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Quoted: Remembering Aaron Swartz

"He was brilliant, and funny. A kid genius. A soul, a conscience, the source of a question I have asked myself a million times: What would Aaron think? That person is gone today, driven to the edge by what a Read More →

Is Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Carl Guardino headed for Comedy Central?

TOKYO — Most know Carl Guardino as CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, the high-powered lobbying group of powerhouse companies from Apple to Cisco Systems. It's no secret he's a fitness fiend, having helped launch San Jose's annual Thanksgiving Day Read More →

ANA’s San Jose-Tokyo route looks to be 60 to 70 percent full, airline official says

TOKYO -- All Nippon Airways, which launched its Dreamliner 787 San Jose-Tokyo service Friday with a massive media sendoff and a sold-out plane, is off to a "very good" start and looks to be 60 to 70 percent full on Read More →

Silicon Valley nonprofit About the Kids Foundation creates apps for the worst of times

It's a horrible way for business to go good. But Joseph Ekman finds that when disaster strikes, people turn to his nonprofit's app aimed at giving emergency responders your quick medical history. On Dec. 14, Ekman's Ice Standard -- Emergency Standard Card Read More →

Apple sees China as its new boom room

We already knew China was big. One point three billion big. Much bigger than the United States with its 311 million. And while each and every one of those 311 million seemingly now owns an Apple product of some kind,  the Read More →

SAP grows flagship software

German software giant SAP is celebrating a bold offensive move against Oracle after announcing it has expanded its fastest and most advanced business software, potentially to tens of thousands of businesses. At a global press conference Thursday at the company's Palo Read More →

Netflix status update: Shares surging, Facebook sharing a go, more

Netflix shares in the triple digits, the sequel? Shares of the Los Gatos entertainment provider are surging, up nearly 3 percent to $100.65 as of this post. Here's a roundup of developments this week, during which the company's Read More →

The PC world: Woe for the holidays, few signs of cheer for future

A couple of reports about PCs and the challenges they face: • Woe for the holidays: Worldwide shipments of personal computers fell in the fourth quarter  for the first time in five years, IDC said Thursday. Its analysts blamed demand Read More →

Job interview questions: If a penguin walked through that door …

Silicon Valley companies are notorious for testing job candidates with difficult or off-the-wall questions – such as “Why are manhole covers round?” or “How many garbage men are there in California?”  But a new survey from the online job-hunters’ Read More →
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