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Category Archives: Tech Trends

The key to a stable, profitable business

Today’s fast-moving, entrepreneurial marketplace contains a torrent of great ideas. In this environment, it’s often assumed that the winners simply managed to rise above the flood while the rest got … Continue reading

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March 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

From the Wayback Machine: My 16-year-old Article on PDAs

NOTE: I wrote this article almost 16 years ago for the San Jose-Silicon Valley Business Journal Focus section on Consumer Electronics.  It’s kind of fun to look back at the … Continue reading

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April 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Scammers Obtain Personal Data from Thousands of Android Users

A group of scammers has been aggressively exploiting thousands of Android device users with a malware that in infects their devices, stealing personal information from them and their lists of … Continue reading

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January 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Greetings, Earthling!

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August 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Happy 44th Birthday, Intel

Here’s an interesting factoid. Intel was founded 44 years ago today by physicists Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce and venture capitalist Arthur Rock. Moore and Noyce had left Fairchild Semiconductor … Continue reading

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July 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Social Contact Management Start-up Hashable Closes Shop

After just one and a half years in business with a beta product, social contact management start-up Hashable has sent an email letter to users announcing it is shutting down … Continue reading

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July 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

10 Reasons Why Facebook’s IPO Timing was Brilliant Strategy

Facebook’s executive staff showed its genius yet again this week with its IPO strategy. Pundits have been less-than-impressed by the lackluster performance of the stock on its first day of … Continue reading

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May 19, 2012 · 1 Comment