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Peter Burrows

I've covered the high-tech industry since 1989. Since joining Business Week's Silicon Valley bureau in 1995, I've covered Apple, Cisco, Microsoft and a broad range of markets, companies, people and technology trends.

A former Apple designer is crowdfunding his Atelier Playing Cards.

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A former Apple designer is crowdfunding his Atelier Playing Cards.

How to Sell Playing Cards, Apple-Style

Apple’s product design team has specialized in making complex things — digital music, mobile phones, computers — seem simple. Robert Padbury, a former Apple user interface designer, wants to apply that design philosophy to something that’s already pretty simple: playing...

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Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked off the iPad event in San Francisco.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked off the iPad event in San Francisco.

Live From the Apple IPad Event

Updates from the Apple event in San Francisco are in Pacific Time. 11:23 a.m.  That’s a wrap. My initial take: I miss those days when Apple had big surprises to show. Today, the big news is a new name for...

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Apple unveils the iPhone 5C, a plastic model that comes in various colors, along with the iPhone 5S.

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Apple unveils the iPhone 5C, a plastic model that comes in various colors, along with the iPhone 5S.

Live From the Apple IPhone Event

Updates from the Apple event in Cupertino, California, are in Pacific time. 11:29 a.m.  Ok, that’s it. Show’s over. Thanks for following along. 11:22 a.m.  Apple shares are getting beaten up, down below $500. Clearly, the market was hoping for more...

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There's no shortage of athleticism on Ooyala's team, which includes (left to right) Sean Knapp, Bismarck Lepe, Jay Fulcher and Belsasar Lepe.

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There's no shortage of athleticism on Ooyala's team, which includes (left to right) Sean Knapp, Bismarck Lepe, Jay Fulcher and Belsasar Lepe.

Ooyala Raises $35 Million as It Picks Up the Pace in Digital Video

(Updated to correct amount raised by Ooyala in sixth paragraph.) If the migration of old media to the Internet is more of a marathon than a sprint, then the management team at Ooyala Inc. has the legs for it. Sean...

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Motorola Vice President John F. Mitchell shows off the DynaTAC portable radio telephone in New York City in 1973.

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Motorola Vice President John F. Mitchell shows off the DynaTAC portable radio telephone in New York City in 1973.

Motorola’s History Lesson for Google

(This blog was corrected. An earlier version misattributed a comment in the 16th paragraph.) With Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility now complete, a saga that Brad Stone and I explored in this week’s issue of Businessweek, a closer look at...

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Bill Clerico, seen here in July 2011, is CEO of WePay, which just raised $10 million.

Photograph by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Bill Clerico, seen here in July 2011, is CEO of WePay, which just raised $10 million.

PayPal Rival WePay Raises $10M

Back in his days at Boston College, Bill Clerico knew how to stand out in a crowd. He did it by donning a costume of the school’s mascot, an eagle. Now as co-founder and CEO of WePay, one of many...

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Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc.,

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc.,

The Temptation of Tim: What Does Dividend Say About Apple’s Future?

Steve Jobs didn’t spend much time worrying about shareholders’ complaints. I recall talking with him in 2008 about some mini-crisis that had caused Apple’s stock to dip. “Who gives a s– about the stock price,” he let slip before getting...

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