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Dropbox defends appointment of Condoleezza Rice to board

In a blog post Friday, Drew Houston, Dropbox's chief executive, responded to critics of the firm's decision to appoint former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to the private company's board. This week, we wrote about the heated Read More →

That was the most seductively sensuous ham sandwich I’ve EVER eaten!

Apparently, we're all having a hard time seeing the line between sex and food. A team of researchers led by Stanford University linguistics professor Dan Jurafsky spent time - a LOT of time - dissecting nearly 1 million restaurant reviews on Read More →

Why Condoleezza Rice joining Dropbox board isn’t a Mozilla moment

Internet protesters are at it again, using an online petition and Twitter to lobby Dropbox to drop newly-announced Condoleezza Rice from its board. On Dropbox's blog, where CEO Drew Houston announced Rice's appointment this week, there are more than Read More →

You like? Facebook releases new (and improved!) transparency report

Another day, another see-through report from a tech company. (OK, so we're trying to make the topic a little sexier.) What's new in Facebook's second-ever transparency report: The company has included statistics about Instagram, the popular photo-sharing service it owns. Read More →

Facebook’s WhatsApp deal gets US approval, with a caution

WhatsApp founder Jan Koum has said he understands the importance of privacy, as an immigrant who grew up in the old Soviet Union.  When Facebook bought the service earlier this year, Koum and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Read More →

Senior citizens increasingly going online

Their numbers are still low, but a majority of senior citizens — 59 percent — now go online, according to the Pew Research Center. Although nearly a quarter of seniors — those 65 years old and older — still Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Once again, we're in the sharing mood, so here are today's tech news links. Heartbleed updates: Apple says it's not affected. But in case you missed it, Cisco and Juniper Networks say their products are vulnerable to Read More →

Quoted: on Amazon paying workers to quit

"Once a year, we offer to pay our associates to quit... The goal is to encourage folks to take a moment and think about what they really want." — Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO, in this year's annual letter to Read More →

Off topic: Presidents and baseball, Slurpee history, death of malls, New Age, Scrabble’s new word

Batter up, here's the first installment of American history lessons through presidential first pitches. Speaking of history, a look at the Slurpee, including its accidental creation. Also, retail history at (More Read More →

Google Glass on limited sale on Tuesday

Are you still dying to get your hands on Glass? Google’s planning to put them on sale, for one day only, next Tuesday the 15th. Buyers will have to shell out $1,500 plus tax, however, just like the early Read More →
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