I cover Silicon Valley for USA TODAY. My last name rhymes with win. And, yes, I have been told I tweet too much.

Exclusive: Google I/O attracts more women

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Even in an industry overrun by men, the number of women showing up at major conferences for software developers is paltry. "'Wow, there are way more women in tech than this,'" Natalie Villalobos remembers thinking in 2013, the first time she attended Google I/O.

Can this man reinvent McAfee?

sfgate.com — Can a corporation have karma? Dave DeWalt thinks so. This 42-year-old executive, recently named as McAfee Inc.'s CEO, came to believe in the power of good deeds to deliver redemption after the high-tech economy crashed this decade. DeWalt, who blazed up the corporate ladder of Documentum Inc.

Silicon Valley donates computers to Ferguson, Baltimore libraries

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Public libraries that provided a quiet refuge from civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore are about to receive a small bounty from Silicon Valley. Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen and his wife, philanthropist and educator Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, have teamed up with Hewlett-Packard to donate nearly $170,000 worth of computers, printers and other equipment.

With Twitter deal, Google searches show tweets

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Tweets are now showing up in Google search results on mobile devices in a bid by Twitter to increase its mainstream appeal. Google and Twitter made the announcement Tuesday. "It's a great way to get real-time info when something is happening," Ardan Arac, senior product manager for Google, wrote in a blog post.

Facebook's Internet.org faces growing attacks

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook wants to bring the Internet to the world. But it will have to surmount a growing backlash first. Community groups around the globe are challenging the expansion of Internet.org, a mobile app whose stated goal is to give Internet access to the two-thirds of the world not yet connected to it.

Google to launch 'buy' buttons: Report

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - People will start seeing "buy" buttons when they search Google for products on their mobile devices, escalating competition with Amazon.com, according to a published report. The buttons which will launch in coming weeks will only appear next to paid search results, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Facebook accused of “trampling” European privacy laws

americasmarkets.usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook shares are down about 1% to $80.26 on Friday following reports that Belgium's privacy watchdog has accused the social media giant of "trampling" European privacy laws. The Privacy Protection Commission, which is working with Dutch, French, German and Spanish regulators, alleges Facebook tracks people online without their permission and is "miserly" when answering questions from regulators about its practices.

Mark Zuckerberg supports European Union’s digital single market proposal

americasmarkets.usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg supports the European Union's "digital single market" proposal which would create one set of laws and regulations rather than a complicated patchwork of rules from each member country.

Mark Zuckerberg on Oculus, diversity, birthdays and onesies

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Mark Zuckerberg celebrated his 31st birthday at a town hall in which he took questions from the public including one about his wardrobe: What will the Facebook CEO wear when he's 80 and T-shirts and hoodies look silly on him?

Code.org targets high school computer science

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Code.org is teaming up with College Board to push for more computer science courses in U.S. high schools and to increase the number of female and minority students taking those courses. The new partnership will encourage high schools in 35 of the nation's largest districts including New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles to offer Code.org's advanced placement computer science course this fall.
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May 22, 2015

RT @JamilSmith: "I have my father’s smile. I wasn’t always sure that was a good thing.” @reetamac’s lovely essay about black beauty: bzfd.it/1FEniBf

May 22, 2015

RT @ScottMAustin: More bad news for Etsy. Amazon is starting a "Handmade" marketplace and recruiting Etsy sellers. wsj.com/articles/amazo… by @GregBensinger

May 22, 2015

RT @eweise: Recording USAToday's #deepdive tech podcast in our San Francisco bureau Friday. @mmarcodellacava @jguynn pic.twitter.com/kFWZDkmHWT

May 22, 2015

RT @kevinroose: TIL that salary data for all tech workers on H1-B visas is public and searchable. fusion.net/story/138693/t…

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