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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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Virtual reality may be the hot thing in technology today, thanks to the likes of Oculus Rift and Magic Leap, but investors will have to wait a long time before they get a payoff.
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Apple Pay will now accept some retail store cards, including loyalty cards, in a key move to make Apple's mobile wallet a mainstream way to pay in stores.
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Apple is no longer expected to debut either a new Apple TV streaming device or a subscription TV service at its annual developers conference starting Monday, but a new study from Adobe says it's already gaining share of online TV and video watching.
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For months, Pinterest has been rumored to be readying a "Buy" button that could provide the blockbuster advertising and e-commerce business the six-year-old online scrapbooking service has long been expected to unveil. Today, a top Pinterest executive revealed more about the possible plans for the first time. Tim Kendall, Pinterest's head [...]
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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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For a few months now, Google has been pushing a new vision of advertising in the mobile age: Advertisers, it says, must capture the "micro-moments" when peripatetic consumers land on an app, a video, a website or anywhere else. That's increasingly important because despite today's "mobile first" mantra among tech companies [...]
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Google Capital is leading a $45 million funding round in Duolingo, valuing the AI-driven free language learning app at $470 million.
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A new survey shows almost two-thirds of retailers have no plans to offer Apple Pay this year. But it should be no surprise, given the high costs and limited benefits Apple Pay offers retailers.
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Slack CEO and cofounder Stewart Butterfield explains how the startup became a unicorn, worth $2.8 billion, just a year after launching its corporate messaging service.
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VideoProject Loon, the once seemingly crazy idea of floating giants balloons into the stratosphere to provide Internet access to remote areas, is coming to the United States. Not right away, but Project Loon head Mike Cassidy said Monday that Google will conduct tests in the Northern Hemisphere starting later this year. [...]
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  • MIT Technology Review
    Contributing editor, 2012 - present
  • Forbes.com
    Contributing writer, 2011 - present
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    writer/editor/blogger, 2009 - present
  • BusinessWeek
    bureau chief, 1988 - 2009
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  • San Jose State University
  • El Camino Real High School
  • Hughes Junior High School
  • Woodlake Elementary School
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