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Smartphone 'kill switch' law takes effect in California

Starting July 1, smartphones sold in the state must come with software that lets users lock a stolen phone so it can't be used, making it harder to resell. Crime statistics show the tech is already working.

By July 1, 2015

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Aliens will look just like humans, says Cambridge professor

Technically Incorrect: Building on the principle of evolutionary convergence, an academic says it's likely that aliens will resemble us.

By July 2, 2015

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A venture capitalist's latest fix for California rests in the cloud

After his plan to break up California flopped, Tim Draper takes another stab at changing the state's government, giving $500,000 for counties to use a startup's data visualization tools.

By June 24, 2015

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Uber driver is an employee not contractor, says California

California Labor Commission rules that a driver for the ride-hailing service is an employee and not an independent contractor. The decision could have ramifications for Uber's business model.

By June 17, 2015

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California does a reverse, releases reports of accidents involving self-driving cars

The California Department of Motor Vehicles at first denied the Associated Press' request for the information, but has now changed course.

By June 18, 2015

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California bill aims to protect ride-sharing passengers' privacy

The bill would limit the personal information that services such as Uber and Lyft can request or require from their customers.

By April 16, 2015

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Will California regulators overstep on the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger?

Commentary: A 2012 law forbids the states' Public Utility Commission from regulating Internet services. But the pending merger of ISPs could allow the opportunity to do just that.

By April 13, 2015

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Apple will invest $850M in California solar farm

Apple CEO Tim Cook says the First Solar project will produce enough power for its headquarters, all of its retail stores in California and many other facilities.

By February 10, 2015

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Looking for a tech job? There are better places than California

Texas cities top list of metropolitan areas ranked for opportunities to find a job in science, technology, engineering or math.

By January 14, 2015

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LGBT rights are good for the tech industry, SF Pride Parade chief says

San Francisco is both the home of the tech industry and the epicenter of the gay rights movement. Now the city is throwing its biggest party of the year, just after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage.

By June 27, 2015