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Quoted: Trolls drive Robin Williams’ daughter away from Twitter, Instagram

"Deleting this from my devices for a good long time, maybe forever. Time will tell. Goodbye." — Zelda Williams, daughter of the late Robin Williams, on Twitter on Wednesday. US Weekly reports that Zelda Williams — who Read More →

Off topic: Grammar gossip, uptalk, food du jour, post-Outside Lands

"The ellipses are unpopular because they don’t finish what they start ..." and other grammar gossip. Who/where is to blame for oh-so annoying uptalk? Kale, ramen, quiche and more: Hot or not? And "you ran off with Read More →

Google’s anti-aging health-tech spinoff, Calico, now has a website

It was almost a year ago that Google announced a health-tech spinoff with the ambitious goal of studying the aging process to extend human life.  The company, dubbed Calico, has been in stealth mode ever since. But now, at least, Read More →

Tech entrepreneur pays $1.6 million in bitcoin for Tahoe property

  Martis Camp, a luxury retreat near Lake Tahoe, says a Silicon Valley entrepreneur recently bought an undeveloped site for $1.6 million in bitcoin, "potentially" the largest bitcoin real estate deal ever. The buyer was not identified. The deal trumps $500,000 sale Read More →

Smartphone ‘kill switch’ bill heads to governor’s desk

The California Senate on Monday passed a bill that would require all smartphones sold in the state to have a so-called kill switch; already passed by the state Assembly, the bill now proceeds to the desk of Governor Jerry Brown. Read More →

Report: Apple in talks with health care providers to use HealthKit app

Some of the world's leading health care providers -- Mount Sinai, the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins -- are reportedly in talks with Apple about using the tech giant's new HealthKit, mobile software to collect and store health care data, Read More →

Apple details its workplace diversity

Apple revealed Tuesday morning that 70 percent of its employees worldwide are male, and 55 percent of its workers in the U.S. are white. Joining a growing movement of tech companies, Apple released a report detailing the diversity of its ranks. Read More →

Former employees leave with keys to company secrets, report says

People who quit their jobs aren't just walking away with a pension and a retirement watch, according to a new report. They also leaving with passwords to some of their former employers' most confidential documents, according to the study by Mountain Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Once again, we've got your tech news links right here. Is Jack Dorsey's Square in danger? Fast Company takes a look. Apple reportedly is — gasp — making new iPads. Twitter filing: 8.5 percent of all active users are Read More →

It’s a shootout at the ride-sharing corral! (Lyft vs. Uber)

To paraphrase Rodney King, why can't we all get along out there on the mean streets of crowd-sourcing America? In the latest troubling chapter in the ongoing dispute between ride-sharing startups Lyft and Uber, the former is accusing the latter of Read More →
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