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Levi Sumagaysay is editor of the combined SiliconBeat and Good Morning Silicon Valley. She also blogs and is the online producer for, the Mercury News tech website. Email: lsumagaysay (at) bayareanewsgroup (dot-com).

Americans both optimistic, pessimistic about future of tech

Americans expect "great breakthroughs" in technology and science in the next 50 years, and the majority of them think those advances will be mostly positive, according to a new Pew Research survey released today.  But 30 percent of Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

We're serving up your Thursday tech tapas. Most analysts reportedly still like Google stock, but the company's shares are down more than 4 percent as of this post, the day after its earnings failed to meet Wall Read More →

Quoted: German media exec ‘afraid of Google’

"With the exception of biological viruses, there is nothing with such speed, efficiency and aggressiveness that spreads like these technology platforms, and this also lends its creators, owners and users with new power." — Mathias Dopfner, chief executive of Read More →

Off topic: Eyeing food, crunchy food, Nicolas Cage, ‘The Office’ stare machine

Apparently we initially taste food with our eyes — on blue chicken and food dyes. More about food: Some people think crunchier is healthier. (But what about fried chicken?) Now for some entertainment. Our national Irrational Read More →

Anti-tech sentiment update: Google Glass, roots of San Francisco housing crisis, more

The tech industry and protests and taxes and Google Glass, oh my. We've rounded up some anti-tech-sentiment light reading for you. (If you count an extremely long TechCrunch opus on San Francisco's housing problems light reading, that is.) First, Google's been Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Here are news links we've gathered from the Interwebs today. DIY mobile: Google is planning to sell modular smartphones beginning in January 2015. Silicon Valley worker-poaching case: Apple wants to keep evidence that Steve Jobs was a "bully" Read More →
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