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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.

MPAA CEO Chris Dodd announced the hiring of Diane Strahan to run the organization's operations.

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MPAA CEO Chris Dodd announced the hiring of Diane Strahan to run the organization's operations.

Hollywood Hires Anti-Piracy Pro

The Motion Picture Association of America, Hollywood’s trade group, is touting today’s hiring of Neustar executive Diane Strahan as a sign that the movie industry is embracing technology. What the MPAA’s announcement doesn’t mention is that Strahan’s tech expertise happens...

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Two screen shots from "Pudding Monsters," the first new franchise for ZeptoLab since striking gold with "Cut the Rope."

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Two screen shots from "Pudding Monsters," the first new franchise for ZeptoLab since striking gold with "Cut the Rope."

‘Cut the Rope’ Creator to Debut First New Game Franchise Since Its Big Hit

More than two years after ZeptoLab released the mega-hit mobile game “Cut the Rope,” the Russian developer is trying to lasso more players with its next venture. Tomorrow, ZeptoLab plans to release its first game unrelated to “Cut the Rope”...

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World Conference on Internet Telecommunications in Dubai — Proportion of posts (Opinion Analysis) from 12/1/12 to 12/12/12

World Conference on Internet Telecommunications in Dubai — Proportion of posts (Opinion Analysis) from 12/1/12 to 12/12/12

UN Internet Conference: The SOPA That Wasn’t

When it comes to Internet outrage, this was no SOPA. For the past couple of weeks, Google and other Internet companies have protested a United Nations conference over concerns that a new treaty will lead to censorship of the Web....

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The listing for Google Maps in Apple's App Store contains a plug for the San Francisco Italian restaurant Delfina.

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The listing for Google Maps in Apple's App Store contains a plug for the San Francisco Italian restaurant Delfina.

Nice Location: Italian Restaurant Promoted on Google Maps App

When the Google Maps app for the iPhone arrived last night, it was greeted with cheers by those who were literally lost without it. But perhaps no one was more excited about the new application than the staff of an...

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Lee Jae Yong's rise to Samsung's vice chairman and heir apparent was a long time in the making.

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Lee Jae Yong's rise to Samsung's vice chairman and heir apparent was a long time in the making.

How Samsung Is Developing Its Next-Generation Leader

Samsung unveiled its upcoming flagship product yesterday: Lee Jae Yong. He’s the son of company chairman Lee Kun Hee, the billionaire who transformed the former fish exporter into Asia’s largest consumer-electronics company. Yesterday’s promotion of Lee Jae Yong to vice...

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Ahn Cheol Soo, chairman of Ahnlab, withdrew from next month's presidential election.

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Ahn Cheol Soo, chairman of Ahnlab, withdrew from next month's presidential election.

How S. Korea’s Presidential Race Affects Friends and Family in Tech

Ahn Cheol Soo, the founder of South Korea’s biggest anti-virus software maker, dropped out of the country’s presidential race. But he wasn’t the only one affected by his unsuccessful bid to lead Asia’s fourth-biggest economy. Stock in his company, Ahnlab, tumbled by...

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Attendees of Ideo's sanitation hackathon collaborated on tools for highlighting Ghana's open defecation issues.

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Attendees of Ideo's sanitation hackathon collaborated on tools for highlighting Ghana's open defecation issues.

Flush With Ideas: Hackathon Tackles Ghana’s Toilet Troubles

During a hackathon last week at the San Francisco offices of design firm Ideo, there were laptops, whiteboards, pizza and beer. Oh, and photos of feces on the walls. The 40 software developers who attended the Hack Sanitation event were...

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