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Facebook touts its worth: $227 billion to global economy, millions of jobs created

A new study commissioned by Facebook has produced some impressive numbers. An impact of $227 billion on the global economy in 2014, $100 billion of it in the United States. More than 4 million jobs enabled, with 1.1 million of those Read More →

The State of the Union works to engage the online audience

We'll be tuning in to the President Obama's State of the Union address (Tuesday night, 6 p.m. PST) to hear more about the White House's tech policy agenda. He is expected to hit on issues such as consumer and Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Once again, we've got your tech news links right here. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is poised to make decision on what to do with Alibaba stake. France and Germany may team up to pressure American tech companies to scrub Read More →

Report cites new hacker tricks in 2014

Cyber crooks and other mischief-makers on the Internet pretty much had a field day in 2014, often with the unwitting help of computer users, according to Cisco Systems' annual report on web-related security problems. The bad guys used several crafty Read More →

Off topic: Commutes, first-class treatment, subway-maps quiz, dolls

How Americans get to work, mapped. Speaking of going places, what if airplanes with more first-class passengers were allowed to land first? More transport: Can you name these cities by looking at their subway Read More →

Sunnyvale-made satellite to launch Tuesday; Google also investing in space race

A satellite made in Sunnyvale will launch Tuesday from Cape Canaveral, part of a project to give the U.S. military better mobile communications in the polar regions, remote deserts and other isolated environments. Lockheed Martin made the craft for the Navy’s Read More →

Cameras are rolling for Steve Jobs biopic

It's lights, camera, action at Steve Jobs' childhood home. Crews working on a biopic of the late Apple CEO began shooting on Friday in the garage of the modest Los Altos home where Jobs grew up, CNET reported. No detail Read More →

Amazon to make movies for theaters, then streaming

Here's something to watch: Amazon says it is going into the business of producing feature films that will be shown at movie theaters, then the company's Prime Instant Video streaming service a month or two afterward. The news comes on the heels of the Read More →

Eyeballs may be the next fingerprints for unlocking devices

When it comes to unlocking your computer, your smartphone or even your car, your eyeball may soon replace your fingerprint, your password and dedicated buttons. Read More →

Leon Panetta, former CIA director, takes an Oracle board seat

Leon Panetta, the former secretary of defense and director of the Central Intelligence Agency, will become an Oracle director, the company announced Monday. Silicon Valley has a practice of late of picking up talent from Washington. has Colin Read More →
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