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Larry Magid: Survey Shows Lack Of Satisfaction For Users Of Common Social Media Sites

Some people may be addicted to social media sites, but many are less than pleased with what they’re getting. A new customer survey rates social media sites as the fourth lowest in satisfaction.

07/22/2014

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Apple Posts Biggest Earnings Gain In Nearly 2 Years

Apple’s growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for a bigger screen.

07/22/2014

A free Wi-Fi hotspot beams broadband internet from atop a public phone booth on July 11, 2012 in Manhattan, New York City. (John Moore/Getty Images)

KCBS Interview: Google Considers Transforming New York City Pay Phones Into Wi-Fi Hotspots

KCBS’ Stan Bunger and Holly Quan Interview Susan Crawford, a visiting professor in intellectual property at Harvard Law, about Google’s idea to turn pay phones into Wi-Fi hotspots that would be freely available to the public.

07/22/2014

Sam Smith performs at The Apollo Theater on June 17, 2014, in New York (credit: Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Lineup Announced For 2014 Apple iTunes Festival

See who will take the stage in London this September…

07/22/2014

Facebook Acknowledges Photo Privacy Bug; Issues Immediate Fix

Larry Magid: San Francisco’s Electronic Frontier Foundation Launches Plug-In To See If You’re Being Tracked Online

San Francisco’s Electronic Frontier Foundation has launched a new plug-in that tells people whether they’re being tracked while online. You can install the program on either Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, which are two of the more popular browsers.

07/21/2014

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YouTube Star Michelle Phan Sued by Ultra Records for Copyright Infringement

Among the artists cited Kaskade, whose music has been utilized in many of Phan’s clips…

07/21/2014

The Tesla Factory in Fremont, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Still In The Running For Tesla Motors’ New Battery Factory

California is making a late push to land electric-car maker, Tesla Motors’ new high-tech battery factory that would create thousands of jobs.

07/21/2014

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks during the Berkeley Forum on the UC Berkeley campus on March 19, 2014 in Berkeley. Paul addressed the Berkeley Forum and focused on the importance of privacy and curtailing domestic government surveillance. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Strange Bedfellows: Silicon Valley Techies ‘Like’ Conservative Senator Rand Paul

There’s a new app in Silicon Valley — conservatarianism. It’s the app that conservative Senator Rand Paul is pushing. He wants to join forces with local techies.

07/19/2014

9/2010 -- NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Expedition 24 flight engineer, looks through a window in the Cupola of the International Space Station. A blue and white part of Earth and the blackness of space are visible through the windows. The image was a self-portrait using natural light. (NASA'Tracy Dyson)

Alameda Non-Profit Gets $900K Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Grant For Women

Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, announced Thursday a federal grant of nearly $900,000 for an Alameda-based organization that helps to close the gender gap for women and girls in male-dominated careers.

07/19/2014

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Santa Clara Whistleblower Sues Newark Stem Cell Company That Fired Him

A Santa Clara County man has filed a lawsuit claiming that a Newark-based stem cell company fired him for complaining that manufacturing practices put patients’ lives at risk.

07/18/2014

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