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Tech:Crunch Disrupt SF 2012. (James Martin/CNET)

Venture Capital Firms Rain Cash On Startups As Fears Of Bursting Bubble Build

Cash rained down on startups in 2014 but with valuations so high, critics suggest some investors may be setting themselves up for a major fall.

01/17/2015

A rendering of the NASA New Horizons spacecraft. (NASA)

NASA Spacecraft Begins 1st Ever Approach To Pluto

Man is about to reach closer to Pluto than ever before as the NASA New Horizons spacecraft begins the first of several approach phases toward the dwarf planet at the edge of our solar system.

01/15/2015

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Mysterious Black Stealth Ship Prowls San Francisco Bay, A Harbinger Of Yachting’s Future

Yachts are supposed to be white, so when a dark, angular, $33 million stealth ship pulls up at a local marina next to a bunch of fiberglass pleasure boats that haven’t changed basic designs in 50 years, heads turn, cameraphones are raised, and questions are asked.  

01/07/2015

Les Moonves (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images For PGA)

Larry Magid: CBS’ Moonves Talks Content, Colbert, And The Digital Era At CES

CBS President and CEO Les Moonves addressed a Las Vegas crowd at the Consumer Electronics Show Wednesday, where he talked about his company, keeping up with changing media landscape and the investment of Stephen Colbert.

01/07/2015

Taxis are parked near Union Square, San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Labor Council Joins Taxi Drivers In Battle Against Uber, Ridesharing Apps

The San Francisco Labor Council (SFLC) is joining the fight against Uber and other similar car-ride services. Cab drivers want legislation to regulate rates, license and tax the on-demand transportation companies.

01/06/2015

Google's new fully-functional self-driving prototype, revealed Monday. (Google)

Google Unwraps First Fully-Functional Driverless Car Expected To Hit NorCal Streets In 2015

Google unveiled the first real build of the company’s self-driving prototype Monday.

12/23/2014

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Are Consumers Ready To Embrace Samsung’s Virtual Reality Experience?

Samsung has released a new virtual reality headset dubbed Gear VR Innovator Edition— the first such device available to consumers.

12/09/2014

James Franco (left) & Seth Rogen (Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

North Korea Denies Involvement But Calls Hack Attack On Sony Pictures ‘Righteous Deed’

North Korea released a statement Sunday that clearly relished a cyber attack on Sony Pictures, which is producing an upcoming film that depicts an assassination plot against Pyongyang’s supreme leader.

12/07/2014

Students walk through Sproul Plaza on the UC Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Could Your Next Tweet Hurt Your Chances Of Getting Into College?

Your child’s next tweet or Facebook post could be hurting their chances of getting into college. No longer are grades, test scores and self essays the only measure of whether an applicant gets accepted or not.

12/05/2014

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Larry Magid Tech Report: Is Google Putting The CAPTCHA To Pasture?

Google is introducing a new technology that will do away with those tricky CAPTCHA forms that make you type in codes that are barely legible to prove you’re an actual human being.

12/03/2014

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