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    The new online screening room of the National Film Board of Canada, a 1983 review of a new offering from Microsoft called Windows, and an interesting read from Kevin Kelly […]

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  • “Say-on-Pay” gathering steam

    “Say-on-Pay” gathering steam

    Advocates of having public companies allow their investors to express their opinion on the compensation packages provided to their top executives enter the 2009 proxy season with a head of […]

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  • Marvell latest chip company to lower expectations

    Marvell latest chip company to lower expectations

    Marvell Technology Group, the chip maker headquartered in the Bahamas with operations out of Santa Clara, became the latest chip maker to ratchet down expectations. The company now expects sales […]

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  • LSI Exec VP Stroh out in reorganization

    LSI Exec VP Stroh out in reorganization

    LSI reorganized its semiconductor business, consolidating both its storage and its networking chips businesses ino one “semiconductor solutions” group reporting to Jeffrey Richardson, who was made an executive vice president […]

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  • Google offers to exchange employees’ underwater options

    Google offers to exchange employees’ underwater options

    Google offered its employees the chance to exchange their underwater options (the company estimated that 85 percent of its employees hold at least some options where the current strike price […]

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  • At Britannica, something wiki this way comes

    Lord, how it must gall the folks at Encyclopedia Britannica — spend a couple of centuries building one of the most authoritative brands in reference, only to be left behind […]

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  • Tech earnings: the weak in review

    The week started out sunny and unexpectedly mild, but the dark skies have rolled back in, and today, the sagging clouds and cold, sputtering rain are reminding us that it’s […]

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  • Quoted

    “It is kind of like going from an Xbox to an Atari.” — Obama spokesman Bill Burton on the Mac-oriented staff’s struggles with old PCs and other legacy tech in […]

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  • Off Topic

    From Japan’s Gamu Toys, the ultimate Barack Obama action figure, and I do mean action — available accessories include a flag, a microphone, a stool, several sidearms and automatic weapons, […]

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  • Williams-Sonoma cutting 1,400 jobs

    Williams-Sonoma cutting 1,400 jobs

    Williams-Sonoma, the San Francisco purveyor of home products, said today it will be laying off about 1,400, or 18 percent of its staff, and closing a call center in Pennsylvania […]

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