• Avago to buy Broadcom for about $37B - 05/28/2015 12:26 PM PDT
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    Google I/O: Taking on Apple Pay, Flickr

    Hoping to up its game against rivals like Apple, Google on Thursday announced a suite of new products and updates at its annual software developer conference, including a new smartphone payment system that can be used to buy products in more than 700,000 stores.

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    Half a dozen chipmakers in Silicon Valley, including a few storied names, have been acquired in the past 18 months in nearly $12 billion in deals affecting thousands of employees and costing some their jobs.  
     
     
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    How to protect your personal data online

    The Pew study indicates that while Americans are concerned about their privacy and security, relatively few have taken steps to protect themselves. Here are some things you can do to better protect your personal information. 
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    Berkeley lab unveils solar energy center

    Groundbreaking work expected to be performed at $59 million Solar Energy Research Center. 
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    Facebook's green roof mirrors company's workplace culture

    The 9 acres atop of the tech firm's new Frank Gehry-designed building across from its main headquarters are filled with a plethora of native trees and flowers, lawn furniture, white boards, viewing decks and a half-mile walking trail overlooking the city's marshlands. 
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    California's Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced the approval an insurance product from Farmers Insurance that could fill a gap in insurance coverage for drivers of on-demand transportation companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar.  
     
    Apple must cooperate with a court-appointed monitor after a judge found the technology giant colluded with book publishers in 2010 to raise electronic book prices, a federal appeals court said Thursday.  
     
     
     
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    Review: Mountain View's Shell Shock Restaurant offers oodles of oysters

    Joining the Castro Street restaurant lineup in Mountain View late last fall, Shell Shock offers an extensive, ever-changing menu of oysters and oyster dishes, as well as a vast menu of shell fish and other seafood options, as well as many non-seafood choices. 
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    Lindsay Lohan is finally off probation

    'Mean Girls’ actress finished community service hours in a rush of work in recent weeks.