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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, Salesforce.com 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 →

Quoted: on the rise of the ‘unicorn’ startups

"It used to be that unicorns were these mythical creatures. Now there are herds of unicorns." — Jason Green, a venture capitalist at Emergence Capital Partners, on the growing number of "unicorns," or billion-dollar tech startups. In fact, unicorns are becoming Read More →

LeapFrog in a swamp of trouble

LeapFrog, the Emeryville company whose LeapPad has been popular in the educational toy category, has warned investors that it would miss earnings projections, the company said in a press release. The company cited weaker than expected holiday sales, particularly Read More →

Words Linkedin job hunters ought to avoid

People looking for a new job need to first look in a thesaurus before posting their self-promoting blather on Linkedin, according to the Mountain View-based online professional network. Among the various terms that career-seeking members overuse on the site, Linkedin noted Read More →

Off topic: U.S. of change, transit timelines, forensic entomology, NFL bad lip reading

Demographically speaking, what will America look like in 5 years? 10 years? Map and graphics. Attention, transportation nerds, check out these rapid transit timelines. When insects help solve crimes. And silly video time: Read More →
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