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Smaller screens, smaller prices driving tablet sales

Smaller tablets are selling better than their full-size counterparts, according to a new report from market research firm Canalys, which said this week that two out of three tablets shipped in the second quarter of 2013 had a screen size Read More →

Market movers: LinkedIn, Yelp shares are booming

LinkedIn and Yelp don't have much in common -- business lunches perhaps? -- but encouraging earnings reports and optimism about future gains have sent shares in both Silicon Valley companies soaring over the past two days. Mountain View-based networking site Read More →

Quoted: Details from Sean Parker’s ‘not gross’ wedding

“It was 'Citizen Kane' meets Gatsby – like in its scale — but beautiful, not gross or overwhelming.” -- Ken Fulk, San Francisco designer who helped plan the decor for Sean Parker's lavish Big Sur wedding in June, describing Read More →

Off topic: Fantasy maps, ‘Oregon Trail,’ hipster logos and the new Doctor Who

Check out these maps of unrealized city plans. (Like San Francisco filled with freeways and a second Bay Bridge.) Oops, I just died of typhoid; here's the inside story of the classic computer game "Oregon Trail." Read More →

Tech Files First Take: Google Glass

Google Glass has a lot of potential for certain applications, but the new wearable technology product needs a lot of polishing if it's ever to go mainstream. Read More →

Is you is or is you ain’t my iPad mini with retina display?

The old blogosphere has been talking out of both sides of its mouth lately about a possibly refreshed iPad mini in the works that may or may not, depending on the report one reads, sport that to-die-for retina display Read More →

Adobe buys web-marketing firm

San Jose-based Adobe Systems has bought Satellite, an Atlanta business, from digital marketing company Search Discovery for an undisclosed amount. Satellite's technology helps track the marketing potential of different web sites. Few details were disclosed about the deal.  But in a blog Read More →

Demonstrations planned to mark anniversary of Chevron fire

It's been almost a year since the fire at Chevron's Richmond refinery. Chevron has agreed to pay the Bay Area Air Quality Management District $190,000 to settle air quality violations prior to the August 6, 2012 fire that sent Read More →

Facebook plans TV-style ads to go with TV-sized audience

Facebook is reportedly planning to sell TV-style ads in its News Feed for up to a whopping $2.5 million a pop. And why not? A new report finds among young people, Facebook's prime-time audience is bigger than that of network Read More →

Quoted: Nothing funny about patent trolls

"The problem is, if you’re going to have a patent on, say, a button on a keyboard, then anytime someone turns on a computer you’re going to randomly go after people and say, “Did you use this button?” “Yeah.” “Then Read More →
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