Who owns your digital afterlife?

As tech companies and estate lawyers battled this summer over who gets the keys to our digital data after we die, the father of bestselling novelist Marsha Mehran sued Google searching for her lost works and clues to her tragic death. 
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Splunk will open a big new research and office center in San Jose's Santana Row complex, city and company officials said Friday, a move that signals the software company's decision to expand to San Jose rather than seek larger offices in San Francisco.  
 
 
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Wolverton: Sorry son, you're not getting a smartphone

After hearing colleague Michelle Qunn's story, talking to child development experts and observing his own behavior, tech columnist Troy Wolverton has decided not to get his son a cell phone, much less a smartphone, anytime soon.
 
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Q&A: Jim Ellis, on East Bay's office-space boom

These days, Jim Ellis and the realty firm he heads, Ellis Partners, seem to be everywhere, key players in the most robust development markets of the Bay Area. 
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Locals hope to score with Super Bowl rentals

With many hotel rooms already booked for Super Bowl 50 next February in Santa Clara, thousands of Bay Area residents are hoping to rent out their houses, apartments, cottages and even spare bedrooms to cash in on the hordes of visitors expected in the region. 
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08/29/2015 10:56 AM PDT - I am not convinced I need to strap mine back on my wrist, but I appreciate the fact that some people are finding it much more useful than I did.  
 
08/28/2015 06:11 PM PDT - There's an alternative to the managed payout funds that are back in the news as the major mutual fund companies struggle to provide retirees with stable income in retirement while preserving assets and protecting against inflation.
 
 
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