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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

Netflix strikes another connection deal, this time with Verizon

Netflix has struck a deal with Verizon to improve┬áthe quality of its streaming video to the broadband provider's customers. Under the terms of the deal, Netflix is paying Verizon to upgrade their joint data connection. "We have reached an interconnect arrangement with Read More →

For Microsoft, tablet business is a losing proposition

Some 18 months after Microsoft launched its first Surface tablet, the software giant continues to lose money on every one it sells. The company broke out the bad news for its tablet business in a regulatory filing last week following its Read More →

Apple to repair iPhones with faulty power buttons

For several months now, my wife's iPhone 5 has had an annoying problem: Its power button doesn't work. It turns out, she's not the only one experiencing the same bug. A quick Google search turns Read More →

Comcast disingenuously fires back at Netflix

Netflix's newly announced opposition to Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable is about protecting the streaming media company's bottom line, not its customers, a Comcast official charged on Monday. In laying out its case against the merger, the Los Gatos Read More →

Tech Files outtake: In San Jose, Sprint’s the pits

If you live in San Jose and are a customer of Sprint, I feel your pain. For my column today, I tested Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone. As I wrote, Read More →

Netflix takes stand against Comcast-Time Warner deal

Netflix opposes the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, the company said on Monday. In a letter to shareholders announcing the company's first quarter earnings, Reed Hastings and David Wells, Netflix's chief executive and chief financial Read More →
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