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KCBS Instagram Feed After Napa Earthquake

Napa Earthquake First Major Bay Area Quake In Smart Phone, Social Media Technology Age

The strongest quake in 25 years plunges the Bay Area into a Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Web-fueled frenzy of sharing, commenting, laughing and lamenting as an entire community was joined by wireless communication and the Internet.

08/25/2014

Verizon logo

Larry Magid: Verizon Plans To Bring Cable TV To Mobile Devices

Why cut the cord when you can take it with you? That’s the idea behind Verizon’s new plan, which will let its customers stream cable TV straight to their smartphones.

08/13/2014

State Sen. Mark Leno is confident a new Kill-Switch bill will pass the Senate.

Kill Switch Legislation Passes Assembly, Now Heads Back To State Senate For Vote

The bill by state Senator Mark Leno of San Francisco is headed back to the Senate for a final vote on amendments.

08/07/2014

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Restaurant Checkout App MyCheck Expands To Bay Area; Customers Can Dine And Dash, Pay Bill On Smartphone

Restaurant diners in the Bay Area may soon be able to skip out without waiting for the check with the expansion of an app that allows customers to dine and dash while paying the bill on their smartphone.

08/05/2014

San Jose SWAT officers on the scene of a standoff. (CBS) 2/10/14

Jump On Tomorrow: SJSU SWAT Drill, Free Mammograms, AT&T Park Fight Suspects In Court, Amazon Phone, Zach Braff Film

If you are near San Jose State University Friday morning, expect to see a lot of police cars and SWAT teams, but don’t worry – it’s only a drill.

07/24/2014

Amazon.com's first smartphone, the Fire Phone, is displayed during a demonstration at the company's Fire Phone launch event on June 18, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (David Ryder/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Amazon Set To Launch First Smartphone, The Fire Phone

Amazon launches the Fire Phone on Friday. But will it be a big seller?

07/24/2014

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Larry Magid: Amazon Enters Smartphone Market

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos showed off his company’s first entry into the smartphone market with features like a 3-D display, tangle-free flat-cord headphones, and it’s own operating system, sort of.

06/18/2014

Snapchat application

Larry Magid: Facebook Tries To Slingshot Snapchat Again

Facebook is gearing up to take on Snapchat once again by launching its own disappearing messaging app, Slingshot.

06/17/2014

Motorola's phone, the Moto X

Mountain View-Based Google To Close Moto X Smartphone Factory

Mountain View-based Google’s Motorola Mobility smartphone unit will shutter its Moto X factory by the end of 2014, barely a year after it opened with much fanfare as the first smartphone factory in the U.S.

05/31/2014

Chairman and CEO of Motorola Mobility Sanjay Jha speaks during a press event at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Venetian January 5, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Motorola’s Moto E Could Have Consumers Straying From Pricier Smartphones

Motorola’s Moto E might not be considered the most high-end Android phone, but with unveiling of their new smartphone, it looks like they want to lure customers away from pricier manufacturers.

05/13/2014

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