Silicon Valley is now Media Valley: A giant virtual Gutenberg machine with programmable type

The superb American Experience documentary series on PBS finally cast its focus on Silicon Valley yesterday evening in an 82 minute program largely focused on the founders of Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel. The heroes of the story are eight scientists, in mechanical, electrical, metallurgical, and optical engineering, and a chemist. It’s a story that takes… Read more →

Today’s Scuttlebot: Vine Restriction, and Amazon ‘Money’

Here are some of the more interesting items that the tech reporters and editors of The New York Times found on the Web recently. See more here. A.C.L.U. Guide: Tips for Companies on Protecting Privacy and SpeechAclunc.org |  The American Civil Liberties Union tells companies: Be more like Facebook, less like Path. – Somini Sengupta Athletes at Super Bowl Answer Reddit’s… Read more →

Today’s Scuttlebot: Vine Restriction, and Amazon ‘Money’

Here are some of the more interesting items that the tech reporters and editors of The New York Times found on the Web recently. See more here. A.C.L.U. Guide: Tips for Companies on Protecting Privacy and SpeechAclunc.org |  The American Civil Liberties Union tells companies: Be more like Facebook, less like Path. – Somini Sengupta Athletes at Super Bowl Answer Reddit’s… Read more →

Apple’s iPad Dominated PC Market During Holiday Season

Jeff Chiu/Associated Press Customers at an Apple store in San Francisco in November. The iPad is defined as a tablet, but you might as well call it a personal computer. Over the holiday season, about one in six people buying computers around the world bought Apple’s tablet, according to research from Canalys. The report, released Wednesday, said that when tablets… Read more →

Apple’s iPad Dominated PC Market During Holiday Season

Jeff Chiu/Associated Press Customers at an Apple store in San Francisco in November. The iPad is defined as a tablet, but you might as well call it a personal computer. Over the holiday season, about one in six people buying computers around the world bought Apple’s tablet, according to research from Canalys. The report, released Wednesday, said that when tablets… Read more →

Google Buys E-Commerce Company to Improve Shopping Search

Google is moving deeper into e-commerce. On Wednesday, it announced it has agreed to acquire Channel Intelligence, a company that provides services to online retailers, for $125 million. Google hopes the company will help it improve Google Shopping, its comparison shopping service, which it has recently revamped and which has weathered criticism. Channel Intelligence, which is part of ICG Group,… Read more →

Cisco: Mobile Internet data traffic to grow 13-fold by 2017

There are a number of different predictions floating around about how many Internet-connected devices there will be worldwide within the next few years. But regardless of those numbers, we can all be sure that mobile Internet data traffic is going to explode exponentially as well. Cisco has chimed in with its latest predictions through 2017… Read more →