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Imagining a future when machines have all the jobs

Martin Ford saw it everywhere, even in his own business. Smarter machines and better software were helping companies do more work with fewer people. His Silicon Valley software firm used to put its programs ...

Jan 24, 2013
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TiVo founders try to reprogram Internet video

(AP)—The founders of DVR pioneer TiVo are shifting their focus from broadcast TV to broadband Internet as they introduce a new device designed to make it easier for people to find and manage video.

Feb 25, 2014
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Workers in tech case likely to get average of $4K

Nearly 60,000 high-tech workers are likely to receive an average of $4,000 apiece in a settlement of a class-action lawsuit alleging Apple and Google conspired in an illegal cartel of Silicon Valley employers that secretly ...

May 23, 2014
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Google's trial ferry service in SF Bay ends

Google has ended a trial run of transporting workers to the company's Silicon Valley campus by water, and it's unclear whether the tech giant will continue the ferry service.

Feb 09, 2014
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IPO spotlights Twitter co-founders

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, who sold blogging platform startup Pyra Labs to Google a decade ago, will cash in anew when the hot one-to-many messaging service hits Wall Street.

Oct 06, 2013
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Toxic threat from perchlorate plume slowly recedes

Ten years ago, community leaders were shocked by the discovery that a company that manufactured road flares here had disposed of toxic chemicals improperly, creating a 10-mile-long underground plume of perchlorate, a chemical ...

Jan 31, 2013
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Was Microsoft smart to play it safe with CEO pick?

Microsoft, after compiling a list of more than 100 CEO candidates, settled on Satya Nadella, a home-grown leader who joined the software maker in the early 1990s. That's back when Google's founders were teenagers ...

Feb 05, 2014
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Lenovo hires Kutcher to design, pitch new tablet

Computer-maker Lenovo has hired tech-savvy actor Ashton Kutcher to help design and pitch its latest line of tablets, dubbing the Hollywood star a "product engineer" who can bring his ideas along with his ...

Oct 30, 2013
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