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Google employee Cathay Bi speaks at a rally at Harry Bridges Plaza to protest the tech company's treatment of women and handling of sexual harassment scandals on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Google employees walkout

Hundreds of Google San Francisco employees walked out of work to protest…

 

High-speed internet is installed in the Mission-Duboce area on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. (Joshua Sabatini/S.F. Examiner)

SF may permit micro-trenching for fiber optic internet providers

San Francisco’s access to high-speed fiber optic internet service may increase under…

 

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Google reports 2016 search trends, with Trump, Powerball, and Olympics taking the lead

Google has released 2016 trending results for its search engine. Various categories…

 

Bobby Johnson, a man currently living in a youth shelter, gets his eyes examined during a Project Homeless Connect event providing homeless persons with medical, legal and personal services (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Project Homeless Connect to go mobile with help from Google

Google has donated $100,000 to Project Homeless Connect, to help fund a…

Bobby Johnson, a man currently living in a youth shelter, gets his eyes examined during a Project Homeless Connect event providing homeless persons with medical, legal and personal services (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
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 SFMTA’s Office of Innovation is seeking a new leader after learning Tim Papandreou, pictured, will be leaving the agency for Google X. (Courtesy photo)

SF leader on ‘Smart City’ challenge leaves SFMTA for Google X

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s Office of Innovation, which looks to…

The SFMTA’s Office of Innovation is seeking a new leader after learning Tim Papandreou, pictured, will be leaving the agency for Google X. (Courtesy photo)
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)
Google said Wednesday that it will ban ads from payday lenders, calling the industry "deceptive" and "harmful." (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Google to ban payday lending ads, calling industry ‘harmful’

NEW YORK — Internet giant Google said Wednesday it will ban all…

Google said Wednesday that it will ban ads from payday lenders, calling the industry "deceptive" and "harmful." (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
California jurors beware: Commenting about a case on social media or researching it on the Internet may soon cost you as much as $1,500. (Spencer Weiner/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool, File)

California jurors misusing the Internet could face fines

Jurors who threaten to derail trials by researching them on Google or…

California jurors beware: Commenting about a case on social media or researching it on the Internet may soon cost you as much as $1,500. (Spencer Weiner/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool, File)
Google is disclosing how much of the traffic to its search engine and other services is being protected from hackers as part of its push to encrypt all online activity. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)

Google reveals 77 percent of its online traffic is encrypted

Google is disclosing how much of the traffic to its search engine…

Google is disclosing how much of the traffic to its search engine and other services is being protected from hackers as part of its push to encrypt all online activity. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
This Feb. 14, 2016, photo provided by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority shows damage to a self-driving Lexus SUV, operated by Google, that collided with a public bus in Mountain View. (Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority via AP)

Video shows Google self-driving car hit bus

LOS ANGELES — Newly released video shows the moment a Google self-driving…

This Feb. 14, 2016, photo provided by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority shows damage to a self-driving Lexus SUV, operated by Google, that collided with a public bus in Mountain View. (Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority via AP)
In this May 13, 2015, file photo, Google's self-driving Lexus car drives along street during a demonstration at Google campus in Mountain View. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

Google self-driving car strikes bus on Silicon Valley street

LOS ANGELES — A self-driving car being tested by Google struck a…

In this May 13, 2015, file photo, Google's self-driving Lexus car drives along street during a demonstration at Google campus in Mountain View. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

Google rolling out high-speed Internet in SF

Google will bring its high-speed fiber-optic Internet service Google Fiber to San…

Morgan Freeman, pictured at AARP’s Movies for Grownups Awards in Southern California, is lending his soothing  voice to a navigation app. (Matt Sayles/Invision for AARP/AP Images)

Scoop: Take Morgan Freeman’s voice with you on the road

Morgan Freeman’s voice can be on your phone. Tired of hearing the…

Morgan Freeman, pictured at AARP’s Movies for Grownups Awards in Southern California, is lending his soothing  voice to a navigation app. (Matt Sayles/Invision for AARP/AP Images)
FILE - This May 13, 2015, file photo, shows Google's new self-driving car during a demonstration at the Google campus in Mountain View, Calif. The federal government's highway safety agency agrees with Google: Computers that will control the cars of the future can be considered their driver. The redefinition of "driver" is an important break for Google. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

Computer as driver? ‘Yes’ from feds boosts self-driving cars

The redefinition of “driver” by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is…

FILE - This May 13, 2015, file photo, shows Google's new self-driving car during a demonstration at the Google campus in Mountain View, Calif. The federal government's highway safety agency agrees with Google: Computers that will control the cars of the future can be considered their driver. The redefinition of "driver" is an important break for Google. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
Using the Internet's resources to explore the various possibilities of one's symptoms removes a lot of the pressure that people experience in an examination room. (Courtesy Photo)

Why you should Google your symptoms — Part 1

My sister is a hypochondriac. Every ache or pain is dramatized into…

Using the Internet's resources to explore the various possibilities of one's symptoms removes a lot of the pressure that people experience in an examination room. (Courtesy Photo)

Google helps analyze if rooftop solar panels are good deal

RALEIGH, N.C. — The company that lets you compare air fares and…

Google.org awards $2.35 million in grants to Bay Area racial justice groups

Google's charitable arm announced grants totaling $2.35 million Tuesday to three Bay…

Brian Torcellini, Google team leader of driving operations, poses for photos next to a self-driving car at a Google office in Mountain View. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Google’s driverless car drivers ride a career less traveled

MOUNTAIN VIEW — After a friend recommended that he join a secret…

Brian Torcellini, Google team leader of driving operations, poses for photos next to a self-driving car at a Google office in Mountain View. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)