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Those Tech Worker Busses Impact Silicon Valley As Well as San Francisco

This post first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News I have mixed feelings when I see those mostly double-deck buses on Highway 101 shuttling tech workers between Silicon Valley and San Francisco. Based on a recent survey, so do … Continue reading

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34 more cities to get Google ultra-high speed Internet

Google’s high-speed fiber network is already available in Kansas City and Provo, Utah and will be coming to Austin later this year. But the company is now in talks with an additional 34 cities to bring its 1 gigabit per … Continue reading

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U.S. Safer Internet Day focused on potential, positives and problems too

It was a great honor that ConnectSafely.org, the non-profit Internet Safety organization where I serve as co-director, was selected to host the first official U.S. Safer Internet Day.  The day, which has been celebrated in Europe for the past 11 … Continue reading

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Safer Internet Day Comes to US – Tues Feb 11th

View the live webcast here from 9:00 AM to noon Eastern (6:00 to 9:00 PT) by Larry Magid This column first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News For the past 11 years, the European Commission and InSafe, a Brussels-based … Continue reading

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Artkick Turns TVs Into Picture Frames For Art

Click here to read the full post on Forbes.com and listen to 4 minute interview with Artkick CEO Sheldon Laube.   Use Facebook to Comment on this Post

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Foundation invests $1 million in tech solutions to gun violence

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Services let you read unlimited number of books – like Netflix for readers

Scribd and Oyster and examples of services that allow you to download and read an unlimited number of books in a business model similar to Netflix for movies or Spotify for music. Scribd charges $8.99 a month and Oyster charges … Continue reading

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Larry Magid’s 1984 LA Times Review of Original Mac

Macintosh Shapes Up a Winner by Lawrence J. Magid The Los Angeles Times January 29, 1984 I rarely get excited over a new computer. But Apple’s Macintosh, officially introduced last Tuesday, has started a fever in Silicon Valley that’s hard … Continue reading

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Larry Magid’s 1984 LA Times review of 128K Mac

I rarely get excited over a new computer. But Apple’s Macintosh, officially introduced last Tuesday, has started a fever in Silicon Valley that’s hard not to catch. My symptoms started when I talked with some devotees from Apple and the … Continue reading

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T-Mobile Aims To Shake Up Banking

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