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Storm puts a damper on Burning Man; opening postponed

Scores of eager burners will be forced to stay in the default world a little longer. A deluge of rain has postponed the launch of Burning Man, which was set to kick off Monday. Due to the continued downpour and standing Read More →

Biotech company Calithera wakes up sleepy IPO market

Bay Area biotech livened up the August market doldrums with an initial public filing from South San Francisco-based Calithera Biosciences. The company, which makes clinical-stage drugs for cancer treatment, breathes new life into the IPO market, which came to a standstill Read More →

The hijacking of #napaquake

Social media was the go-to place during the Napa earthquake Sunday, with early first-hand accounts and timely emergency information. Of course, to find the right info, it didn't take much, just a good hashtag, like #napaquake. But that hashtag and others Read More →

Quoted: HP settlement over Autonomy purchase up in the air

"They want to destroy us through spin before the facts are tabled. If this was a multibillion-dollar fraud why were people paying us?" — Mike Lynch, former Autonomy CEO, talking about who else but Hewlett-Packard. As our own Read More →

Quake, rattle, and then roll out of bed

From the Department of Overstating the Obvious comes word from wearable-tech company Jawbone that most of its customers living close to Napa when the magnitude-6.0 quake struck Sunday and wearing the company's sleep-monitoring wristband experienced the same reaction: They woke up. According Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Once again, we've got your tech news links right here. Are you eligible for a free iPhone 5 battery replacement? You could be if your phone was sold between September 2012 and January 2013. Here's the serial number checker. Not again. Read More →

Amazon gearing up to challenge Google in lucrative online ad business

Look out, Google: A new report says Amazon has ambitions to become a significant competitor in the highly profitable business of helping other companies place ads on a variety of sites around the web. It’s another example of giant Internet companies Read More →

Same-day delivery derby heats up with Newegg’s entry

Electronics and gamer-gear retailer Newegg is the latest e-commerce player to join the same-day delivery derby, announcing today that it would roll out same-day service to parts of Los Angeles. Speeding up delivery times is the latest arms race among e-tailers who Read More →

Elon Musk responds to full-page ad seeking Model S improvements

A New York couple took out an ad in the Palo Alto Weekly asking Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk to make some improvements in the all-electric Model S sedan, including moving the cup holder forward, voice-activated phone dialing and Read More →

Off topic: Love after all, ‘fly-by babies,’ introvert’s heart, new bird species, man bites snake

" I have never stopped loving you" — in code, from one man to one woman, 62 years later. Up in the air: What's the nationality of "fly-by babies"? From Recluse Corner to Town of Online Read More →
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