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Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 02:40 PM PDT

Twitter May Stop Counting Links, Photos in 140-Character Limit

Twitter May Stop Counting Links, Photos in 140-Character Limit

Many Twitter users — and more importantly, the billions more who don't use Twitter — feel constrained by the company's somewhat archaic 140-character limit. Is it time to ditch it as Twitter searches for...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 04:03 AM PDT

Startup Wants to Put Self-Driving Big Rigs on U.S. Highways

Startup Wants to Put Self-Driving Big Rigs on U.S. Highways

An engineer who helped steer Google's self-driving technology, is convinced autonomous big rigs will be the next big thing on the road to a safer transportation system. Anthony Levandowski left Google...

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 11:37 PM PDT

'Loophole' Allows SF Restaurants to Hide Past Health Violations

'Loophole' Allows SF Restaurants to Hide Past Health Violations

San Francisco diners can log onto the city’s website to check inspection records for restaurants across the city, but the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit discovered a “loophole” that allows some restaurants...

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 10:27 PM PDT

Google Tests Free Carpooling App in Bay Area

Google Tests Free Carpooling App in Bay Area

Google on Monday jumped feet first into carpooling with the launch of Waze Rider. The free app offers carpools and passengers are able to ask for free rides or pay the IRS recommended 54 cents per mile...

Friday, May 13, 2016 at 02:42 PM PDT

Crews to Clean Almost 90K Gallon Oil Spill: Shell

Crews to Clean Almost 90K Gallon Oil Spill: Shell

Shell says crews are preparing to clean up an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico after about 88,200 gallons of oil were released from a flow line about 90 miles off the coast of Louisiana. Shell says five...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 06:44 PM PDT

Tech Layoffs Doubled in First Four Months of Year

Tech Layoffs Doubled in First Four Months of Year

Layoffs in the tech sector more than doubled in the first four months of the year compared with the same period a year ago, according to filings under California's WARN Act.

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 09:32 PM PDT

Bay Area Drops to No. 2 in Innovation: Report

Bay Area Drops to No. 2 in Innovation: Report

The Bay Area is no longer the most innovative region in the U.S., according to a new report.

Friday, May 13, 2016 at 10:52 AM PDT

Exclusive: Billionaire on Musk, Google, Etc.

Exclusive: Billionaire on Musk, Google, Etc.

Sir Richard Branson talks about music, his rivalry with Elon Musk, and what excites him about technology.

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 05:37 AM PDT

Macy's Forecast Cut Ignites Retail Worries

Macy's Forecast Cut Ignites Retail Worries

Macy's reported disappointing quarterly sales Wednesday and slashed its full-year forecast, underscoring a slump in apparel demand at U.S. department stores, NBC News reported. The bleak start to 2016...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 07:18 PM PDT

Nissan & Mitsubishi in Talks on Partnership

Nissan & Mitsubishi in Talks on Partnership

Scandal-plagued Mitsubishi Motors Corp. may have a suitor, Nissan Motor Co., headed by auto-industry turnaround guru Carlos Ghosn. Both companies acknowledged Thursday they were in talks on various issues...

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