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H-1B: Apple gets ‘immigration scheme’ whistleblower lawsuit thrown out — for now

The lawsuit’s claims were inflammatory: that Apple “schemed” and “conspired” with controversial Indian outsourcing firm Infosys to bring trainers into the U.S. in an illegal and fraudulent maneuver to get around the expense and difficulty of obtaining H-1B visas. On Tuesday, Apple and Infosys scored a victory. Judge Lucy Koh of the U.S. District Court […]

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ServiceNow sets plans for big expansion in Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA — ServiceNow, a fast-growing Silicon Valley tech company, is busy laying plans for a big expansion of its headquarters operations in Santa Clara, the company said Wednesday. The cloud-based provider of software and services for information technology, human resources, customer relations, and security operations at companies has leased from The Sobrato Organization a […]

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Three injured in Fremont construction accident near I-680

FREMONT– Three people were injured, one critically, in an accident Wednesday morning at a construction site, officials said. The accident was reported about 9:05 a.m. at a site off Durham Road near Interstate 680. An initial report was that the accident happened at a commercial development, including condos, under construction. Fremont firefighters confirmed that the […]

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Facebook’s former security chief warns of tech’s ‘negative impacts’ – and has a plan to help solve them

By Craig Timberg and Elizabeth Dwoskin | The Washington Post For two years, Alex Stamos was the Facebook executive tasked with defending the company’s systems against Russian interference and other critical threats. Now the former chief security officer, who left the social network in August, says Facebook – and the entire technology industry – needs […]

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YouTube returns following widespread outage

SAN BRUNO — Breathe easy, cat video lovers. YouTube is back. The world’s second-most visited website experienced a global outage for about two hours Tuesday night. CNET reported that the outage began about 6 p.m. PT. Users trying to access and upload videos were met with an error message. “Thanks for your reports about YouTube, […]

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County to start tackling Stanford’s ambitious expansion plans

Stanford’s proposal for a massive expansion that could see the university build 3,150 housing units and develop 2.275 million square feet of new academic facilities over the next 17 years cleared an early hurdle Tuesday. The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, which oversees planning in unincorporated areas, unanimously agreed to start negotiating terms of […]

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Netflix shares surge on positive subscriber news

Netflix on Tuesday reported strong third-quarter earnings, sending the company’s stock up 14 percent as the streaming service saw a sharp upward turn from its dismal results three months ago. The company added 6.96 million subscribers — beating analyst predictions of 5.1 million — and took in $4 billion in revenue, matching those analysts’ projections. […]