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Google Downplays Importance of the Web Browser Search Box, Which Is Crazy — Let's say you want to find out what time the Super Bowl starts. Do you go to or, and then type "super bowl time" into the search box on the page? Probably not. You put it into the box at the top of your Web browser and hit enter.

The Shifting Dynamics of the Video Game Console Wars — There's a far more entertaining video game competition happening right now than anything streaming on Twitch. It's the shootout between Microsoft and Sony as they try to one-up each other in game-console sales. For those following along at home, Microsoft's Xbox One pulled ahead in sales during the holiday-shopping season in the U.S., the company said, citing data from market researcher NPD Group.

Apple Is Crushing Wall Street's Expectations Like It's 2010 — The most unexpected thing about Apple's earnings performance today wasn't that it set an "all-time record"-it's said that in at least a half-dozen press releases before-but that practically nobody saw it coming. Since becoming chief executive officer in 2011, Tim Cook has escalated the company's cooperation with Wall Street analysts and carefully set expectations, generally to avoid these kinds of surprises (good or bad).

This Is the Chart That Is Freaking Out Netflix — Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is freaked out by Popcorn Time. (File photo: Reuters) In a letter to shareholders today, Netflix highlighted what it describes as a "sobering" trend happening in the Netherlands.

This Is the Chart That's Freaking Netflix Out — In a letter to shareholders today, Netflix highlighted what it describes as a "sobering" trend happening in the Netherlands. The letter, posted on Netflix's website along with an earnings report that sent the stock price up as much as 16 percent, included a link to this chart, which shows Google search traffic in the European country.

Five Apple Patents That Hinted at Hit Products to Come — Patents are granted all the time, but when Apple gets one, companies often shudder at the prospect that the tech giant may try to muscle into their industry. GoPro's stock dropped 12 percent after the iPhone maker got a patent for a remote control system to take photos.

Here's the Patent Apple Could Use to Go After GoPro — GoPro's stock took a beating today after Apple was granted a patent for taking pictures with a remote control. Take a peek at the sketch included with the filing to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. It looks a bit like the Apple Watch.

Six Gadgets You Thought Were Dead Are New Again at CES 2015 — The Consumer Electronics Show is the tech industry's annual celebration of what's new. Walk the show floor in Las Vegas this week and you'll find rows of curved phones, curved televisions and curved virtual-reality goggles. Why curved? Because we can. Caught up in the rush to create the future, tech companies often dip into the past for inspiration.

CES Pro Tip From the Smart Home Expo: Breathe at Your Own Risk — Smart-home gadgets are a big draw at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. There's an entire section of a conference hall devoted to smart light bulbs, smart security cameras and other smart stuff, encompassing some 25,000 square feet of floor space in Las Vegas.

Russians Are Organizing Against Putin Using FireChat Messaging App — Anti-government protesters in Russia followed along on Twitter as opposition leader Alexey Navalny live-tweeted his house-arrest violation today. But the real action was on FireChat, where Navalny and his supporters organized protests and exchanged unfiltered communication. Open Garden, the San Francisco startup that makes FireChat, says activity from Russia has been spiking since yesterday, when Navalny urged his followers to download the free app.
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Jan 29, 2015

Managed to insert a dumb Tom Brady joke into a story about search engines. So there's that…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @jasonWSJ: Yes, your guacamole is good. Everyone's is. That's why they call it guacamole. 25 More Super Bowl Party Rules:

Jan 29, 2015

Analyst asks Google why it can't hire 3,000 people this quarter instead of 2,000. $GOOG shareholders elbow him and whisper, "Shut up, dude."

Jan 29, 2015

In case you were wondering whether Google could find anything else to monetize, it's running commercials before its earnings call.

Jan 29, 2015

Why price has become a major weapon in the video game console wars and how to buy on the cheap…

Jan 27, 2015

@valleyhack but seriously, your name is on the far right side of the page

Jan 27, 2015

My new piece on our new website: Some context on Apple's very surprising day… w/ @mchan

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