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Argentine TV personality and model Maria Belen Rodriguez (Creative Commons)

Argentine Model Battles Google And Yahoo For Linking Her Photo To Porn Websites

After an eight year battle, Maria Belen Rodriguez’s fight against Google and Yahoo is moving to Argentina’s high court.

05/29/2014

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San Francisco Ranks In Top 5 For Business And Cultural Opportunity Worldwide

San Francisco also ranked third in world for intellectual capital and innovation, up from the fifth spot in the previous survey.

05/27/2014

Palo Alto Apple Store (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Apple Weeds Out Controversial App

Apple has pulled the plug on one of its hottest apps, ‘Weed Firm’, which follows the adventures of a marijuana dealer, after the game quickly shot to the top of the App Store.

05/21/2014

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San Francisco District Attorney Looks To Create High-Tech Crime Unit

George Gascon is looking to create a high-tech crime unit to combat the increasing problem of cybercrime in the city.

05/21/2014

'Robo-grader' in use at Bristow Middle School in Brentwood. (CBS)

More Bay Area Teachers Using Robo Readers To Grade Essays

More Bay Area teachers are using so-called “robo-readers” to grade assignments, such as essays. While it saves time, some educators worry the technology could hurt learning.

05/19/2014

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Larry Magid: New Twitter Feature Lets You Mute Offending Over-Tweeters

If you follow someone on Twitter and they are guilty of over-tweeting, you now have the option of silencing them with a new feature called the “mute” button.

05/14/2014

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

A sign is posted outside of the Twitter headquarters on October 25, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Twitter Announces Partnership With San Francisco Non-Profit To Teach Tech Skills To Low-Income Families

Twitter is joining forces with a San Francisco non-profit organization to teach tech skills to local homeless and low-income families.

05/13/2014

A drone of the Delta drone company. (PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

Universities Train Next Generation Of Drone Operators As FAA Considers Their Commercial Regulation

The recent revelation that a U.S. commercial jet nearly collided with a drone is adding urgency to the need for new FAA rules governing commercial drones. Meanwhile, universities are training their next generation of operators for journalistic practice.

05/13/2014

Logo of Snapchat is seen at the front entrance new headquarters of Snapchat , the popular social network startup that lets users send each other photos that quickly disappear, November 14, 2013 in Venice, California. Snapchat recently turned down a $3-billion buyout offer from Facebook. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Snapchat Updates Disappearing Photo Act

Snapchat has released a new update, which virtually disables one of the features that made the app popular— the quickly disappearing picture.

05/07/2014

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