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Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 11:39 AM PST

What Is Net Neutrality and Why Does It Matter?

What Is Net Neutrality and Why Does It Matter?

"Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block. On Thursday, the...

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 02:18 AM PST

As 'Net Neutrality' Vote Nears, Some Brace for a Long Fight

As 'Net Neutrality' Vote Nears, Some Brace for a Long Fight

As the federal government prepares to unravel sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet, advocates of the regulations are bracing for a long fight. The Thursday vote scheduled...

Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 at 05:45 AM PST

2017's Top Google Searches: Monkey Selfies, Eclipse, Bitcoin

2017's Top Google Searches: Monkey Selfies, Eclipse, Bitcoin

Matt Lauer. Bitcoin. DACA. Monkey selfies. Jeremy Lin's hair. Do-it-yourself eclipse glasses. Tom Petty's death. National anthem protests in the NFL. And "Cash Me Outside." These were some of the people, topics...

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 09:33 AM PST

Apple Buys Song-Recognition App Shazam for Reported $400M

Apple Buys Song-Recognition App Shazam for Reported $400M

Apple has bought Shazam, the maker of a song-recognition app that Apple's digital assistant Siri has already been using to help people identify the music playing on their iPhones.

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 07:37 PM PST

Mountain View to Add 10,000 Homes, New Offices

Mountain View to Add 10,000 Homes, New Offices

Mountain View city leaders late Tuesday unanimously approved a housing plan that would add nearly 10,000 new homes to the city's North Bayshore neighborhood.

Monday, Dec 11, 2017 at 06:59 PM PST

Scientists to Closely Monitor SpaceX Launch

Scientists to Closely Monitor SpaceX Launch

If the SpaceX launch goes off as planned on Tuesday it will have no fewer than four experiments put together at NASA Ames -- experiments that will help both astronauts in space and those of us here on Earth....

Sunday, Dec 10, 2017 at 11:42 PM PST

Texas Law Firm Buys Plane to Dodge Bay Area's Living Costs

Texas Law Firm Buys Plane to Dodge Bay Area's Living Costs

A Texas law firm had a novel approach to the Bay Area’s oppressive living costs: It shelled out $3 million on a private plane to ferry patent lawyers to clients based here.

Sunday, Dec 10, 2017 at 08:57 AM PST

Tech Companies Hire Models to Attend Holiday Parties: Report

Tech Companies Hire Models to Attend Holiday Parties: Report

A report of Bay Area tech companies hiring models to act as guests at lavish holiday parties is raising concerns.

Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 at 02:28 PM PST

New NJ Planetarium Billed as Largest in Western Hemisphere

New NJ Planetarium Billed as Largest in Western Hemisphere

New Jersey's Liberty Science Center in Jersey City is aiming to take visitors into space in what they are billing as the largest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. The Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium in Jersey...

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 11:14 AM PST

Net Neutrality Fans Speak Up as FCC Set to Strike Down Rules

Net Neutrality Fans Speak Up as FCC Set to Strike Down Rules

Net neutrality is a simple concept but a dense and often technical issue that has been argued over for years in tech and telecom circles. Now everyday folks are talking about it. That's because the Federal...

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