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Google Chrome's Biggest Challenge at Age 10 Might Just Be Its Own Success
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Google Chrome's Biggest Challenge at Age 10 Might Just Be Its Own Success

Exactly 10 years ago Tuesday, a newly promoted vice president named Sundar Pichai stood before a group of tech reporters in a conference room at Google's Mountain...

All Hail Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, King of the Bots
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All Hail Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, King of the Bots

Mark Zuckerberg was once the boy king of Silicon Valley. Now he wants to be the bot king of Silicon Valley.

Why Yahoo Faded: The Internet Changed, But It Didn't
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Why Yahoo Faded: The Internet Changed, But It Didn't

Yahoo and I go way back.

How the Supreme Court Ruling Affects Aereo, the Cloud, and You
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How the Supreme Court Ruling Affects Aereo, the Cloud, and You

The chief of streaming-TV start-up Aereo has said his mission to bring unbundled broadcast TV to the Internet has greater stakes than just the fate of his company—and...

Farewell Nokia: The Rise and Fall of a Mobile Pioneer
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Farewell Nokia: The Rise and Fall of a Mobile Pioneer

You never forget your first cellphone.

Microsoft Ceo Nadella's Top Challenge: Figuring Out Mobile
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Microsoft Ceo Nadella's Top Challenge: Figuring Out Mobile

Microsoft stands at a crossroads when it comes to mobile.

Frax App Brings Fractal-Exploration Glory to iOS
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Frax App Brings Fractal-Exploration Glory to iOS

In 1983, intrigued by an article on fractals, I wrote a program to display the Mandelbrot set on my family's TRS-80 Color Computer.

At 15, Google's Ambitions Remain ­nbridled
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At 15, Google's Ambitions Remain ­nbridled

Google turned 15 on Friday, smack in the middle of its adolescence.

Behold! Jonathan Ive's Apple
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Behold! Jonathan Ive's Apple

Apple is today releasing the much-anticipated iOS 7, and with it, the biggest overhaul of its mobile operating system since it debuted in 2007 with the original...

Grand Theft Auto V Lives ­p to Hype, Steals Its Car, Sets House on Fire
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Grand Theft Auto V Lives ­p to Hype, Steals Its Car, Sets House on Fire

I'm trying to put into words how difficult a situation it is attempting to summarize my thoughts on a game that I've only been playing for two weeks when I know...

The Real Reasons Apple's 64-Bit A7 Chip Makes Sense
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The Real Reasons Apple's 64-Bit A7 Chip Makes Sense

Apple injected a lot of marketing hyperbole into its claims about the wonders of 64-bit computing when it showed off the A7 processor at the heart of the new ...

Here's Why Bitcoin Is the Future of Money
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Here's Why Bitcoin Is the Future of Money

The interesting thing about Bitcoin isn't what it is today. What's interesting is that this experiment is turning into a serious proving ground for the idea of...

Twitter, Hate Speech, and the Costs of Keeping Quiet
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Twitter, Hate Speech, and the Costs of Keeping Quiet

Last month was a bittersweet seventh birthday for Twitter.

From 'wargames' to Aaron Swartz: How ­.s. Anti-Hacking Law Went Astray
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From 'wargames' to Aaron Swartz: How ­.s. Anti-Hacking Law Went Astray

Aaron Swartz, the Internet activist who committed suicide while facing the possibility of a felony criminal conviction, was prosecuted under a law that was never...

How Samsung Broke Away from the Android Pack
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How Samsung Broke Away from the Android Pack

As successful as Samsung's Galaxy S franchise is now, it's easy to forget the Korean consumer electronics giant's first attempt at the American smartphone market...

Why Teens Are Tiring of Facebook
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Why Teens Are Tiring of Facebook

To understand where teens like to spend their virtual time nowadways, just watch them on their smartphones.

Samsung's Secret Weapon in the Mobile Wars: Tizen
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Samsung's Secret Weapon in the Mobile Wars: Tizen

You've probably never heard of Tizen, but the companies behind it are some of the most recognizable brands in the tech industry.

Social Media: Five Predictions For 2013
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Social Media: Five Predictions For 2013

When you think of social media these days, you probably think primarily of Facebook and Twitter, and perhaps Instagram. But while those services have massive—and...

Five Big Tech Stories to Watch For in 2013
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Five Big Tech Stories to Watch For in 2013

We were dazzled by an array of smartphones. We were fascinated and then disappointed by Facebook's initial public offering. And we held our breaths as we awaited...

Why Jakob Nielsen's Windows 8 Critique Is Old-School Thinking
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Why Jakob Nielsen's Windows 8 Critique Is Old-School Thinking

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was once asked what market research went into the creation of the iPad. 
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