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Off topic: Language quiz, measuring snow, mayors and blizzards, math problems

Quiz time: Can you name the language being spoken? How deep is the snow in Boston? Let's go to the dogs. Speaking of snow, "the modern American mayor was born in a blizzard." And Read More →

Apple poised for record quarter, analysts predict

Riding a wave of red-hot iPhone sales and expanding market share, Apple is widely expected to shatter records when it reports its earnings for the first quarter of 2015 Tuesday. The consensus from analysts is that Apple will log earnings per Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Once again, we've got your tech news links right here. Apple is expected to say that China bought more iPhones than the U.S. last year, according to the Financial Times. WikiLeaks demands answers after recent Google disclosure that it Read More →

Could Google’s Waze be a “police stalking” app?

Some law enforcement officers have called on Google to disable the police alert function on Waze, its popular traffic app, the Associated Press reported. The app, which combines GPS navigation information and tips from drivers, allows people to avoid Read More →

Shareholders complain about Oracle governance and exec pay — again

Another year, another complaint from shareholders unhappy about governance and executive pay at Oracle. Sunday, two European pension funds wrote a letter to the Silicon Valley company's board, demanding a meeting. Dutch fund group PGGM and Britain's Railways Pension Trustee Co., Read More →

Quoted: on tech and many sex partners

"In many ways we are hacking love... in technology people have higher appetites for risk." — Miju Han, a product manager at an unnamed Bay Area tech company, talking about being polyamorous, or having multiple partners. Han — who Read More →

Off topic: Money, baby names, divorce and shoot, found weapons

It's not just all about the Benjamins: high-denomination bills from around the world. Service offers unique baby names for a mere 21,000 euros. Just divorced? Get thee to a gun range and shoot up your wedding Read More →

Wolverton: Sling TV a promising alternative to cable TV

I really like the idea of Sling TV, but I'm not entirely sold on Dish's new low-cost pay TV service. Read More →

Video: Marissa Mayer, Marc Benioff, Tim Berners-Lee talk privacy at Davos

Couldn't make the World Economic Forum this week in Davos, Switzerland? It's OK, neither could a few heads of state. But here are some high-tech highlights. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, CEO Marc Benioff and World Wide Web Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Here's what's on the end-of-the-week menu. Apple spent $699,133 on security for Tim Cook — whose compensation more than doubled during a banner year for the company — in 2014. Apple is reportedly giving China access Read More →
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