A Visit to Facebook

FastForward Reporters Visit Facebook's Headquarters

OnLocation: November 2013

Image of the Facebook logo By Kayla Augustine, Pierce Freeman, Matt Geffen, Victoria Gioia, John Hassen, Michaela Hebert, Scott Hogan, Jeremy Ivory-Chambers, Carissa Lee, Morgan Lorenz, Ethan McKeague, Sam Newsome, Olivia Malek, Rachel Metzger, Talia Rizzo, Christa Schmitt, Ethan Singleton, Lacey Slattery, Arthur Weschler, Mary Winnick, Burke Wynne and Wheeler Young from Bay, Bayview of San Rafael, Branson, Davidson Middle, Marin Academy, Marin Catholic, Marin Horizon, Redwood High, San Domenico, Sir Francis Drake High, Saint Rita, White Hill Middle and Saint Ignatius College Preparatory Schools

Walking down the never-ending main street, we think we’re in Disneyland on our way to Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. Flanked by buildings on either side, a thin, paved black concrete path cuts through a neatly manicured lawn. A BBQ shack appears in the distance and the smell wafts down the walkway. The fog begins to recede while sun rays stream through a gap in the clouds. The occasional biker passes by on a dark red bicycle wearing board shorts and a t-shirt. It feels like an unusually quiet day on the Main Street at the theme park, and coupled with California mist, one wouldn't be faulted for confusion. But the "like" button painted on a sign outside tells the true story: Welcome to Facebook.

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Yes, Google Has Done It Again

FastForward Reporters visit Google for a sneak peak of their new product

OnLocation: October 2013

Image of the Google logo By Alina Rainsford, Nate Friend, Alec Douglas, Pierce Freeman, John Hassen, Taylor Galla, Isabelle Kitze and KC Badala from Branson, Marin Academy, Marin Catholic and Sir Francis Drake High Schools

A sleek white box. Packaging that turns into a stand. A color coordinated USB chord. For years, Google has gone above and beyond, creating new products and ideas that are extraordinary and revolutionary. Now, however, Google has stepped up and created a product like no other on the market, continuing their legacy of excellence with the new Google Glass.

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FastForward Drops In on Dropbox

Storing for Tomorrow with Dropbox

OnLocation: December 2013

By KC Badala, Joe Blair, Alec Douglas, Pierce Freeman, Nate Friend, Taylor Galla, John Hassen, and Alina Rainsford from Branson, Marin Academy, Marin School of the Arts, Marin Catholic High and Sir Francis Drake High Schools

Cover image for Dropbox story While still a student at MIT, Drew Houston had a big idea. After boarding a bus with his laptop, Houston was dismayed to find that his flash drive–along with all the work he had planned on finishing during the ride–was left at home. Turning his frustration into ingenuity, Houston returned to his Boston dorm room and began working on a project: a personal form of online storage, one that would ensure his files would never be out of reach again.

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