company seems to be gearing for more growth

Google shares rose more than 3 percent on Friday, a day after the giant Internet company reported strong sales growth in the second quarter. Mountain View-based Google is spending heavily to develop new tech products, hire new employees (they’re Read More →
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