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What is Mark Zuckerberg’s Fwd.us?

April 11, 2013 | 2:50 pm

What is Mark Zuckerberg’s Fwd.us?

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., buzzing with the debut of his new organization, Fwd.us (say: “Forward Us”). What is it exactly? It has been called a lobbying group, a political action committee and a super PAC. But it is not really any of those. It’s organized under Section 501(c)(4) of the […]

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April 8, 2013 | 3:14 pm

(Video) Moyers Explores Homelessness in Silicon Valley

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Homelessness is increasing in Silicon Valley even as the area mints more and more millionaires, reports television journalist Bill Moyers. In a segment of his program Moyers & Company (which airs regularly on KQED), Moyers’ crew interviews Associated Press reporter Martha Mendoza, several homeless residents of the area, and social service providers. Here’s the Bill […]

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Why Silicon Valley Is Losing Foreign-Born Talent

March 21, 2013 | 5:50 am

Why Silicon Valley Is Losing Foreign-Born Talent

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As immigration laws make it harder for foreigners to stay and work in the U.S., Silicon Valley is losing some of its most promising talent — and its unrivaled reputation as ground zero for tech innovation. Those who came here for education or to take a stab at fame and fortune are no longer waiting […]

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Apple, Google, Cisco, HP, Oracle Among Silicon Valley Cos. That Avoid Paying Billions in Taxes

February 13, 2013 | 9:12 am

Apple, Google, Cisco, HP, Oracle Among Silicon Valley Cos. That Avoid Paying Billions in Taxes

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By Matt Drange, Center for Investigative Reporting The largest tech companies in the Bay Area have avoided paying federal taxes on more than $225 billion they have accumulated through foreign subsidiaries, documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission show. By sheltering their assets overseas, Silicon Valley companies such as Apple, Google, eBay and Hewlett-Packard […]

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October 9, 2012 | 8:06 am

A.M. Splash: PG&E Hearing Delayed; Feds Warn of Chinese Firms in Silicon Valley; Chevron Funds Richmond Candidates; SpaceX Rocket Launched

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Assemblyman cries foul over regulators’ motion to suspend PG&E pipeline hearings (SJ Mercury News) A San Mateo legislator is crying foul over a last-minute motion filed by the California Public Utilities Commission to suspend hearings over PG&E’s penalties and pipeline upgrade costs in the wake of the infamous 2010 San Bruno explosion. State regulators and […]

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Find a Private Shuttle Ride from SF to Silicon Valley on this Map

September 27, 2012 | 3:00 pm

Find a Private Shuttle Ride from SF to Silicon Valley on this Map

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Are you tired of fighting the freeway traffic to and from Silicon Valley? Or squeezing into a train? Thousands of valley workers travel instead on private luxury buses complete with wifi. In most cases, you can’t ride one of these shuttles unless you work for the right company. But there may be loop holes. According […]

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September 20, 2012 | 8:22 am

A.M. Splash: State Has Over 6 Million in Poverty; Poll Finds 51% in Favor of Calif. Tax Measure; Zuckerberg Fortune Falls to $9.4 Billion

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More than 6 million Californians now living in poverty (SJ Mercury News) More than 330,000 Californians fell below the poverty line in 2011, bringing the ranks of California’s poor to more than 6.1 million, according to statistics being released Thursday from the U.S. Census Bureau. The statewide poverty rate hit 16.6 percent in 2011, up […]

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August 2, 2012 | 8:33 am

A.M. Splash: South Bay Has Best U.S. Job Growth; UC Davis Report Excused Pepper Sprayer; SF Gangs Spill Blood

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South Bay is the nation’s strongest job market (SJ Mercury News) Santa Clara County is the nation’s strongest job market, measured by the region’s employment gains over the most recent 12 months, federal officials reported Wednesday… During the year that ended in June, the South Bay posted a 3.8 percent increase in its job totals, […]

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26 Signs You’re in Silicon Valley

July 12, 2012 | 3:17 pm

26 Signs You’re in Silicon Valley

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When the Bravo TV network announced it was filming a reality show about Silicon Valley, denizens of the tech mecca were not amused. “Yuck, please stay in LA,” one venture capitalist tweeted, according to the New York Times. But Valleyites (Silicon Heads? The Tech Tribe? South Bay Areans?) do have a sense of humor. KQED […]

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Oracle Says Google Execs at ‘Highest Level’ Deliberately Violated Copyrights; Live Twitter Coverage From Trial

April 17, 2012 | 8:22 am

Oracle Says Google Execs at ‘Highest Level’ Deliberately Violated Copyrights; Live Twitter Coverage From Trial

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(Bay City News) A lawyer for Oracle Corp. charged at a federal trial in San Francisco Monday that Google Inc. executives at the “highest level” deliberately violated Oracle copyrights and patents in software for Android mobile phones. Oracle attorney Michael Jacobs made the allegation in his opening statement on the first day of a two-month […]

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