Jason Brooks

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KCBS and CBS Moneywatch.com

Jason spent most of his 20′s with a complete unappreciation for money (he didn’t have much at the time, and spent what he didn’t have) before having an epiphany at the age of 30, and figured life was better lived by saving more than spending.  At that time…he also took a keen interest in all things business and finance-related, and started focusing on those kinds of stories as a reporter, before he was turned into the Money Editor at KIRO radio in Seattle, where he spent seven years, and won Murrow awards for Documentary (Green River Killer, nothing to do with money) and breaking news (Washington Mutual Collapse, all the money was gone).

Before working at KIRO, Jason also spent several years in Spokane with KXLY TV and Radio, working in both mediums…and began his career in earnest at KLKI Radio in Anacortes, Washington, where he was the News Director (he never tells anyone that he was the only person in the department.)

Jason’s a proud Duck having attended the University of Oregon, and grew up in Connecticut, but considers himself a West Coaster having spent more than half of his life along the Pacific (he asks that you don’t do the math.)  He’s the proud father of a beautiful and smart boy, has the coolest dog in the world, and when he’s not tracking down tech stories and the stock ticker, he can be found playing some rudimentary blues guitar, reading about military history, hiking a nearby trail, or trying to find really good pizza.  He asks that you email him suggestions on that last one.

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Yelp Stock Stung With Bad Review

Yelp’s future remains uncertain following reports its not up for sale

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Video game leagues are becoming as popular as top sporting events.

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Parents Get Option To Rent Tablets For Kids

A SoCal company is offering a solution for parents who don’t want to fork over a lot of money at one time for their kids tablet.

06/09/2015

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Electric Vehicle Need Longer Range Capability To Fully Charge The Market

Car buyers want more out of electric vehicles before jumping into the market en masse.

06/05/2015

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LinkedIn Stock Rebounding After Endorsements From Analysts

LinkedIn’s stock is pulling itself back up off the matt this week after a steep drop from its all time highs reached earlier this year.

06/04/2015

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Venture Capital Baking Female-Founded Job Listing Site With Focus On Diversity

A promising sign for female tech entrepreneurs: VentureWire reports that online career advice and job listings site The Muse – founded by three women – raised $10m from a female-led venture investor group.

05/14/2015

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Rumors Of Yelp Or Salesforce Deals Appear To Be Fading

Buyers may not be as plentiful for Yelp aYelp’s stock skyrocketed on reports it was considering selling itself, with a host of big-name firms being possible suitors.

05/12/2015

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Takeover Rumors Keep Pushing Yelp Shares Higher; Salesforce Isn’t So Lucky

Yelp and Salesforce are each reportedly on the block, but is there truly interested in one of them?

05/08/2015

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Internet Security Stocks Diving After Qualys Misses Revenue Target

Weaker than expected earnings from Qualys are impacting the entire online security sector.

05/05/2015

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How A Formerly Struggling Tesla Almost Became Part Of Google

Tesla very nearly became a part of Google when the electric car company was cash-strapped and on the verge of bankruptcy, according to a published report.

04/20/2015

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