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Silicon Valley early adopter tech geek blog (since 2006)
Silicon Valley early adopter tech geek blog (since 2006)

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Your Steady Stream of Tech News Will Continue When Morale Improves
The Web always promised to bring people together. But just as simply, it can drive people apart, as geographical barriers or partial or full anonymity empowers people to say things or behave in ways they wouldn't in a direct setting. Accelerated by the new ...

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Trump's Looming $100B+ Distraction and Productivity Crisis
Each year, American businesses are confronted with estimates that upwards of $2 to $4 billion in worker productivity is lost thanks to employee office pools around March Madness, the month-long college basketball championship tournament. Conventional wisdom...

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Real Valley Stories: The SVP of HR and a Bunch of Lawyers Will See You Now

"The day had started innocently enough. I was hosting our company’s public relations firm at the office, as we worked with our product marketing and management teams on interacting with press. At a break, I stepped outside of the conference room and found the longtime senior vice president of HR waiting for me — usually not a good sign."

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Stepping Out With the Fitbit Blaze Smartwatch
It has been years since I wore a watch regularly. Considering I’m rarely more than an arm’s length away from any smart device, I’d weaned myself away long ago — relying instead on my phone, laptop or tablet to give the time. And in the past few years, with ...

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We Need Smart and Personal Streams, Not Just The Latest Updates
Once again, the tech web is aflutter about a proposed change in Twitter’s timeline — as they have finally made a choice to offer more than a simply chronological feed of updates displayed in the order they were posted.
While a chronological order of tweets ...

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Running a Social Fantasy Stock Portfolio With Google Finance
It’s no secret the stock market has been more than a little bit rough this year. After years of growth and optimistic enthusiasm about Internet giants, promising biotech pioneers who aimed to change the world, and starry eyed hope for unprofitable unicorns,...

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Listen Different And Learn
For most people, new ideas and perspectives make us uncomfortable. It’s easier and less taxing to surround ourselves with people who agree with our worldview, and reinforce our way of thinking, to make us believe we are correct. We self-select our communiti...

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Layoffs and Loyalty in a Liquid Valley
Layoffs Are Painful. Even if the X Doesn’t Land on You (Image: Dreamstime ) In seventeen years of work in Silicon Valley, I’ve only left a job by choice once — in 2011, when I made the jump from being a partner at my own consulting group to join Google . Th...

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Having a Clear Call to Action Can Drive Real Results
As a member of the Google Analytics team, I regularly field questions at events or on our social channels about how online and offline activity can drive results, and what metrics have value. As no two businesses are the same, it's critical to determine the...

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Tech Company Shifts Position Sunnyvale as Major Hub for Next Decade
In Silicon Valley, some of the most prosperous cities and most sought after zip codes to live, raise a family and send kids to school, are directly dependent on the proximity to corporate headquarters of the leading technology companies. As some of the bigg...
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