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Bitcoin Draws Attention of California Regulators
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Bitcoin Draws Attention of California Regulators

Even the state of California can't quite figure out what the bitcoin Internet currency phenomenon is all about—or whether it's legal in California.

'hidden' Economy in Silicon Valley Built Without Advanced Degrees
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'hidden' Economy in Silicon Valley Built Without Advanced Degrees

Silicon Valley is world-renowned for the Nobel Prize winners and MacArthur "geniuses" behind theoretical breakthroughs in science, technology, engineering, and...

Sri International Is an Innovation Powerhouse Trying to Rise Above the Noise of Apple, Google, and Facebook
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Sri International Is an Innovation Powerhouse Trying to Rise Above the Noise of Apple, Google, and Facebook

When Intel worried years ago that its marvelous innovation wasn't being noticed by consumers-at-large, it launched the ubiquitous "Intel Inside" campaign.

Researchers at Parc Give ­S a Glimpse of the Future
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Researchers at Parc Give ­S a Glimpse of the Future

It was a high-tech speed-dating session, Silicon Valley-style: I would sit in the storied memorabilia-laden Room 2306 in the bowels of PARC, the former Xerox research...

Peter G. Neumann: Top Cop on the Hair-Raising Cybersecurity Beat
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Peter G. Neumann: Top Cop on the Hair-Raising Cybersecurity Beat

The threat is always there—in your car, at the office, on the table next to where you sleep at night: a near-biblical plague of worms, phisher kings, identity thieves...

Cloud ­se Grows, and So Does Security Threat
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Cloud ­se Grows, and So Does Security Threat

Holding everything from highly personal medical and social media material to confidential financial and corporate documents, Internet-based cloud services are gathering...

3d Software Key to Designing Many of Today's Consumer Products
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3d Software Key to Designing Many of Today's Consumer Products

While developing an electric bicycle for his San Rafael company, Marcus Hays had planned to insert a battery into one of the bike's supporting tubes. But then he...

Intel Fights to Keep Hp, Dell, and Other Customers from Defecting
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Intel Fights to Keep Hp, Dell, and Other Customers from Defecting

Some of chip colossus Intel's biggest customers and partners are exploring a competing microprocessor design, signaling the start of a much-anticipated tech donnybrook...

Intel Fights to Keep Hp, Dell, and Other Customers from Defecting
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Intel Fights to Keep Hp, Dell, and Other Customers from Defecting

Some of chip colossus Intel's biggest customers and partners are exploring a competing microprocessor design, signaling the start of a much-anticipated tech donnybrook...

China Strives to Create Its Own Silicon Valley
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China Strives to Create Its Own Silicon Valley

Now at a critical juncture in its quest to become a superpower, China is turning to Western regions like the Silicon Valley for help with its next technical leap...

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Spy Agency Fund Targets Bay Area Technology

With technology that would make James Bond envious, Silicon Valley companies are playing a behind-the-scenes role with the nation's most clandestine agencies, helping...

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Silicon Valley Foreign Worker Search Speeds ­p After Lull

Technology firms have tripled their recruitment of foreign workers this spring after a hiring lull of several years—a development that is reigniting the debate...

What Dropbox Can Teach ­S About Cloud Computing
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What Dropbox Can Teach ­S About Cloud Computing

Dropbox is the most deceptively simple of services.

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Companies Worry About Sec's Advice to Disclose Cyberthreats

Deluged by cyberattacks they've mostly hidden from the public, companies in Silicon Valley and elsewhere are being prodded by federal regulators to finally fess...

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The Opposite of Evil: Google Named Best Place to Work in America

Google has a new weapon in the intense war for engineering talent in Silicon Valley: The search giant on Thursday was named by Fortune magazine as the best place...

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Scratching Your Head Over Sopa?

As Wikipedia and other Websites go dark Wednesday in what backers are calling the largest Internet protest ever, the epic battle between Silicon Valley and Hollywood...

Intel Unveils New Chips For Smartphones and Tablets
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Intel Unveils New Chips For Smartphones and Tablets

Intel's chips have dominated the PC era, but when it comes to post-PC devices, such as smartphones and tablets, the company is less than an also-ran.

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Silicon Valley Fighting Proposed Law Pushed By Hollywood

Silicon Valley is making one of its biggest lobbying pushes ever, as it fights a proposed law championed by Hollywood called the Stop Online Piracy Act. But whether...

New Efforts to Extend Moore's Law
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New Efforts to Extend Moore's Law

Continually needing to add computing power to its microprocessors, Santa Clara behemoth Intel this year announced it was venturing beyond its traditional method...

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Intel Faces Colossal Clash

Written off by some critics as a doomed dinosaur, stuck in the tar pit of a stalling personal computer market, Intel is headed for a colossal clash as it scrambles...
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