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Apple, Hewlett-Packard and the SV 150 are all fair game for Pat & Mike’s Google Hangout

If you want to get a look at Silicon Valley's vital signs, there are few better ways to do it than to look at the SV 150, produced by the Mercury News and the Bay Area News Group. In their Read More →

With its shares on rebound, Netflix is the cautious comeback kid

It might be safe to call Netflix the comeback kid — at least this week. The Los Gatos company's shares are up 31 percent to about $214.25 as of this post, from last Friday's closing price of $163.37. Tuesday, shares Read More →

CISPA down, but probably not out

The fight against CISPA — was it much ado about nothing? The Senate on Thursday said it would not be taking up the controversial cybersecurity legislation that passed the House earlier this month. But although privacy advocates and Read More →

Quoted: on the USB, still connecting after all these years

"I think what we did was we created an open standard that everybody can benefit. What I am happy to see is that everybody participates in this ecosystem and they are all making money." — Ajay Bhatt, co-inventor of Read More →

Tech gets funny: Yahoo nabs ‘SNL’; YouTube and Twitter putting on comedy events

Did you hear the one about how valley tech companies now think they're funny? Here you go: • "Saturday Night Live" is moving — at least online. "Live from Yahoo! It's Saturday Night!" reads the headline of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's Read More →

Apple Tim Cook’s Coffee Auction: The Real Story, Kind of

There is a whole story behind the  coffee with Tim Cook auction on CharityBuzz, which coincidentally is creating a buzz (here, here and here) not seen since America discovered Nutella. The thing is, we'll never know it Read More →

Who says the blush is off Apple’s rose?

Apple may be taking it in the shorts of late - falling stock price, embarrassing customer-service snafu in China, quarterly profits slipping this week for the first time in a decade. But fanboys and fangirls are still full of love Read More →

Facebook says it passed first privacy audit, still has work to do

Facebook says it passed the first in a series of independent privacy audits that were required under a previous legal  settlement with the FTC.  But in a statement Thursday, the company said the audit also “helped us identify areas to Read More →

McAfee, Congress targeting online piracy

Intel's McAfee division has patented technology designed to alert computer users when they stumble onto copyrighted videos, music, games and other  web-based content that's being illegally distributed. "By informing a user of illegal sources and possible alternatives, a user can obtain Read More →
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