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Americans both optimistic, pessimistic about future of tech

Americans expect "great breakthroughs" in technology and science in the next 50 years, and the majority of them think those advances will be mostly positive, according to a new Pew Research survey released today.  But 30 percent of Read More →

Lyft launches program to drive for charity

Ridesharing service Lyft announced Thursday a new charity service to deliver supplies to the needy and offer free rides to the elderly or sick. Through Lyft for Good, a nationwide program, drivers employed by Lyft will use their cars Read More →

Does Yahoo want to be Apple’s mobile search engine?

The Internets are abuzz with a juicy report that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is launching a bold move to supplant Google as the default search engine on Apple’s popular iPhones and iPads. But like so many tech rumors, this one’s Read More →

Oracle issues more fixes for bug-prone Java

Oracle has just issued another raft of fixes for its widely used Java software, which has a reputation as one of the buggiest products on the market. Over the past year, the Redwood City tech giant has issued numerous software patches Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

We're serving up your Thursday tech tapas. Most analysts reportedly still like Google stock, but the company's shares are down more than 4 percent as of this post, the day after its earnings failed to meet Wall Read More →

Quoted: German media exec ‘afraid of Google’

"With the exception of biological viruses, there is nothing with such speed, efficiency and aggressiveness that spreads like these technology platforms, and this also lends its creators, owners and users with new power." — Mathias Dopfner, chief executive of Read More →

Off topic: Eyeing food, crunchy food, Nicolas Cage, ‘The Office’ stare machine

Apparently we initially taste food with our eyes — on blue chicken and food dyes. More about food: Some people think crunchier is healthier. (But what about fried chicken?) Now for some entertainment. Our national Irrational Read More →

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 →
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