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Brandon Bailey covers Google, Facebook and Yahoo for the San Jose Mercury News, reporting on the business and culture of the Internet.


Facebook low in customer satisfaction, while Pinterest ranks high, survey says.

Pinterest users have a high rate of customer satisfaction, according to a new survey by an independent research group. Facebook and LinkedIn users? Not so much. Ads and privacy are big concerns cited by Internet users who ranked Facebook and LinkedIn Read More →

Clinton going for social media daily double

Hillary Clinton is going for a social-media daily double, later today. While technically she’s just plugging her new book, the former U.S. Senator and Secretary of State has made a series of public appearances recently in which she’s Read More →

Google stock rises as company seems to be gearing for more growth

Google shares rose more than 3 percent on Friday, a day after the giant Internet company reported strong sales growth in the second quarter. Mountain View-based Google is spending heavily to develop new tech products, hire new employees (they’re Read More →

Facebook’s latest app: For celebs only

Everyone knows celebrities get special treatment. Now Facebook’s developed a special app, just for celebrities, that’s designed to make it easier for them to share their thoughts and observations with the rest of us little people. The new app, called Read More →

Google adds an ex-Ford CEO to its board

Why would Google add a former CEO from one of America’s big three auto-makers to its board of directors? Can you say “self-driving car?” Actually, there are plenty of reasons for a big company to want Alan Mulally, the former boss of Read More →

Google partners with Swiss biomedical giant on smart contact lens

Google’s X division has taken a big step forward in making its “smart contact lens” technology available for the consumer market, by announcing a licensing agreement with the biotech giant Novartis. The Swiss company said it plans to work Read More →
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