California Lawmakers Defeat Internet Privacy Bill

California lawmakers on Thursday rejected an Internet privacy bill for a second time after heavy lobbying from Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites that objected to more state regulation.

CBS San Francisco–06/02/2011

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Tech Report: Skype Disrupted During Login Glitch

Skype has released a new version of its program after some users were unable to sign in.



California State Senate Rejects Social Network Privacy Bill

California senators rejected a bill Friday designed to increase privacy on social networking sites, persuaded by objections from some of the burgeoning industry’s biggest players.

CBS San Francisco–05/27/2011

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Skype Cancels IPO To Clear Way For Microsoft Sale

Internet calling service Skype has cancelled its IPO now that it’s agreed to be sold to Microsoft for $8.5 billion.

CBS San Francisco–05/20/2011

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Tech Report: Skype Forcing Changes In Wireless Industry

As Skype becomes an increasingly relevant communication tool, billing methods by phone companies are being forced to change.


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Microsoft To Buy Skype For $8.5 Billion

Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday that it has agreed to buy the popular Internet telephone service Skype SA for $8.5 billion in the biggest deal in the software maker’s 36-year history.

CBS San Francisco–05/10/2011

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Closer Look: Bay Area Teachers Bring Skype To Classroom

Teachers at a Bay Area school have joined thousands of others using a free program by online telephony firm Skype to connect with other instructors around the world.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/22/2011

People demonstrate in support of the Egyptian people's protests against the regime of President Hosni Mubarak in front of the Egyptian embassy in Washington on January 29, 2011 (photo: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Hercules Parents Keep In Touch With Daughter In Cairo

The continuing political tensions in Egypt are leaving for some anxious moments for many Bay Area families.


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Skype Adding Wi-Fi, 3G Video Calling To iPhone App

Users of the Internet calling and messaging service will be able to use both Wi-Fi and AT&T Inc.’s 3G cellular network. FaceTime software, which comes with iPhones, works only with Wi-Fi.

CBS San Francisco–12/30/2010

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Skype Getting New Chief Executive From Cisco

Skype is replacing its CEO with a Cisco Systems executive, a change that may indicate the Internet calling service is closer to announcing specific plans for an initial public offering.

CBS San Francisco–10/04/2010