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Quoted: on Microsoft’s 18,000 job cuts

"Nadella is not wearing rose-colored glasses." — Daniel Ives, analyst at FBR Capital Markets, on Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's announcement today that he's laying off 18,000 employees in the next year. Ives said the software company — which has Read More →

Off topic: Packing underwear, repurposed leather, choosing friends, Word Crimes

If you're traveling and need to know how much underwear to pack, someone has come up with a handy-dandy graphic. Southwest Airlines' old leather seats are being recycled into shoes, soccer balls and more for donations Read More →

Might a Silicon Valley firm bid on a media company like Time Warner?

Mega media mergers, like the one reported on Wednesday involving Rupert Murdoch-controlled 21st Century Fox's bid to buy Time Warner, seem a world away from Silicon Valley. But it's likely that the tech industry sat up and took notice of Murdoch's Read More →

Yahoo post-earnings: Shares drop amid ad problems

A day after Yahoo's earnings disappointed investors — and CEO Marissa Mayer, who declared "we are not satisfied" — the company's shares are down sharply. The two main story lines: Ads, and Alibaba. Second-quarter sales and profit fell and Read More →

Tesla Motors: New Model 3 car on tap for 2017

Tesla Motors confirmed via Twitter that its third-generation car, the next production vehicle after the Model X, will be called the Model 3 and will likely go on sale in 2017. The news was first reported by the British magazine Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

We've got your tech news links right here. How does Apple-IBM partnership on iDevices in the workplace affect Android in enterprise? Who could team Android find as partners? Meanwhile, where does that leave enterprise-reliant BlackBerry, whose shares Read More →

Quoted: the FBI on self-driving cars and bad guys

"Autonomy... will make mobility more efficient, but will also open up greater possibilities for dual-use applications and ways for a car to be more of a potential lethal weapon than it is today." — the FBI on self-driving cars. Read More →

Off topic: art and the alphabet, blood types, urge to jump, pizza all the time

Language and art enthusiasts alert: the A-Z of Unusual Words, illustrated. It's still an open question: Why do we have blood types? A look at the desire to jump off a bridge, a.k.a."high place phenomenon." Read More →

Tech-driven ZipRealty acquired by Realogy

ZipRealty, the Emeryville-based tech-driven real estate company, has agreed to be acquired by Realogy for $166 million in cash. The acquisition includes ZipRealty's software platform and data analytics and customer relations software that includes a lead scoring tool for Read More →

Google adds an ex-Ford CEO to its board

Why would Google add a former CEO from one of America’s big three auto-makers to its board of directors? Can you say “self-driving car?” Actually, there are plenty of reasons for a big company to want Alan Mulally, the former boss of Read More →
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