Tech industry sees mixed bag in Obama’s immigration plan

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    This holiday season, high-end retailers go high-tech

    This holiday season, high-end retailers go high-tech

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    Holiday tech shopping: Smartphones and tablets

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    The view from thewirecutter.com

    The view from thewirecutter.com

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    The case against comments

    The case against comments

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    Holiday tech shopping: Gifts under $100

    Holiday tech shopping: Gifts under $100

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    Holiday tech shopping: Video games for younger players

    Holiday tech shopping: Video games for younger players

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    Holiday tech shopping: Video games for older players

    A look at video games for older players.

    FCC chief on net neutrality: ‘The big dogs are going to sue, regardless’

    FCC chief on net neutrality: ‘The big dogs are going to sue, regardless’

    Tom Wheeler expects broadband providers to challenge any new regulations concerning the open Internet.

    Thanks from Silicon Valley

    Thanks from Silicon Valley

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    Civil rights groups are split when it comes to net neutrality

    Civil rights groups are split when it comes to net neutrality

    A peculiar split forms between civil rights groups over net neutrality.

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    Adhesive allows humans to scale walls like geckos

    Adhesive allows humans to scale walls like geckos

    Researchers at Stanford University developed this "gecko-inspired human climbing system."

    Aereo, embattled video startup,
    is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    Aereo, embattled video startup, <br> is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    The embattled streaming video company says reorganization is the “next logical step.“

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    Obama’s immigration order gives tech community some — but not all — of what it wants

    Obama’s immigration order gives tech community some — but not all — of what it wants

    Obama wants to increase opportunities for foreign students and recent graduates from U.S. schools to work in high-tech jobs in the United States. That is likely to make Silicon Valley very happy.

    The story behind The Post’s new app

    The story behind The Post’s new app

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    Comcast is testing a way to tell you exactly when the cable guy is coming

    Comcast is testing a way to tell you exactly when the cable guy is coming

    The country’s “worst company” is trying a new trick to rehabilitate its image: letting consumers track technicians.

    The ‘super PAC to end all super PACs’ was supposed to fix money in politics. Here’s what went wrong.

    The ‘super PAC to end all super PACs’ was supposed to fix money in politics. Here’s what went wrong.

    Its candidates lost, but Mayday PAC is already planning its next moves.

    Obama likely to expand immigration program tech industry craves

    President Obama is likely to announce Thursday night that he’s expanding a program that acts as a pipeline for foreign students into the U.S. workforce -- a program that has been controversial on both sides of the political aisle.

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    Best tech gifts this season

    Best tech gifts this season

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    Firefox is changing its default search engine to Yahoo --- which is powered by Bing

    Firefox is changing its default search engine to Yahoo --- which is powered by Bing

    Microsoft gets a 12 percent cut of Yahoo Search advertising revenues.

    Does Uber want to redeem itself?

    Does Uber want to redeem itself?

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    The Switchboard: Al Franken wants Uber to explain itself

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    Report: U.S., Israeli companies supply spy gear to repressive regimes

    Report: U.S., Israeli companies supply spy gear to repressive regimes

    The surveillance technology is sold to Central Asian nations that smother basic rights, a watchdog group says.

    Uber’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

    Uber’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

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