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Silicon Valley stymied on immigrant worker plan

Google, Intel, HP and other tech firms backed a pair of proposals this year to increase H-1B visas. They're now bogged down in the political mess known as "comprehensive" immigration reform.

By Mar. 6, 2013

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US government reaches 85,000 H-1B visa cap in one week

As Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and other tech giants lobby the government for more high-skilled worker visas, immigration officials say they’ve received too many applications for this coming year.

By Apr. 7, 2014

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Mark Zuckerberg launches FWD.us political action group

The group, which also includes tech heavyweights like Reid Hoffman and Marissa Mayer, will focus on pushing for immigration reform. Zuckerberg says the U.S. immigration policy is "unfit for today's world."

By Apr. 11, 2013

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Ford Fiesta becomes working-class Transformer

Artist Hetain Patel turns a Ford Fiesta hatchback into a Transformer sculpture that's a little less flashy than all the other Autobots.

By Oct. 21, 2013

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Zuckerberg's political action group adds Ballmer, Gates

Brad Smith, general counsel at Microsoft, and Sean Parker of Facebook and Napster also will join the Facebook CEO's group focused on immigration reform.

By Apr. 26, 2013

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Meet Prem Watsa, the man who wants to save BlackBerry

He's been called the Warren Buffett of Canada -- and rightfully so. But will Watsa's golden stuff extend to the battered brand that is now BlackBerry?

By Sep. 23, 2013

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Obama backs immigration reform for skilled tech workers

The president speaks in support of changing immigration laws for foreign-born programmers and engineers, while U.S. senators introduce a new bill aimed at the same cause.

By Jan. 29, 2013

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Anonymous targets Israel in another cyberattack

The hacktivist collective claims to have caused more than $3 billion in damage in protest against treatment of Palestinians, but officials say the attack has caused minimal disruption.

By Apr. 7, 2013

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Meet the man who will run CNET en Español

We're launching a Spanish-language CNET sister site, and this is who will make it happen.

By Aug. 22, 2013

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Senate approves immigration bill with increased H-1B visas

Tech companies and members of the Zuckerberg-led political action group rejoice as the U.S. Senate votes to approve a comprehensive immigration bill. But, the measure still has to pass the House.

By Jun. 27, 2013