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Facebook's mobile video ads are starting to attract big brand advertisers, potentially drawing dollars away from television.
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Amazon's Web Services business, once derided as a risky distraction, suddenly helped add a stunning $40 billion to Amazon.com's market value today as it led a second-quarter surprise profit for the company.
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Nearly a year ago, Facebook started reaching out to YouTube stars and multichannel networks, encouraging them to consider posting their content to the social networking giant's "native" video player. It was the kickoff to Facebook's campaign to battle YouTube for Web video supremacy.But many YouTube stars are taking a cautious approach to posting video content to Facebook. That is, if they bother at all.
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Google's recent "Mobilegeddon" changes to its formula for showing search results on smartphones hurt marketers--but also Google, since those marketers are seeing better results with Facebook's display ads.
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There's no shortage of people who claim they'd pay extra to avoid having to view ads on their favorite site, or anywhere on the Internet. One even took the trouble to suggest how it might work in a recent opinion piece in the New York Times. But as a new survey shows, [...]
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Matterport, maker of a 3-D scanning camera and software that creates immersive experiences for virtual reality devices, today raised a new $30 million funding round from Qualcomm and other investors.
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Even though temporary CEO Jack Dorsey isn't expected to take the job permanently, he sure sounded like an owner on the second-quarter earnings call today.
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A new form of online advertising fraud has emerged that affects millions of smartphones worldwide: mobile device hijacking.
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The real star of Google's second quarter--and more importantly, Google made clear, its future--is its long-criticized YouTube video site.
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There's a method behind the seemingly indiscriminate breeding of unicorns, or billion-dollar tech startups, but investors are increasingly worried many will soon go extinct.
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Venture capitalists are starting to get worried that the tech startup investment boom could be due for an ugly end before long.
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Fetch Robotics, one of the most prominent robotics companies that hasn't yet been bought by Google, just got a $20 million round of funding from Softbank and other investors.
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  • MIT Technology Review
    Contributing editor, 2012 - present
  • Forbes.com
    Contributing writer, 2011 - present
  • RobHof.com
    writer/editor/blogger, 2009 - present
  • BusinessWeek
    bureau chief, 1988 - 2009
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Gilroy CA - San Jose, CA - Mountain View, CA - Woodland Hills, CA
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  • San Jose State University
  • El Camino Real High School
  • Hughes Junior High School
  • Woodlake Elementary School
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