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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 and CNET

New CEO puts stamp on Zynga by shaking up exec ranks

Zynga just underwent yet another executive shakeup, this time led by its new CEO, Don Mattrick. The social gaming company announced late Tuesday that three top executives, each of whom had miraculoulsy survived past purges, are Read More →

Who wants some BlackBerry? Let the speculation begin

With BlackBerry now officially for sale, the speculation has begun about who might buy the company. The early consensus? While there are lots of potential suitors, no one company or entity makes an obvious or ideal match. And there's at least Read More →

Startup camera maker Lytro cut jobs earlier this year

Lytro, the digital camera start-up that has developed a technology that allows users to focus their pictures after taking them, laid off some of its staff earlier this year. The Mountain View company cut loose an undisclosed number of employees in Read More →

Tech Files First Take: Google Glass

Google Glass may have a lot of potential. But my first impression of the new wearable technology product is that it needs a lot of polishing if it's ever to become a mainstream device. And it suffers from what may be a Read More →

Tech Files test drive: Smart’s new electric car

Not too long ago, you couldn't find an electric car on the market. Now, it seems, every manufacturer either has one -- or has one in the works. One of the latest to hit the market is the Read More →

Tech Files preview: Google Chromecast

This week I'm testing Google's Chromecast digital media adapter for my next Tech Files column. That piece will have my full thoughts on the new $35 digital media adapter. But I thought I'd offer a little taste. Below you'll find a Read More →
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