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Vexed in the City

This CNET special report examines the tech controversy gripping San Francisco.

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The real-life Minas Tirith from 'Lord of the Rings': A tour of Mont Saint-Michel

For over 1,000 years, Mont Saint-Michel has stood the test of time, sieges, sacks, and more. Its iconic positioning, on a tiny island just off the French coast, has given inspiration to movie makers, designers for games like Assassin's Creed, and artists of all kinds. Here's a full photo tour of this island village, castle, and abbey.

By June 27, 2014

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Uber more reliable than ambulance, says 'Sin City' actress

Jaime King explains to Conan O'Brien that when she went into labor, Uber was her obvious choice of transport.

By August 21, 2014

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City in China tests sidewalk lane for cell phone users

Chongqing thinks it might be a good idea if those who permanently look down could be separated from anyone else. But is there anyone else?

By September 15, 2014

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Vexed in the city: Welcoming new techies with a middle finger salute

The new era of dot-com fortunes spurs plenty of angst aimed at San Francisco's most privileged, but it hasn't stopped tech workers from moving in.

By August 23, 2014

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Help identify these city nightscapes shot from the ISS

Over 300,000 photos of Earth at night have been snapped by astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Now, a crowdsourcing project aims to identify and geotag the spectacular shots.

By August 22, 2014

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Vexed in the city: Silicon Valley's invasion of San Francisco

A major migration is under way, with technology companies large and small setting up shop in San Francisco and bypassing the historic heart of the tech industry.

By August 22, 2014

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Vexed in the city: San Francisco strife spurs tech defectors elsewhere

As clashes mar tech's epicenter, entrepreneurs find that fleeing San Francisco for up-and-coming startup hubs can offer unique advantages.

By August 22, 2014

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Vexed in the city: Benioff says it's time to listen to the dissenters (Q&A)

As tech reshapes San Francisco, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff argues for a broader civic dialogue and says philanthropy offers a way to unite a city riven by increasing social discord.

By August 21, 2014

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Vexed in the city: Working in Silicon Valley tech is much more lucrative than you think

Add in the benefits, the perks, and the transportation tech workers get for free, and the value of their salaries jumps up to 20 percent.

By August 21, 2014

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Vexed in the city: Starved for tech talent and yet nobody to hire?

As the H-1B debate continues, the tech industry faces an odd contradiction: a skills shortage along with an applicant surplus.

By August 21, 2014