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Data from Napa quake advances seismic science

universityofcalifornia.edu – Donald Johnston – Sep 29 – Rodgers recently provided a summary of what has been learned so far from the event in a presentation entitled, 'The Aug. 24 South Napa Earthquake: What Is Known So Far, Accessing Open Information and Preliminary Ground Motion Simulations.' The 6.0…
Gavin Newsom Great use of data & crowdsourcing from the #NapaQuake by seisemologists, w/technology we can cont. to learn so much: t.co/ONW1tRRgHt

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New York Times Plans Cutbacks in Newsroom Staff

nytimes.com – Ravi Somaiya – Oct 1 – The New York Times plans to eliminate about 100 newsroom jobs, as well as a smaller number of positions from its editorial and business operations, offering buyouts and resorting to layoffs if it cannot get enough people to leave voluntarily, the…
Steve Rhodes Strange nothing @nytopinion Twitter or in the app that it will be cut Isn't surprising @nytimes Select also failed t.co/HN28rvBIhA
Matthew Keys RT @scottleadingham: NY Times to cut 100 newsroom jobs, eliminate NYT Opinion mobile app: t.co/s4pQTI0fle via @romenesko
Mat Small RT @mathewi: New York Times cutting 100 newsroom jobs, and shutting down its NYT Opinion app due to lack of interest: t.co/aW4kKLrfRQ
Randi Weingarten RT @brianstelter: NYT story about a new round of cutbacks at the NYT: t.co/qlIaoLZRkQ "100 positions comprise about 7.5 percent of the newsroom staff"
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Chris Cox - I want to apologize to the affected community...

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Bevan Dufty TY to everyone who demanded this change and respect, especially @SisterRoma @Heklina and @DavidCamposSF t.co/RHaPHDcUUJ #MyNameIs
NBC Bay Area RT @scottbudman: Facebook: "I want to apologize .. to Drag Queens..." t.co/xtukGOe8fp $FB
Nick Starr Facebook's Chief Product Officer Chris Cox's Statement on their #RealName policy: t.co/Atc0X04Ng8
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How Jerry Yang Made The Most Lucrative Bet In Tech History

Forbes.com Parmy Olson (@parmy) – Sep 30 – Jerry Yang is giving a quick tour of the conference room at his private investment firm in Palo Alto, Calif. It's dotted with gifts and photos from his 20 years in Silicon Valley. Yahoo's 45-year-old billionaire co-founder stops before a glass deal…
Forbes "I wanted to be able to do things at my own pace, make mistakes and nobody would care." t.co/0hBRrf5MBl #Forbes400
Forbes Tech News How Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang made the most lucrative bet in Silicon Valley history: t.co/QPuAwNLMOF t.co/hghWXGsj2Q
John Klem RT @parmy: Latest mag story: How Jerry Yang Made The Most Lucrative Bet In Tech History t.co/TOqbjI2Abt
Forbes RT @chen_liyan: Jerry Yang found the most lucrative bet in tech history. This chart says it all. t.co/0VnHI3YFwO via @forbes t.co/A1MVqqlgwh
Forbes Tech News Nine years ago, Jerry Yang spent $1 billion of Yahoo's money for 30% of Alibaba. It was a good bet: t.co/zaVa0DDsw1
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Hong Kong Students Take Lead in Campaign for Democracy

nytimes.com – Chris Buckley – Oct 1 – HONG KONG — The slight teenager with heavy rectangular glasses and a bowl cut stood above the ocean of protesters who had engulfed downtown Hong Kong. His deep voice was drowned out by cheers, but the crowd did not mind: They knew him and…
Katrina vandenHeuvel At 17, Leading Protests That Rattle Hong Kong , via @nytimes t.co/YwfwYyoqMm
Michael Parekh 17 years Wise: "Joshua Wong Emerges as Unlikely Teenage Leader in Hong Kong Protests" t.co/QSUojBqJlG #China #Politics #HongKong
Robin Sloan "Their mentality is different from the older generation, so I call them mutants, in a good sense, like the X-Men." t.co/05LEHMXdHi
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Social Media and the Hong Kong Protests

The New Yorker – Emily Parker – Oct 1, 7:17 AM – On July 1, 2003, some half a million Hong Kong people took to the streets to protest a national-security bill, proposed by Hong Kong's government and backed by Beijing, that was widely believed to restrict freedom of speech. I had just moved to…
Nu Wexler 'Twitter has ... emerged as a kind of virtual gathering place for the Chinese dissident community.' t.co/v45LCjs4ar #OccupyCentral
Steve Rhodes RT @acarvin Social Media & the Hong Kong Protests t.co/FpUrQWvPkA via @newyorker & @emilydparker / #umbrellarevolution #HongKong
John Klem RT @emilydparker: In the social media age, protests are no longer 'local.' My @NewYorker piece on Hong Kong and mainland China: t.co/8p4xsEecBV
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Krukow and Kuiper: A Giant Friendship

espn.go.com – ONE RECENT AFTERNOON, about three hours before first pitch, Mike Krukow, the San Francisco Giants broadcaster, sat in his condo beneath a ceramic moose, playing an up-tempo version of 'Play With Fire,' the Rolling Stones classic, on a 98-year-old…
#OctoberTogether Possibly the greatest story you will read all day. This is the story of Kruk & Kuip, #StrongerTogether READ: t.co/MrO7xCzAb2
Aaron Draczynski A must-read for #SFGiants fans: ESPN chronicles the friendship between Kruk and Kuip. t.co/WWbOGIq64f
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Atmosphere Live

Google – Sundar Pichai, Urs Hölzle, and more... Explore the keynote speakers from 9 AM - 10:45 AM PDT Check out custom tailored live breakout sessions from 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM PDT Ask questions and get answers in real-time Q & A discussions What's your…
Vivek Wadhwa RT @GoogleForEdu: 'Through tech we'll soon return to 1:1 learning. We'll learn in the matter most important to us'@wadhwa #atmosphere14 t.co/qb6RUFng7k
Nick Starr RT @GoogleforWork: The right tools enable creativity and yield bold opportunities. Hear how @HP uses @googleglass at #atmosphere14: t.co/fOD5ztHoak
Vivek Wadhwa Here is the link to join #atmosphere14 by Google t.co/RXYUBI2UCn
Vivek Wadhwa RT @NeptunePine: Eager for @wadhwa's talk on advancing technologies disrupting industries. Timely for us right now. #atmosphere14 t.co/WxmyaKaU7n
Tim O'Reilly Google's Atmosphere event livecast, starts at 8:45 am pacific t.co/YT5jzb9EYT I'm there in person, but you can be there virtually
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General Catalyst Starts New Fund To Bet on Stripe's Payment Platform

Forbes.com Steven Bertoni (@StevenBertoni) – Oct 1 – The developer-friendly payment company, which already has clients like Facebook, Twitter and Alibaba Alipay, scored a huge win this September partnering with Apple to help power the Apple Pay mobile wallet for the iPhone 6. With the biggest names…
Forbes Tech News The developer-friendly payment company Stripe is on a hot streak. t.co/HRlOMcwPLp
Forbes With the biggest names in tech secure in its camp, Stripe is courting small start-ups: t.co/0au1eauTx0
Forbes RT @StevenBertoni: Stripe is courting small start-ups after big iPhone 6 win t.co/1GjduMpW9g @Forbes @stripe #Apple t.co/NmWvDtQ3XP
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Pebble Pushes On Price, Activity, And Fitness, To Win The Wrist

Forbes.com Ewan Spence (@ewan) – Oct 1 – The Palo Alto based Pebble has updated its smartwatch ecosystem, with an intoxicating mix of software, hardware, and retail therapy. The Quantified Self Takes Shape The key takeaway is that the wearable now has applications available from Jawbone…
Forbes Tech News Can Pebble win the wearable wars with a $99 smartwatch? t.co/ganEqBMmkk t.co/JmPgnW3jLc
Forbes RT @ForbesTech: Can Pebble win the wearable wars with a $99 smartwatch? t.co/QPSmq89i52 t.co/lLhgCjSbbo
Forbes Tech News Can Pebble win the wearable wars with a $99 smartwatch? t.co/QPSmq89i52 t.co/lLhgCjSbbo
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Before the Startup

paulgraham.com – (This essay is derived from a guest lecture in Sam Altman's startup class at Stanford. It's intended for college students, but much of it is applicable to potential founders at other ages.) One of the advantages of having kids is that when you have…
Melinda Byerley RT @cdixon: "At its best, starting a startup is merely an ulterior motive for curiosity." t.co/xvbVS9QtoU
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