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Calif. Assembly Approves Bill Regulating Bitcoin

Calif. Assembly Approves Bill Regulating Bitcoin

California would regulate businesses that hold bitcoin and other virtual currency in a way similar to banks, under... Read »

Jun 4, 2015
Bay Area Company Sees Spike in Rescue Insurance

Bay Area Company Sees Spike in Rescue Insurance

It sounds like something out of the movies, but it could be the next big thing: ripcord insurance. It's a promise to Watch »

Jun 2, 2015
Emeryville Minimum Wage Increasing to $12.25 an Hour

Emeryville Minimum Wage Increasing to $12.25 an Hour

The Emeryville City Council has unanimously voted to raise the minimum wage to $12.25 Read »

May 31, 2015
SF Lawmakers Try New Tacks to Curb Soda Drinking

SF Lawmakers Try New Tacks to Curb Soda Drinking

San Francisco lawmakers are taking another stab at curbing consumption of sugary drinks seven months after local... Watch »

Jun 1, 2015
Cork Makes Comeback at Bay Area Wineries

Cork Makes Comeback at Bay Area Wineries

After using synthetic bottle closures for decades, many Bay Area winemakers are returning to natural cork. Read »

Jun 1, 2015
Apple Chief Tim Cook Gives $6.5M to Charity

Apple Chief Tim Cook Gives $6.5M to Charity

Apple chief Tim Cook made a reported $6.56 donation to charity and continues to make his political views public. Read »

May 30, 2015
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TV Improved by "Cinematic" Cable, Streaming Programming

More digital offerings will mean better quality television, at least according to Moviepilot's Tobias Bauckhage. Read »

May 30, 2015
Hampton Creek: Tech Food Startup

Hampton Creek: Tech Food Startup

Hampton Creek, a food technology company, has launched an egg-free mayonnaise and a cookie dough that are better for... Watch »

May 30, 2015
Nuzzel Ranks Friends' News Above Mainstream Media

Nuzzel Ranks Friends' News Above Mainstream Media

A new app called Nuzzel places news from friends above traditional media and news outlets. Watch »

May 29, 2015
Declara Using Algorithms to Change Learning

Declara Using Algorithms to Change Learning

Ramona Pierson, founder and chief of startup Declara, creates new ways of learning with math. Read »

May 29, 2015
Caterina Fake's New Geotagging App Findery

Caterina Fake's New Geotagging App Findery

Flickr and Hunch founder, Caterina Fake, has a new geo-tagging app called Findery that helps users find "a... Read »

May 29, 2015
Silicon Valley Workers Say Paychecks Stolen, Benefits Denied

Silicon Valley Workers Say Paychecks Stolen, Benefits Denied

Bay Area workers have a big complaint--they said their paychecks have been stolen and their benefits denied. Watch »

May 29, 2015
Ben & Jerry's Unveils

Ben & Jerry's Unveils "Save Our Swirled" Flavor at Tesla

Ben & Jerry's unveiled its latest ice cream flavor at the Tesla factory in Fremont Wednesday. Read »

May 27, 2015
Wag, On-Demand Dog Walking App, Launches in SF

Wag, On-Demand Dog Walking App, Launches in SF

It seems like there's an on-demand app for everything these days. Watch »

May 22, 2015
Wal-Mart's Push on Animal Welfare Hailed as Game Changer

Wal-Mart's Push on Animal Welfare Hailed as Game Changer

Wal-Mart's push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to... Watch »

May 22, 2015
Oregon to Test Pay-Per-Mile Alternative to Gas Tax

Oregon to Test Pay-Per-Mile Alternative to Gas Tax

Starting in July, as many as 5,000 volunteers can sign up to drive with devices in their cars that monitors how many... Read »

May 22, 2015
Warriors' Barbosa Dishes Out Directions in Waze App

Warriors' Barbosa Dishes Out Directions in Waze App

Waze may be the next go-to app for members of the Dub Nation heading to Warriors Ground. Watch »

May 21, 2015
SF Startup Uses 3D Printers to Create Prosthetic Legs

SF Startup Uses 3D Printers to Create Prosthetic Legs

Is it the next Industrial Revolution? 3D printing may one day revolutionize businesses, but it’s already having... Watch »

May 14, 2015
Facebook Raises Contractor Minimum Wage

Facebook Raises Contractor Minimum Wage

Facebook has announced that it will pay contractors on its new Menlo Park campus at least $15 per hour and offer... Read »

May 13, 2015
Hackers Targeting Starbucks Mobile App

Hackers Targeting Starbucks Mobile App

Starbucks' popular mobile app is now a target for hackers. Watch »

May 12, 2015

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