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Troy Wolverton Troy Wolverton (279 Posts)

Troy writes the Tech Files column as the Personal Technology Columnist at the San Jose Mercury News. He also covers the digital media, mobile and video game industries and writes occasionally about Apple, chips, social networking and other aspects of technology. Previously, Troy covered Apple and the consumer electronics industry. Prior to joining the Mercury News, Troy reported on technology, business and financial issues for TheStreet.com and CNET News.com.


Aereo files for bankruptcy

In a move that should surprise no one, Aereo, the pioneering video company that re-transmitted local TV signals to customers over the Internet, has filed for bankruptcy. The company, which lost a crucial Supreme Court Read More →

Wolverton: Breaking down my new Triple Play costs

When it comes to Triple Plays -- as in most things -- the devil is in the details. As I mentioned in my column this week, I'm in Read More →

Wolverton: Want better broadband choices? Move to France

You probably knew your choices for pay TV and broadband here in the Bay Area weren't good. But you may not realize how bad they actually are relatively to what people elsewhere can get. That point became crystal clear for me Read More →

Wolverton: I’ve got the South Bay broadband shopping blues

When it comes to your broadband choices in the South Bay, you really don't have much choice. As a consumer, your only real choices are between AT&T and Comcast. And if speed is your thing, Comcast is typically the only real Read More →

Amazon debuts Siri-like assistant for the home

Amazon is turning the virtual personal assistant into a physical product. The e-commerce giant on Thursday unveiled Echo, a cylindrical gadget that has a Siri clone built into it. Read More →

iPad mini gets little love from Apple

At its press event today announcing new iPads and Mac computers, Apple executives gave scant attentionĀ to the iPad mini. While spending a good deal of time talking about the new iPad Air 2 and the new iMac with a high-resolution Retina Read More →

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