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September 17, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Google filling Kirkland campus, more growth planned

Fishing’s still pretty good in Seattle, if you’re trying to catch a software engineer. Every month, it seems, another out-of-state tech company arrives on the shores of Lake Washington or Lake Union and throws out a line. There’s concern about whether there’s enough fish in the pond, especially with demand for software engineers outpacing the output of…


Comments | Topics: chrome, Chrome OS, Education

September 10, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Thoughts on Amazon’s new Kindles: Ads, phones and more

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Here are six more thoughts on’s Kindle launch — one for every new model the ambitious Seattle tech giant introduced at Thursday’s launch gala inside an airplane hangar here. Don’t dismiss the rumors of a Kindle smartphone just yet. It’s still early days for Amazon’s Kindle business, which could release phones and…


Comments | Topics: "with offers", 4G, ads

May 29, 2012 at 2:40 PM

D10: Apple’s Cook opens AllThingsD, where’s Windows 8?

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. — The timing would have been perfect for Microsoft to unveil the next public version of Windows 8 at the All Things Digital D10 conference starting today. Windows boss Steven Sinofsky unveiled Windows 8 and its signature interface a year ago at the last AllThingsD conference, and he’s on the guest…


Comments | Topics: Apple, Billionaire techies, Chrome OS

May 12, 2011 at 10:44 AM

Video: Google Music hands-on

Here’s a brief video clip of Google Music running on a Motorola Xoom Android tablet. It showed a strong 3G signal, but the Web service buffered and fritzed. The service is still being developed so it’s early to pass judgment on Google’s effort, but the glitches were still surprising. [do action=”brightcove-video” videoid=”941520036001″][/do]


Comments | More in Reviews | Topics: Android, Chrome OS, Digital media

May 11, 2011 at 4:30 PM

Google Music: Definitely beta

Google has been accused of overusing the “beta” tag on products it releases early. But with its new music service — Music — the beta tag is mandatory. It’s still pretty raw, judging from my experience with it today. The service was announced this week at Google’s developer conference and it’s available now only by invitation….


Comments | Topics: Chrome OS, Digital media, Google

May 11, 2011 at 11:01 AM

Google Chromebooks: $300 to $500 thin clients unveiled

Here’s a look at the Google Chromebooks that will go on sale June 15. They’re laptops running Google’s Chrome operating system, which is primarily a browser that connects users to applications that run mostly online. In many ways, it’s the latest iteration of the “network computer” concept that Oracle and Sun Microsystems floated a decade ago. It’s…


Comments | Topics: Chrome OS, Google

December 13, 2010 at 9:34 AM

Google’s Chrome CR-48: Back to the future, maybe

Today’s column is an extended take on Google’s CR-48 preview of its Chrome operating system: It was thrilling to fire up Google’s ultra groovy CR-48 laptop running the company’s new Chrome operating system. The Applesque machine was like an early Christmas present from Silicon Valley Santa. Inside the eco-friendly cardboard package was technology that promised to…


Comments | Topics: Android, chrome os, Chrome OS