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Twitter's cultural clout crosses borders

While the microblogging service trails Facebook in usage and revenue, Twitter's impact on society can't be matched.

By October 6, 2015


A venture capitalist's latest fix for California rests in the cloud

After his plan to break up California flopped, Tim Draper takes another stab at changing the state's government, giving $500,000 for counties to use a startup's data visualization tools.

By June 24, 2015


FCC trumps state laws on local broadband limits

A 3-2 vote is the first step in allowing municipalities all over the country to offer their own Internet service in the name of competition.

By February 26, 2015


FCC makes push for more local broadband services

The agency plans to vote on a proposal later this month that strikes down provisions in state laws limiting the expansion of municipal broadband networks.

By February 2, 2015


Facebook, Google remind you to get out and vote

Both sites are offering visual clues for US citizens to prompt them to vote and help them find the ballot box.

By November 4, 2014


Microsoft aims to be greener and drops ALEC membership

The tech giant pulls out of the conservative lobbying group that is known to have pushed legislation to block renewable energy development.

By August 19, 2014


CNET Tech Voters' Guide 2012: Romney vs. Obama on the issues

You may know the candidates' views on taxes and foreign policy. But what they have to say about the Stop Online Piracy Act, WikiLeaks, and other tech topics might surprise you.

By November 6, 2012


FWD.us hosts 'growthathon' to hack immigration reform

Channeling the idea of a hackathon, Mark Zuckerberg's political action group uses coding and data mining to spark political action on immigration.

By June 23, 2014


OKCupid pulls Firefox boycott letter

Firefox users are no longer being urged to boycott the browser after OKCupid protested the anti-gay views expressed by Mozilla's new CEO.

By April 2, 2014


Correction: Dismal voter turnout may doom Facebook's quasi-democracy

The earlier number indicating the number of votes still needed was incorrect. The vote is short 299.4 million.

By December 10, 2012