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Google Loses Round in ‘Street View’ Wiretapping Case

September 11, 2013 | 9:01 am

Google Loses Round in ‘Street View’ Wiretapping Case

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A San Francisco appeals court says company’s Wi-Fi snooping not exempt from legal action.

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In Rare Interview, Larry Ellison Says Apple Going Down Without Steve Jobs

August 13, 2013 | 9:42 am

In Rare Interview, Larry Ellison Says Apple Going Down Without Steve Jobs

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“CBS This Morning” showed an interview with Oracle CEO Larry Ellison today. Ellison, who rarely speaks to the media, discussed his legal battle with Google, telling Charlie Rose that Larry Page “took our stuff and that was wrong.” Then he talked about Steve Jobs, whom Ellison called “his best friend for 25 years.” After being […]

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Yahoo to Move into Chronicle Building as Tech Office Grab in S.F. Intensifies

August 2, 2013 | 10:39 am

Yahoo to Move into Chronicle Building as Tech Office Grab in S.F. Intensifies

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Yahoo is moving its San Francisco offices from the Financial District to the iconic San Francisco Chronicle building at Fifth and Mission, according to a post on Yahoo’s Tumblr blog. “We’re designing a cool, fun and beautiful space to inspire collaboration and innovation,” writes Jacqueline Reses, Yahoo’s chief development officer. “We love the symbolism of […]

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Protesters Target Google’s Ties to James Inhofe, Senate’s Noted Climate-Change Denier

July 24, 2013 | 4:51 pm

Protesters Target Google’s Ties to James Inhofe, Senate’s Noted Climate-Change Denier

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Last month, Google CEO Eric Schmidt had some strong words on the subject of climate-change deniers: “You can hold back knowledge, but you cannot prevent it from spreading. You can lie about the effects of climate change, but eventually you’ll be seen as a liar.” So it’s struck a lot of people as very strange […]

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Tech News Roundup: Google’s Win, Vine’s Update, Yahoo vs. NSA, and the Inventor of the Mouse

July 5, 2013 | 8:57 am

Tech News Roundup: Google’s Win, Vine’s Update, Yahoo vs. NSA, and the Inventor of the Mouse

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Google Wins Key Ruling in Book-Scanning Case Jonathan Stempel, reporting for Reuters: “Google notched a legal victory in its bid to create the world’s largest digital books library, winning the reversal of a court order that had allowed authors challenging the project to sue as a group. “A panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court […]

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This Week in Tech: Google’s Surveillance Challenge, Privacy Worries and Instagram Videos

June 21, 2013 | 9:41 am

This Week in Tech: Google’s Surveillance Challenge, Privacy Worries and Instagram Videos

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Google on Surveillance Earlier this week, Google cited its right under the First Amendment to disclose more details to the public about its role in the U.S. government’s surveillance programs. In a document filed with the secret U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the company said it needed to reveal more because “Google’s reputation and business […]

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Silicon Valley Cos. Join With Labor in Teaching Janitors English

June 19, 2013 | 6:30 am

Silicon Valley Cos. Join With Labor in Teaching Janitors English

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By Jason Margolis If the immigration bill being debated by the Senate this week becomes law, millions of immigrants eager to become legal residents will need to learn English. It’s also currently a requirement for passing the citizenship exam. But studying is a daunting task for people working multiple jobs, and budget cuts to adult […]

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This Week in Tech: From Google Gobbling, #Hashtag-Following and Ride Cost-Sharing to the NSA

June 14, 2013 | 12:52 pm

This Week in Tech: From Google Gobbling, #Hashtag-Following and Ride Cost-Sharing to the NSA

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Waze App/Waze.com It was a busy week for Bay Area tech companies, big and small. Here are a few of the headliner developments. Google-Waze On Tuesday, Google announced it had bought the social traffic and navigation app Waze, reportedly for $1.3 billion, which seems to be the market range for acquiring the flashiest startups these […]

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Gmail Rolls Out Latest Attempt to Attack Email Clutter

May 31, 2013 | 1:43 pm

Gmail Rolls Out Latest Attempt to Attack Email Clutter

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For many people, staying on top of email has become something of an ordeal. It remains essential, of course, both for personal and work-related communications, but increasingly, our inboxes are overrun by retail messages, promotional items, newsletters and social media updates. This problem is even worse and more complicated on mobile devices, with their tiny […]

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Is Google’s Massive Book Scanning ‘Fair Use’? Appeals Court Raises Possibility

May 10, 2013 | 3:16 pm

Is Google’s Massive Book Scanning ‘Fair Use’? Appeals Court Raises Possibility

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The long-running legal battle between Google and those who oppose its ambitious project to scan virtually every book ever published took a new turn this week. Judges on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals pressed both sides in a class-action lawsuit to respond to the idea that the search giant’s actions might be covered […]

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