Courtesy of, here’s a quick rundown of the latest technology news in Silicon Valley:

Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux operating system, made it abundantly clear that he was not a strong supporter of Silicon Valley darling NVIDIA, calling it “by far the worst hardware company that I have ever worked with,” punctuating with a flourishing middle finger.

Reporter Joshua Green wrote last week that before Steve Jobs’ death, the Apple founder made a point to the Obama campaign to make use of the explosive growth of mobile technology that has occurred during this president’s term.

A recent drop in Zynga’s stock reflects the downfall of Facebook’s game ecosystem.

Prepare to be spied on by your iPhone. PredictGaze, a Silicon Valley startup, is creating a future where your phone can judge your reaction to commercials and other content through your front-facing camera.

As a part of the Google Talks series, Google employees took a break from running a multinational corporation week for a few moments last week to talk about love and being alone with the punked-out cast of the Green Day-inspired Broadway play “American Idiot.”