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Quoted: Ev Williams, frankly, on Twitter vs. Instagram

"If you think about the impact Twitter has on the world versus Instagram, it’s pretty significant... I frankly don’t give a (expletive) if Instagram has more people looking at pretty pictures." — Ev Williams, Twitter co-founder, after Facebook-owned Read More →

Adobe’s shares jump on earnings report

Shares of San Jose-based Abode Systems shot up 9 percent in early trading Friday after the software company posted better than expected financial results for its fourth quarter. Abode reported sales of $1.07 billion for the quarter, up from $1.04 billion Read More →

Off topic: ‘Fun’ dates, state license plates, donkey Democrats, playing with their heads

Fun dates for math lovers. Redesigning U.S. states' license plates, and why. How donkeys became the Democrats' mascot. And these are athletes who use their heads.   Illustration by Hector Casanova/Kansas City Star/KRT archives Read More →

Hortonworks sets IPO share price above range

Hortonworks, one of two big data companies from the Bay Area that will make their public debuts on Wall Street Friday, will raise $96 million in its IPO. The company on Thursday priced shares at $16 each, well above the $12 to Read More →

Peter Thiel embraces disruption, Berkeley-style

Disruption is this tech boom's cliche. But famed billionaire investor Peter Thiel got a taste of disruption of a different kind in Berkeley Wednesday night, as the San Jose Mercury News reported. The PayPal cofounder powered through his Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Here's what's on the Thursday menu. EBay reportedly considering thousands of job cuts next year ahead of split with PayPal. Microsoft to accept bitcoins. Sony Pictures reportedly using denial-of-service attacks to stop downloads of its stolen files. Box Read More →

Quoted: Tim Berners-Lee on ‘Internet as a basic human right’

"It's time to recognize the Internet as a basic human right. That means guaranteeing affordable access for all, ensuring Internet packets are delivered without commercial or political discrimination, and protecting the privacy and freedom of Web users regardless of where Read More →

Is it almost time to start feeling sorry for Uber?

The poor little highly valued and often-misunderstood ride-sharing giant just can't catch a break. Another day, another blogosphere full of bad, sad and troubling news for the San Francisco-based startup that more and more people seem to love to hate. First, we Read More →

Linkedin unveils homepage changes

The professional networking site Linkedin on Thursday announced a revamp of its homepage that the company said was intended to make it easier for its members to use and to connect with others. "At the very top of the homepage, your Read More →

Off topic: Extending art, slow dreams, David Letterman’s Top Ten lists, balls up and down

What if Van Gogh, Monet and others had a bigger canvas? Take a look at Extrapolated Art. Study suggests that dreams happen in slow motion. Punch lines galore: Analyzing three decades of David Letterman's Top Read More →
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