Meet IBM’s “Boy And His Atom,” Stars of the Smallest Movie Ever Made

An animated short made with individual atoms.
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HP Negotiating Early End to San Jose Arena Naming Rights Deal

The deal to call it the HP Pavilion could end as soon as this summer. SAP is interested.
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San Jose Airport Searches for Google Boost

Mineta San Jose International Airport has been losing commercial traffic and carrying a heavy debt burden, but a potential new revenue stream from jets owned by top Google Inc. executives and others could give the city-owned facility a lift.

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Samsung Confirms Four New Bay Area Offices

Samsung is in the process of building four — count ’em, four — new offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, though they are oddly scattered in four different towns all within a half-hour’s drive of each other. We have previously reported on the start-up incubator in Palo Alto; there’s also the 8.5-acre planned campus in Mountain View and a new strategy and innovation center in Menlo Park. And now comes the official announcement of a 1.1-million-square-foot sales and R&D headquarters north of downtown San Jose.

Valley Cred: Samsung Plans to Open New Start-Up Accelerator in Downtown Palo Alto

While it’s not quite Oppa Gangnam style, it is a big move for the Korean mobile and consumer electronics giant.
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Apple’s Mini Pitch: Just as Good as an iPad, Better Than Everything Else

It’s like an iPad, only smaller. So, how will Tim Cook convince you to buy one?
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At Home, Samsung Seen as Underdog

SEOUL — After a U.S. jury ruled that Samsung Electronics Co. copied ideas from Apple Inc. AAPL to make smartphones and tablet PCs, a different view was heard in Samsung’s home country.

Nextdoor, the Private Social Network, Hooks Up With the City of San Jose

As the major California city adopts a start-up social network’s communication-system tools, NextdDoor’s path to expansion widens.
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Byte Me: Yahoo Files More Patent Claims Against Facebook

Our long social patent fight is not over.
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DOJ, Tech Companies Settle Hiring Probe