Former CNBC tech correspondent.
Funny thing about principles: They tend to carry much more weight when they're stuck to and not merely a matter of convenience. Google backtracking in China might be a business decision, but this late in its game of Chinese Chicken, it might come at a steep cost.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is in Silicon Valley this morning, meeting with the founders of Twitter before heading to Cisco Systems where he's scheduled to see CEO John Chambers, the company's president of emerging markets Peter Mountford, and others.
When it comes to privacy, I'm the first to stand up and shout that privacy ought to be protected at the highest costs. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg might disagree. The good folks over at Google, now facing a multi-state Attorneys General investigation over privacy concerns might disagree too.
This has been a difficult few quarters for Adobe. Not financially, but technically. At least if you believe the folks at Apple, particularly Steve Jobs who put a very public face on what he says are Adobe's severe technical shortcomings when it comes to Flash.
Nintendo kicked off its big E3 event with America CEO Reggie Fils-Aime singing the praises of the Wii and the DS. But the keynote comes amid multiple threats to the Nintendo juggernaut, from the likes of Microsoft and Apple. And how Nintendo responds, and how quickly, will determine whether its best days are behind it, or still ahead.
Alibaba traded as high as $99.70 in its debut, a gain of nearly 50% above its IPO price, before paring gains.
Apple's iPhone 6 Plus uses chips from Qualcomm, Skyworks Solutions and other companies, said gadget repair firm iFixit.
People turned out in record numbers to buy the iPhone 6, which CEO Tim Cook called "the biggest advancement in the history of iPhone."
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Apple's mobile payments service and the cryptocurrency are "not super comparable," says investor Cameron Winklevoss.
Rather than jump at the Alibaba IPO, RiverPark/Wedgewood fund's David Rolfe might "wait years to get it at our price."
Though Alibaba is seeking a valuation of as much as $162.7 billion, one stock market pro thinks it could fetch up to $240 billion.