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.