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White House Honors Two Techies for Making Programming Cool

Bay Area residents Carlos Bueno and Kimberly Bryant are helping to prepare kids to use programming concepts in daily life and work.

Tech Titans Join Forces on Internet Surveillance

More than 60 technology firms and other groups are urging the federal government to let companies disclose Patriot Act data requests.

Alec Ross's Guide to the Tech Industries of the Future

In Alec Ross's Twitter feed, there's a picture of a baby with the caption, "Mom! Dad! There's a 65% chance I will work in a job type that doesn't even exist yet." Ross knows a thing or two about predicting how technology will shape the future. He served as then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's senior advisor of innovation, traveling to 41 countries observing the economic impact of digital technologies. In his new book, "The Industries of the Future," he talks about navigating the pros and cons of everything from robotics to cybersecurity

Sunnyvale's Yahoo! Plans Restructure, Lays Off 15 Percent

On Tuesday Yahoo! announced that it plans to cut 15 percent of its workforce and shutter five global offices to help trim $400 million in operating costs. The loss of 1,700 jobs comes in the wake of its surprise December move to not spinoff its stake of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, and as investors and tech experts speculate that CEO Marissa Mayer may be trying to lure a buyer. We discuss the future of Yahoo! and its business plan.