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News on Oregon tech companies from The Oregonian's Mike Rogoway

For the first time in at least 25 years, two Oregon students were named winners in the nation's most prestigious science competition for high school seniors.

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Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple collectively devoted about $50 million toward lobbying efforts during President Donald Trump's first year in office.

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Three sites in the region are among the finalists for HQ2, fueling speculation that Amazon wants to pit them against one another to wrangle incentives.

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Even if net neutrality protections become law in Oregon, they would face an uncertain future in court.

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Sens. Jack Reed and John Kennedy say Brian Krzanich's $24 million sale raises "concerns," but Intel maintains there was nothing improper.

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James Damore was fired after distributing a memo questioning the company's diversity policies.

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"Tesla: Light, Sound, Color" by Eugene's Harmonic Laboratory features original choreography, digital animation, a new score performed live, and physics demonstrations.

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Replacing the phone's battery can make a huge difference, but there's no cheap or easy way to do it.

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The Federal Communications Commission has voted on party lines to undo sweeping Obama-era "net neutrality" rules that guaranteed equal access to internet.

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The vote Thursday will affect all of us.

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The results paint the picture of an electorate that is largely at odds with the FCC, which is set to vote Thursday to lift key rules for companies such as AT&T, Comcast and Verizon.

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Portland officials have demanded Uber turn over information about a massive 2016 data breach the company failed to disclose until last month.

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MassRoots saw its net loss for the first six months of the year skyrocket, to $19.1 million, and its revenue tumble more than 50 percent.

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Many said Portland didn't have much of a chance, given its proximity to Seattle. If Amazon doesn't choose the City of Roses, the company has prompted Portland to take a hard look at how it wants to grow.

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Intel is a major beneficiary of Qualcomm's stumbles.

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Portland, Clark County, Beaverton and Milwaukie each found a chunk of land it would set aside for Amazon.

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The revised number vastly expands the scope of the historic hack, which had previously broken records as the world's largest data breach.

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The technology may one day allow data centers to generate electricity close by -- literally on top of the computing hardware -- and unplug from the power grid entirely.

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Hossein Heydari, who had worked for Hewlett-Packard for 16 years before he was laid off in October 2016, entered a not guilty plea Thursday to a federal indictment charging him with computer fraud.

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The online retailer announced the new facility on Monday, though it was publicly approved by the Port of Portland commission earlier this year.

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Portland will partner with a local entrepreneur to offer residents a single online destination where those seeking housing can pay for a background check, find housing for which they qualify and apply.

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Damore's memo perpetuates the myth that women choose to be victims, when in reality we aren't afforded the luxury of complaining.

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CoHo Productions is approaching Madeleine George's "The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence" as a love triangle between the heart, the mind and the machine.

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The speaker of the House said his chamber, the Senate and President Trump need to "get on the same page."

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The eighth generation of its Core line, due out next month, will provide as much as a 40 percent jump over its predecessor, the chipmaker says.

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Google, GoDaddy and others are reversing their hands-off approach to content supported by their services, and right-wing technologists are now building parallel digital services.

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Bezos owns about 17 percent of Seattle-based Amazon, whose stock has surged 40 percent since Jan. 1 and added $24.5 billion to his net worth.

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Committee chair Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, invites Facebook, Google, Verizon, Comcast and more to join the conversation on internet rules.

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Police said Jay Elwell, 50, died while doing maintenance on a vertical industrial storage carousel.

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The FCC is currently weighing how to repeal rules that prohibit Internet service providers from giving special treatment to some websites over others.

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