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Mark Milian

Covering consumer technology in San Francisco. Author of Letters to Steve: Inside the E-mail Inbox of Apple's Steve Jobs.

Samsung introduced the Galaxy S4 at a Broadway-style event in New York.

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Samsung introduced the Galaxy S4 at a Broadway-style event in New York.

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Launch Was From Another Planet

Gadget makers tend to go over-the-top with their product launches, but Samsung Electronics was in another galaxy tonight. The Korean tech company brought in Broadway performers for a mammoth production at New York’s iconic Radio City Music Hall, which seats...

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who died today, championed a mobile phone called the Vergatario.

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who died today, championed a mobile phone called the Vergatario.

Hugo Chavez: Known for Mobilizing Country, But Not His Mobile Phone

Hugo Chavez, who died today, will be remembered as the socialist who transformed Venezuelan politics and helped mobilize his country with anti-American rhetoric. However, his bizarre misadventures in the mobile-phone industry will probably not make it into the history books. In...

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg expressed optimism about mobile, but the numbers aren't there yet.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg expressed optimism about mobile, but the numbers aren't there yet.

Facebook Is a ‘Mobile Company,’ But Is That a Good Business?

Mark Zuckerberg described Facebook today as a “mobile company,” but he has a long way to go to prove that mobile is a viable business. Zuckerberg’s opening statements on Facebook’s earnings call lasted about seven and a half minutes, and...

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In China, more shoppers are buying from established retailers instead of individual consumers selling goods.

Source: iResearch, MRG as of 2012

In China, more shoppers are buying from established retailers instead of individual consumers selling goods.

What the Big Shift in China’s Online Buying Habits Means for Alibaba

(Updates comment from Alibaba in the 5th paragraph.) Right now, China’s e-commerce industry looks like a bazaar where shoppers roam around for independent sellers who have the items they’re looking for. However, trends in the nation’s online buying habits show that...

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Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer said changes to how it reports earnings forecasts are designed to increase transparency.

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Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer said changes to how it reports earnings forecasts are designed to increase transparency.

Apple Shuts Down Reality-Distortion Field on Earnings Forecasts

For 34 consecutive quarters beginning in April 2003, Apple easily beat analysts’ estimates on its earnings per share. Then on Oct. 18, 2011 — less than two months after Tim Cook took over as chief executive officer — Apple missed....

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Ben Curtis, Dell's pitchman a decade ago, is now an actor and producer. But he's open to returning to his glory role.

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Ben Curtis, Dell's pitchman a decade ago, is now an actor and producer. But he's open to returning to his glory role.

‘Dell Dude’ Says He Can Fix Dell

Ben Curtis, the actor made famous by his role in Dell commercials early last decade, says he’s got the solution to the problems that led Michael Dell to seek a leveraged buyout: Resurrect the “Dell Dude.” Dell was an unstoppable...

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China has been the top source of cyber-attack traffic since the last quarter of 2011, according to a study by Akamai.

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China has been the top source of cyber-attack traffic since the last quarter of 2011, according to a study by Akamai.

One-Third of Cyber Attack Traffic Originates in China, Akamai Says

About one-third of the world’s cyber attack traffic was traced back to China, according to a report by Akamai Technologies to be published today. Between July and September of last year, about 33 percent of the attacks originated in China, double...

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Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg introduces Graph Search at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

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Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg introduces Graph Search at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

First Impressions of Facebook’s New Graph Search

If you follow directions, Facebook’s new search engine is pretty amazing. But veer off course, and the results reveal just how limited the tool is right now. During an event today at its headquarters in Menlo Park, California, Facebook introduced...

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Facebook plans to show off what it's been working on during a news conference at its headquarters.

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Facebook plans to show off what it's been working on during a news conference at its headquarters.

Live Blog: Facebook Event

Please refresh your browser every few minutes to see my updates. 11:15 a.m. Facebook’s searchapalooza event has come to an end. 11:12 a.m. Hey, Zuck! Remember that company you agreed to spend $1 billion on? Will we be able to...

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