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(CBS SF)

IRS Sniffs Around Food Perks For Silicon Valley Tech Workers

Bay Area tech companies are famous for their free lunch perks, but the IRS has been sniffing around those extras for years.

09/03/2014

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

(CBS SF)

Levi’s Stadium Camera System Keeping Watchful Eye On Traffic, 49ers Fans

Levi’s Stadium is the new “it” spot in the Bay Area and it turns out the thousands of people who’ve been flocking to the games are all being watched with a new cutting edge camera system.

08/28/2014

A sign outside Google headquarters in Mountain View. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Google Entered Stock Market 10 Years Ago Today, Launching A Decade Of Big Bets

Google’s IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the world in its orbit.

08/19/2014

Vatican City as seen from Satellite (Lockheed Martin)

Latest Generation Of Satellites Will Be Able To Spot Your Car From Space

It appears Google and other private companies that utilize satellite imagery will soon be getting such detailed pictures from space that give much more detail about the view of the world from above, including your private property.

08/14/2014

(Photo Illustration by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Berlin Bans Uber Rideshare App Citing Passenger Safety

Berlin taxi drivers were celebrating Thursday after authorities banned the ridesharing service Uber from operating in the city because of safety concerns.

08/14/2014

Pedestrians walk past a signboard showing Samsung's Galaxy S5 (R) and Apple's iPhone 5s (C) at a mobile phone shop in Seoul on August 6, 2014. (JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Samsung May See Tough Times Ahead In Smartphone Market

Our technology analyst says Samsung’s smartphone is predicted to drop from 31 to 25 percent in 2015.

08/12/2014

(Westboro Baptist Church)

Westboro Hate Group Targets Robin Williams’ Memorial, Silicon Valley Tech Companies

The organization known for holding hate-filled anti-LGBT protests outside of events all over the country, including the funerals of AIDS victims and U.S. soldiers, spent Tuesday traveling to some of the Bay Area’s biggest tech headquarters to share their message of damnation, all while incessantly and ironically using one of their targets — Twitter — to condemn the life of Robin Williams, and threaten to protest at the late comedian’s memorial.

08/12/2014

Stephen Vogt

Jump On Tomorrow: A’s San Jose Lawsuit, Westboro Church Protests Tech

On Tuesday, lawyers representing the City of San Jose will take their antitrust case against Major League Baseball to a federal appeals court.

08/11/2014

Diagram from lawsuit showing how Adobe, Apple, Google, Intel, Intuit, Lucasfilm and Pixar allegedly reached agreements on hires and compensation. (Lieff Cabraser Heimann and Bernstein)

Judge Rejects $324.5M Settlement Of Silicon Valley Hiring Lawsuit

A federal judge rejected as too low a $324.5 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit alleging Google and Apple conspired with several other technology companies to block their top workers from getting better job offers.

08/08/2014

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