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On topic: Tech news to know now

Once again, we've got your tech news links right here. Tesla shares are down more than 3 percent. Elon Musk said yesterday the stock is "kind of high right now" and stressed long-term vs. short-term investing. Where is Silicon Valley building a second Read More →

Quoted: Bill Gates and education, or Bill Gates vs. education

"Beforehand, the philanthropies were viewed as one of many voices in education. Now they are viewed — and the market reformers and the tech folks — as the dominant forces, and as dissonant to those who work in schools every Read More →

Off topic: Games with chimps, homes for the homeless, huge-asaurus, zoom zoom zoom, cookies

Are you smarter than a chimp? In Portland, building tiny homes for the homeless. Behold the Dreadnoughtus, a dinosaur that's estimated to have weighed seven times as much a T.rex. A little scroll-to-zoom fun, Read More →

Chris Folayan brings e-commerce to Africa

I recently had the chance to talk with San Jose State University graduate Chris Folayan about Mall for Africa, an interesting global e-commerce enterprise that he started with his brother Tope, who attended Stanford University. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=au1xjGdTcD8?rel=0&w=560&h=315] Entrepreneurs see things that other Read More →

FCC Chairman decries broadband market for slow speeds and lack of competition

Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, thinks Americans have too few choices when it comes to Internet service, particularly for truly high-speed broadband. Read More →

Facebook rolls out privacy checkup, with help from a dinosaur

Is privacy extinct? Not if you adjust some settings, a Facebook mascot seems to suggest. In case you haven't been introduced, Facebook's blue dinosaur — which showed up during a test earlier this year — is the face of a new tool Read More →

Angel Investor Ali Partovi joins food-tech startup Hampton Creek

Ali Partovi, a top tech angel investor, has joined food-tech startup Hampton Creek to pioneer the company's growth, becoming the latest in a wave of Silicon Valley leaders to latch onto a movement that aims to use technology to feed people Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Get your tech news links right here. More Apple security news: Actress Eva Longoria claims Apple store employees have accessed her personal info and contacted her, unsolicited, by phone and email. And about those nude celebrity photos, 4chan says Read More →

Quoted: Peter Thiel on tech and thinking big

"I think the stakes in this are not just, 'Are we going to have some new gadgets'?" — Peter Thiel, on technology's role in the future of a globalized, problem-filled world. A Fortune profile shines a light on Thiel Read More →

Google health-company CEO cuts ties with Roche

Following Wednesday's announcement that Google spin-off Calico and drug firm AbbVie will spend up to $1.5 billion on age-related treatments, Calico CEO Art Levinson is stepping down from another drug firm's board to avoid a conflict of interest. Levinson Read More →
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