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This Robot Always Wins

Researchers in Tokyo have created the world's most formidable rock, paper, scissors opponent. Invented at the University of Tokyo, the Janken robot can beat a human at the classic game with 100 percent accuracy. [Read entire story]

CardioDx upsizes IPO to $92 million

Heart disease test developer CardioDx Inc. bumped up its expected initial public offering to $92 million pricing 5.75 million shares at $14 to $16 each. The Palo Alto company, which will move to Redwood City in second [Read entire story]

AT&T iPad activations surge

AT&T iPad activations surge

Apple's iPad Air had a strong opening weekend, at least with AT&T. The carrier said iPad activations following the device's launch were up more than 200 percent over last year's iPad launch, All Things D reports. The [Read entire story]

John Chen named interim CEO at BlackBerry

John Chen named interim CEO at BlackBerry

Former Sybase chief executive John Chen has been brought in as interim CEO at BlackBerry Ltd., following the collapse of a proposed $4.7 billion buyout of the struggling smartphone maker. Chen led a turnaround at [Read entire story]

Pandora survives iTunes Radio launch

Pandora survives iTunes Radio launch

Pandora Media Inc. saw its market share continue to rise after the launch of Apple Inc.'s iTunes Radio service. Pandora (NYSE: P) said its listening hours were up 9 percent from September to October, Bloomberg reports, [Read entire story]

Google shutters iGoogle home page service

Google shutters iGoogle home page service

Google Inc. has shut down its iGoogle personalized home page tool, making that the latest feature the company has launched and then closed. The iGoogle tool let users personalize home pages in a similar way they could [Read entire story]

Apple teams with GT Advanced Technologies for Arizona plant

Apple teams with GT Advanced Technologies for Arizona plant

Apple Inc. is investing in a plant in Arizona that will create as many as 2,000 manufacturing jobs. The Wall Street Journal reports Apple is partnering with GT Advanced Technologies Inc. for the multiyear deal to [Read entire story]

Apple teams with GT Advanced Technologies for Arizona plant

Apple Inc. is investing in a plant in Arizona that will create as many as 2,000 manufacturing jobs. The Wall Street Journal reports Apple is partnering with GT Advanced Technologies Inc. for the multiyear deal to [Read entire story]

Coho Data raises $25 million for cloud storage

Coho Data has raised $25 million in a funding round led by by Ignition Partners, a new investor in the company. Also participating was existing investor Andreessen Horowitz. Frank Artale, managing director with [Read entire story]

MediaNews Group’s Dean Singleton retires

MediaNews Group Inc. said Monday that its founder and chairman, William Dean Singleton, will retire before the company's annual meeting in December. Singleton stepped down as CEO of MediaNews, the Denver-based newspaper [Read entire story]

BitTorrent combats piracy shadow with coder tools

Opening up the Sync software allows coders to build atop the platform, broadening the product's offering, as the company tries to grow from its current 1 million monthly users. [...] it is notable as BitTorrent tries to [Read entire story]

Twitter HQ Boosts Central Market

They told Jeannie Kim she was crazy. Why would anyone want to buy a diner on Market Street? And on Central Market no less – the sketchiest stretch of San Francisco’s once celebrated artery? But Kim [Read entire story]

Schmidt: NSA Spying is "Outrageous"

Google is mad as hell -- though the Internet giant may have to continue taking it, just like the rest of us. Google chairman Eric Schmidt let fly in an explosive interview with the Wall Street Journal, which quoted the [Read entire story]

Blue Shield forced by state to delay its Obamacare cancellations

Blue Shield forced by state to delay its Obamacare cancellations

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones will announce Tuesday an agreement with a "major health insurance company" in California to delay by three months cancellation of more than 115,000 individual policies due to [Read entire story]

Military has ‘Iron Man’ suit on drawing board

A program to incorporate several technologies in a futuristic suit for U.S. special operations forces has started soliciting technical designs to help deploy the first one as soon as next year. The aim of the Tactical [Read entire story]

Jamba Inc. earns $2.7 million in third quarter

In the third quarter ended Oct. 1, smoothie shop business Jamba Inc. earned $2.7 million, down from a profit of $3 million a year earlier in the same quarter. Sales in the third quarter fell to $61.4 million, down from [Read entire story]

S.F.’s housing chasm growing even wider

On the left side, how San Francisco doesn't have the money to fix broken elevators at its public housing projects, leaving seniors and disabled residents "stranded in their apartments." If I owned or rented one of the [Read entire story]

Can I use 401K to buy a home?

Today, I have answers to questions from readers about flexible spending accounts and using retirement funds to buy a first home. [...] if the person is eligible to take a distribution from his 401(k) plan, he could roll [Read entire story]

California 2050 greenhouse gas goal out of reach

California will need new policies, new technologies or both to meet its ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goals by 2050, according to an analysis released Monday by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The state's [Read entire story]

SunPower buys robot-maker Greenbotics

INVESTINGSAC Capital to plead guiltySAC Capital Advisors will plead guilty to criminal fraud charges, stop investing money for others and pay $1.8 billion - the largest financial penalty in history for insider trading - [Read entire story]