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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 more »

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
Some Starbucks Customers Hacked: Expert

Some Starbucks Customers Hacked: Expert

Some Starbucks customers who paid using gift cards, apps and mobile payment systems have been hacked, cyber security... Read more »

May 12, 2015
Uber Could Be Worth $50 Billion

Uber Could Be Worth $50 Billion

If Uber is successful in raising $1.5 to $2 billion in additional funding, the company could be worth $50 billion. Read more »

May 11, 2015
Tesla's Powerwall Battery a Hit, Says CEO

Tesla's Powerwall Battery a Hit, Says CEO

Social media is speculating on what Tesla Motors' next invention might be; CEO Elon Musk says it's not a car. Read more »

May 8, 2015
Netflix Wants Changes in AT&T-DirecTV Deal

Netflix Wants Changes in AT&T-DirecTV Deal

Internet video service Netflix is telling the Federal Communications Commission that it should reject AT&T's... Read more »

May 6, 2015
Goldberg Mourned by Silicon Valley Luminaries

Goldberg Mourned by Silicon Valley Luminaries

Tech industry luminaries and friends gathered Tuesday for a memorial service honoring Dave Goldberg, a popular... Read more »

May 6, 2015
Critics Accuse Oil Companies of Purposely Spiking Gas Prices

Critics Accuse Oil Companies of Purposely Spiking Gas Prices

The Consumer Watchdog group and Tom Steyer, a billionaire environmental activist, are accusing oil companies of... Watch »

May 5, 2015
Santa Clara Co. DA Warns of Advance Fee Loan Scam

Santa Clara Co. DA Warns of Advance Fee Loan Scam

The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office is warning the public of a loan scam by callers who claim to be... Read more »

May 3, 2015
Flickr Founder Wants to Challenge Work Email

Flickr Founder Wants to Challenge Work Email

Stewart Butterfield, a founder of photo-sharing site Flickr, is the creator and chief executive of Slack, a startup... Read more »

May 4, 2015
San Francisco Minimum Wage Rises to $12.25

San Francisco Minimum Wage Rises to $12.25

San Francisco will join the city of Oakland in having the highest minimum wage in the nation as it increases its... Watch »

May 1, 2015
Fed Appears No Closer to Rate Hike

Fed Appears No Closer to Rate Hike

The Federal Reserve downgraded its assessment of the U.S. economy Wednesday after a winter in which growth nearly... Read more »

Apr 29, 2015
Apple Surges on Blowout Earnings Report

Apple Surges on Blowout Earnings Report

Apple reported another huge quarter for earnings, powered mostly by iPhone sales, as the stock surged 1.2 percent in... Read more »

Apr 27, 2015
Some Starbucks Offer Free Drinks During Glitch

Some Starbucks Offer Free Drinks During Glitch

A nationwide outage of Starbucks' point-of-sale system got some customers a free jolt of espresso. Watch »

Apr 24, 2015
San Francisco is Worst Market for Renters: Report

San Francisco is Worst Market for Renters: Report

San Francisco is the worst market for renters, according to Forbes' latest list. Read more »

Apr 19, 2015
Sabra Recalls Hummus for Possible Listeria Contamination

Sabra Recalls Hummus for Possible Listeria Contamination

Sabra Dipping Company is voluntarily recalling its "Classic Hummus" because of possible Listeria... Read more »

Apr 7, 2015
Facebook Expands Gehry-Designed Campus

Facebook Expands Gehry-Designed Campus

Facebook's new Menlo Park office, which was designed by Frank Gehry, already has ambitious expansion plans. Read more »

Apr 7, 2015
Amazon Promises One-Button Shopping With

Amazon Promises One-Button Shopping With "Dash"

Amazon Prime subscribers will soon be able to order everyday products with the push of a single button, thanks to... Read more »

Mar 31, 2015
Pepsi Takes Back No. 2 Spot From Diet Coke

Pepsi Takes Back No. 2 Spot From Diet Coke

Americans bought less soda for the 10th straight year in 2014, with diet sodas shrinking more than their sugary... Read more »

Mar 27, 2015
Taco Bell's Waffle Taco Is Dead; Biscuit Taco to Replace

Taco Bell's Waffle Taco Is Dead; Biscuit Taco to Replace

The newest weapon in the breakfast wars is a biscuit shaped like a taco. Read more »

Mar 24, 2015

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