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  • How the other half commutes in Silicon Valley

     How the other half commutes in Silicon Valley
    SAN FRANCISCO — It's becoming a familiar scene in everybody's favorite city — luxury shuttles with Wi-Fi and plush seats barreling past sluggish, dilapidated city buses crammed with local residents standing elbow to elbow. The nerd convoy,...
  • Confirmed: Facebook's $19-billion WhatsApp deal is Jaw-Dropping

    Confirmed: Facebook's $19-billion WhatsApp deal is Jaw-Dropping
    After the $19-billion WhatsApp deal was announced, I wrote a little blog post about where it ranked among other tech deals. I included the line:  "One day later, Silicon Valley is still trying to pick its collective jaw off the floor following news that...
  • Stocks surge to new highs as Ukraine worries ease

    Stocks surge to new highs as Ukraine worries ease
    Stocks surged Tuesday as traders celebrated reports of a softening of tension in Ukraine. The three major indexes were in positive territory, with the S&P 500 trading at a record high. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 192 points, or 1.2%, to 16,...
  • Facebook removes page glorifying Isla Vista killer

    After initially refusing to take action, Facebook has removed a page glorifying Elliot Rodger, the man authorities say is behind the Isla Vista rampage that left six dead and several wounded Friday.  The page listed Rodger as "an American Hero" who...
  • California's unemployment rate drops to 7.8%, lowest in six years

    California's unemployment rate dropped below 8% last month for the first time in nearly six years as employers put the state on the verge of recovering all of the jobs lost during the Great Recession. Employers added 56,100 jobs in April, far more...
  • N.J. appeals court upholds ban on mom posting about kids on Facebook

    A New Jersey judge’s order banning a mother on probation from mentioning her children or their father on Facebook and elsewhere online was not unconstitutional, an appellate court ruled this week. The case centered on the online statements --...
  • Facebook expands 'I'm a Voter' feature to international users

    Facebook expands 'I'm a Voter' feature to international users
    Hundreds of millions of Indians had their fingers inked blue to show they voted in recent nationwide elections. According to Facebook, 4 million of them clicked the “I’m a Voter” button to broadcast their participation on the social...
  • Facebook makes it easier for users to share less

    Facebook makes it easier for users to share less
    Facebook will be making it easier for its users to share less. Among the new privacy policies announced Thursday was a change to the default sharing setting for new users. Instead of their first posts aumoticatically being shared with everyone, even...
  • The next lesson for Facebook: Let users control the news feed

    The next lesson for Facebook: Let users control the news feed
    It was about time Mark Zuckerberg realized that Facebook could afford only so much arrogance toward its users before they would seek out other online social media venues. On Thursday, Facebook announced that it would set the default for new users to...
  • Chinese Internet giant Alibaba files to sell stock in the U.S.

    Chinese Internet behemoth Alibaba has filed to sell shares in the U.S., the first step in what is expected to be one of the biggest initial public offerings ever. The company, bigger than Amazon.com Inc. and EBay Inc. combined, said it was raising $1...
  • Mobile app firm Snapchat settles FTC charges

    Oh, snap. They don't always disappear. Snapchat, a mobile messaging app, has been hugely popular among teens and young adults, who have flocked to the service for its purported ability to make their photo messages, or "snaps," vanish a few seconds after...