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Bay Area traffic jam (Photo by Sarah Rice/Getty Images)

MTC Uses High-Tech Traffic Reporting To Decongest Bay Area Freeways

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission believes that with these traffic reporting technologies, it will be possible to squeeze another 20 percent efficiency out of Bay Area freeways.

07/25/2014

U.S. Marine veteran Reese Levasseur at a job fair at NASA Ames in Mountain View, May 29, 2014. (CBS)

NASA Ames Job Fair Helps Wounded Warriors Find High-Tech Work

Hundreds of veterans turned out at a major job fair in Silicon Valley on Thursday, where many high-tech employers were looking to hire former military members.

05/29/2014

(Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco District Attorney Looks To Create High-Tech Crime Unit

George Gascon is looking to create a high-tech crime unit to combat the increasing problem of cybercrime in the city.

05/21/2014

The Fremont Police Deparment mobile command vehicle. (City of Fremont)

Fremont Unveils High-Tech Police Mobile Command Center

A vehicle long enough to be an 18-wheeler, with a cab like a firetruck and a body like an 18-wheeler, could soon become a fixture at major disaster scenes and police incidents around the Bay Area.

02/13/2014

A traditional hand-over-eye Snellen chart used for visual testing.

High-Tech Vision Screening Program For Kids Launches In Silicon Valley

A vision screening pilot program for young children has launched in Silicon Valley and uses high-tech cameras, not the old hand-over-eye charts.

05/27/2013

(Tesla Motors)

Fremont: Silicon Valley-Area Hub Becomes Factory Town

Welcome to Fremont, a nondescript suburb of 217,000 tucked in the high-tech region between San Francisco and the Silicon Valley where something unique is happening: manufacturing.

05/18/2013

Virgin America

Virgin America Launches Service Out Of San Jose

The first passengers on the L.A. to San Jose flight were greeted at Mineta San Jose International Airport on Wednesday by Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin America – which is based in Burlingame.

05/01/2013

(CBS)

Silicon Valley Tech Companies See Opportunity For Immigration Reform

Now that President Barack Obama has named immigration reform one of his top priorities this year, some technology giants of Silicon Valley plan to press for changes that would help them bring more skilled workers to the U.S.

01/23/2013

Twitter logo is displayed at the entrance of Twitter headquarters in San Francisco. (AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Tugs At The Boundaries Of Silicon Valley

Both public and private sector leaders agree San Francisco has become a major driver of the high-tech community, with the growth of social media pushing the boundaries of what is considered Silicon Valley.

09/20/2012

An office worker sit at her desk cubicle, computer, jobs, unemployment, employment

Silicon Valley CEO Questions Strength Of Current Boom

Although Google, Facebook, Zynga and many other tech companies have been on hiring sprees lately, at least one executive has questioned how strong Silicon Valley’s latest boom cycle really is.

09/13/2012

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