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Here's what's on the Tuesday menu. Shopping battle: Google takes aim at Amazon with expansion, new delivery fee of $95 a year for Google Express. And Eric Schmidt calls Amazon its biggest search competitor. (Speaking of Amazon, it's scheduled Read More →

Quoted: on hawking the domain

"But you could say the same thing about doctors. They can become very well-off treating very sick patients." — Jon Schultz, owner of the domain name, when questioned about wanting to profit off a disease that has killed Read More →

Off topic: Smell maps, drugs’ colors, synonyms for drunk, will wash dishes for food

Amsterdam's "smellmap"? Weed doesn't even register. Plus other cities' smells, mapped. Yes, it matters what color your pills are. ICYMI in 1737, Benjamin Franklin's list of synonyms for drunk, from addled to Read More →

Report: Silicon Valley firms missing qualified Hispanics and blacks in hiring

Silicon Valley firms recruit from the same stable of elite universities, a practice that contributes to the companies missing out on qualified ethnic and racial minorities, USA Today reports. Hispanics make up 6.5 percent and blacks 4.5 percent of Read More →

Intel earnings: What to watch for

Intel is scheduled to report third-quarter earnings Tuesday, amid an improved outlook for the PC business. But there's also pessimism in the chip industry, which caused chip stocks including Intel's to fall Friday. Still, Intel's performance so far this year — in Read More →

First it was Antennagate. Now Apple brings us Finlandgate

How does one break a country? Apparently Apple may have done just that. At least according to Finland's prime minister Alexander Stubb, who blames the Cupertino tech giant for putting a big economic hurt on the Scandinavian nation. In a chat Read More →

Apple lays groundwork for launch of Apple Pay

Apple is quietly preparing to go live with Apple Pay, according to a new report. Tech blog 9to5Mac reported on Sunday that the Cupertino-based company is training its retail employees and conspiring with retailers to ensure that Apple Pay debuts Read More →

Model S owner launches petition demanding retrofit; Tesla stock continues slide

Shares of Tesla Motors were down more than 3 percent in early trading Monday. Last week, Tesla revealed that the "D" stood for dual motor and that the "something else" referred to new safety and autopilot hardware that are standard Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

We've got your Monday tech news links right here. Analyst: Google will beat Apple to become first member of trillion-dollar club. Google, Facebook, etc. would be affected if Ireland gets rid of the "Double Irish" tax loophole. Ireland is Read More →

Quoted: on aiming OKCupid’s arrow high

"When 100 percent of relationships start online, then we will have succeeded." — Sam Yagan, CEO of and founder of OKCupid, says the goal is to have everyone use "online dating the way everyone uses Amazon." (OKCupid, the Read More →
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