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An image from a YouTube video of a Google [x] drone from the Project Wing. (Google/YouTube)

Google Lab Developing Fleet Of Drones To Bypass Traffic For Speedy Package Delivery

Google’s secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.

08/28/2014

Zoot provides commentary on the Twitch network (Twitch)

San Francisco-Based Video Game Streaming Company Twitch Selling To Amazon For Nearly $1 Billion

Twitch is a multi-channel online network built for a generation of people who not only enjoy playing video games, but find it entertaining to watch others who might impart tricks and tips for excelling at their favorite games.

08/26/2014

San Jose SWAT officers on the scene of a standoff. (CBS) 2/10/14

Jump On Tomorrow: SJSU SWAT Drill, Free Mammograms, AT&T Park Fight Suspects In Court, Amazon Phone, Zach Braff Film

If you are near San Jose State University Friday morning, expect to see a lot of police cars and SWAT teams, but don’t worry – it’s only a drill.

07/24/2014

Amazon.com's first smartphone, the Fire Phone, is displayed during a demonstration at the company's Fire Phone launch event on June 18, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (David Ryder/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Amazon Set To Launch First Smartphone, The Fire Phone

Amazon launches the Fire Phone on Friday. But will it be a big seller?

07/24/2014

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Larry Magid: Amazon Leak Apparently Shows Unlimited eBook Subscription Service

An Amazon leak appears to have shown the company is by readying an unlimited subscription service for e-books as well as audio books.

07/16/2014

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (left) shows off Amazon PrimeAir drones to Charlie Rose of CBS News. The unmanned aircraft would be used for shipping items to customers. (CBS)

Amazon Asks FAA Permission To Fly Drones For Delivering Packages In Under 30 Minutes

Amazon is asking the Federal Aviation Administration permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less.

07/11/2014

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Larry Magid: Amazon Enters Smartphone Market

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos showed off his company’s first entry into the smartphone market with features like a 3-D display, tangle-free flat-cord headphones, and it’s own operating system, sort of.

06/18/2014

A sign stands outside of a McDonald's restaurant February 9, 2009 in San Francisco, California. Fast food chain restaurant McDonald's reported a 7.1 percent increase in same store sales for January as people look towards cheaper food alternatives in the weakening economy. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

McDonald’s Opens Up Mid-Market San Francisco Office To Lure Tech-Savvy Talent

McDonald’s is opening up a new location along San Francisco’s Market Street, but not to take your order. Instead, the fast food chain will use the space to recruit the best talent to boost its digital presence.

06/17/2014

A huge Amazon.com locker in the middle of San Francisco's Justin Herman Plaza. (CBS)

‘Giant’ Amazon Locker Placed In San Francisco’s Justin Herman Plaza

A giant yellow box in the middle of San Francisco’s Justin Herman Plaza is getting lots of attention.

05/15/2014

An employee seals a box at an Amazon.com Inc. fulfillment center.  ( David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Amazon To Operate Distribution Center Out Of Newark Warehouse, Bringing 400 Jobs

Amazon is bringing hundreds of jobs to the Bay Area.

05/14/2014

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