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Clinton urges tech leaders to invest in training

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gestures before delivering the keynote address at Marketo’s 2014 Marketing Nation Summit Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in San Francisco. AP

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that if Silicon Valley executives want to persuade Congress to let them hire more high-skilled professionals from abroad, they would have a better case if they also funded college-based training programs for United States workers.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Facebook takes $2 billion dive into virtual reality

In this Jan. 7, 2014 file photo, show attendees play a video game wearing Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets at the Intel booth at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), in Las Vegas. Facebook said Tuesday, March 25, 2014, it has agreed to buy Oculus for $2 billion, betting that its virtual reality may be a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained. AP

Facebook on Tuesday announced a $2-billion deal to buy a startup behind virtual reality headgear that promises to let people truly dive into their friend’s lives.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Testimony to begin in Apple-Samsung patent trial

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The billion dollar patent fight between the world’s two biggest smartphone makers is resuming in a Silicon Valley courtroom.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Silicon Valley at front line of global cyber war

President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping. AP

Chinese President Xi Jinping and American counterpart Barack Obama will talk cyber-security this week in California, but experts say the state’s Silicon Valley and its signature high-tech firms should provide the front lines in the increasingly aggressive fight against overseas hackers.

Posted: June 4th, 2013 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

High-tech city gets behind US immigration reform

From left to right, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Michael Bennett, D-CO, talk about their tour of the Mexico border with the United States as they arrive for a news conference after the tour on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, in Nogales, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The next picket line demanding immigration reform may not just be made up of farm workers and health care providers. Engineers, techs and start-up business owners may join in. This “capital of Silicon Valley” has an important stake in easing the burden of acquiring permanent residency for its high-tech work force.

Posted: March 28th, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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