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Flexible circuits created by using carbon nanotubes. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Pentagon Grants $75 Million To San Jose Alliance To Innovate ‘Internet Of Things’

The Defense Department has awarded a Silicon Valley group a $75 million grant to establish an institute dedicated to innovation in flexible electronics.

08/28/2015

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Facebook Milestone: 1 Billion People Used Social Network In One Day

Despite the adoption by younger demographics of other social media networks, Facebook usage is showing no sign of tapering off in 2015,

08/27/2015

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Comcast To Offer $10 High-Speed Internet For San Francisco Low-Income Seniors

San Francisco city officials gathered with Comcast executives and senior citizens Wednesday to launch a new affordable Internet plan aimed at decreasing isolation among low-income senior citizens in San Francisco through access to high-speed Internet in their homes.

08/19/2015

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Stanford Tech Expert: Dream Of Free And Open Internet Dying

The dream of a free and open Internet is slowly being killed by overregulation, censorship and bad laws that don’t stop the right people, a top computer crime defense lawyer says.

08/05/2015

A rendering of a Facebook drone. (Harvest Zhang/Facebook)

Facebook Ready To Test Giant Drone For Beaming Internet Via Lasers

Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year for a solar-powered drone with a wingspan as big as a Boeing 737, in the next stage of its campaign to deliver Internet connectivity to remote parts of the world.

07/31/2015

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Facebook 2nd Quarter Results Soar As User Base, Mobile Ads Grow

The world’s largest online social network surpassed expectations on all fronts in the second quarter. It grew not just profit and revenue, but also its already-massive user base and mobile advertising, as well as usage of its “family” of non-Facebook apps like Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp.

07/29/2015

A bicyclist rides by a sign at the Google headquarters. March 10, 2010 MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Google Shareholders Receive $65.1 Billion Windfall In Friday Trading

Google’s stock roared out of a long slumber Friday to produce the biggest shareholder windfall in U.S. history as investors rewarded the Internet company for promising to curb its spending on risky projects.

07/17/2015

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Livermore Fiber Optic Line Severed In 11th Attack On Bay Area Lines

A rash of attacks on fiber optic cables have happened in the Bay Area, causing disruptions with internet, phone and cable service.

06/30/2015

A sign is posted outside of the Twitter headquarters on July 29, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Can Twitter Get To A Better Place? Challenges And Opportunities Abound For SF Social Media Mainstay

Despite the buzz it generates in the media, Twitter has never turned a profit and its user base of 302 million is dwarfed by rivals such as Facebook.

06/14/2015

A woman wearing oversized sunglasses lettered with the words "stop spying" listens to speakers during the Stop Watching Us Rally protesting surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency, on October 26, 2013, in front of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.  (Photo by Allison Shelley/Getty Images)

Electronic Frontier Foundation Explains Changes As Portions Of Patriot Act Expire And USA Freedom Act Signed

This month’s expiration of portions of the Patriot Act have been counterbalanced by the signing of the USA Freedom Act by President Obama. Electronic Frontier Foundation attorney Lee Tien explains what this all means in our KCBS In Depth segment.

06/09/2015

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