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Google To Be Part Of New Holding Company, ‘Alphabet’

Google is changing its operating structure and will become part of a holding company called Alphabet.

08/10/2015

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Group Of Techie Teens From Twin Cities Heading To Silicon Valley

A group of tech-minded teens from the Twin Cities is on the summer trip of a lifetime this week. It’s an all-expenses paid, hands-on field trip to Silicon Valley.

07/27/2015

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Husband-And-Wife Techies Bring Twin Cities High Schoolers To Silicon Valley

Some Twin Cities ninth graders are headed to Silicon Valley in California for an intensive technology camp. They were selected by a husband-and-wife team that work for Google. Steve Grove grew up in Northfield but now lives in the San Francisco area.

07/07/2015

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Survey: Google CEO Has Highest Approval Rating

Larry Page of Google has something to brag about to his CEO friends. A new survey from “Glassdoor,” an online job and salary review site, listed CEOs of major companies based on their approval rating.

06/11/2015

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4 Things To Know: Spelling Bee Champ(s), Bob Schieffer Signs Off, & More

Here are the four stories you need to know about from Friday, May 29. They include a very special send-off for one of the most legendary CBS News careers ever, and a shooting that happened overnight at a Maplewood nightclub.

05/29/2015

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Forbes Ranks University Of Minnesota Among Nation’s Top Employers

The University of Minnesota has been named one of the top employers in the nation. The list by Forbes consists of 500 employers out of 200,000 companies nationwide. They ranked the U of M as the 10th best in education and 65th best overall.

04/03/2015

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Study: Instant Access To Information Results In Unrealistic Sense Of Knowledge

How smart do you think you are? Because you may not be as intelligent as you think. A new study from the American Psychological Association suggests that instant, online access to information may be inflating people’s sense of their own intelligence.

04/02/2015

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And The Most Googled Recipe In Minnesota Is …

Move over grape salad! Minnesotans apparently love their salmon dishes, according to data from Google Trends. The Huffington Post has compiled a list of the most-Googled recipes by state, and it seems we just can’t get enough of that leaping fish.

03/03/2015

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Target, Google Team Up For In-Store Interactive Game

Any parent knows how tough it to shop with young children. And every retailer knows how tough it is to lure shoppers into their brick-and-mortar stores. Target and Google have teamed up to create an in-store interactive video game that will attract shoppers with kids. That game is being rolled out Thursday in only four Target stores nationwide, including one in Roseville.

12/10/2014

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In First Term, Franken Makes Tech His Niche

Patting his notes for emphasis, Sen. Al Franken made an impassioned case: The Internet needs to be free for all, he said, not customized so that big corporations can optimize it.

10/05/2014

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Good Question: What Are The Best Ways To Handle Emails?

On average, we send and receive more than 100 emails every day. One study found 28 percent of our work time is spent on emails. Even with all of that time, those messages can quickly pile up.

09/25/2014

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Toyota Not Expecting Driverless Cars Soon

Your car will soon do more to help avoid a crash. But as for leaving the driving to the vehicle while you relax, don’t get your hopes up. That’s the message from Toyota.

09/08/2014

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Are Self-Driving Cars Legal?

Autonomous vehicle developers are testing self-driving cars on public streets, but don’t expect to buy your own just yet.

06/23/2014

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Are Self-Driving Cars Safe?

Google says autonomous vehicles will eliminate human error.

06/23/2014

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Where To Find Cheap Rental Cars

To save on your next rental, be prepared to scout around and travel a bit farther. Here are the best places to check as you select your rental agency.

06/16/2014

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Google Building Car With No Steering Wheel

Google will build a car without a steering wheel with hopes of having 100 prototypes on public roads in a year.

05/28/2014

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Top Google Results Unique To Minnesota

The only things Minnesotans are interested in as much as sports like rollerblading and football are personal injury lawyers, according to a new map created by the real estate website Estately.

05/26/2014

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Hey College Grads, Here’s What Not To Do In A Job Interview

In a couple of weeks, college students will be graduating — and hopefully interviewing — for jobs in their chosen fields.

04/30/2014

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11-13-13 Al Franken On The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

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11/13/2013

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Good Question: How Did The Pound Sign Become A Hashtag?

Thursday morning, Twitter became a publicly traded company. Stocks soared and put the value of the social-media company at more than $30 billion. So with Twitter in the news, we wondered about one of its most well-known symbols — the hashtag.

11/07/2013

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Study: Self-Driving Cars Would Eliminate Majority Of Traffic Deaths, Congestion

In some ways, computers make ideal drivers: They don’t drink and then climb behind the wheel.

10/24/2013

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10-16-13 CNET Writer Discussing Pop Up Ads.

Hate those pop up ads? They are about to get worse….

10/16/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Minn. Farm Is Pretty In Pink

If you ever need directions, Google maps will come in handy, but there are certain destinations that you really can’t miss. For example, the pink farm along Highway 212 in McLeod County.

09/29/2013

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Esme’s Blog: The End Of Privacy

For years the United States has been gathering millions of Verizon cell phone records, as well as foreigner’s emails and data from Google, Facebook and other Internet companies. It is all to make us safer, President Obama says. It’s to protect us from terrorist acts.

06/08/2013

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How Do You Feel About The Government Spying On You?

Tell John how you feel about Big Brother watching you.

06/07/2013

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