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Facebook’s Drone Strategy: To Build an ‘Internet in the Sky’

March 28, 2014 | 1:40 pm

Facebook’s Drone Strategy: To Build an ‘Internet in the Sky’

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Mark Zuckerberg’s company has acquired a British drone firm to help expand global connectivity.

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NCAA Update: Stanford Upsets Kansas to Reach the ‘Sweet Sixteen’

March 23, 2014 | 12:49 pm

NCAA Update: Stanford Upsets Kansas to Reach the ‘Sweet Sixteen’

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A stifling defense helped the Cardinal defeat the favored Jayhawks.

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March Madness Odds: Nate Silver Assesses All 68 Teams

March 17, 2014 | 5:19 pm

March Madness Odds: Nate Silver Assesses All 68 Teams

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Besides basketball, Silver’s re-launched FiveThirtyEight site covers the missing Malaysian jet mystery.

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Update: African-American Who BART Police Stunned With Taser Freed From Jail

February 13, 2014 | 5:10 pm

Update: African-American Who BART Police Stunned With Taser Freed From Jail

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Witness to arrest says that man was not harassing her and that police initiated incident.

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‘BART Strike’ Muscles its Way to Top Bay Area Search Term in 2013

December 17, 2013 | 8:00 am

‘BART Strike’ Muscles its Way to Top Bay Area Search Term in 2013

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Google’s lists of the top 10 trending search topics for five Northern California cities in 2013.

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Poll: Majority of Bay Area Voters Oppose Transit Workers’ Right to Strike

December 13, 2013 | 4:27 pm

Poll: Majority of Bay Area Voters Oppose Transit Workers’ Right to Strike

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A dramatic shift has occurred in public perceptions of unions, according to the Field Poll.

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Final Words From Raul Ramirez: ‘Journalism Has Always Been About the Power of Voices’

November 19, 2013 | 7:00 pm

Final Words From Raul Ramirez: ‘Journalism Has Always Been About the Power of Voices’

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‘Journalists must be agents of the truth in all its forms, wherever it resides…’

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Google Scores ‘Fair Use’ Victory in Massive Book-Scanning Project

November 14, 2013 | 1:03 pm

Google Scores ‘Fair Use’ Victory in Massive Book-Scanning Project

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Federal judge rules that scans are legal because Google only displays “snippets” in search results.

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Twitter Contemplates the Risks It May Face in the Future

October 7, 2013 | 3:52 pm

Twitter Contemplates the Risks It May Face in the Future

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Threats include earthquakes, the NSA, and bad planning. Plus, celebs might stop sending tweets.

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How the CPUC’s New Rules Will Affect Ride-sharing Startups

August 1, 2013 | 8:09 am

How the CPUC’s New Rules Will Affect Ride-sharing Startups

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When the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) proposed new rules on Tuesday to govern the emerging ride-sharing startups, many of which are headquartered in San Francisco, the news was greeted as a victory by Lyft, Sidecar and Uber. And it is a victory, since as recently as last fall, the companies were facing cease-and-desist orders […]

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