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LeapFrog in a swamp of trouble

LeapFrog, the Emeryville company whose LeapPad has been popular in the educational toy category, has warned investors that it would miss earnings projections, the company said in a press release. The company cited weaker than expected holiday sales, particularly Read More →

Words Linkedin job hunters ought to avoid

People looking for a new job need to first look in a thesaurus before posting their self-promoting blather on Linkedin, according to the Mountain View-based online professional network. Among the various terms that career-seeking members overuse on the site, Linkedin noted Read More →

Off topic: U.S. of change, transit timelines, forensic entomology, NFL bad lip reading

Demographically speaking, what will America look like in 5 years? 10 years? Map and graphics. Attention, transportation nerds, check out these rapid transit timelines. When insects help solve crimes. And silly video time: Read More →

Tech jobs: Nice, if you can keep them

Numbers, we've got numbers. One report shows just how well tech jobs paid last year. But another report shows a lot of those jobs went up in smoke in 2014. U.S. tech industry jobs paid an average of $89,450 in 2014, Read More →

Ford grows Silicon Valley research office

Ford announced Thursday that it is opening a new research center in Palo Alto. Read More →

Apple’s share of Asian smartphone market on the rise

Propelled by strong iPhone 6 sales, Apple is claiming more market share in Asia -- even on arch-rival Samsung's home turf. A new report published by Counterpoint Research shows that Apple has made significant gains in South Korea, China and Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

We've got your tech news links right here. EBay shares are up sharply today after yesterday's announcement of 2,400 layoffs, earnings, plus the possibility that it will split into three companies instead of just two. Analyst says Apple paid more money Read More →

Quoted: on Satya Nadella and a new day at Microsoft

"Before, we just were not able to partner with Microsoft. Satya (Nadella) has opened a door that was closed. And locked. And barricaded." — Marc Benioff, CEO of, on a previously announced deal to integrate his company's software with some Read More →

Off topic: SOTU generator, ‘Goodnight Moon’ bedroom, fearless, owl cafe

How about a mashup of Obama, Bush and Lincoln, courtesy of the State of the Union speech generator? A critique of the "Goodnight Moon" bedroom, with its "dangerously non-childproofed fireplace" and more. A woman who Read More →

Silicon Valley ranks 3rd globally in GDP per capita

Silicon Valley ranks third after Swiss financial hub Zurich and the Norwegian capital, Oslo, in per-capita gross domestic product, according to a study released Thursday by the Brookings Institution. The study from the D.C.-based think-tank and JPMorgan Chase measured the San Jose metropolitan region's Read More →
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