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Sam Dean

Sam Dean is a business reporter for the Los Angeles Times covering the technology industry in Southern California. He has previously worked as a feature writer for a number of publications including Newsweek, the Verge, 538 and Lucky Peach.
His Big Sur wedding ran afoul of coastal regulators. So tech billionaire Sean Parker built an app

When Sean Parker crossed California's beach access police over his wedding in Big Sur, the tech billionaire agreed to create a coastal access app for the people. The app launches Thursday after an unusual collaboration between two very different, but very California, worlds.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says yes to privacy laws, no to political bias and maybe to China

Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai told lawmakers Tuesday that his company’s search engine had no bias against conservatives. He also said Google had no current plans to introduce a censored search engine in China, but he wouldn’t rule out launching a controversial search engine for that market.

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