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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

Pedestrians walk past a signboard showing Samsung's Galaxy S5 (R) and Apple's iPhone 5s (C) at a mobile phone shop in Seoul on August 6, 2014. (JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

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

(CBS SF)

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

Federal Employee Charged With Hacking Celebrities Info

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

A screenshot of Gmail. (CBS)

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

(CBS SF)

Protesters Block Tech Shuttle Buses On First Day Of Muni’s Pilot Program

Police moved in after protesters blocked two buses in San Francisco’s Mission District Friday morning — day one of an 18-month pilot program designed to incorporate tech shuttles into the city’s mass transit commute.

08/01/2014

(CBS SF)

Muni’s New Pilot Program Charging Tech Shuttles Prompts Protesters To Block Buses

Muni’s new pilot program charging Google and other tech corporate shuttles to share a network of designated bus stops in San Francisco prompted protesters to block buses leaving from the Mission District Friday morning.

08/01/2014

FAIRFAX, CA - DECEMBER 13:  The Google Maps app is seen on an Apple iPhone 4S on December 13, 2012 in Fairfax, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: San Jose Domestic Violence Prevention Summit Deals With Stalking & Trafficking Through Technology

Our technology analyst reports from a domestic violence prevention conference in San Jose where the focus has been on issues dealing with map apps and geo-location playing into stalking and trafficking.

07/30/2014

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