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Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 at 12:43 PM PDT

Google Mega Complex Expected to Increase Rents in San Jose

Google Mega Complex Expected to Increase Rents in San Jose

Google development in downtown San Jose could result in $235 million in rent increases by 2030 if nearly 5,300 affordable homes and 12,500 market-rate homes do not enter the market, according to a report...

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 at 04:25 PM PDT

San Francisco Prosecutors Turn to AI to Reduce Racial Bias

San Francisco Prosecutors Turn to AI to Reduce Racial Bias

In a first-of-its kind experiment, San Francisco prosecutors are turning to artificial intelligence to reduce racial bias in the courts, adopting a system that strips certain identifying details from police...

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 at 01:32 PM PDT

Facebook's Zuckerberg Is the Focus of Latest Doctored Video

Facebook's Zuckerberg Is the Focus of Latest Doctored Video

Three weeks after Facebook refused to remove a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slurring her words, Mark Zuckerberg is getting a taste of his own medicine: fake footage showing him gloating over his...

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 at 12:45 PM PDT

Uber Tests Drone Food Delivery, Launches New Autonomous SUV

Uber Tests Drone Food Delivery, Launches New Autonomous SUV

Uber is testing restaurant food deliveries by drone. The company’s Uber Eats unit began the tests in San Diego with McDonald’s and plans to expand to other restaurants later this year.

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 at 07:36 PM PDT

Bay Area Cannabis Company Goes Public

Bay Area Cannabis Company Goes Public

We're used to seeing companies go public in the Bay Area, but this is unique even by our standards. As of this week, a local pot company is now trading on a stock exchange. But not an American exchange yet...

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 at 11:44 AM PDT

Facebook Will Once Again Pay Users to Install an App That Tracks Their App Usage

Facebook Will Once Again Pay Users to Install an App That Tracks Their App Usage

Facebook on Tuesday announced a new app that will let the company collect data on how people use their smartphones in exchange for money. The new app is called Study, and it is designed to give Facebook...

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 at 06:49 AM PDT

YouTube CEO Defends Hosting Videos With Homophobic Slurs

YouTube CEO Defends Hosting Videos With Homophobic Slurs

YouTube was right to allow videos that contain anti-gay slurs to remain on its service, the company's CEO said Monday while apologizing for the hurt they caused, according to NBC News. The interview at Code...

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 at 02:48 PM PDT

Tech on Trial: House Panel Begins Review of Market Power

Tech on Trial: House Panel Begins Review of Market Power

Members of both parties on Tuesday suggested legislation may be necessary for the financially-struggling U.S. news industry as lawmakers began a bipartisan investigation into the market dominance of Silicon...

Sunday, Jun 9, 2019 at 04:00 PM PDT

Google Is Tech's Top Spender on Lobbying — Facebook and Amazon Are Also at Record Levels

Google Is Tech's Top Spender on Lobbying — Facebook and Amazon Are Also at Record Levels

As the biggest U.S. technology companies face increasing scrutiny from regulators related to privacy practices and market control, they're spending a lot more money to try and influence lawmakers. No company in...

Sunday, Jun 9, 2019 at 02:24 AM PDT

Man Convicted in Killing After Being ID'd Through Snapchat

Man Convicted in Killing After Being ID'd Through Snapchat

A man has been convicted of murder in a drug-related robbery killing in Las Vegas after initially being identified as a suspect because a friend of the victim thought to check and preserve a Snapchat message....

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