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3:38pm

Mon May 21, 2012
Politics

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon Edition for Monday, May 21, 2012

(SF Gate) // Solar eclipse blinds driver. Check out that solar eclipse yesterday? It was blindingly beautiful. In fact, a driver in South San Francisco was, she said, “temporarily blinded” when she ran into a mother and daughter crossing the street during the eclipse. In her defense, Grand Avenue has signs warning drivers of glares – even when there aren't any eclipses happening...

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11:54am

Wed May 16, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Wednesday, May 16, 2012

 

(Mercury News) // The Santa Clara Valley Water District is under investigation after reports that hydraulic oil was spilled into several of the district's reservoirs. The investigation comes as the district is asking voters to go to the polls this November to renew taxes that support its Clean, Safe Creeks and Natural Flood Protection plan...

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11:26am

Wed May 2, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Wednesday, May 2, 2012

(Mercury News) // May Day rallies in Oakland and San Francisco Tuesday brought out union members, Occupy protestors, and police. At least 50 protestors were arrested across the region...

(NY Times) // Status update: Facebook is encouraging organ donors to go public in a new 'Health and Wellness' section...

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2:01pm

Tue April 17, 2012
Arts & Culture

Radical Idea: Open source social networking

Can social networks become open source, or are users permanently tied to specific companies such as Facebook and Myspace?
Courtesy Flickr user hanspoldoja

In some ways, the Internet is an open, unlimited space. But it can also feel very private, especially when communicating one on one, or conducting personal business like paying a bill, or doing your taxes. As more and more of our daily lives go digital, some big questions arise. What are we giving up? What truly is the cost of our being so dependent on it, and who is truly benefiting from how much we’re glued to our screens? Author Jason Benlevi explores this question in his book, Too Much Magic: Pulling the Plug on the Cult of Tech.

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1:36pm

Mon April 9, 2012
Afternoon News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Monday, April 9, 2012

Facebook has acquired the photo sharing service Instagram for $1 billion. Instagram is a two-year-old, 13-employee, San Francisco start-up company. They make a photo-sharing application in which one can add a variety of filters effects and share easily...

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