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Eric Schmidt fires back at the Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal's Sept. 26  "Google Kills Birds" editorial, which refers to the company's investment in the Ivanpah solar project in the Mojave Desert as well as Google's beef with ALEC, has struck a bit of a Read More →

Tech and privacy: The FBI on Apple, Google and encryption; Russian and Australian laws

There's plenty of news about tech and privacy/surveillance, in the United States and beyond, and some of it might make you shudder: • FBI Director James Comey said Thursday he's concerned about Apple and Google's moves to encrypt the data on Read More →

What’s behind tech’s ALEC exodus?

Are tech companies fleeing the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a conservative political organization, because of the group's environmental position or something else? Last night, Yahoo joined Google, Yelp and Facebook when it announced it would not renew its membership. I Read More →

The rich get richer in Silicon Valley…

It's hardly earthshaking news for anyone in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area who has tried to buy or rent a place over the past 18 months, but a rising vanguard of high-income earners in Silicon Valley continues to drive Read More →

Tech and surveillance: Google, Apple and the cops, and more

On one hand, the tech industry has taken a hit and is frustrated by government action/inaction on mass spying. On the other hand, it looks like law enforcement is frustrated, too, as Apple and Google take action to thwart surveillance. Read More →

Snapchat snags Google PR exec Jill Hazelbaker

Snapchat, the mobile messaging app that's risen to social media prominence, has hired a former Google communications executive and political campaign press veteran to run its PR operations. London-based Jill Hazelbaker will join Snapchat to lead its communications and policy efforts,Read More →
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