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San Francisco mayor signs landmark law making Airbnb legal

Tech-friendly Mayor Ed Lee approves bill that amends local zoning laws and legalizes short-term rentals. But, not everyone is happy.

By October 28, 2014

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Small-city mayors: Build your tech hardware in the US

Leaders of cities outside the typical tech metropolises -- specifically cities touched by Tesla's sprawling electric-car operation in California and Nevada -- want a bigger hand in tech manufacturing.

By October 2, 2014

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Twitter account parodying mayor leads to heavy police raid

Police In Peoria, Ill., seize phones and computers in search of the authors of a fake Twitter account that mocked the mayor. Though Twitter had already shut the account, as many as seven police officers were deputed to conduct the raid.

By April 17, 2014

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Connecticut communities join together for gigabit broadband

Connecticut takes the first step toward launching a gigabit broadband network that officials hope will spur competition and lead to higher-speed service at lower prices.

By December 18, 2014

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Anthony Weiner: I'd probably be mayor if it wasn't for the Web

The still disappointed candidate says that if this was still 1955, he would have been elected mayor.

By October 17, 2013

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NYC judge said to order Airbnb host to stop 'profiteering' off rental

After a woman reportedly earns $6,500 per month off Airbnb for her rent-controlled Manhattan apartment, a judge issues her a temporary injunction to halt immediately.

By December 24, 2014

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Uber hit with lawsuit over launch in Portland, Ore.

After warning Uber that its planned launch would violate city regulations, Oregon's largest city files a lawsuit to shut down the ride-sharing service's operations there.

By December 8, 2014

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Google helps NYC libraries expand hotspot-lending program

Google's $1 million donation means New Yorkers can check out Wi-Fi devices from all three of the city's library systems.

By December 3, 2014

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Adam West: 'If I didn't love Batman, I'd be a little bit strange'

The inimitable Adam West talks about playing Batman once again for a special level based on the much-loved 1960s TV show in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, and why he's the "luckiest actor in the world".

By November 26, 2014

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Tweet 10,000 times, and Edward Norton and God show up

An unaired "SNL" sketch reveals what happens when you've written 10,000 tweets. You get a celebrity kiss, a visit from Woody Harrelson dressed as God and an elaborate music-dance routine.

By November 23, 2014