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    August 14, 2013
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    July 24, 2013

    Google Reveals New Chromecast Dongle, Hopes to Make Watching TV That Much Easier

    As he he opened the Google event in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood this morning, Sundar Pichai noted that Google has had a very busy few weeks since their annual I/O conference. Mountain View's finest revealed Chromecast, a new 2-inch dongle that essentially turns any TV set into a connecte ... More >>

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    July 3, 2013
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    June 10, 2013

    10 Highlights From Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference

    Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference opened in San Francisco today with as much fanfare as a coronation, or a Rose Day Parade for nerds. Amid sunny sales projections and lighthearted disses on Android, Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the Cupertino company's new crown jewels, the OSX Mavericks opera ... More >>

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    May 14, 2013

    Google To Announce New Streaming Music Service Wednesday, and It Won't Be Free

    Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 15, Google's annual I/O conference kicks off at the Moscone Center here in San Francisco. And according to tech site the Verge, the Internet giant will use the occasion to announce a new streaming music service designed to compete with Spotify and Rdio. Why a music subscrip ... More >>

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    May 3, 2013

    UC Berkeley Helps Facebook Be as Emotionally Rich as Possible

    Whether it's posting pictures of breakfast cereal or "liking" a petition on immigration reform, Facebook has become one of the primary vessels through which we express sentiments and emotions. In some ways, that's deeply problematic -- and even Facebook knows that. Which may explain why ... More >>

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    April 23, 2013

    Facebook Is Helping Us Disconnect From the World

    Does Facebook want to enable personal interaction, or provide an escape from it? Judging by the TV spots for its poorly conceived Facebook Home product, it's the latter. But that doesn't make any sense, does it? Facebook is, after all, a social media service. One commercial, which Evan Selinger, wr ... More >>

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    January 8, 2013

    California Tax Commissioner Betty Yee Takes on Google Over "Make Me Asian" App

    Board of Equalization Member Betty T. Yee stepped out of her usual not-so-politically charged role as the elected tax commissioner and took on the really politically charged issue of race. Yee, a Chinese American who hails from San Francisco, jumped on the bandwagon blasting Google for several rac ... More >>

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    April 17, 2012

    Seeking a Path to Riches

    Oh, good. More "sharing." The mobile social-app company Path (yes, the one that found itself in the middle a big privacy controversy not long ago) announced on Monday that it had landed another $30 million in venture financing from some top-tier firms, making its total valuation $250 million. Hey, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Facebook Fumbles Its Way Toward a Phone

    ​Facebook is building a phone, the Wall Street Journal's All Things Digital is reporting this week in a series of posts. Facebook basically has to do it if it wants to stay in competition with Apple and Google as the go-to online destination -- or platform, or "ecosystem." Lots of people make Fa ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    Steve Jobs Thought Google Was Evil

    ​Walter Isaacson's much-discussed biography of Steve Jobs hits bookstores today. Some tidbits from the book -- for which Isaacson obtained unprecedented access to Jobs, soliciting his views on everything from rival Silicon Valley CEOs to Obama's presidency -- have already leaked. But a new bombshe ... More >>

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    August 16, 2011

    Google Thumbs Nose at Antitrust Regulators

    ​You can't say Google doesn't have balls. Despite increasingly heavy antitrust scrutiny by the federal government, the Internet behemoth is charging ahead with a deal that brings all kinds of potential for cornering a market. It will pay $12.5 billion for Motorola Mobility, a leading maker of hand ... More >>

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    June 8, 2011

    Google Maps Now Tracks BART in Real-Time

    GoogleBART riders, kneel before Google​No need to rush out the door to catch that next BART train. We all know it will probably be late anyway. But to temper your anger over this often frustrating transit system, Google has rolled out its real-time tracking system for public transportation that's ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011

    "Dog Wars" App Is Back on the Market, the Fight Continues

    The fight continues​Yesterday SF Weekly reported that the controversial "Dog Wars" app was mysteriously pulled from the Android market. But a quick search for the game now shows that the virtual dogfighting app is curiously back.The national uproar over "Dog Wars" could have been the reason it was ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011

    Google Pulls Dog Wars App

    Google: a fight not worth having​Yesterday, SF Weekly recounted the national uproar over a new Android game "Dog Wars," which even Michael Vick said is training ground for dogfighters. Apparently, Google felt the heavy pressure and yesterday announced it would remove the app from its online store. ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    Michael Vick Says Google's "Dog Wars" Game Glorifies Animal Abuse

    The fight against dogfighting​If Michael Vick says something is skirting on the edge of animal cruelty -- you have to give it a pause. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback who was jailed for his involvement in a dogfighting ring, has come out against a new Google Android app that lets users train t ... More >>

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    July 30, 2010

    Has the Android Data-Stealing Scandal Been Overcooked?

    Are Android phones like this stealing your personal information?​The tech world has been buzzing with news that a San Francisco firm, Lookout Mobile Security, has discovered that wallpaper applications used by millions of phones with Google's Android operating system send subscribers' information ... More >>

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    April 28, 2010
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    March 24, 2010

    The SFO Cannonball Run

    Horrified by a typical taxi trip from SFO? Thank a government program that pays cabbies to speed.

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    December 29, 2009

    Quit the Internet and Dance: Six Things We'd Like to See Leave the Web in 2010

    Photo via Natalee DOr at least go watch "Law and Order."​6. The Reign of the Standard Blog Post Format We know it's been that way since But enough or at least less of the big picture/text below monotony. We're the people that invented The Segway and the Wii, surely we can figure out how ... More >>

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