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Apple's Design Wizard Has Not Left the Building
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Apple's Design Wizard Has Not Left the Building

He was the resident wizard at 1 Infinite Loop, the guy sporting minimalist attire, closely cropped hair and a mischievous smile as he pulled one delightful new...

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A Turbulent End to the Pc Era

The personal computer recently celebrated its 30th birthday. Then last week, Silicon Valley staged the PC's funeral.

Big Silicon Valley Demand For Analog Engineers' 'black Art'
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Big Silicon Valley Demand For Analog Engineers' 'black Art'

You want a good look at Silicon Valley's bipolar job market? Step into the 11th-floor office of Young Sohn. The CEO of Santa Clara-based Inphi is tearing his...

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Mobile Computing Giants in Patent Free-For-All

The mobile computing boom has turned into a courthouse war of the titans, as big tech companies are increasingly engaged in high-dollar legal disputes over lucrative...

Recruiters Outnumber Job-Seekers at Hacker Fair
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Recruiters Outnumber Job-Seekers at Hacker Fair

Tom Sherlock demonstrated his wearable computer. Steven Neff, hemmed in by a scrum of recruiters from Google, Rackspace and Pulse News, showed off his art-filled...

Cisco's Stumble: Did CEO John Chambers Underestimate Silicon Valley Rivals?
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Cisco's Stumble: Did CEO John Chambers Underestimate Silicon Valley Rivals?

Even in the depths of the Great Recession, while other businesses hunkered down, Cisco CEO John Chambers was eager to expand.

Apple's Path to the App Store Wasn't a Straight Road
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Apple's Path to the App Store Wasn't a Straight Road

The unveiling of the iPhone almost four years ago stands as a pivotal moment in computing history. The elegant design not only ushered in the mobile computing...

Google's Ceo Steps Into Spotlight
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Google's Ceo Steps Into Spotlight

In his most extensive public comments since becoming Google's CEO, Larry Page on Thursday delivered a carefully crafted response to critics who say the company...

Google's Annual Developers Conference Gets ­nderway
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Google's Annual Developers Conference Gets ­nderway

Whether or not Google makes any blockbuster announcements at its annual developers conference that starts Tuesday—a news report on Monday said it may unveil its...

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'reverse Brain Drain' as Entrepreneurs Return to India, China

A study of highly educated Indian and Chinese entrepreneurs who leave tech hubs like Silicon Valley to return to their homeland to launch startups reports that...

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Chinese Entrepreneurs See Apple's App Store as Entryway to Global Market

Lu Miao speaks very little English. He's never traveled outside of Asia. He's not a software engineer. But in a few short months, he became the founder of a successful...

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A Glimpse Inside Google's Beijing Headquarters

Google may appear to be under siege in China, but a sense of normalcy—Google style—pervades the company's headquarters here.

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Search Undergoing Biggest Disruption Since the Dawn of Google

Facing criticism over the quality of search results, Google recently tweaked its famously secretive algorithm to weed out spam sites and so-called "content farms...

Ex-Googlers Penetrating Silicon Valley Startup Hierarchy
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Ex-Googlers Penetrating Silicon Valley Startup Hierarchy

It may be too soon to equate the "Xooglers," as members of the ever-expanding network of ex-Google employees call themselves, with the "PayPal Mafia"—the founders...

Susan Wojcicki: The Most Important Googler You've Never Heard Of
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Susan Wojcicki: The Most Important Googler You've Never Heard Of

Yes, Google started in Susan Wojcicki's rented garage. But in her mind, that might be the single least important fact about her long and deep relationship with...

Web Firms Face Brutal Competition in China
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Web Firms Face Brutal Competition in China

In China's young Internet industry, competitors draw blood.

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Tech Job Candidates Face Head-Spinning Questions

Maybe you've had the nightmare. You show up late for the job interview, or perhaps you forgot to prepare at all. Then they pop off the kind of question that has...

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Dedication at Stanford Engineering Building Good For a Few Laughs

A nerd walks into an engineering building dedication...

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Developers See Google's Android Operating System Surpassing Apple's

A majority of developers believe Google's Android operating system—not Apple's iOS—will be the dominant platform in the future to power everything from smartphones...

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PARC, Which Laid Foundation for PC Revolution, Turns 40

PARC—the Xerox-backed research institution that laid the foundation for the personal computing revolution—is celebrating its 40th anniversary, but the fabled...
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