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Silicon Valley Startups Must Pass

Silicon Valley Startups Must Pass "The Toothbrush Test"

Google CEO Larry Page has popularized a new aphorism in Silicon Valley: the toothbrush test. Read »

Aug 19, 2014
Uber Battling California Legislature, Lyft

Uber Battling California Legislature, Lyft

Uber says a bill to regulate its nascent industry is written by trial lawyers and the insurance industry and must be... Read »

Aug 13, 2014
Cisco to Lay Off Up to 6,000 Workers

Cisco to Lay Off Up to 6,000 Workers

Cisco says it will lay off up to 6,000 workers, or 8 percent of its workforce, as part of a restructuring. Read »

Aug 13, 2014
California Sweetens Deal for Tesla Factory: Report

California Sweetens Deal for Tesla Factory: Report

California is rolling out the green carpet for Elon Musk's Tesla battery factory: $500 million dollars and an easier... Read »

Aug 12, 2014
Q&A on Changes Coming to FICO Credit Scores

Q&A on Changes Coming to FICO Credit Scores

There are changes coming to FICO, a broadly used credit score, that may mean higher credit scores for... Watch »

Aug 9, 2014
LinkedIn Agrees to Pay $6M in Unpaid Wages, Damages

LinkedIn Agrees to Pay $6M in Unpaid Wages, Damages

The Labor Department says the professional networking service LinkedIn has agreed to pay nearly $6 million in unpaid... Read »

Aug 4, 2014
HP to Pay $32.5M to Settle Postal Service Dispute

HP to Pay $32.5M to Settle Postal Service Dispute

Hewlett-Packard Co. has agreed to pay $32.5 million to settle allegations it overcharged the U.S. Postal Service for Read »

Aug 1, 2014
California's Historic Drought May Run Breweries Dry

California's Historic Drought May Run Breweries Dry

NBC Bay Area's Ian Cull examines how California's severe drought can affect the taste, production and price... Watch »

Aug 2, 2014
FedEx Pleads Not Guilty to Shipping Drugs for Illegal Pharmacies

FedEx Pleads Not Guilty to Shipping Drugs for Illegal Pharmacies

FedEx has plead not guilty to felony drug distribution charges related to accusations of working with... Watch »

Jul 29, 2014
Apple Earnings at Highest Rate in 2 Years

Apple Earnings at Highest Rate in 2 Years

Apple's growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a... Watch »

Jul 22, 2014
Reality Check: Uber Prices

Reality Check: Uber Prices

Ride-sharing service Uber recently announced it would slash prices by as much as 25 percent. Watch »

Jul 18, 2014
Tax Credits Could Attract Tesla Factory to California

Tax Credits Could Attract Tesla Factory to California

Big tax credits are available to Tesla now in California, where Gov. Jerry Brown and other officials hope... Read »

Jul 12, 2014
Samsung Says It's Losing Money Because of China

Samsung Says It's Losing Money Because of China

Samsung says its disappointing earnings are because of increased competition in China and slow smartphone growth. Read »

Jul 8, 2014
Heald College, WyoTech To Be Sold In Bay Area

Heald College, WyoTech To Be Sold In Bay Area

School's soon to be out for Heald College and WyoTech in the Bay Area, after owner Corinthian Colleges Inc. revealed Read »

Jul 8, 2014
Uber Delivers Ice Cream

Uber Delivers Ice Cream

Ride-providing company Uber on Friday provided ice cream to its customers. Read »

Jul 19, 2014
Who Bought All the Bitcoin? It's Tim

Who Bought All the Bitcoin? It's Tim "Six Californias" Draper

Well-known Bay Area-based tech entrepreneur Tim Draper was the man who purchased from the federal government... Read »

Jul 3, 2014
Regulators Accuse T-Mobile of Bogus Billing

Regulators Accuse T-Mobile of Bogus Billing

T-Mobile US became the target of a federal investigation and lawsuit Tuesday amid allegations that it... Watch »

Jul 2, 2014
Google Buys Music Streaming Service Songza

Google Buys Music Streaming Service Songza

In an effort to play a role in the online music business, Google has acquired streaming music service... Read »

Jul 1, 2014
Aereo Suspends Service After Supreme Court Ruling

Aereo Suspends Service After Supreme Court Ruling

Online-streaming service Aereo Inc. is temporarily closing down its operation, three days after it was dealt... Read »

Jun 28, 2014
U.S. Gas Prices Rise Slightly to $3.71 a Gallon

U.S. Gas Prices Rise Slightly to $3.71 a Gallon

A survey says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. has risen by 2 cents over the last... Read »

Jun 23, 2014

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