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Amber Alerts On Cell Phones: Backlash Coming?

August 9, 2013 | 11:00 am

Amber Alerts On Cell Phones: Backlash Coming?

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Scared by that Amber Alert earlier this week? You weren’t alone. On Monday night, many Bay Area residents were jolted by a loud Amber Alert on their cell phones. Authorities issued the statewide alert, about a child abduction in San Diego, because they thought the kidnapper might be heading north. Though the new system is […]

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San Francisco, New York Prosecutors Wait to Judge Apple ‘Kill Switch’

June 11, 2013 | 8:50 am

San Francisco, New York Prosecutors Wait to Judge Apple ‘Kill Switch’

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by Terry Collins, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York, seeking ways to curb thefts of mobile devices, said Monday they will reserve judgment of Apple’s new security feature designed to make it harder to reactivate a stolen iPhone. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón and New […]

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San Francisco Muni to Enable Taxi App for Smart Phones

March 20, 2013 | 9:56 am

San Francisco Muni to Enable Taxi App for Smart Phones

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SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors voted on Tuesday to work towards a mobile phone application connecting passengers to taxis throughout the city. The legislation would create an electronic taxi access network that would track data while forming an Internet accessible centralized dispatch service. The board voted unanimously to […]

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Google Cuts 4,000 Jobs at Motorola Mobility

August 13, 2012 | 12:00 pm

Google Cuts 4,000 Jobs at Motorola Mobility

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is cutting about 4,000 jobs at its Motorola Mobility cellphone business and will close or consolidate about one-third of its 90 locations. The reductions represent about 20 percent of Motorola Mobility’s 20,000 employees, and 7 percent of Google’s overall work force. Two-third of the job cuts will take place […]

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