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Skyfall, Silicon Valley style: Apple, Google, Facebook and Big Brother?

Join our fearless chatters on their latest Pat & Mike Chat as they slosh through the murky muck of domestic cyber-stalking going on these days in Silicon Valley.
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Around the world in NSA spying fallout

In the wake of the revelation about the Prism program that involves American technology giants sharing user information with the NSA, we go around the world in fallout news — fallout that could affect the overseas business of Silicon Valley Read More →

Google, Facebook and others are being way too timid on NSA’s business-killing PRISM program

The timid response of Google and other Silicon Valley Internet giants to news of the National Security Agency's PRISM surveillance scheme has turned the land of go-big-or-go-home into the land of too-little-too-late. It's admirable that Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Microsoft Read More →

Have you noticed more ads on your smartphone?

Does it seem like you’re seeing more ads on your smartphone these days? You’re not alone. The mobile advertising business is booming, according to a new report by the research firm eMarketer, which says advertisers aren’t just buying more Read More →

Quoted: Regrets, Jon Rubinstein has a few (like selling Palm to HP)

"Well, I'm not sure I would have sold the company to HP. That's for sure. Talk about a waste." Jon Rubinstein, former CEO of Palm, in hindsight. He tells Fierce Wireless that the company Read More →

Off topic: Cost of napping, Florida news, birth and conception, suicide prevention, musical beer

There's a time and place for napping. During bank hours on a bank keyboard? Not the time nor the place. "Florida Man Used Cat Food to Steal Laptops from Wal-mart" and other headlines from Florida Man, a Read More →

IBM’s Watson takes star turn at the Computer History Museum

Silicon Valley's Computer History Museum got a dash of star power Tuesday when it welcomed the "Jeopardy" champion of champions, IBM's Watson. Somewhere you've got to figure Ken Jennings is getting sweaty palms. In a move that says computing can Read More →

’1984′ sales boom: Call to ‘flood Washington’ with Orwell classic could be a reason

Amid recent revelations of the extent of U.S. government surveillance, copies of George Orwell's "1984," the classic novel that warns of Big Brother, are selling like hotcakes. Sales of two different editions of the book are in the top 20 on Read More →

Wiretap: Anne Wojcicki taps a No. 2

Things are hella busy at 23andMe, the Mountain View startup that aims to help people learn more about their genes. Fresh off a $50 million funding round, the company in December slashed the price of Read More →

Tasty leftover scraps at Apple’s WWDC table

With such a plethora of fancy new features from the iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks operating systems that Apple unleashed upon the world at this week’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, it was inevitable that a Read More →
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