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My first impressions as an Apple Watch owner: It's OK, but nothing to go crazy over.
Tech Files columnist's first take is that the Watch is well-built and has some neat features, but is confusing to use and lacks a killer app.
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Sometimes breaking up is good to do.
Comcast and Time Warner Cable today made official what had been rumored in recent days: They are abandoning their prospective merger in the face of mounting opposition from government regulators. Goodbye and good riddance. For consumers, start-up companies, the telecommunications industry and ...
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I still only have one source for broadband: Comcast.
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Tesla's looking to make more than motor cars.
Tesla is known for making electric cars. But the company has been quietly moving into another business line: providing batteries for energy storage systems. In an email sent Tuesday, the Palo Alto company told investors and analysts that it planned to unveil a pair of energy storage batteries on ...
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The Tech in San Jose just received some heady recognition.
San Jose's Tech Museum of Innovation got some prestigious recognition on Tuesday, winning a National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The Tech is one of 10 winners of this year's awards, which are given annually by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency that awards ...
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Belatedly, my story with Julia Love on the new method Apple's employing for selling its smartwatch.
As its long-awaited smartwatch hit stores Friday, Apple offered shoppers not only a new product, but a new sales strategy. For the first time, Apple is allowing consumers to schedule an appointment for a one-on-one demonstration of a product they haven't even purchased yet and spending upward of 30 minutes with each customer. That individualized attention is a far cry from the approach the company has taken with past products, even with the Apple...
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For decades, there's been a family run pharmacy in San Jose's Rose Garden. But no more.
Leiter's Pharmacy closed last week after operating for more than 40 years across the street from the Rosicrucian Museum
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Gigabit Internet service has come to the Bay Area -- well in some select areas of Cupertino at least. Be prepared to pay a pretty penny for it.
AT&T's new GigaPower service will offer gigabit broadband speeds, but only to some residents and at a higher price
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I generally love Apple's computers. But I'm not a fan of the new, super-thin Macbook.
Apple's MacBook is amazingly thin and light, but those advantages aren't worth the trade-offs, which make the new laptop impractical and uncomfortable.
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Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter wants Silicon Valley to kiss and make up with the government, but he didn't talk much about what harmed their relationship -- revelations that the NSA had compromised tech companies' networks and products.
In speech at Stanford, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter says strong ties needed to fight cyber threats and develop new technologies
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My bit for our annual look at the Silicon Valley 150: The enterprise tech sector really struggled last year.
Thanks to Hewlett-Packard, Oracle and other big firms, the enterprise sector fared worse than the rest of the SV150 in sales, profits and market capitalization.
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We've been talking about the paperless society for decades. We may still be talking about it for years to come.
The notion of a paperless society has been discussed for 40 years. While the technology to make it happen is here, we're still a long way from going paper-free.
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Small fry Roku has managed to hold its own against Amazon, Apple and Google by focusing on regular, useful updates.
Roku is going up against some of the biggest tech companies in the world in the market for streaming media players, yet the Saratoga company is not only surviving, it keeps innovating and pushing the industry forward. On Monday, Roku is announcing an updated lineup of boxes and some new features in its software.
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  • University of Missouri–Columbia
    Journalism, 1995 - 2003
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Government, 1992 - 1993
  • Northwestern University
    Political Science, 1989 - 1991
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