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Berlin Bans Uber Rideshare App Citing Passenger Safety

Berlin taxi drivers were celebrating Thursday after authorities banned the ridesharing service Uber from operating in the city because of safety concerns.

08/14/2014

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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

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Thousands Of Layoffs Reported For San Jose-Based Cisco

Cisco says it will lay off up to 6,000 workers, or eight percent of its workforce, as part of a restructuring.

08/13/2014

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Customers Chase After Would-Be Laptop Thief From Business Near UC Berkeley

A man tried to run out of a Berkeley business with a laptop being used by a customer there on Monday morning but dropped it when other patrons chased him outside

08/13/2014

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Larry Magid: Samsung May See Tough Times Ahead In Smartphone Market

Our technology analyst says Samsung’s smartphone is predicted to drop from 31 to 25 percent in 2015.

08/12/2014

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SF Start-Up Creates Portable Navigation Device To Eliminate Distracted Driving

A Bay Area start-up is offering a way to eliminate distracted driving while enabling access to technology.

08/07/2014

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Russian Hackers Steal 1.2 Billion Internet Passwords

Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to a report published Tuesday.

08/06/2014

Square headquarters on August 19, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Square Purchases Bay-Area Startup—Caviar; Enters Food Delivery Business

San Francisco mobile-payment company, Square, has bought a Bay Area startup that delivers meals from restaurants called, Caviar. Our technology analyst says our options on food delivery are on the rise.

08/05/2014

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Tech Bus Breaks Down, Blocks J-Church Muni Tracks Near Dolores Park In SF

A private shuttle bus broke down while blocking San Francisco Municipal Railway tracks near Dolores Park Tuesday morning.

08/05/2014

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Larry Magid: How Google Watches Users’ Gmail Accounts

A man suspected of distributing child porn has been arrested in Houston in part because Google was able to tip off authorities by flagging photos in the man’s email account. So just how much does Google know about your Gmail account? KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid explains.

08/04/2014

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