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Comcast-Time Warner deal can claim one prominent Silicon Valley supporter

(Updated below) The proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger has at least one high-profile backer here in Silicon Valley. Carl Guardino, president of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and an ever-present present figure in regional Read More →

Quoted: Comcast and Time Warner — competitors or not?

"Comcast can't have it both ways. It can't say that the existence of competition among distributors including Time Warner Cable was a reason to approve the NBC deal in 2010 and then turn around a few years later and say Read More →

Watch this and this and this: News, entertainment pour out of CNN, Yahoo, Xbox

As the tech and media world turn, and the avenues for consuming news and video and entertainment multiply, and everyone fights for eyeballs and ad dollars, here's what's going on: There's embracing of the new by the old, and vice Read More →

Quoted: HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley,’ the tech industry and bro culture

"Let's just think different... uh, don't think different, that's Apple." — Richard Hendricks, the main character played by actor Thomas Middleditch on "Silicon Valley," during the premiere of the HBO comedy Sunday night. The quote captures two of the Read More →

Tech Files outtake: Roku gadget’s rough edges

Roku's new Streaming Stick is a great bargain, but it does have some rough edges. I reviewed the new digital media player for my column this week. As I mentioned, I Read More →

Facebook’s Oculus deal dismays some VR fans

Some early supporters of the virtual-reality gaming company Oculus VR didn't like Tuesday’s news that the Irvine startup is being acquired by Facebook for more than $2 billion in cash and stock. “Not happy about this at all,” was a typical Read More →
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