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Michael S. Malone

Michael S. Malone is one of the nation's best-known technology writers. He has covered Silicon Valley and high-tech for more than 25 years.
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Newspapers, Hail and Farewell

Saturday, March 14th, 2009 - by Michael S. Malone

The last two weeks saw what may prove to be the tipping point in the history of newspapers.

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Google Goes All A-Twitter

Friday, March 6th, 2009 - by Michael S. Malone

Google CEO Eric Schmidt may have decided he wants Twitter inside his company's tent.

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The Oz of Woz

Friday, February 27th, 2009 - by Michael S. Malone

An appreciation of Steve Wozniak — co-founder of Apple Computer and one of high tech's most unusual characters.

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Google Piles On Against Microsoft

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 - by Michael S. Malone

Google's decision to join the European Commission's investigation of Microsoft may well backfire.

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Facebook Scandal, Version 2.0

Saturday, February 21st, 2009 - by Michael S. Malone

The great civil liberties battle of our time is shaping up to be a desperate struggle by each of us to keep our personal information our own.

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Signs of Economic Recovery in Silicon Valley

Friday, February 13th, 2009 - by Michael S. Malone

The high-tech sector is poised to lead the country out of recession.

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My Wikipedia Entry, Myself

Friday, February 6th, 2009 - by Michael S. Malone

I probably don't deserve my entry, but it sure is fun to watch the bizarre manner in which it evolves.

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Inauguration Day: A Parade of Memories

Friday, January 23rd, 2009 - by Michael S. Malone

Connecting inaugurals past with the present highlights how much the world has changed.

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Bringing the U.S. Economy Back from Life Support

Friday, January 16th, 2009 - by Michael S. Malone

Three steps we can take to defibrillate the business community and get Americans back to work.

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What’s Wrong with Silicon Valley?

Friday, January 9th, 2009 - by Michael S. Malone

The answer, not found in most of the business press, is too much regulation and not enough basic research.

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Could the Internet Have Prevented World War II?

Friday, December 12th, 2008 - by Michael S. Malone

Imagine blogs and cell phone videos exposing Nazi excesses in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Why Companies Should Be Allowed to Die

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008 - by Michael S. Malone

Propping up failing businesses won't help restore the economy.

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It’s Not Easy to Be ‘Ashamed to be a Journalist’

Sunday, November 9th, 2008 - by Michael S. Malone

What I learned from the media frenzy surrounding my recent column.

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Dear Mr. President: Don’t Forget to Feed the Entrepreneurs

Friday, October 31st, 2008 - by Michael S. Malone

A plea to the next president not to forget the wealth creators in our economy.

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It’s Embarrassing to Admit I’m a Journalist

Friday, October 24th, 2008 - by Michael S. Malone

Reporting has become shamelessly biased in this presidential election.

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Neither Presidential Candidate Is Very Tech-Savvy

Monday, October 13th, 2008 - by Michael S. Malone

Just because he's young doesn't mean that Obama knows his way around Silicon Valley.

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From Main Street to Wall Street: The End of an Era

Friday, October 3rd, 2008 - by Michael S. Malone

The oil crisis and the credit crunch mark the end of one epoch and the painful but promising beginnings of another that won't come from Wall Street or Washington.

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Silicon Valley’s Mentos-in-Diet Coke Economy

Sunday, September 21st, 2008 - by Michael S. Malone

The current reality isn't just a single bubble bursting — it's a stream of perpetual fizz.

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Google’s Gutsy Global Gambit

Saturday, September 13th, 2008 - by Michael S. Malone

Their drive to expand internet access in the developing world could literally change history.

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The Impending eBay/Amazon Clash

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008 - by Michael S. Malone

The two big shopping success stories of the Web are on a collision course.

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From the Chisholm Trail on My BlackBerry

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008 - by Michael S. Malone

Oklahoma may not be the Wild West anymore, but its community-minded values endure.

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You’re Never Too Old To Become an Entrepreneur

Saturday, July 26th, 2008 - by Michael S. Malone

Starting up a company isn't just a young person's game — especially in today's economy.

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Yahoo-Icahn-Microsoft Aftermath: Who Really Won?

Thursday, July 24th, 2008 - by Michael S. Malone

The media thinks the battle over the future of Yahoo! has been settled. Not so fast.

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Don’t Bet on Bill Gates Staying Retired

Friday, June 27th, 2008 - by Michael S. Malone

We probably haven't seen the last of him as head of a corporation.

[For more tech news, visit our new PajamasXpress blog Edgelings]

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Is Yahoo! Manipulating Bloggers?

Thursday, June 26th, 2008 - by Michael S. Malone

Is Microsoft's bid for Yahoo! really still on, or were bloggers roped into a stock gambit? (For more tech buzz, check out Edgelings — PJM's new Xpress blog!)

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