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UmmaGawd (Tommy Tibajia), a pilot in the Drone Racing League, flies his quadcopter in an abandoned power plant in New York. The Drone Racing League hide caption

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Dave Rauchwerk is CEO of Next Thing Co., which makes the CHIP computer. Laura Sydell/NPR hide caption

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Uber driver Karim Amrani sits in his car parked near the San Francisco International Airport in July. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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A car with Uber and Lyft stickers at Los Angeles International Airport. Uber dominates the fast-growing ride-hailing business. But Lyft is waging a spirited battle to keep up. Al Seib/LA Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Wikipedia, the crowd-sourced encyclopedia, turns 15. Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption

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This Hyundai MOBIS "i-Cockpit Car" simulator let people experience autonomous driving mode at the 2016 technology show CES in Las Vegas. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch (right) and FBI Director James Comey, seen at a meeting in Washington, D.C., in November, are among the Obama administration officials meeting Friday with tech industry leaders. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Andy Raymond demonstrates the Armatix iP1, a .22-caliber smart gun that has a safety interlock, at Engage Armaments in Rockville, Md., last year. Katherine Frey/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Steam rises from the stacks of the coal-fired Jim Bridger Power Plant outside Point of the Rocks, Wyo., in March 2014. Jim Urquhart/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Musician David Lowery of Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker says Spotify streamed his songs without his permission. Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images hide caption

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The Echo, a digital assistant that can be set up in a home or office, vaulted into the top 10 of Amazon's best-selling electronics this year. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Supporters cheer during a meeting Monday when the Seattle City Council voted to approve a measure that would allow ride-sharing drivers for Uber and other ride services to unionize. Matt Mills McKnight/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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The Industry

Fact Checking Uber On Labor Laws

A law passed by Seattle that allows Uber and other contract drivers to organize raises many legal questions. But despite claims by Uber, labor experts say, it has real teeth.

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Adan Faudoa landed a job at Pandora, one of the first tech companies to set up shop in Oakland. Pendarvis Harshaw/Youth Radio hide caption

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The Industry

As Tech Firms Come To Oakland, So Do Hopes Of Racial Diversity

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Oakland, Calif., is known for being diverse. The tech industry? Not so much. But there's hope the situation will improve as more tech companies move to Oakland.

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Square CEO Jack Dorsey outside the New York Stock Exchange before his company went public on Thursday. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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A service technician uses a diagnostic device in front of a diesel engine in a Volkswagen Touran in an auto repair shop in Hanover, Germany. Researchers have been pushing for freedom to learn more about the code inside cars in the fallout of the VW software-rigging scandal. Julian Stratenschulte/EPA/Landov hide caption

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