John Boudreau

Chinese legal dissident Chen Guangcheng calls on Apple and other Silicon Valley companies to advocate for human rights in China

Location:
Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, CA, United States
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Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng is visiting Silicon Valley and said that Apple and other prominent companies must join him in the campaign for human rights in the Communist country.

Lucasfilm deal tightens ties between Hollywood and Bay Area

Location:
Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, CA, United States
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With the announcement that Disney will buy Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion, the ties between Hollywood and the Bay Area have been cinched tighter. As new technologies reshape the entertainment landscape, the Bay Area -- and specifically Silicon Valley -- is emerging as a major force in the future of filmmaking.

Apple's withdrawal from 'green' certification program surprises purchasers

Location:
Apple, 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA, 95014, United States
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After establishing itself as an environmental leader among consumer electronics companies, Apple's abrupt withdrawal from a prominent "green" product registry has set off a furor in the blogosphere and could modestly cut into the company's computer sales.

Coming soon to freeways: Drivers tweeting at 70 miles an hour

Location:
Detroit, MI, United States
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American drivers are about to become a lot more distracted. As safety officials fret about drivers taking their eyes off the road to play with smartphones, automakers from Detroit to Japan are rolling out vehicles that are becoming virtual iPads on wheels.

Occupy Wall Street, brought to you by social media

Location:
Wall Street, 11 Wall Street, New York, NY, 10005, United States
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Occupy Wall Street has spread around the country at Internet speed as participants tap into Twitter, Facebook and microblogging site Tumblr to call Americans to the streets to protest what they see as a broken global financial system.

Obama meets with Silicon Valley tech elite

Location:
Woodside, CA, United States
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Amid a struggling economy and high unemployment, President Barack Obama met with a small, elite group of Silicon Valley business leaders to sound them out on his economic policies.

Internet technology a tool for political change in Arab world

Location:
Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
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The revolts in Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen are driven by deep dissatisfaction with authoritarian regimes, but Internet technology has played a crucial role as a 21st-century weapon for democracy movements.

Chinese government takes a bite out of Apple

Location:
Beijing, China
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Apple, whose devices overcome many technological obstacles, can't as easily work around Internet restrictions of the Chinese government.

Apple to announce subscription plan for newspapers

Location:
Apple, 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA, 95014, United States
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Apple is expected to announce soon a new subscription plan for newspapers, which hope tablets like the iPad will eventually provide a new source of profits as media companies struggle with declining print circulation and advertising revenue.

Apple elbows Google aside to become Silicon Valley's most valuable company

Location:
Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, CA, United States
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Apple has elbowed Google out of first place as Silicon Valley's most valuable company.

Activists aim to punch holes in online shields of authoritarian regimes

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It is the Internet version of David vs. Goliath -- computer savvy activists who launch guerrilla tech attacks to punch holes in online shields erected by governments to control what their citizens do online.

FCC approves new trans-Pacific fiber-optic cable

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The Federal Communications Commission has given the green light for a trans-Pacific fiber-optic cable funded by an international consortium that includes Google.

A chat with Padmasree Warrior, Cisco's chief technology officer

About a year ago, Cisco Systems Chief Executive John Chambers tapped Padmasree Warrior to be the San Jose networking giant's chief technology officer (CTO).

Start-up thinks 'thin client' can span digital divide

Stephen Dukker, chairman and chief executive of NComputing, is pursuing a computer revolution with a small box that turns low-cost desktop computers into servers that feed dozens of work stations.

Google may end up as winner if Microsoft buys Yahoo

One of the biggest players behind Microsoft's drive to buy Yahoo has never been at the bargaining table -- Google.