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August 24, 2013, 10:40 AM

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Amir Efrati / jessica lessin:
Exclusive: Google Designing Its Own Self-Driving Car, Considers ‘Robo Taxi’  —  Google Inc., which has been working on software to help major automakers build self-driving cars, also is quietly going around them by designing and developing a full-fledged self-driving car, according to people familiar with the matter.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft's Ballmer on his biggest regret, the next CEO and more  —  Summary: I had 15 minutes today to ask Microsoft's outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer a few questions.  We talked his biggest regrets, his thinking on what's next and more.  Here's Part 1.  —  Mary Jo Foley
Jennifer Granick / Forbes:
My Dinner With NSA Director Keith Alexander  —  On July 30, 2013, I had the pleasure of having dinner with General Keith Alexander, Director of the National Security Agency.  Just a few weeks earlier, NYU Law Professor Christopher Sprigman and I had called the NSA's activities “criminal” …
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Acquires Image-Recognition Startup IQ Engines To Improve Flickr Photo Organization & Search  —  Oh, so you thought Yahoo's acquisition spree was over?  Not even close.  A Yahoo spokesperson has confirmed that the revitalized web giant has snapped up yet another company …
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Netflix May Need to Accelerate Its Spending for Original Shows  —  Binge viewing of original series might end up accelerating expenditures  —  Binge-viewing may lead to binge-spending at Netflix, which could eventually see the impact in its stock price.  —  What went unmentioned among …
Robert McMillan / Wired:
Your Future iPhone May Be Stuffed With Wax  —  Inside a research lab at the University of Michigan, there's an Intel chip covered in wax.  —  It's a Core i7 microprocessor — the same chip that runs many of today's desktop and laptop PCs — and the wax is stuffed into a metal mesh surrounding this tiny sliver of silicon.

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