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Mario Cuomo's three wishes for U.S.: Education, immigrants, tech

The former New York governor who turned down a run at the White House and was called "Hamlet on the Hudson," spends a few minutes talking tech with CNET.

By Jun. 3, 2012

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Beyond apps: These startups are tackling real-world problems

Startup incubator Y Combinator demos a refreshingly high volume of companies tackling real issues, from hearing loss and elderly care to immigrant hiring and sending money home.

By Aug. 21, 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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Google Doodle houses Jane Addams tribute

Today's doodle points to the accomplishments of Hull-House founder Jane Addams, a pioneer and leader in areas ranging from social work to women's suffrage to the quest for world peace.

By Sep. 6, 2013

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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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Zuckerberg backs U.S. immigration reforms

Facebook's CEO is moving beyond the H1B visa issue and pushing for broader immigration reforms.

By Aug. 6, 2013

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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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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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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