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Google’s Muni gift won’t stop appeal against S.F. commuter shuttle program

Google’s announcement of a $6.8 million gift Thursday to support free Muni for…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerMayor Ed Lee speaks at City Hall on Thursday about Google’s donation of $6.8 million over the next two years to fund free Muni passes for low- and moderate-income youths. Lee called the gift part of the tech industry’s efforts to respond to tensions over city affordability.

Google to give S.F. $6.8 million for free Muni for youth

As Google faces a backlash from some community members over the impacts…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerMayor Ed Lee speaks at City Hall on Thursday about Google’s donation of $6.8 million over the next two years to fund free Muni passes for low- and moderate-income youths. Lee called the gift part of the tech industry’s efforts to respond to tensions over city affordability.

Google, ferry agency to meet about future of tech company’s programs

Ferry agency officials are scheduled to meet with Google Thursday in order…

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Technology firms urge changes to US spying

A coalition of the nation's leading technology firms joined an international protest…

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Internet firms release data on NSA spy requests

Freed by a recent legal deal with government lawyers, major technology firms…

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Google barge must move from island construction site in San Francisco Bay, state orders

Google must move a mystery barge from a construction site on an…

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AP Photo/Ben MargotCommuters board the "Triumphant"

Google expands ferry service trial with East Bay service

Last month, Google started a similar trial ferrying its employees between San…

AP Photo/Ben MargotCommuters board the "Triumphant"
ap file photoGoogle will start showing ads in its online store for mobile apps

Google selling Motorola phone business to Lenovo

Google is selling Motorola Mobility's smartphone business to Lenovo Group for $2.9…

ap file photoGoogle will start showing ads in its online store for mobile apps
AP Photo/Jeff ChiuMembers of the Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco and other activists protest outside of City Hall in San Francisco

SF approves tech bus fee program without changes despite calls for more compensation

In the two weeks since city officials announced an 18-month proposal allowing…

AP Photo/Jeff ChiuMembers of the Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco and other activists protest outside of City Hall in San Francisco
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Google says it will buy Nest Labs for $3.2B

Google will pay $3.2 billion to buy Nest Labs, which develops high-tech…

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courtesy imageA map shows Muni stops where shuttle buses will be allowed to stop during the new program.

SF plans to charge tech buses for using Muni stops in pilot program

In the past several years, a proliferation of commuter shuttles — some…

courtesy imageA map shows Muni stops where shuttle buses will be allowed to stop during the new program.
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Lawmakers: Car-test law a boost for auto industry

A new law that will allow companies to test driverless cars on…

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AP file photoGoogle wants to get into the robot-making business.

Google deal adds to company's robotics toolbox

Google may build robots that resemble props in science-fiction movies as the…

AP file photoGoogle wants to get into the robot-making business.
Reuters/Beck DiefenbachGoogle's Android 4.3 operating system

U.S. court questions Google defense against Oracle over Android

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday closely questioned Google's claim that Oracle…

Reuters/Beck DiefenbachGoogle's Android 4.3 operating system
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Reagan's role in NSA's hack of Google and Yahoo

Back when Yahoo was something hollered at a rodeo and no one…

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What is Google building out in San Francisco Bay?

San Francisco's mayor says he doesn't know what it is. Police say…

AP Photo/Jeff ChiuIn this Tuesday
Reuters/Stephen LamA barge built with four levels of shipping containers is seen at Pier 1 at Treasure Island in San Francisco

Google's mystery barges revealed as luxury showrooms with party deck, according to news report

Google Inc's mysterious barges, which prompted fevered speculation about everything from offshore…

Reuters/Stephen LamA barge built with four levels of shipping containers is seen at Pier 1 at Treasure Island in San Francisco
AP Photo/GoogleThis image provided by Google shows its new Nexus 5 phone

Google releases 1st phone powered by 'Kit Kat'

Google is selling a new Android smartphone that it hopes will become…

AP Photo/GoogleThis image provided by Google shows its new Nexus 5 phone
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Amazon partners with HTC to make smartphones

Amazon.com Inc is developing smartphones with HTC Corp, putting it in a…

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AP Photo/Mark LennihanThe new HP Chromebook 11

Google unveils $279 Chrome laptop made by HP

Google is introducing a $279 laptop that runs its Internet-centric Chrome operating…

AP Photo/Mark LennihanThe new HP Chromebook 11