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Wolverton: I’ve got the South Bay broadband shopping blues

When it comes to your broadband choices in the South Bay, you really don't have much choice. As a consumer, your only real choices are between AT&T and Comcast. And if speed is your thing, Comcast is typically the only real Read More →

Thanks a lot, Facebook.

In one of the warmest and cuddliest product launches in the history of social media, Facebook has come up with yet another way to say THANKS. Let's let Facebook tell you about Say Thanks:
  “Your friends are at the core of your Read More →

FTC, Apple reportedly working on health data protection

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is querying Apple about the security of consumers' data as the company intensifies a push into mobile health, according to a report from Reuters. Reuters reported Thursday that the FTC has met with Apple various Read More →

Google Glass losing support among consumer app developers

Some app developers have stopped their Google Glass consumer projects, Reuters reports.  That is one troubling sign that Glass, nearly 2 years old and still in beta, may not have the developer support it needs to make Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Here are your Friday tech news links. Oracle agrees to $359 million payment from SAP over software downloads. Oracle had been seeking to have a $1.3 billion damages award reinstated in the TomorrowNow case. The FTC is asking Apple for Read More →

Quoted: on U.S. cellphone spying from airplanes

"It’s inexcusable and it’s likely — to the extent judges are authorizing it — (that) they have no idea of the scale of it." — Christopher Soghoian, chief technologist at the ACLU, on what he calls a "dragnet surveillance Read More →

Yishan Wong leaves Reddit because he’s “completely worn out”

Former Reddit CEO Yishan Wong, whose departure from the microblogging site was announced yesterday, explained that he left the job because he was "completely worn out." In a post on Quora, Wong described his job running Reddit as "incredibly Read More →

Off topic: Quiz time, authors in novels, your brain on language, big-data visuals

The Perils of Perception Quiz tests your knowledge on murder rates in your country, teenage pregnancies, percentage of Christians and more. From Shakespeare to Virginia Woolf, famous authors written into novels. The more languages you know or Read More →

Peace pact: Amazon and Hachette end their book battle

In a high-profile battle that saw popular authors taking on the world's biggest online bookstore, Amazon and Hachette, the fourth largest publisher, announced Thursday that they had struck a multiyear agreement, according to wire reports. The details of the Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Once again, we've got your tech news links right here. Facebook rolling out new privacy policy. With animated explanations! Cisco CEO John Chambers speaks out against President Obama's backing of net neutrality, saying it would get in the way of Read More →
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