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Social-equality debate triggers blowup between venture capitalists

A discussion on how San Francisco's tech community is falling short leads to verbal pyrotechnics between angel investor Ron Conway and former Facebooker Chamath Palihapitiya.

By June 9, 2014

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White House panel calls for big data reforms to protect privacy

New legislation is necessary to prevent discrimination and protect civil rights, says review panel commissioned by President Obama.

By May 1, 2014

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Buick rolls with 4G

GM rolled out its first 4G-connected cars, and CNET was there to ride along and watch YouTube.

By July 15, 2014

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Google donates $6.8 million to San Francisco youth bus rides

Amid protests over high-tech commuter buses, the Web giant gives the city a massive donation to fund low-income students' transportation.

By February 27, 2014

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Tom Perkins addresses his thorny '1 percent' comment

The outspoken venture capitalist elaborates on his controversial remarks about the rich and Nazi Germany during an interview in San Francisco.

By February 13, 2014

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Low-income Australians unacceptably internet deprived

Affordability research has shown that nearly half of low-income earners can't afford internet at home, and an even higher percentage have no access to mobile internet.

By September 30, 2013

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Which US city has the fastest Internet access? Wrong!

It's not one of the towns served by Google Fiber, and it's not in the backyard of any tech giants, though it is starting to attract their data centers.

By November 19, 2013

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Author Danah Boyd on why teens and social media are 'complicated' (podcast)

Danah Boyd, principal researcher at Microsoft Research, talks with Larry Magid about her new book, "It's Complicated: The social lives of networked teens."

By February 27, 2014

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Google bores at I/O -- just the way it wanted

Forget "moon shots" and Billy Idol. Flashiness took a backseat to the expanding world of Android as Google presented a mature mobile operating system and new platforms to use it on.

By June 29, 2014

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A one-percenter from Facebook: Status quo needs to change (Q&A)

Former Facebook exec Chamath Palihapitiya grew up on welfare but caught a lucky break. He has an idea how the tech industry can help people -- and profit everyone concerned.

By June 15, 2014