Dear Timmy: San Francisco magazine, Sept. 4, 2015

Dear Timmy An open letter to Tim Lincecum on the occasion of his probable Giants farewell. By Dan Fost | September 4, 2015 It’s painful to think of this as a farewell letter,...

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Trendy Technology Leads to New Jobs: Los Angeles Times, March 2010

Reporting from San Francisco — The technology industry is always looking for the next new thing, and that’s helping drive the latest hiring push. Such initiatives as green technology and “cloud computing” could even fuel an overall economic comeback, technology …

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High-tech Industry is Powering Up Again: Los Angeles Times, March 2010

An early look at the potential for tech to lead the way out of our “jobless” recession. High-tech Industry is Powering Up Again It looked as if the economy had dealt a powerful blow to L.J. Mottel, a 35-year-old father …

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No Surprise: Apple Unveils Long Awaited Tablet Computer: Los Angeles Times, January 2010

Steve Jobs shows off the unfortunately named iPad. Credit: Tony Avelar / Bloomberg, via the LA Times. I live-blogged the unveiling of the iPad in San Francisco for the Los Angeles Times, using my Twitter account. After years of speculation that Apple …

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Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin Wants More Computers in Schools: Los Angeles TImes, October 2009

High school dropout Sergey Brin has a few ideas on how the educational system should be improved. Not surprisingly  from a guy who co-founded Google, where he still serves as president of technology and one of the company’s three key decision-makers, …

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Facebook Becoming Big Friend of Small Business: Los Angeles Times, October 2009

Charles Nelson, president of Sprinkles Cupcakes, the Beverly Hills baker to the stars, doesn’t have a Facebook profile. Nelson, who works seven days a week, has no time for chatting online with Facebook friends. But Nelson is logged on to …

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Facebook Serves as Portal to Customer’ Thoughts: Los Angeles Times, October 2009

Perhaps the most compelling reason for a business to get on Facebook is the likelihood that its customers are already there — and talking about it. Charles Nelson, president of Sprinkles Cupcakes in Beverly Hills, said it’s crucial to pay …

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Microsoft Hoping That Hollywood Touch Makes Windows 7 a Hit

Almost no one found Microsoft Corp.’s last attempt at a new operating system, Windows Vista, very entertaining. So when it came time for the software giant to create the sequel, it hoped a little Hollywood touch would bring audiences back …

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U.S. Getting Out of the Internet Management Business — Sort of: Los Angeles Times, September 2009

It sounds almost silly to say it, but the Internet is going global. Of course, it’s already global. But the underlying technology that makes the Internet run was developed by the U.S. Department of Defense 40 years ago, and the federal …

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TechCrunch50 Conference: Fewer Toys, More Tools: Los Angeles Times, September 2009

Never mind the pie-in-the-sky business plans. Forget about the ambitions to change the world. It was all about financial discipline and making money at a conference for start-ups in San Francisco this week. Instead of cool-looking mousetraps, start-ups that drew …

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TechCrunch50: SeatGeek Advises You When to Buy Tickets to the Big Game: September 2009

It’s the ticket-scalping conundrum: Will it be cheaper to buy seats in advance of the event or will prices drop as it gets closer to game time and the sellers want to unload their wares? SeatGeek, a new company that …

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