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Comcast-Time Warner deal can claim one prominent Silicon Valley supporter

The proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger has at least one high-profile backer here in Silicon Valley -- Carl Guardino, president of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and an ever-present present figure in regional public policy discussions. Read More →

Anti-tech sentiment update: Google Glass, roots of San Francisco housing crisis, more

The tech industry and protests and taxes and Google Glass, oh my. We've rounded up some anti-tech-sentiment light reading for you. (If you count an extremely long TechCrunch opus on San Francisco's housing problems light reading, that is.) First, Google's been Read More →

Mt. Gox heads toward liquidation in Japan

The writing on the wall for Mt. Gox became a bit clearer Wednesday when the defunct bitcoin exchange gave up on plans to rebuild after a district court in Japan rejected its request for bankruptcy protection. Mt. Gox has agreed with Read More →

‘Kill switch’ debate turns to control after wireless industry offers an anti-theft tool

After resisting calls for a "kill switch" inside smartphones, CTIA, the wireless industry group, and major industry players wisely reversed course and announced this week they would voluntarily add one. CTIA calls it "a baseline anti-theft tool that is preloaded Read More →

Facebook to keep building products; Zuckerberg urges patience on results

Facebook has spent a ton of money recently to buy startups with some potentially game-changing tech products – like the Oculus virtual reality system and the WhatsApp messaging service – after the the giant social network met Read More →

Google Glass already available through secondary, Chinese online market

Chinese online merchants are already reselling Google Glasses in China for more than twice the $1,500 retail price after snapping them up from customers who were hand-selected for Google’s Explorer program. While Google gained international publicity for its one-day Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Here are news links we've gathered from the Interwebs today. DIY mobile: Google is planning to sell modular smartphones beginning in January 2015. Silicon Valley worker-poaching case: Apple wants to keep evidence that Steve Jobs was a "bully" Read More →

Quoted: Hacker ‘Weev’ is free, talking about his business model

"My business model is short equities. I am here to shift the market cap of publicly traded companies downward by publicizing problems in their technical infrastructure. Very few people manage to do this." — Andrew Auernheimer, a.k.a. Weev, in Read More →

Heartbleed bug even buggier than first thought

The so-called Heartbleed bug not only is turning out to be among the most widespread cyber vulnerabilities around, it's also proving tough to detect. London-based security firm Hut3 has found that 95 percent of the software tools designed to determine whether Read More →

Off topic: Inventions and WWI, ‘The Foodroom,’ morality around the world, TL;DR Wikipedia

So you know, 10 inventions that became successful because of World War I include Kleenex and tea bags. "You tell corporate I'm not putting apple slices on my menu" — from "The Foodroom," or what an Aaron Sorkin TV Read More →
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