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Chris O'Brien
Works at Los Angeles Times
Attended Duke University
Lives in Toulouse, France
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Joining a growing chorus of technology industry leaders, Apple CEO Tim Cook has written an op-ed for the Washington Post that criticizes a growing movement of state legislation that would allow businesses to discriminate against gays and lesbians.
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While recording the latest Cracker album in the East Bay, lead singer and songwriter David Lowery watched tensions between locals and the booming tech industry boil over.
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Just when you thought nothing in advertising could ever shock you again, along comes this little gem from a Chinese executive.
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As to shock, unless they bring this campaign overseas, not so much.
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While still small compared to much of the rest of the world, Africa’s startup scene is starting to gather momentum led by Nigeria and Kenya, according to a new report.
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The new Steve Jobs biography landed today in the wee hours, and it offers an intriguing look into how the Apple co-founder evolved over the course of his career. VentureBeat’s Harrison Weber plowed through the whole thing and gives it two thumbs up.
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About MAcromedia Flash, I still believe that it was refused because of the poor performances of a full featured flash player on embeded, and that Apple didn't want a "Flash Mobile" stripped down player.
But I can be wrong, as you're very well more informed than me ;)
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The distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack began last Friday when a tidal wave of traffic was re-directed from the Chinese search engine Baidu to overwhelm GitHub. Security experts said it was likely an effort by the Chinese government to censor projects on GitHub it didn’t like.
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I was thrilled to get to interview one of my musical heroes, David Lowery (Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven), about Cracker's recent album. It includes a musical take-down of Silicon Valley, but that was the start of a longer and surprising conversation about tech's impact on the Bay Area and the music industry. Lowery is a songwriter, but also a math major, quant, and lecturer at the University of Georgia's business school. 
While recording the latest Cracker album in the East Bay, lead singer and songwriter David Lowery watched tensions between locals and the booming tech industry boil over.
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Those crazy kids at BlackBerry managed to surprise the haters on Wall Street by pulling out a profit in their most recent quarter.
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The European Commission announced today the start of a year-long probe into whether e-commerce giants such as Amazon and Netflix have policies that restrict the ability of merchants and consumers to buy and sell goods and services across Europe’s borders.
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That sound you hear is dozens of Facebook PR staffers slowly banging their heads against their desks this morning.
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Today marks the release of a new Steve Jobs biography — one which aims to change the way you think about Apple’s iconic cofounder.
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Reporter. TV watcher. Father.
Employment
  • Los Angeles Times
    staff writer, 2012 - present
  • San Jose Mercury News
    Columnist, 1999 - 2012
  • The News & Observer
    Reporter, 1992 - 1999
  • The Kansas City Star (calendar editor)
    Freelance, calendar editor, 1991 - 1992
  • The St. Petersburg Times (intern)
    Intern, 1990 - 1990
  • The Land of Ahhhs (Hot Tubs)
    Hot Tub Delivery Engineer, 1989 - 1989
  • Telecheck
    Store code please, 1985 - 1987
  • Godfather's Pizza (A pizza you can't refuse)
    A pizza you can't refuse, 1986 - 1986
  • Dillard's (furniture delivery)
    Delivered furniture, 1987 - 1987
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Currently
Toulouse, France
Previously
Oakland, CA - San Francisco, CA - Durham, NC - Edinburgh, Scotland - Glasgow, Scotland - Durham, NC - Overland Park, KS - Schaumburg, IL - Chagrin Falls, OH - Wilmington, DE
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415-298-0207
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Oakland, CA
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reporter. TV watcher.
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I'm a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, covering Apple and Silicon Valley. Avid Duke basketball fan. Father of 2. Husband of 1.
Education
  • Duke University
    1987 - 1991
  • Shawnees Mission South High School
    1984 - 1987
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Male
Birthday
December 9
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Married