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Facebook is under investigation by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission

Facebook is under investigation by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission on charges of…

Jessica Scorpio founded car-sharing service Getaround with other students at Singularity University in Mountain View. (Courtesy photo)Jessica Scorpio founded car-sharing service Getaround with other students at Singularity University in Mountain View. (Courtesy photo)

Bay Area peer-to-peer car-sharing service wants to help people Getaround

As one of the co-founders of Getaround, a Bay Area peer-to-peer car-sharing…

Jessica Scorpio founded car-sharing service Getaround with other students at Singularity University in Mountain View. (Courtesy photo)Jessica Scorpio founded car-sharing service Getaround with other students at Singularity University in Mountain View. (Courtesy photo)

Special-education teacher accused of belittling students on Facebook

Jeremy Hollinger, a special-education teacher at Eichold-Mertz Elementary School in Mobile, Ala.,…

There’s an app for that: Tammy Finato shows off the Chatterfly app on her smartphone at San Mateo’s Astaria eatery

Smartphone app gives local shopping a tech boost

A San Mateo company is jumping into the buy-local movement with a…

There’s an app for that: Tammy Finato shows off the Chatterfly app on her smartphone at San Mateo’s Astaria eatery

San Francisco to release game-based disaster preparedness app

Riffing on social gaming mobile applications such as FarmVille and FourSquare, San…

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Rihanna debuts new song on Facebook

It’s a staggering but true fact: sultry R&B diva Rihanna is the…

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Oprah Winfrey is set to visit Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto on Thursday  for a 1:30 p.m. online chat session

Oprah Winfrey visiting Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto

Facebook Live -- the social networking site's live-streaming TV show -- may…

Oprah Winfrey is set to visit Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto on Thursday  for a 1:30 p.m. online chat session

Keep your toys out of the toilet

Bob Blanchard, the owner of the San Francisco plumbing shop Mr. Rooter,…

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Copper wire thieves hit future Facebook offices in Menlo Park

Police in Menlo Park are investigating three separate thefts of copper wiring…

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Nashville tunesmith John Hiatt is a Midwesterner at heart

Hoosier daddy? John Hiatt is! Folks might have forgotten that the now-legendary…

UPDATE: $65K reward offered for info locating missing nursing student Michelle Le

The reward for a missing Bay Area woman has increased with pledges…

Facebook admits to hiring PR company for fearmongering

Facebook has admitted to secretly hiring one of the world’s largest public-relations…

Man vs. Muni: San Francisco reporter races 14-Mission with Facebook fans on his side

As a reporter at The San Francisco Examiner, I have long thought…

Kamala Harris endorses George Gascón for district attorney via Facebook, Twitter

Attorney General Kamala Harris said District Attorney George Gascón is the best…

Digg built a new way for Internet sharing, then fell into a hole it dug

Digg is a pioneer of the social Internet. It was one of…

Former San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom pens book on social media, politics

What could be more entertaining than watching seven hours of former Mayor…

Mark Zuckerberg didn't interrupt the president. . . and bored the Facebook audience to tears

While pundits chattered about how groundbreaking it was to have the President…

Obama: Mistakes? Can't think of any.

Seven years ago, in April 2004, President George W. Bush held a…

Leash haters calling in to Ed Lee’s office

The phone’s been ringing in the Mayor’s Office on Tuesday, and it’s…

NYT: Facebook courting Robert Gibbs for spokesman position

Is Robert Gibbs about to leave Team Obama for Facebook? That's what…