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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.

Before Google applied for the .Lol domain, PepsiCo used the popular text-message shorthand in a 2009 billboard.

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Before Google applied for the .Lol domain, PepsiCo used the popular text-message shorthand in a 2009 billboard.

Google Wants Web Addresses That End in .Lol

This is not a joke: Google intends to purchase the .Lol Web domain, Vint Cerf, an executive evangelist for Google, wrote on the company’s blog. So instead of going to Google.com, you might be able to type Google.lol and get,...

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Facebook's IPO was a popular topic on Twitter today, but not a runaway hit.

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Facebook's IPO was a popular topic on Twitter today, but not a runaway hit.

Facebook’s IPO Wasn’t a Huge Hit on Twitter Either, Say Studies

Facebook’s stock didn’t have the first-day pop that many had predicted. Nor was the initial public offering a breakout hit in Twitter chatter, despite dominating much of the media coverage. An hour before the stock market closed, there were 104,616...

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Several tech startups are selling products or services that rely on antennas to grab over-the-air TV signals.

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Several tech startups are selling products or services that rely on antennas to grab over-the-air TV signals.

Back to the Future: TV Antenna Makes Comeback, Gets Some Static

Rabbit ears are hopping back into the picture. Several startups are breathing new life into an old technology that relies on antennas to grab over-the-air TV signals. “Rabbit ears, broadcast television: It is a forgotten technology,” Boxee Chief Executive Officer...

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Google Drive gives users online storage similar to a hard drive’s, allowing access to files from computers and other devices.

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Google Drive gives users online storage similar to a hard drive’s, allowing access to files from computers and other devices.

A Look Back at Google Drive’s Long Road to the Finish Line

  Google Drive sure took the long way to get here. Details of a storage service called “GDrive” first came out in March 2006, a few months before Twitter launched and almost a year before Apple’s first iPhone made its...

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When killing technology, sometimes a bat is required.

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When killing technology, sometimes a bat is required.

Yahoo, Google: Proud Product Killers

For top Internet executives, a failed project is apparently something to brag out. In earnings calls during the past few days, chief executives for Google and Yahoo boasted about how many products they had shuttered. Last week, Google CEO Larry...

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Google's Project Glass: Terminator-like functionality, but Terminator style?

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Google's Project Glass: Terminator-like functionality, but Terminator style?

Like Google, Oakley Has Been Working on Its Own ‘Project Glass’

Google generated a lot of buzz over its effort to display information on eyeglasses, Terminator-style. Less clear is whether the search giant can create something cool enough that would make someone like Arnold Schwarzenegger want to wear it. Crafting a...

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