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Well That Was Fast! 3D TVs Are Already Dead

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It seems that 3D televisions have lost their appeal. 3D TV was the it-product at CES in 2010, but now TV manufacturers are no longer hyping the technology the way they have in the past.  This year at CES, very few television makers even mentioned 3D, Troy Wolverton of the Mercury...
Well That Was Fast! 3D TVs Are Already Dead
Facebook roundup: test charges $100 to message Zuckerberg; Facebook fixes password security flaw and more

OnLive was reportedly sold for roughly $5 million to venture capital firm

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Even though weeks have passed since that well-documented OnLive kerfuffle took place, where unfortunate layoffs and the formation of a "new company" were at the forefront of it all, previously unknown details are still coming out of the woodwork. According to Mercury News, the once-promising cloud gaming outfit was...
OnLive was reportedly sold for roughly $5 million to venture capital firm

California police investigate claims that an officer threatened Anonymous over Twitter

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An investigation is under way in Richmond, California, after a member of the local police department was alleged to have sent a Twitter message threatening violence against members of the Anonymous hacking group. The Richmond Police Department chose to disable and delete comments from its Facebook Page after being inundated with...
California police investigate claims that an officer threatened Anonymous over Twitter
Google could soon face big fines over iOS Safari privacy controversy in FTC investigation

Facebook roundup: Sandberg, Colleran, Seattle and Menlo Park

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Sandberg highlights importance of family – In an interview with Time, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg notes that she leaves the office at 5:30 p.m. daily so she can dine with her children at 6. Essentially, she highlights the importance of making family a priority, despite her professional successes. Facebook Seattle...
Facebook roundup: Sandberg, Colleran, Seattle and Menlo Park

Larry Ellison Graciously Stopped A Journalist From Being Tossed Out Of His Private Party (ORCL)

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Larry Ellison threw a big, private bash on Wednesday night to celebrate the run-up to the America's Cup race that begins in July. The highlight of the party was the premier of a documentary called "The Wind Gods: 33rd America's Cup," produced by Skydance Productions. That's Ellison's son, David's company....
Larry Ellison Graciously Stopped A Journalist From Being Tossed Out Of His Private Party (ORCL)

Apple working on 21,468 square-foot cafeteria in Cupertino, wants employees' chatter to be safe

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How do you keep your employees chit chat from spilling the beans on your next one more thing? You force the beans to be served in an employee-only 21,468 square-foot cafeteria -- that's how. According to Mercury News, Apple just got the go-ahead from the Cupertino Planning Commission on...
Apple working on 21,468 square-foot cafeteria in Cupertino, wants employees' chatter to be safe
Google planning massive “Experience Center” and secret test labs at Googleplex

Onlive assets sold to venture capitalist for $4.8 million

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The assets of cloud gaming service OnLive were sold for under $5 million, following the public collapse and mass lay-off this summer. The Mercury News obtained a letter from the company managing the insolvency showing the offer of $4.8 million from venture capitalist Gary Lauder just days before liquidation was...
Onlive assets sold to venture capitalist for $4.8 million

Report: FTC to Fine Google Over Safari Bypass Within Next 30 Days

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Following a small FCC fine over Google delaying its Street View Wi-Fi investigation, the FTC is likely to order Google to pay a “sizable” fine in the next month for bypassing the Safari browser’s privacy settings to install cookies, the Mercury News reported. The Wall Street Journal, which exposed the...
Report: FTC to Fine Google Over Safari Bypass Within Next 30 Days

This Apple Executive's Plan To Build A 9,000 Square Foot Dream Home Has Enraged A Town

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Bob Mansfield is well known in the tech community for overseeing Apple's hardware operations, but in the county of Boony Doon, he may be better known as the guy who wants to build the ginormous home.  For the past two years, Mansfield and his wife have been trying to convince...
This Apple Executive's Plan To Build A 9,000 Square Foot Dream Home Has Enraged A Town

Thefts from Ursinus students land woman in jail - The Mercury News: Pottstown, PA and The Tri County areas of Montgomery, Berks and Chester Counties (pottsmerc.com)

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Thefts from Ursinus students land woman in jail - The Mercury News: Pottstown, PA and The Tri County areas of Montgomery, Berks and Chester Counties (pottsmerc.com)

OnLive Was OnDead Last Summer: $18 Million In Debt, Sold For $4.8 Million

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Another step in the OnLive saga comes to us from the Mercury News where reporter Troy Wolverton writes that investor Gary Lauder paid $4.8 million for the company assets and that OnLive was $18 million in debt after raising $40 million from AT&T and others. The news appeared in a...
OnLive Was OnDead Last Summer: $18 Million In Debt, Sold For $4.8 Million
Apple's tight control over its Asian supply chain profiled

BlackBerry Q10 with physical keyboard given May-June release window for US

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If you thought March was far away, be prepared to thumb your calendar to an even further date for the BlackBerry Q10. According to AP, CEO Thorsten Heins has said that the physical keyboard iteration of BlackBerry's new OS will arrive around 8-10 weeks after the Z10 makes its...
BlackBerry Q10 with physical keyboard given May-June release window for US

Mobile app news roundup: Google Play, Tapjoy and Rovio

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Google Play passes 15 billion app downloads — Google’s official Android app store, Google Play has now driven more than 15 billion app downloads over the course of its lifetime, reports TechCrunch. Jury finds Android does infringe on Java copyrights — The jury in the two year long Google/Oracle trial...
Mobile app news roundup: Google Play, Tapjoy and Rovio

Larry Ellison's Sailing Team Gets Caught Spying On Rivals, Has To Pay $15,000 Fine (ORCL)

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Larry Ellison's Oracle Team has been found guilty of spying on the Italian team by an international jury of sailing experts, reports Julia Prodis Sulek at the Mercury News. The penalty shouldn't hurt too much: they have to give up five days of practice and pay a $15,000 fine. That...
Larry Ellison's Sailing Team Gets Caught Spying On Rivals, Has To Pay $15,000 Fine (ORCL)
Apple's Tim Cook to sit with Michelle Obama at State of the Union address

Hey, Kiddies, Here's a Funny Picture of an iPad Mini Prototype, Baha!

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Steve RhodesAfter busting the clown who burglarized the home of the late Steve Jobs, authorities have recovered one of the iPads stolen from it — from another bozo. Literally. Police say that Kariem McFarlin, the man charged with stealing some $60,000 worth of electronics and jewelry from the Jobs home...
Hey, Kiddies, Here's a Funny Picture of an iPad Mini Prototype, Baha!
The Morning Lowdown: Music money, here comes Microsoft and more
FTC reportedly wrapping up its investigation into Google's search practices
Tim Cook's busy Tuesday: A tech conference and the State of the Union with Michelle Obama

Bay Area transit strike will snarl up commutes on Monday

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now We don’t normally report on transit strikes on VentureBeat, but this one’s worth noting: The labor union representing Bay Area Rapid Transit is planning a strike starting Monday. That means BART, which normally carries as many as 400,000 people...
Bay Area transit strike will snarl up commutes on Monday

Facebook gets green light to build its second campus at California headquarters

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Seems as if building new, fancy properties is quickly becoming the norm within the tech sector. Following in both Apple and Google's spacious footsteps, Facebook too will be looking to amplify its California-based headquarters -- and now it's received the OK from Menlo Park authorities to commence turning Frank...
Facebook gets green light to build its second campus at California headquarters

Free Flu Shots on Larry: Google CEO Covers Vaccines for San Fran Kids

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Get your sniffles away from me, kiddo. (Photo: Flickr.com/crazybob) We’re currently barreling toward flu season, much to the dismay of everyone who commutes via public transportation. And it seems a couple years watching the seasonal illness wax and wane on Google’s flu trends map has made an impact on CEO Larry Page:...
Free Flu Shots on Larry: Google CEO Covers Vaccines for San Fran Kids
Apple breaks ground on Santa Clara campus set to hold 1,200 employees

Chalk One Up for Ellen Pao: Court Rules Kleiner Perkins Can't Make Her Arbitrate

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Ms. Pao (kpcb.com) When VC firm Kleiner Perkins filed its response to partner Ellen Pao’s gender discrimination suit (nearly a month ago now), included in the flurry of legal documents were requests to require Ms. Pao to submit to binding arbitration. Now the Mercury News reports that the presiding judge has spoken–tentatively, at least–and...
Chalk One Up for Ellen Pao: Court Rules Kleiner Perkins Can't Make Her Arbitrate

California Theatre Decorated In Anticipation of Apple's Media Event

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Techie Buzz posts a gallery of photos from the California Theatre in San Jose where Apple will be hosting their Media Event. The choice of the California Theatre is a bit unusual for Apple. According to Mercury News, Apple last used this venue to introduce new iPod products back...
California Theatre Decorated In Anticipation of Apple's Media Event
Google execs building $82M airport to house their private jets
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