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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 DeadMalls.com. (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 →

Condoleezza Rice latest Washington official to join tech

The decision by Dropbox to add former Sec. of State Condoleezza Rice to its board, as reported by Businessweek, is just the latest sign of increasing ties between Washington and tech. Apple had former Vice President Al Gore on its Read More →

Heartbleed bug: Scary for the Web and beyond

Calls for action and tips for dealing with Heartbleed abound. But still, some experts say, be afraid. Continue to be afraid, or at  least, vigilant. The security flaw in OpenSSL, encryption technology used by nearly two-thirds of websites, has been called Read More →

Shuffle time at Apple

Greg Christie, one of the brain trust behind Apple's iPhone, is reportedly retiring. And Jony Ive, the English-born design guru who worked closely with Steve Jobs for years in coming up with many of the gadgets that have made Apple enormously Read More →

Facebook’s got a two-front strategy for fighting in the mobile chat wars

If you had any doubt that Facebook takes the global messaging wars seriously – and paying $19 billion for WhatsApp is a pretty serious move – consider the social network’s decision this week to nudge more of its Read More →

Quoted: Comcast and Time Warner — competitors or not?

"Comcast can't have it both ways. It can't say that the existence of competition among distributors including Time Warner Cable was a reason to approve the NBC deal in 2010 and then turn around a few years later and say Read More →
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