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Gregor Blanco, seen here with the Giants in 2016, returns to the big leagues with the injury to Steven Duggar. (Emma Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants fall flat on Facebook

PHILADELPHIA – Like it or not, Thursday’s game between the Giants and…

 

Mark Zuckerberg told Facebook followers that the company is working  "to build the new social infrastructure to create the world we want for generations to come." (Courtesy Facebook)

Mark Zuckerberg calls for ‘global community’ in 5,700-word letter

Mark Zuckerberg offered nearly 6,000 words on Facebook on Thursday, promising that…

 

Nearly $160,000 raised for victim of Facebook Live attack

CHICAGO — Nearly $160,000 has been donated to the family of a…

 

Political commentator Glenn Beck during the annual American Conservative Union CPAC conference at National Harbor March 5, 2016 in Oxon Hill, Md. (Gage Skidmore/Planet Pix/Zuma Press/TNS)

Facebook beating of disabled white teen becomes conservative rallying cry

CHICAGO — A depraved attack on a mentally disabled white teen broadcast…

Political commentator Glenn Beck during the annual American Conservative Union CPAC conference at National Harbor March 5, 2016 in Oxon Hill, Md. (Gage Skidmore/Planet Pix/Zuma Press/TNS)
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Facebook cracks down on fake news

After accusations of being passive in the face of fake news arose…

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Affordable housing projects in South Bay awarded $20M from Facebook in new partnership

Facebook is partnering with the cities of East Palo Alto and Menlo…

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An online magazine opinion piece attributed to Lt. Gov. Gavin News contains at least one paragraph that largely originally appeared on the website of the National Center for Lesbian Rights. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s essay, posts lack citations

SACRAMENTO — An online magazine opinion piece attributed to California's lieutenant governor…

An online magazine opinion piece attributed to Lt. Gov. Gavin News contains at least one paragraph that largely originally appeared on the website of the National Center for Lesbian Rights. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
In this 2015 file photo, Bruce Bennett folds a blanket in a room that he makes available to rent in he and his husband's home in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Airbnb sues hometown San Francisco over rental regulation

San Francisco wants people who rent out their homes through Airbnb and…

In this 2015 file photo, Bruce Bennett folds a blanket in a room that he makes available to rent in he and his husband's home in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
Verizon has agreed to buy online portal Yahoo Inc. for roughly $5 billion, according to multiple media reports sourcing unnamed sources. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Verizon said to be buyer of Yahoo for $5 billion: Reports

NEW YORK — Verizon has agreed to buy online portal Yahoo Inc.…

Verizon has agreed to buy online portal Yahoo Inc. for roughly $5 billion, according to multiple media reports sourcing unnamed sources. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
The funeral procession for Philando Castile heads up Summit Avenue to The Cathedral of Saint Paul on Thursday in St. Paul, Minn. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP)

How Castile told officer about gun critical in final moments

MINNEAPOLIS — The final moments before Philando Castile was killed by a…

The funeral procession for Philando Castile heads up Summit Avenue to The Cathedral of Saint Paul on Thursday in St. Paul, Minn. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP)
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker speaks during a news conference in the Commission Berlaymont building in Brussels, Belgium, on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

New data-sharing rules for EU and US adopted

BRUSSELS — New rules governing trans-Atlantic data transfers were formally approved Tuesday,…

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker speaks during a news conference in the Commission Berlaymont building in Brussels, Belgium, on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Protesters gather outside the governor's residence Thursday, July 7, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. A police officer fatally shot Philando Castile as a woman in the vehicle apparently livestreamed the aftermath in a widely shared Facebook video. The shooting happened late Wednesday during a traffic stop in the St. Paul suburb of Falcon Heights. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Video shows gruesome aftermath of Minnesota police shooting

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. — A woman who watched as a police officer…

Protesters gather outside the governor's residence Thursday, July 7, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. A police officer fatally shot Philando Castile as a woman in the vehicle apparently livestreamed the aftermath in a widely shared Facebook video. The shooting happened late Wednesday during a traffic stop in the St. Paul suburb of Falcon Heights. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
A man waits to cross Montgomery Street in the Financial District in San Francisco, Calif. on July 1, 2016. (Photo by Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF’s gig economy comes into focus

More and more residents in San Francisco are earning supplemental income from…

A man waits to cross Montgomery Street in the Financial District in San Francisco, Calif. on July 1, 2016. (Photo by Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
n this photo taken Wednesday, former Navy SEAL Keith David poses in the lobby of his office at Anki in San Francisco. A growing number of U.S. special forces veterans are veering off the traditional path of working for private security firms and law enforcement agencies, and are instead heading into the tech industry. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

From SEALs to startups: Special ops drawn to Silicon Valley

SAN DIEGO — Keith David spent years flying around the globe on…

n this photo taken Wednesday, former Navy SEAL Keith David poses in the lobby of his office at Anki in San Francisco. A growing number of U.S. special forces veterans are veering off the traditional path of working for private security firms and law enforcement agencies, and are instead heading into the tech industry. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
A tax on technology companies that could go before San Francisco voters in November is expected to generate $120 million annually. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

Business leaders call proposed SF tech tax political, counterproductive

The technology sector Tuesday blasted a proposed tax on tech companies as…

A tax on technology companies that could go before San Francisco voters in November is expected to generate $120 million annually. (S.F. Examiner file photo)
Hulk Hogan, left, whose real name is Terry Bollea, talks with attorney Shane Vogt as he appears in court Wednesday in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Scott Keeler/The Tampa Bay Times via AP, Pool)

A wrestler, a website and maybe a billionaire go to the mat

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Is Hulk Hogan's courtroom cage match with Gawker…

Hulk Hogan, left, whose real name is Terry Bollea, talks with attorney Shane Vogt as he appears in court Wednesday in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Scott Keeler/The Tampa Bay Times via AP, Pool)
Mitchell's Ice Cream co-founder Larry Mitchell died of a stroke on May 12, his family said on Facebook on Saturday. (Facebook.com)

Surviving Mitchell’s Ice Cream co-founder dies

The surviving co-founder of San Francisco staple Mitchell’s Ice Cream, Larry Mitchell,…

Mitchell's Ice Cream co-founder Larry Mitchell died of a stroke on May 12, his family said on Facebook on Saturday. (Facebook.com)
This undated booking photo provided by the Riverside Police Department shows William Sotelo who is in custody in Riverside after being arrested Friday in Mexico. (Riverside Police Department via AP)

Police: mom helped capture murder suspect in Mexico

RIVERSIDE — A decade-long social media campaign by the vigilant mother of…

This undated booking photo provided by the Riverside Police Department shows William Sotelo who is in custody in Riverside after being arrested Friday in Mexico. (Riverside Police Department via AP)
Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said in a touching Mother's Day weekend Facebook post that until her husband's death she never realized how hard it is to be a single parent. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Scoop: Facebook’s No. 2 exec pays tribute to single mothers

Facebook’s No. 2 executive Sheryl Sandberg says she never realized how hard…

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said in a touching Mother's Day weekend Facebook post that until her husband's death she never realized how hard it is to be a single parent. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
An Asian elephant performs during the national anthem for the final time at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Sunday in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

Elephants perform for final time at Ringling Bros. circus

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — An elephant carrying a performer holding an American flag…

An Asian elephant performs during the national anthem for the final time at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Sunday in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)