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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.

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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

An Xfinity home router interface. (CBS)

Comcast Offering $5 Refund For Customers Hit By West Coast Xfinity Outage

Comcast is trying to make things up to customers who lost internet service for hours earlier this week.

06/05/2015

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Yahoo Scores Streaming Touchdown With Deal To Air NFL’s London Game

The Sunnyvale firm will livestream the Buffalo Bills-Jacksonville Jaguars game on October 25th free to users worldwide, making money on the advertising.

06/03/2015

Tom Rutledge, president and chief executive officer of Charter Communications, speaks at INTX: The Internet & Television Expo in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Cable Company Charter Buys Time Warner Cable For $55.3B

Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion, creating another U.S. TV and Internet giant.

05/26/2015

A screenshot of the YouTube Kids app download page. (CBS)

Google Taking More Heat From Consumer Groups Over YouTube Kids App

Google is taking more heat from consumer groups over its new YouTube Kids’ app who claim the content intended for toddlers is full of disturbing videos meant for mature audiences.

05/19/2015

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