Girl Scouts sell cookies as a winter storm moves in on February 8, 2013 in New York City. The scouts did brisk business, setting up shop in locations around Midtown Manhattan on National Girl Scout Cookie Day. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Girl Scouts Go Digital; Mobile App, Websites To Sell Cookies For Home Delivery

For the first time since sales began nearly 100 years, Girl Scouts of the USA will allow its young go-getters to push their wares using a mobile app or personalized websites.


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Larry Magid: Pinterest To Introduce Advertising Pins

Pinterest announced Thursday it will introduce advertising in the form of “promoted pins.”


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Federal Officials Target Websites Selling Counterfeit Goods

In an undercover operation, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations, along with law enforcement agencies from across the globe seized 132 domain names on Monday.


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Microsoft, NBC Dissolve Joint Venture

Microsoft is pulling out of the joint venture that owned so it can build its own online news service.



Virginia Storm Knocks Out Servers For 3 Bay Area Internet Sites

Netflix, Instagram and Pinterest are using Twitter and Facebook to update subscribers after a Virginia storm caused server outages for hours. All three websites are headquartered in the Bay Area.


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ConsumerWatch: Sharing Websites Helping Bay Area Consumers Save

In effort to save money and resources, some Bay Area residents are turning to sharing and borrowing instead of buying, using sharing websites to help them along the way.



Tech Report: Online Protest Over Piracy Bills Has An Effect

KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid looks at the impact of online protests of SOPA and PIPA.



Stockton Teacher Being Investigated For Role In Porn Sites

A special education teacher is on paid administrative leave from the Lincoln Unified School District in Stockton as an investigation continues into whether she used a school district-issued Apple laptop to run several porn websites.


Stanford Study Finds Personal Info Leaked To Online Advertisers

A new Stanford study has found that dozens of the most popular websites on the Internet are sharing user’s personal information with advertisers.


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Tech Report: House Works On New Protect IP Act

KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid explains the growing concerns over a Senate-led Protect IP Act.