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Here are some tech news links as our Friday gift to you. Pinterest releases its workforce demographics report — more women work there (40 percent) than in other tech companies that have reported so far. Judge is concerned Read More →

Google seals deal to buy Twitch, report says

Has Google’s YouTube division sealed a deal to buy Twitch, the live video-game streaming service? VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi is reporting that he’s confirmed it with his sources, who say the deal is worth $1 billion. Takahashi is a veteran Silicon Valley Read More →

HP settles Chubby Checker’s penis-app suit

With all Hewlett-Packard has to worry about, it's got to be a relief to the Palo Alto tech giant that it has finally resolved that nasty litigation by former rocker Chubby Checker over - let's all take a deep breath Read More →

Quoted: Elon Musk talks Mars on ‘The Colbert Report’

"(Mars is a) fixer-upper of a planet." — Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO, talks about his goal of getting to — and perhaps settling in — Mars to Stephen Colbert of "The Colbert Report" after Colbert expresses doubt about how Read More →

Off topic: Movie time travel, where sriracha was born, creepy dolls, ’70s music quiz

Imagine if the Terminator had met Marty McFly: a timeline of time travel in movies. Tracing sriracha's origin to Thailand — where the hot sauce tastes different from what Americans are used to, and it's "not glamorized." Read More →

Knicks star Carmelo Anthony invests in SF kitchen-tech startup

Basketball All-Star Carmelo Anthony just placed a big bet --- off the court. Anthony, a forward for the New York Knicks, has invested in a San Francisco kitchen-tech startup through his new venture capital firm, Melo7 Tech Partners. The startup, The Read More →

Twitter’s workforce like most other tech firms – mostly white and male

Twitter is the latest company to reveal the demographics of its workforce and like other companies, the micro-blogging firm's employees are mostly white and male. In a blog post entitled "Building a Twitter we can be proud of," Janet Van Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

And now we present the penultimate tech links of the week. Americans now apparently spend 40 minutes a day on Facebook. What do they spend less time on? Housework, for one. Could an Apple mobile wallet be coming as soon Read More →

Quoted: on Google and the ‘right to be forgotten’ (or not)

"The more they do so, it means the media organization republishes the information and so much for the right to be forgotten. There is an issue there." — Billy Hawkes, the Irish Data Protection commissioner, on Google informing the Read More →

HP delves deeper into data analysis with $50 million investment

Hewlett-Packard on Thursday extended its push into one of its product priorities under CEO Meg Whitman - analyzing gobs of data for businesses - by announcing a $50 million investment in Palo Alto-based Hortonworks, which offers an open-source data analysis Read More →
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