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Google claims that the Chinese government is interfering with Gmail’s service within the country. The block implicates Google’s servers and is set up to look like the problem comes from Gmail itself. Chinese authorities have been attacking Google since it refused to censor its search engine. In other news, Bill Gates is venturing into education reform, donating $290 million to select school districts. The money will be used to oversee a new personnel system that would reward teachers based on their performance. Gates said that improvements would require working closely with teacher unions and making more targeted investments. And finally, a recent report revealed that the earthquake in Japan put a halt to nearly 25% of the world’s semiconductor wafer production. This material is responsible for making flash memory and DRAM that you can find in any personal computer. The overall impact shouldn’t be enough to drastically hinder future production.