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In the news: Facebook buys WhatsApp

More casual than texting but less creepy than Facebook chatting, “WhatsApp” has become enormously popular for college students looking to stay connected to everyone around the world. On Feb. 19, the company was bought by Facebook for $19 billion, the largest purchase of a company backed by venture capitalists ever.   Read More…

Which prominent Cal figure are you most like?

Admit it – knowing that you share a campus with some of academia’s biggest names still makes you giddy with geeky excitement. In the throes of completing that final paper or exam, you’ve probably tried to channel your favorite academic. Are you an intellect or an innovator? Take the quiz below to find out who within our stellar faculty is your true spirit animal! Read More…

Waiting for a revolution against centralized wealth

Robert Reich, UC Berkeley’s own public policy professor who was secretary of labor in the Clinton Administration, screened his documentary, “Inequality for All,” last month in the same Wheeler Auditorium where he teaches classes. Playing to a packed and enthusiastic audience, his message that wealth is wrongly concentrated in the Read More…