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Fighting words: Criticism of video games and gamers

The video game industry is still talking about the violent threats made against Anita Sarkeesian, a video game critic, who alerted the police last week and went into hiding, according to her Twitter posts. In a column, I wrote Read More →

Two valley health-tech startups win hard-fought FDA approval

Two Silicon Valley companies have received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for heart-tracking apps, marking a hard-fought and costly achievement for these startups and a victory for the fledgling health tech industry. San Francisco-based¬†AliveCor got the green light last Read More →

4K TV shipments surge in Q2

There's a reason why 4K televisions are becoming more prominent in your local electronics store: Manufacturers are shipping a lot more of them. TV makers shipped more of the ultra-high resolution sets in the second quarter of this year than they Read More →

Alibaba reveals huge revenue, profit weeks before IPO

In case we all didn't already know that Chinese Internet company Alibaba was, well, preparing to take over the world, the e-commerce colossus released financial statements to remind us just how formidable it really is. Alibaba -- an e-commerce, payments, cloud Read More →

Not all diversity reports are created equal

Of course, all company diversity reports are not the same. That's why this paper asked more than 30 Silicon Valley companies for the official government report they prepare annually on their workforce demographics. In a column today, I gave Read More →

Should we sell our souls for the Tesla Gigafactory?

What's a "gigafactory" worth? That's the question for officials in five states who are battling to be home of Tesla's new "gigafactory" for battery production. The answer may be "too much," warns a group of government fiscal watchdog types who wrote a Read More →
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