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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 →

Social club targets Silicon Valley elite

Characterizing themselves as a ragtag band of the important and unconventional, a group of Silicon Valley venture capitalists, executives and entrepreneurs is opening a new $2,500-a-year social club for the tech elite. The Cuckoo's Nest will open next year at 68 Read More →

Lending Club prices shares at $15

On the eve of its highly anticipated Wall Street debut, Lending Club priced shares at $15 each, setting up the company to become the largest IPO of the year from California. San Francisco-based Lending Club, which will start trading Read More →

Quoted: Yahoo’s ousted No. 2 says he was “fired and that’s OK”

Nearly a year after he was canned from Yahoo by CEO Marissa Mayer, the company's former Chief Operating Officer Henrique de Castro spoke publicly for the first time about his departure, telling LinkedIn: "I was fired and that's OK." Castro spent just Read More →

Jesse Jackson pushes tech to talk diversity

The Rev. Jesse Jackson has rounded up some of the tech industry's most powerful players to discuss a problem far thornier than battery life or processing speed: diversity. Companies including Google, Apple and Facebook are gathering on Intel's campus this afternoon Read More →

Zenefits nabs David Sacks, former PayPal and Yammer exec

Zenefits, the one-year-old cloud software startup that is aiming to upend the health insurance business, nabbed longtime tech executive David Sacks to join its top ranks. San Francisco-based Zenefits announced Wednesday that Sacks, the founder of enterprise social networking company Yammer and Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Here's what's on the Wednesday menu. Uber woes, again: As Pat May reported, Uber was sued by the district attorneys of San Francisco and Los Angeles for misleading customers and violating local laws. It also faces bans in Read More →
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