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Bay Area Social Media Embraces #BeatLA

Many taking to Twitter & Instagram to show support for their local teams…

04/17/2014

Protesters gather in front of Twitter headquarters on Market Street in San Francisco on December 9, 2013. (Bay City News Service)

Union Plays Big Role In San Francisco Protests Over ‘Google Buses,’ Tech Tax Breaks

Many of the fights involving “Google Buses” and tech tax breaks are actually being stoked by the politically powerful Service Employees International Union, which represents thousands of San Francisco city workers. Coincidentally they are also in the midst of negotiations with the city for a new proposed contract.

04/16/2014

Protesters gather outside San Francisco City Hall in preparation for a march to Twitter headquarters, April 15, 2014. (CBS)

Protesters March On Twitter San Francisco Headquarters Over Tax Breaks

Tax day turned into protest day in San Francisco, as dozens of city workers and others gathered at city hall for a march to decry tax breaks for Twitter outside the company’s headquarters on Market Street Tuesday.

04/15/2014

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange walk wear an insignia for Pandora Media Inc., the online-radio company, on its first day of trading as a public company on June 15, 2011 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

After Recent Record Highs, Investor Sentiment On Tech Goes From Giddy To Glum

Stung by the abrupt change in sentiment, the stocks of recent stars such as Netflix, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are 20 percent to 45 percent below their recent peaks. The steep downfall is raising questions about whether this is just a fleeting fit of fickleness or the foreshadowing of another market bubble about to burst.

04/15/2014

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US Airways Tweets Pornographic Image; Social Media Gaffe Goes Viral

A major social media gaffe by US Airways involving a pornographic image is turning into a viral nightmare for the company.

04/15/2014

(L-R) Kevin Richardson, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, A.J. Maclean and Brien Littrell of Backstreet Boys" (credit: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

Backstreet Boy Nick Carter Ties The Knot

Fellow Backstreet Boy members were in attendance at the California wedding…

04/14/2014

TMZ headline refers to a ‘sexual assault investigation’ in Miami, involving Colin Kaepernick. The 49ers QB says TMZ is ‘wrong.’ (TMZ.com)

Kaepernick: TMZ Is ‘Wrong!’, QB Tweets About Miami Police ‘Suspicious Incident’ Investigation

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is taking to social media to respond to a police incident report naming him as a “suspect” in a suspicious incident, and responding to stories on some media outlets including TMZ that continue to refer to the investigation as a “sexual assault.”

04/11/2014

Mobile Twitter (credit: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

Twitter Rolls Out New Profile Pages Similar To Facebook

A small group of Twitter users got a revamp of their profiles that represent a dramatic change for the familiar website.

04/08/2014

Mobile Twitter (credit: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: New Twitter Interface Looking More Like Facebook

Twitter users be warned, your page will soon be getting a new look—that is of course how you define “new” as it may appear very familiar.

04/08/2014

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen & Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei (credit: Macall B. Polay/HBO)

‘Game of Thrones’ Premiere Brings Down HBO GO App

Many HBO GO users were sent back into darkness when the app crashed…

04/07/2014

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