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Twitter Hires New VP of Communications

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Twenty-year PR veteran Sean Garrett just announced that he's leaving the communications startup he helped found five years ago and taking a new position as vice president of communications at Twitter. Garrett says he's been consulting for Twitter for the past few months, via 463 Communications. Twitter has been hiring...
Twitter Hires New VP of Communications

Udacity to announce partnership with San Jose State University, will trial for-credit online classes

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Working alongside college professors at San Jose State, online course start-up Udacity will launch a pilot program for remedial and college-level algebra. Importantly, these classes won't simply result in a nice certificate, but genuine college credit. Students will have to stump up $150 for each three-unit course, with the...
Udacity to announce partnership with San Jose State University, will trial for-credit online classes

California Governor Brown To Sign Autonomous Vehicle Law At Google Today

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California is about to become the third state in the US with legislation designed to explicitly allow autonomous vehicles to be tested. California Governor Jerry Brown will sign the new law today at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View. Yesterday afternoon, on Google’s video channel,... Please visit Marketing Land for the...
California Governor Brown To Sign Autonomous Vehicle Law At Google Today

(ECO:nomics) California’s North-South Rivalry Over Piracy

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(The following is an update from The Wall Street Journal’s ECO:nomics conference, which focuses on the business of the environment and runs through March 23. For all the coverage of this conference, check out: http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/tag/economics) California Governor Jerry Brown, at the Journal’s ECO:nomics conference on Friday, said the key industries...
(ECO:nomics) California’s North-South Rivalry Over Piracy
Facebook's botched IPO slices California's budget by $600M

Why Meg Whitman Is Glad To Be Out Of Politics (HPQ)

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Meg Whitman is a billionaire who loves politics. She doen't need a job, much less being CEO of Hewlett-Packard, a troubled, iconic Silicon Valley tech company. Anne Thompson of the Today Show asked Meg Whitman why she took on the CEO job at HP. "Because HP matters," Whitman said, adding that...
Why Meg Whitman Is Glad To Be Out Of Politics (HPQ)

California universities to produce 50 open-source textbooks

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California Governor Jerry Brown gave his pen a workout yesterday. In addition to signing legislation prohibiting social network snooping by employers and colleges, he also has also signed off on a proposal for the state to fund 50 open source digital textbooks. He signed two bills, one to create the...
California universities to produce 50 open-source textbooks
Markets: Whitman Plays POTUS Debate Game, Promises Darkness Before HP's Dawn
It's officially illegal to ask interviewees for Facebook passwords in California

At Google HQ, California Governor Legalizes Self-Driving Cars

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California on Tuesday became the third state to effectively legalize self-driving car technology, which Google and many automakers are developing....
At Google HQ, California Governor Legalizes Self-Driving Cars
Google's driverless car now permitted on California roadways

Google's Self-Driving Cars Are Now Legal In California (GOOG)

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California governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that clears Google's driverless cars for use on state-owned roads. The news comes to us via Engadget. Technically this lets any company pursue driverless car plans, but Google is clearly the face of automated vehicles right now and the bill...
Google's Self-Driving Cars Are Now Legal In California (GOOG)

California legalizes Google's driverless cars

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California governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed into law legislation establishing safety and performance regulations for the testing and operation of autonomous vehicles on state roads and highways. The Associated Press reports and Google confirms that the governor signed SB1298 in a ceremony at Google's Mountain View headquarters. Speaking at...
California legalizes Google's driverless cars

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, AAPL, HPQ)

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Good morning! We gathered the news below. After, come back to SAI all day for live news and analysis. @Pontifex will live on, if the next pope wants. The New Yorker's James Surowiecki: "Apple's competitors are finally doing a better job of making the kinds of phones that customers want."...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, AAPL, HPQ)

Menlo Ventures Adds Playspan Founder Karl Mehta As Its Newest Partner

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Menlo Ventures said today that Karl Mehta, the tech entrepreneur perhaps best known for founding virtual goods monetization startup PlaySpan and leading it as CEO through its $190 million sale to Visa, has joined the Silicon Valley venture capital firm as a partner. According to Mehta’s LinkedIn, he stayed on...
Menlo Ventures Adds Playspan Founder Karl Mehta As Its Newest Partner

California Governor on Governing in His Complicated State

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By Yuliya Chernova California Gov. Jerry Brown has some tips on how to be a good politician. A big part of it is about  saying memorable  yet not very controversial things. But if you spend too much time trying to learn how to do that, you might become boring. In...
California Governor on Governing in His Complicated State
Big Tech: Torching California's Broadband Future: Why Your State is Next

California Governor Brown signs bill clearing use of driverless cars on public roads (video)

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Google just chalked up one of the more important victories for driverless cars. California Governor Jerry Brown has signed bill SB1298 into law, formalizing the legal permissions and safety standards needed to let automated vehicles cruise on state-owned roads. While the bill lets anyone move forward with their plans,...
California Governor Brown signs bill clearing use of driverless cars on public roads (video)

Robot cars now officially legal in California

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At a signing ceremony at the Google headquarters on Tuesday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law state legislation that officially makes the Golden State the second in the nation to legalize and regulate autonomous cars. Google, of course, has already developed a fleet of a dozen cars (mostly modified...
Robot cars now officially legal in California

Google's self-guided car could drive the next wave of unemployment

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Advances such as the driverless car are no longer the stuff of sci-fi. They could soon make many human skills worthlessAlmost without noticing it, our world crossed a significant threshold last week. Jerry Brown, the governor of California, signed into law a bill that will allow driverless cars on to...
Google's self-guided car could drive the next wave of unemployment

Google's Self-Driving Cars Now Legal in California

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California governor Jerry Brown stopped by Google Tuesday to sign a bill that explicitly legalizes self-driving cars like those company co-founder Sergey Brin is so hot on. The bill — SB 1298, sponsored by Sen. Alex Padilla (D-L.A.) — essentially establishes safety guidelines and performance standards for autonomous vehicles operating...
Google's Self-Driving Cars Now Legal in California

In a Twist, Udacity Will Offer Cheap, Remedial Public School Algebra Courses

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Over the past year, Udacity has established itself as a provider of free classes, mostly in computer science, offered online to large audiences across the world. Now it’s going to do something quite different. In partnership with the state of California, Udacity will teach remedial and introductory courses on algebra...
In a Twist, Udacity Will Offer Cheap, Remedial Public School Algebra Courses

Our augmented selves: The promise of wearable computing

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By Donald Melanson and Michael Gorman It's been an interesting year for Google's most famous side project. After emerging from the company's suitably mysterious X Lab in April, Glass appeared across the roundtable from Charlie Rose, gave conference attendees a skydiver's eye view at Google I/O, strutted down the...
Our augmented selves: The promise of wearable computing

Buckle Up, California: Governor Jerry Brown Signs State Law Permitting Self-Driving Cars

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For people who live and work around Silicon Valley, sightings of self-driving cars have become pretty common — especially on the roads and highways near the Mountain View, California headquarters of Google, which has been championing the technology. The vehicles always have someone in the driver’s seat, but the purposefully...
Buckle Up, California: Governor Jerry Brown Signs State Law Permitting Self-Driving Cars

Community Site Topix Sees 40 Percent Year-Over-Year Traffic Growth As Political Focus Pays Off

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Topix, a site for locally focused online discussion that first launched in 2004, has seen significant traffic growth in the past year. According to CEO Chris Tolles, that’s because of the big bet that the site made on political coverage and discussion. Traffic grew 40 percent between December 2011 and...
Community Site Topix Sees 40 Percent Year-Over-Year Traffic Growth As Political Focus Pays Off

Do Rich People Have A 'Moral Obligation' To Pay More Taxes? California Governor Says 'Yes'

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We had an interesting debate on DailyTicker this morning after California governor Jerry Brown said rich people have a moral obligation to pay higher taxes... Yahoo producer Stacy Curtin: Do the wealthiest Americans have a "moral" obligation to pay higher taxes? California governor Jerry Brown thinks so. Under Prop. 30,...
Do Rich People Have A 'Moral Obligation' To Pay More Taxes? California Governor Says 'Yes'

San Francisco strengthens ties with China despite Washington suspicion

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Mayor Ed Lee and California governor Jerry Brown welcome the Chinese presence transforming the city's culture and economyTai Chi practitioners stretch in its parks. Restaurants offer copious soy sauce and ginger. An exhibition of terracotta warriors from the tomb of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor, draws huge crowds. Downtown...
San Francisco strengthens ties with China despite Washington suspicion

California Governor Vetoes Bill Barring Gov't From Turning Off Mobile Phone Service

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You may recall how law enforcement in California tried to shut down a protest last year by turning off mobile phone service at a BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) station to prevent potential protestors (none of whom actually showed up) from communicating. This raised significant questions about whether or not...
California Governor Vetoes Bill Barring Gov't From Turning Off Mobile Phone Service

Google's Brin predicts self-driving cars for 'ordinary people'

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Gov. Jerry Brown of California signs a bill into law aimed at speeding up development of self-driving vehicles. Google is known for setting ambitious targets for itself, and it's apparently making no exception for self-driving cars. Such "autonomous vehicles" will be a reality for "ordinary people" in less than...
Google's Brin predicts self-driving cars for 'ordinary people'

Here's Why, Despite The HP Disaster, Meg Whitman Is Not An Awful CEO (EBAY)

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Despite HP being a huge mess right now, and her losing campaign for California governor, Meg Whitman is not as horrible of an executive as you might think. So argues Marc Bodnik, Silicon Valley startup investor and COO at Quora. Bodnik says that actually, Whitman is a "very strong leader,"...
Here's Why, Despite The HP Disaster, Meg Whitman Is Not An Awful CEO (EBAY)
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