Sunday, November 19, 2017

Apple’s HomePod speaker delayed until next year

If you were looking to buy Apple’s new smart home speaker this holiday season, you are out of luck. The HomePod will be delayed...

Off topic: When cops fight, wobbly bridges, elephants as persons, switching jobs

Undercover operation goes wrong as Detroit cops from different precincts fight one another. You walk funny: It’s your fault the bridge wobbles. Do elephants —...

Apple’s VP of diversity and inclusion Denise Young Smith is leaving at the end...

Apple’s vice president of diversity and inclusion Denise Young Smith is leaving the company less than a year into her job. Young Smith, who...

Airbnb takes steps to welcome travelers with disabilities

In response to complaints that their platform isn’t always accommodating of guests with disabilities, Airbnb on Thursday revealed new steps to address that problem....

Off topic: Speedy podcasts, Richer Scale, brown paper bags and feminism, the Codfather

So many podcasts, so little time: Meet the people who listen to podcasts at fast speeds. Atop the “Richer Scale“: Jeff Bezos and Bill...

Elon Musk breaks down in tears while describing ‘terrible’ father: report

One might imagine the young Elon Musk happily tinkering by his engineer father’s side, picking up the skills and dreams that would one day...

Airbnb boasts best quarter ever, but doesn’t claim to be ‘perfect’

From Chris Lehane’s perspective, Airbnb has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. The San Francisco-based home-sharing startup just saw its best...

Is billionaire VC Peter Thiel trying to break up Google?

So far, high-profile Silicon Valley venture capitalist and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel isn’t saying publicly why he gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to...

Larry Ellison buys Frank Sinatra’s old resort for $35.8 million

Lawrence Ellison has gained approval from a bankruptcy court to buy the famed Cal Neva Lodge & Casino, once the site of Frank Sinatra’s...

Sorry: No Black Friday discounts for Bay Area homebuyers

This morning’s Mercury News story about Black Friday and the housing market is full of the wrong kinds of surprises. To re-cap: Trulia has...

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