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Tech Companies Aim to Breathe New Life Into NYC Pay Phones
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Tech Companies Aim to Breathe New Life Into NYC Pay Phones

Old, obsolete pay phones in New York City may soon have new life. Google is among dozens of tech companies looking to transform more than 7,000 phone booths into free WiFi hot spots. Read »

15 minutes ago
Apple Earnings at Highest Rate in 2 Years

Apple Earnings at Highest Rate in 2 Years

Apple's growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a... Watch »

4 minutes ago
Yahoo Buys Mobile Analytics Firm for Undisclosed Sum

Yahoo Buys Mobile Analytics Firm for Undisclosed Sum

Yahoo announced Monday that the company is buying Flurry Inc., a startup that helps other programmers build... Read »

Jul 21, 2014
Apple Looking at Former Obama Press Secretary for PR Job

Apple Looking at Former Obama Press Secretary for PR Job

Apple is reportedly vetting former White House press secretary Jay Carney for a a top public relations post. Read »

Jul 21, 2014
Netflix Tops 50M Subscribers as 2Q Earnings Soar

Netflix Tops 50M Subscribers as 2Q Earnings Soar

Netflix's second-quarter earnings more than doubled as new episodes from one of its hit series helped the... Read »

Jul 21, 2014
Over 1 Million Submit Net Neutrality Comments to FCC

Over 1 Million Submit Net Neutrality Comments to FCC

More than one million comments on net neutrality have been submitted to the Federal Communications Commission... Read »

Jul 18, 2014
N.Y. Becomes 1st State to Propose Bitcoin Regulations

N.Y. Becomes 1st State to Propose Bitcoin Regulations

New York on Thursday became the first state to propose guidelines for regulating bitcoin and other... Read »

Jul 17, 2014
Digital Afterlife: Should Online Accounts Die When You Die?

Digital Afterlife: Should Online Accounts Die When You Die?

Should your emails, web albums and other online accounts die when you do? Or should you be able to pass them down to... Read »

Jul 17, 2014
Microsoft to Slash Up to 18,000 Jobs

Microsoft to Slash Up to 18,000 Jobs

Microsoft will cut up to 18,000 over the next year, one of the company's largest layoffs in its nearly four... Read »

Jul 17, 2014
Bay Area Startup

Bay Area Startup "Bubblews" Aims to Get Users Paid for "Likes"

NBC Bay Area's Scott Budman provides a first look at a new social network created by a Bay Area startup. Watch »

Jul 16, 2014
Google Funds Public Shuttles in Mountain View

Google Funds Public Shuttles in Mountain View

You all know the tech bus. But Google is paying for a fleet of shuttles to ferry regular joes around Mountain View. Read »

Jul 16, 2014
Apple Agrees to $450M Settlement in E-Book Price Case

Apple Agrees to $450M Settlement in E-Book Price Case

Apple Inc. has agreed to pay $450 million in compensation in a settlement over state and consumer claims that... Read »

Jul 16, 2014
Tech Companies Announce Plan to Defeat Patent Trolls

Tech Companies Announce Plan to Defeat Patent Trolls

The government has been deemed too slow in dealing with patent trolls -- those who buy obscure patents and then use... Read »

Jul 16, 2014
Fee Increase for Commuter Shuttles Using Muni Stops Approved

Fee Increase for Commuter Shuttles Using Muni Stops Approved

Companies using San Francisco city bus stops to pick up and drop off passengers on commuter shuttles will have... Watch »

Jul 15, 2014
Ex-Twitter Employee Sues For Age Discrimination

Ex-Twitter Employee Sues For Age Discrimination

Peter Taylor, 57, is a former Twitter employee who sued the company last week alleging that the firm let him go... Read »

Jul 15, 2014
Apple, IBM Partner in Mobile Devices, Applications

Apple, IBM Partner in Mobile Devices, Applications

Apple is teaming up with former nemesis IBM in an attempt to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers. The Watch »

Jul 15, 2014
Rand Paul Meets with Mark Zuckerberg

Rand Paul Meets with Mark Zuckerberg

A report says that Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul has met with Facebook founder and chief executive Mark... Read »

Jul 14, 2014
Google Expands in SF with Building, Lease

Google Expands in SF with Building, Lease

Google is expanding its footprint by leasing office space and buying an eight-story building on the... Read »

Jul 14, 2014
iPads, Other Devices May Cause Rashes

iPads, Other Devices May Cause Rashes

It turns out that iPads may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals, causing some to develop... Read »

Jul 14, 2014
Female Yahoo Executive Sued for Sexual Harassment

Female Yahoo Executive Sued for Sexual Harassment

Maria Zhang, a senior director of engineering at Yahoo Mobile, has been sued by former employee Nan Shi, who accuses... Read »

Jul 13, 2014
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