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This September 12, 2013 photo illustration shows the newly designed Yahoo logo seen on a smartphone. Yahoo has refreshed its logo for the first time since the Internet companys founding 18 years ago. The new look unveiled September 4 is part of a makeover that Yahoo Inc. has been undergoing since the Sunnyvale, California company hired Google executive Marissa Mayer to become Yahoos CEO. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Yahoo’s 3rd Quarter Earnings Soar On Alibaba Windfall

Yahoo’s (YHOO) third-quarter earnings soared as the Internet company collected a huge windfall from Alibaba’s recent IPO. Revenue also rose slightly from the previous year, a welcome change for a company that has been posting quarterly declines for most of the past five years.

10/21/2014

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Google Adds Mood Music In Hopes Of Luring Pandora, Spotify Listeners To Play

Google is adding mood music to the mix as it tries to lure listeners away from Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.

10/21/2014

Google Nexus 6 smartphone, Nexus 9 tablet and Nexus Player (Google)

Google Announces New Smartphone, Tablet, Looks To Upstage Apple’s Latest Devices

Google is coming out with bigger, more expensive versions of its Nexus phone and tablet to attract more of the affluent consumers who faithfully buy each new generation of Apple’s iPhone and iPad. It’s also releasing a new streaming video and music device, Nexus Player, to compete with Apple TV and Roku, among others.

10/15/2014

A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

1,000 Europeans A Day Ask Google To Erase Unflattering Links, Polish Online Reputations

Google is being swamped with requests from Europeans trying to erase unflattering links to their past from the world’s dominant Internet search engine.

10/10/2014

Facebook Headquarters

Facebook Shuttle Drivers Seek Union Over Working Conditions, Wages

Saying working conditions and wages need to be improved, bus drivers who shuttle Facebook employees to and from work are beginning the process of organizing a union.

10/06/2014

A view of and Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen May 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. Social-networking giant Facebook will go public on the NASDAQ May 18 with its initial public offering, trading under the symbol FB, in an effort to raise $10.6 billion. (Brenden Smialowski/AFP/GettyImages)

Facebook Tightens Research Guidelines After Controversial Study Tweaking Users’ News Feeds

Facebook has tightened its research guidelines following uproar over its disclosure this summer that it allowed researchers to manipulate users’ feeds to see if their moods could be changed.

10/02/2014

(City of San Francisco)

San Francisco Partners With Google To Roll Out Free WiFi Internet At Public Parks

Starting Wednesday, you’ll be able to surf the Internet for free in certain public parks, plazas and San Francisco recreation centers.

10/01/2014

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Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists Warning Of Tech Bubble Due To Startup Spending

Netscape founder Marc Andreessen says startups are burning too much cash right now, at a rate similar to the 1999 dot com bubble, according to Business Insider. Andreessen went on Twitter last week to warn that overspending companies will “vaporize” when the broader stock market begins to go south.

09/29/2014

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Mountain View-Based Web Filter Company Lifts Block On Gay Sites

A popular online safe-search filter is ending its practice of blocking links to mainstream gay and lesbian advocacy groups for users hoping to avoid obscene sites.

09/16/2014

Joseph Wong and his friends on a hike to Mission Peak in Fremont. (CBS)

Selfie Mountain: Mission Peak In Fremont Becomes Crowded With Photo-Obsessed Hikers

Social media may be behind the sudden popularity of a park in the East Bay. Visitors are scaling Mission Peak in Fremont by the hundreds, and nearly all of them snapping a selfie with the totem at the top.

09/16/2014

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