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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

Move over plastics: Scientists demonstrate 3D printing with liquid metal

3D printers may soon have a new material with which to print that's stronger than the plastics they typically use, able to conduct electricity and, well, cool: liquid metal. A team of scientists at North Carolina State University have Read More →

New on Netflix streaming: Earnings calls

When it comes to earnings calls, Netflix has long done things a little differently than most public companies. But now it's taking matters to another level. After the company reports its quarterly results later this month, it will Read More →

Report: Zynga’s Mattrick tried to buy company for Microsoft

It turns out that Don Mattrick, Zynga's new CEO, has had a long-term relationship with Mark Pincus. Mattrick and Pincus first started talking games back in 2010, according to a Read More →

Report: New CEO takes a bet on Zynga’s stock

Don Mattrick, Zynga's new CEO, could see a huge payday if he's able to boost the stock price of the struggling social gaming company. Mattrick, who will officially take the reins from Mark Pincus on Monday, Read More →

Report: Xbox exec leaving Microsoft to head Zynga

Updated Zynga may be getting a new CEO -- Video game industry veteran Don Mattrick. Mattrick has been the president of Microsoft's interactive entertainment business, where he oversees the company's video game efforts, including its Xbox game Read More →

Rating for Apple ad taken “out of context,” firm says

Peter Daboll insists his company wasn't trying to knock Apple. Citing data from Daboll's company, Ace Metrix, Bloomberg on Thursday reported that Read More →
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