Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Partner John Doerr speaks onstage during "Why Can't Tech Save Politics?" at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on October 8, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Kimberly White/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)

Silicon Valley VC Testifies He Tried To Prevent Firing Of Woman Suing Law Firm For Sex Discrimination

Billionaire John Doerr took the witness stand for a second day on Wednesday in the lawsuit alleging women were denied chances to advance at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

03/04/2015

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Facebook Buys Menlo Park Firefighters $90K Worth Of Cameras

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District has used money from Facebook to order thermal cameras used for finding people trapped inside of burning buildings.

03/04/2015

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Millions Of Apple, Android Users Vulnerable To ‘FREAK Attack’ In Browsers

Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices, thanks to a newly discovered security flaw known as “FREAK attack.”

03/03/2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Signal App Boosts Text Message Encryption Between Smartphones

Open Whisper Systems, an app developer, has updated Signal, with the latest version making sure that your text messages are encrypted and kept clear from prying eyes.

03/03/2015

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Stanford Researchers Reportedly Working On Air Cleaning Window Screen To Fight Smog

A team of researchers at Stanford University have developed material for a window screen that could help people in cities with high amounts of air pollution breathe easier.

03/03/2015

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Apple Security Guards Get Hired As Full-Time Employees

Apple is agreeing to hire many of its security guards as full-time employees, giving them many of the same benefits that other Apple workers enjoy, like health insurance and retirement benefits.

03/03/2015

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‘Credibles’ App Helping Small Bay Area Businesses Stay Afloat, Reward Repeat Customers

A new app is helping businesses keep cash on hand, and letting customers earn bonuses by pre-paying for the products they need.

03/03/2015

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Interactive Map Plots Where In The Bay Area You Can Find Someone Single To Date

If you an your gal pals are sitting at the local bar on Friday nights wondering why you can’t find a good man, the answers may just be that all of their apartments are across town. Around here though, the opposite is more likely.

03/03/2015

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Dating App Tinder Plus Will Cost You Double If You’re Over 30

The popular dating app Tinder, often shrugged off as a hookup facilitator for twentysomethings, launched a premium addition that now charges based on the user’s age.

03/03/2015

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Google To Offer Wireless Data Plans In Hopes Of Getting More People Using All Of Their Products

Google wants more people to get online so they can search around and click on its ads. And it’s shaking up the telecom world to do it. The company said Monday at the wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, that it will soon sell data plans for smartphones and tablets in the U.S. The announcement confirmed leaks and media reports in late January that Google planned to enter the telecom market.

03/03/2015

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