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

Another Year, Another $1 Salary For Google Co-Founders

Google paid co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin their customary $1 salaries last year while Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt’s compensation more than doubled to $19.3 million.

03/28/2014

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Facebook Buys Virtual Reality Firm Oculus For $2 Billion

Facebook has agreed to buy Oculus for $2 billion, betting that its virtual reality technology may be a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained.

03/25/2014

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Twitter Access Blocked In Turkey

Turkey restricted access to Twitter on Friday hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to “root out” the social media network where wiretapped recordings have been leaked, damaging the government’s reputation ahead key local elections this month.

03/20/2014

A patron at Molotov's in San Francisco took this photo of Sarah Slocum wearing Google Glass before she said she was attacked on February 21, 2014. (Sagesse Gwinn Graham / CBS)

Alleged Google Glass Attack Victim Under Restraining Order For Secretly Recording Neighbors In 2012

The woman who said she was attacked in a San Francisco bar for wearing Google Glass has a restraining order against her for an incident two years ago where she admitted to secretly pointing her smartphone at her neighbors’ open window and recording their conversation.

03/18/2014

A Chinese Alibaba employee walks through a communal space at the company headquarters in Hangzhou. (PETER PARKS/AFP/GettyImages)

Alibaba IPO Plans Send Yahoo Shares Surging

Yahoo is getting another lift from its stake China’s Alibaba Group, a thriving Internet company that has helped mask Yahoo’s own financial funk. Investors latched on to Yahoo Monday in anticipation of a huge windfall from Alibaba’s initial public offering of stock later this year

03/17/2014

A boy plays on the internet on an Apple computer's iMac at the Ikebukuro station in Tokyo 27 June 1999.  Apple computer Japan is holding a month-long iMac Internet campaign in Tokyo to advertise the colorful computers.  (ELECTRONIC IMAGE)   AFP PHOTO/Toshifumi KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: World Wide Web Turns 25

It’s been 25 years since Tim Berners-Lee published a paper that outlined what was to become the World Wide Web, not to be confused with the Internet which predates it by a few decades.

03/13/2014

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East Bay Regions Get Low Rating In Providing High-Speed Internet

When it comes to a high-speed internet connection in the East Bay, more work needs to be done according to an assessment by the East Bay Broadband Consortium.

03/11/2014

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Silicon Valley Boom Eludes Many, Drives Income Gap

The widening income gap between the wealthy and those left behind is sparking debate, anger and sporadic protests.

03/06/2014

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Tech Report: Roku In A Stick Fight With Google Chromecast

Roku is getting into an Internet video-streaming stick fight with Google’s Chromecast with a new device they announced on Tuesday.

03/04/2014

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Facebook Seeking To Acquire Drone-Maker To Provide Worldwide Internet Access

Facebook is in talks to purchase an aerospace firm that makes solar-powered drones as part of the company’s strategy to bring Internet access to areas of the world that lack connectivity, according to a published report.

03/04/2014

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