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Walnut Creek Man Faces Prison After Rare Economic Espionage Conviction For Selling Tech Secrets To China

A jury convicted Walter Liew, 56, of selling DuPont Co.’s secret recipe for making cars, paper and a long list of everyday items whiter to the Chinese government for $28 million. Prosecutors are demanding a prison sentence of up to 22 years.

07/10/2014

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Larry Magid: Microsoft To End Support For Windows 7

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Microsoft says it will end support for several of its products including Windows 7. Consumers are wondering if there will be a new operating system before then. Back in April we talked […]

07/08/2014

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Remote-Controlled Contraceptive Chip Can Deliver Birth Control For Up To 16 Years

A Massachusetts company is rethinking the future of contraception with a tiny chip that can be implanted under a woman’s skin.

07/08/2014

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Facebook Officer Says Mood Manipulation Study Was ‘Poorly Communicated’

Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg did not apologize for the company’s psychological experiment on nearly 700,000 users, but instead said the move was “poorly communicated.”

07/03/2014

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Larry Magid: Google Acquires Mood-Based Streaming Music Service, Songza

Google is acquiring a mood-based digital streaming music service called Songza, the company announced Tuesday.

07/01/2014

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Larry Magid: Laptops Here To Stay For Some L.A. Students

The Los Angeles Unified School District is making a change to its program to provide every student with an iPad. The district will now let some high school students get laptops instead.

06/30/2014

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Oakland Police Department Dispatch Center Gets $750,000 Upgrade

Oakland’s 911center has undergone a $750,000 upgrade in technology and equipment. The center, which receives an estimated 1,500 calls a day, now meets current standards and improves communications between the public and police.

06/30/2014

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Gov. Brown Signs Bill Legalizing Bitcoins, Other Virtual Currencies

Governor Jerry Brown signed a law last week legalizing currency other than U.S. dollars, opening doors for digital currencies like Bitcoin, Ripple, Peercoin and Primecoin to used in transactions across California.

06/30/2014

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Larry Magid: Facebook Disbands Android Home Team

Facebook appears to be giving up on plans to dominate your phone. The New York Times reports the company is disbanding the team working on its Facebook Home software.

06/27/2014

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Google Unleashes DIY Virtual Reality ‘Cardboard’ Goggles

While technology companies scramble to get into the virtual reality business, Google jumped right in with this do-it-yourself solution: cardboard.

06/27/2014

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