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Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe City has not been able to figure out a way to provide places like the Mission Neighborhood Center a public Internet service.

SF’s five-year technology plan silent on achieving public broadband

San Francisco might have a comprehensive new technology plan, but it lacks…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe City has not been able to figure out a way to provide places like the Mission Neighborhood Center a public Internet service.
ap file photoGoogle will start showing ads in its online store for mobile apps
ap file photoGoogle will start showing ads in its online store for mobile apps
Mark Lennihan/AP File PhotoGoogle is teaming up with three major U.S. wireless carriers in an effort to prod more people into using its mobile wallet and undercut the rapid success of Apple's rival payment service.

Google teams up with 3 wireless carriers to combat Apple Pay

Aiming to undercut Apple's latest hit service, Google is teaming up with…

Mark Lennihan/AP File PhotoGoogle is teaming up with three major U.S. wireless carriers in an effort to prod more people into using its mobile wallet and undercut the rapid success of Apple's rival payment service.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA private shuttle sits near Howard and 10th streets in SOMA.

Bill seeks to legalize Google bus program statewide

Large, gleaming white and with shaded windows, there are few symbols of…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA private shuttle sits near Howard and 10th streets in SOMA.
ap file photoGoogle finished its fourth-quarter with lower-than-expected earnings.

Google delivers another earnings letdown, stock sinks

Google has gotten into the habit of missing analysts' earnings targets, frustrating…

ap file photoGoogle finished its fourth-quarter with lower-than-expected earnings.
ap file photoGoogle will start showing ads in its online store for mobile apps

Stop being bullied: Let’s sue Mountain View

San Francisco lets Silicon Valley push it around like the school bully…

ap file photoGoogle will start showing ads in its online store for mobile apps
Jae C. Hong/AP File PhotoSpaceX has raised $1 billion from Google and Fidelity

Google, Fidelity fuel Elon Musk's SpaceX with $1B investment

SpaceX has raised $1 billion from Google and Fidelity in a deal…

Jae C. Hong/AP File PhotoSpaceX has raised $1 billion from Google and Fidelity
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Spanish news to vanish from Google News globally

In a decision that will reverberate around the globe, Google announced Thursday…

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Google buys 12 acres in Los Angeles

Google is expanding its presence in Los Angeles with the $120 million…

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How to teach self-driving cars ethics of the road

A large truck speeding in the opposite direction suddenly veers into your…

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AP Photo/YouTubeThis product image provided by Google shows a new tab devoted exclusively to music on the YouTube website. This option is meant to make it easier for the video site’s 1 billion users to find specific songs and even entire albums

YouTube adds subscription service to music mix

Google is remixing the music on its YouTube video site with the…

AP Photo/YouTubeThis product image provided by Google shows a new tab devoted exclusively to music on the YouTube website. This option is meant to make it easier for the video site’s 1 billion users to find specific songs and even entire albums
AP Photo/GoogleThis product image provided by Google shows the mood music feature on the web version of Google Play. The new feature is being released Tuesday

Google's streaming music service adds mood to mix

Google's music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings as…

AP Photo/GoogleThis product image provided by Google shows the mood music feature on the web version of Google Play. The new feature is being released Tuesday
AP Photo/GoogleThis product image provided by Google shows the Nexus 9 tablet. Google unveiled its latest tablet Wednesday

Google tries to upstage Apple with latest devices

Google has unveiled its latest tablet in an apparent effort to upstage…

AP Photo/GoogleThis product image provided by Google shows the Nexus 9 tablet. Google unveiled its latest tablet Wednesday
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Self-driving cars now need a permit in California

Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more…

AP Photo/Eric Risberg
AP Photo/AmazonThis undated image provided by Amazon shows the company's Firefly app. A key feature of Amazon’s new Fire smartphone is its Firefly service

Visual search to shop: gimmick or game changing?

Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair…

AP Photo/AmazonThis undated image provided by Amazon shows the company's Firefly app. A key feature of Amazon’s new Fire smartphone is its Firefly service
CINDY CHEW/ S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTOThe free Muni for youth program will be expanded beginning Nov. 1 to include low- and moderate-income 19- to 22-year-old students enrolled in the San Francisco Unified School District’s Special Education Services Program.

SF approves free Muni for special-education students

The City's free Muni for youth program is expanding in more than…

CINDY CHEW/ S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTOThe free Muni for youth program will be expanded beginning Nov. 1 to include low- and moderate-income 19- to 22-year-old students enrolled in the San Francisco Unified School District’s Special Education Services Program.
KATE CONGER/THE S.F. EXAMINERLabor organizers and workers protest outside Apple's flagship store in San Francisco on July 23.

Apple security contractors protest working conditions in SF

Security officers for Apple are protesting outside the company's flagship store in…

KATE CONGER/THE S.F. EXAMINERLabor organizers and workers protest outside Apple's flagship store in San Francisco on July 23.
AP Photo/Courtesy of the Fulton County Sheriff’s OfficeThis photo provided Thursday

Attorney: Prostitute had no reason to kill Google exec

A high-priced prostitute accused of giving a Google executive a fatal dose…

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mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoA preliminary analysis of voting patterns shows tech workers did not vote in large numbers during The City's last election cycle in November.

Cost for commuter shuttles using Muni stops may rise

The fee for Google buses and other commuter shuttles - seized on…

mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoA preliminary analysis of voting patterns shows tech workers did not vote in large numbers during The City's last election cycle in November.
AP Photo/Courtesy of the Fulton County Sheriff’s OfficeThis photo provided Thursday

Woman charged with manslaughter in overdose death

A Silicon Valley success story turned sordid this week with the arrest…

AP Photo/Courtesy of the Fulton County Sheriff’s OfficeThis photo provided Thursday