I cover Silicon Valley for USA TODAY. And, yes, I have been told I tweet too much.

Facebook has more black employees, but still too few

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook nearly doubled the number of African American employees last year, but the gains were barely perceptible. African Americans working at the giant social network still accounted for less than 1.5% of the company's 5,470 employees in the USA last year.

Shyp is latest to reclassify workers as debate rages

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Workers who pick up packages from Shyp customers will be converted from independent contractor status to part-time or full-time employees, making them eligible for such benefits as health care, the San Francisco startup said Wednesday.

Google apologizes after Photos labels black people as 'gorillas'

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Google has apologized after its new Photos application identified black people as "gorillas." On Sunday Brooklyn programmer Jacky Alciné tweeted a screenshot of photos he had uploaded in which the app had labeled Alcine and a friend, both African American, "gorillas."

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hosts informal Q&A session

smh.com.au — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took questions from fans in the session, including celebrities. Photo: Reuters The world has questions. And Mark Zuckerberg has answers. Zuckerberg held an informal question-and-answer session on his Facebook page on Tuesday, taking more than a dozen questions from Facebook users including several from celebrities such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Stephen Hawking.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on telepathy and Terminator

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - The world has questions. And Mark Zuckerberg has answers. Zuckerberg held an informal question-and-answer session on his Facebook page on Tuesday, taking more than a dozen questions from Facebook users including several from celebrities such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Stephen Hawking.

Exclusive: Andreessens give $200,000 to LGBT groups

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen and philanthropist Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen are championing two organizations working to raise the visibility of sexual orientation and gender identity in the technology world.

Microsoft sends display ad business to AOL

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft is sending much of its display advertising business to AOL. AOL struck the deal with the technology giant to take over sales of display, mobile and video ads on Microsoft properties such as MSN, Outlook.com and Xbox gaming consoles in the USA and eight other markets.

Google appeal in Oracle case denied by Supreme Court

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Google's appeal to stop a lawsuit closely followed in Silicon Valley because it could set limits on copyright protections for software was denied by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. The Supreme Court rejected Google's appeal of a lower court decision that favored Oracle.

Facebook: Not much more diverse than last year

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook may be the world's most popular social network but its employee ranks still look nothing like its users around the globe. That's the bottom line from the Menlo Park, Calif., company's release of its employee demographics on Thursday. Hispanics represent just 4% and African Americans are just 2% of Facebook's U.S.

Andre Iguodala's drive from hard court to commerce

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Andre Iguodala, the NBA Finals MVP for the world champion Golden State Warriors, makes a splash pretty much wherever he goes these days. The 6'6", 215-pound small forward with the high wattage smile and dapper threads was quickly surrounded by selfie-seeking fans on his visit this week to the USA TODAY San Francisco bureau.
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Jul 01, 2015

RT @lauramandaro: Humans 0, Robots 2. Google driverless cars in more accidents, humans in other cars again to blame usatoday.com/story/tech/201… @marcodellacava

Jul 01, 2015

@BenHLevine Oh the usual, the idea that women and minorities should have equal opportunity.

Jul 01, 2015

To all the ignorant scum I have had to block today: Take your racist views and shove them.

Jul 01, 2015

RT @USATODAYmoney: Facebook nearly doubled the number of African American employees last year, but the gains are barely perceptible usat.ly/1GOLLB1

Jul 01, 2015

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Jul 01, 2015

Her mom worked for Zuckerberg and Mayer, yet none of the tech CEOs offered help. She was accepted to Harvard, Stanford and attended Berkeley

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Entrepreneur @laura calls on Silicon Valley to give internships, scholarships to kids of guards, janitors, nannies medium.com/@laura/hey-sil…

Jul 01, 2015

Green pea guacamole? President Obama reacts to recipe on Twitter usat.ly/1LVkcto via @USATODAY

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Facebook has more black employees, but still too few, according to newly released EEO-1 report usat.ly/1ItVscB via @USATODAY

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