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Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest.

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July 23, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Review: Amazon.com Fire phone

The Fire phone that Amazon.com begins shipping Thursday is an impressive debut with several cool features. But the price is a bit high for a device designed to help you buy more stuff from Amazon.

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September 5, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Sony’s first 4K TV is actually $25K

If your high-def TV set just isn’t high-def enough, Sony has just the thing. Kicking off the next boob tube upgrade cycle, Sony today announced that it will begin selling this month its first “4K” TV with 4,000 lines of horizontal resolution. These sets have four times the resolution of a 1080p set, but their 8…

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June 22, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Nintendo launching jumbo 3DS

Nintendo is launching not one but two new hardware systems this year. The company today announced that it will begin selling a jumbo version of its 3DS handheld — the 3DS XL — on Aug. 19 for $200. The device is being released ahead of the Wii U console, which is going on sale closer to the…

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May 21, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Q&A: T-Mobile CEO on layoffs, iPhone, mergers and more

After a detour through Dallas, Philipp Humm is finally getting to reshape T-Mobile USA.

Humm reinvigorated T-Mobile’s German business before parent company Deutsche Telekom sent him to Bellevue in 2010, to rev up America’s fourth largest wireless company. But before Humm could make his mark here, Dallas-based AT&T moved to buy his company for $39 billion.

That left T-Mobile in limbo and hemorrhaging subscribers through much of 2011, until the merger collapsed under regulatory scrutiny in December.

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Before it was over, T-Mobile took another hit from the new Apple iPhone, which launched in October — on the networks of T-Mobile’s three large competitors.

Once the dust settled, the athletic German sprung into action.

In February he announced a $4 billion upgrade to LTE network technology going online in 2013. In March he consolidated call centers, closing seven of 24 In April, the company began re-branding itself as more aggressive and tech-oriented.

May’s initiative — announced last week — is a broad restructuring that includes flattening management and cutting slower-growth areas of the businesses. About 900 layoffs resulted, but Humm said 550 positions will be added through the year.

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June 15, 2010 at 11:56 AM

E3: Sony mocks Kinect, prices Move at $50, pitches 3D

LOS ANGELES — Sony had a tough act to follow at E3, after Microsoft’s Kinect and Nintendo’s 3-D DS. It started off with some snark — actor Kevin Lambert mocking Kinect by asking on a video, “Who wants to pretend their hand is a gun? What is this — third grade?” Then the company jumped into demonstrations…

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June 15, 2010 at 10:00 AM

E3: Nintendo unveils 3-D DS, plus Miyamoto on 3-D gaming

LOS ANGELES — New James Bond, Zelda, Mickey Mouse and Donkey Kong games announced at Nintendo’s E3 press conference were just a prelude to the really big news. There is indeed a 3-D version of the Nintendo DS and it not only plays 3D games, it also has dual camera lenses for taking 3-D photos. Nintendo’s…

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May 24, 2010 at 1:20 PM

Vizio co-founder: TV’s dead, welcome “Entertainment Displays”

“We are witnessing the demise of television,” Ken Lowe, VP and co-founder of bargain TV maker Vizio declared at the SID conference in Seattle this morning. Lowe said television is being replaced by the “entertainment display” — devices that output high definition content, connect to the Internet and are increasingly built with LED lighting that…

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