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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 →

‘Kill switch’ debate turns to control after wireless industry offers an anti-theft tool

After resisting calls for a "kill switch" inside smartphones, CTIA, the wireless industry group, and major industry players wisely reversed course and announced this week they would voluntarily add one. CTIA calls it "a baseline anti-theft tool that is preloaded Read More →

Facebook to keep building products; Zuckerberg urges patience on results

Facebook has spent a ton of money recently to buy startups with some potentially game-changing tech products – like the Oculus virtual reality system and the WhatsApp messaging service – after the the giant social network met Read More →

Google Glass already available through secondary, Chinese online market

Chinese online merchants are already reselling Google Glasses in China for more than twice the $1,500 retail price after snapping them up from customers who were hand-selected for Google’s Explorer program. While Google gained international publicity for its one-day Read More →
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