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Scott Budman

Born and raised in Oakland, Scott Budman has been with KNTV-Bay Area TV, since 1995 as a reporter and anchor for business and technology news.
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Apple, AntennaGate, and Silicon Valley Existentialism

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 - by Scott Budman

Apple, its events, and its strange relationship with the press won't go away anytime soon. The media needs too-cool stuff to test, the economy desperately needs the sales, and tech-watchers need the drama.

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Teens in Tech

Saturday, June 19th, 2010 - by Scott Budman

Meet Spencer Schoeben, Silicon Valley CEO. His age? 15-years-old.

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Starting Up in the iPad Garage

Saturday, May 29th, 2010 - by Scott Budman

The days of Silicon Valley startups aren't over. The story of a couple of grad students and their iPad app.

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What’s Happened to Silicon Valley (Part 5)

Sunday, May 9th, 2010 - by Scott Budman

Scott Budman finishes his series on the current, troubled state of Silicon Valley on an optimistic note. In his latest video, Scott visits a new start-up that, despite any number of obstacles, decided to move to Silicon Valley to take advantage of its unique entrepreneurial culture.

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What’s Happened to Silicon Valley? (Part 4)

Friday, May 7th, 2010 - by Scott Budman

Silicon Valley has lost some of its overseas luster: While places like India and Israel are making it easier for startups to launch, California has put taxes in place that make doing business here less attractive than it used to be, Scott Budman reports in his latest video.

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What’s Happened to Silicon Valley? (Part 3)

Friday, May 7th, 2010 - by Scott Budman

Lately, both Silicon Valley's tech industry, and the region's housing market, have stagnated. Scott Budman explains why, and how to fix it, in a new video.

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What’s Happened to Silicon Valley? (Part 2)

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - by Scott Budman

Just as start-ups depend on VC money, Silicon Valley depends on start-ups. Google was once a small start-up. So were HP, Apple, and Sun. Then the start-up model took a big hit, leaving in its wake high unemployment, fewer ideas and almost no chance of a Yahoo or Google-like IPO. But even in the Obaconomy, Silicon Valley will not be denied, as Scott Budman reports in his latest KNTV-NBC/Edgelings video.

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What’s Happened to Silicon Valley? (Part 1)

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 - by Scott Budman

The days of Pirates of Silicon Valley seem increasingly distant, partially thanks to the pirates of Sacramento and DC. In the first of his week-long series at PJM's Edgelings blog, complete with video, NBC-KNTV's Scott Budman looks at what's gone wrong in Silicon Valley, what it means for the rest of the U.S. economy, and what may finally be going right.

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An iPad Road Test

Thursday, April 29th, 2010 - by Scott Budman

The iPad is a technological miracle: a gadget that actually will make you popular.

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Twenty Years of Photoshop: What’s Real and What’s Not?

Saturday, March 6th, 2010 - by Scott Budman

From a skinnier Kardashian to a prescient preview of what Brett Favre would look like in a Vikings uniform, anything’s now possible.

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The Swagger Returns to the Consumer Electronics Show

Friday, January 8th, 2010 - by Scott Budman

Tech is getting its groove back in Las Vegas with the introduction of some head-turning products.

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The Coolest (or Creepiest) Thing on Facebook

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 - by Scott Budman

A new application means that once you appear on Facebook, you can kiss any semblance of privacy goodbye.

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A Space-Saving Sound Revolution

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 - by Scott Budman

The FleXpeaker — a speaker made of paper that can literally fit anywhere — hits America.

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Steve Jobs Takes the Stage

Thursday, September 17th, 2009 - by Scott Budman

The Apple co-founder returns from illness much to the heartfelt delight of all.

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Tech Workers: Not the Best Communicators

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 - by Scott Budman

Ask a Silicon Valley denizen about his company, and you are certain to get a “So…” to start the response.

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Bollywood Beauty Tames Twitter

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 - by Scott Budman

Google may have the politicians but Twitter has definitely got the most celebrities.

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Spam Report Reveals What Makes Us Click

Thursday, July 9th, 2009 - by Scott Budman

A look at the top 20 spam subject lines.

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The (Real) Philanthropist

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 - by Scott Budman

Meet Tom Siebel who, unlike the character on NBC's fictional drama The Philanthropist, really does help his fellow man.

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How Google ‘Wave’ Could Swamp Microsoft

Monday, June 1st, 2009 - by Scott Budman

If Google’s new communication app "Wave" rises and gets enough momentum, look out. Microsoft may get very wet.

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Google Gives You the Moon

Thursday, May 14th, 2009 - by Scott Budman

The coolest smart phone ever. (See also Roger L. Simon: "Is Kindle the new paperback?" )

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Star Trek Effects and the ILM Tech Wizards

Monday, May 11th, 2009 - by Scott Budman

Industrial Light & Magic: Where no special effects shop has gone before.

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Silicon Valley’s Other New, Cool Car

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 - by Scott Budman

Get out of the way, Tesla. Here comes the military's all-terrain, stylish M-RAP.

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An eBay for Jobs?

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 - by Scott Budman

A new website is being swamped with people of all ages looking for work — and willing to bid against each other for scarce jobs.

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Goodbye, SGI

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 - by Scott Budman

Silicon Graphics, Inc. revolutionized movie special effects but eventually outlived its usefulness.

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