<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Business News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/business http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Sat, 04 Jul 2015 08:25:34 -0700 Sat, 04 Jul 2015 08:25:34 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Vet24seven App Gives Pet Owners Anytime Access to Veterinarians]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 18:48:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0703-2015-vetapp.jpg
Pet owners now have anytime access to veterinarians thanks to a new mobile app.

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<![CDATA[What's Going on in Greece? And How It Affects You]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:59:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_lv50tweb_1500x845.jpg
Monday's stock slide has investors nervously awaiting Tuesday's opening bell amid the Greek Crisis and an emerging crisis in Puerto Rico.]]>
<![CDATA[Uber's Tracking Policy Draws Complaint from Watchdog Group]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 23:36:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/uber-file.jpg
The Electronic Privacy Information Center has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission over Uber's plan to track user data.]]>
<![CDATA[Starbucks Will Close La Boulange]]> Wed, 17 Jun 2015 12:00:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/La+Boulange+exterior+Starbucks.PNG
Twenty-three La Boulange shops in the Bay Area will soon close, a decision made by parent company Starbucks.]]>
<![CDATA[Kirkland's Monogrammed Mugs Recalled]]> Fri, 12 Jun 2015 09:30:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N5A+MONOGRAM+MUG+RECALL+VO+-+00002009.jpg
Kirkland's monogrammed coffee mugs are under recall because they can spark if used in a microwave.

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<![CDATA[Tesla Rents Former Solyndra Factory in Fremont: Report]]> Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:48:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/188*120/AP100524019427.jpg
Tesla has rented the 500,000-square-foot factory in Fremont that was the former home of Solyndra, according to the Mercury news.

<![CDATA[Starbucks Mobile Order Service Expands to Bay Area]]> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 17:03:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/starbucks11.jpg
Want to order Starbucks with the touch of a smartphone? There’s an app feature for that.

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<![CDATA[Padmasree Warriors Leaving Cisco]]> Thu, 04 Jun 2015 18:38:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/cisco1.jpg
A Silicon Valley shakeup. ONe of the most powerful people in the tech industry is stepping away from one of the largest companies in the world. Scott Budman reports.

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Company Sees Spike in Rescue Insurance]]> Tue, 02 Jun 2015 00:09:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0601-2015-CraigLondon.jpg
It sounds like something out of the movies, but it could be the next big thing: ripcord insurance. It's a promise to have former Navy Seals evacuate you after a disaster or crisis.

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<![CDATA[Emeryville Minimum Wage Increasing to $12.25 an Hour]]> Sun, 31 May 2015 21:16:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/minimum-wage-cash.jpg
The Emeryville City Council has unanimously voted to raise the minimum wage to $12.25

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<![CDATA[Cork Makes Comeback at Bay Area Wineries]]> Mon, 01 Jun 2015 12:21:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/wine+cork+bottle.jpg
After using synthetic bottle closures for decades, many Bay Area winemakers are returning to natural cork.

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<![CDATA[Apple Chief Tim Cook Gives $6.5M to Charity]]> Sat, 30 May 2015 16:00:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/162*120/TimCookiPad.jpg
Apple chief Tim Cook made a reported $6.56 donation to charity and continues to make his political views public.

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<![CDATA[TV Improved by "Cinematic" Cable, Streaming Programming]]> Sat, 30 May 2015 14:36:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/216*120/2015-05-30_14-35-24.jpg
More digital offerings will mean better quality television, at least according to Moviepilot's Tobias Bauckhage.

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<![CDATA[Hampton Creek: Tech Food Startup]]> Sat, 30 May 2015 14:12:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/hampton-creek-press-here.jpg
Hampton Creek, a food technology company, has launched an egg-free mayonnaise and a cookie dough that are better for the environment.

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<![CDATA[Nuzzel Ranks Friends' News Above Mainstream Media]]> Fri, 29 May 2015 21:33:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/177*120/facebookpornography.jpg
A new app called Nuzzel places news from friends above traditional media and news outlets.

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<![CDATA[Declara Using Algorithms to Change Learning]]> Fri, 29 May 2015 21:06:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/math_generic.jpg
Ramona Pierson, founder and chief of startup Declara, creates new ways of learning with math.

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<![CDATA[Caterina Fake's New Geotagging App Findery]]> Fri, 29 May 2015 20:59:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-102086119.jpg
Flickr and Hunch founder, Caterina Fake, has a new geo-tagging app called Findery that helps users find "a sense of place."

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<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Workers Say Paychecks Stolen, Benefits Denied]]> Fri, 29 May 2015 19:31:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/wage_theft_crime_scene.jpg
Bay Area workers have a big complaint--they said their paychecks have been stolen and their benefits denied. It's all happening in the heart of the wealthy Silicon Valley. These cheated employees are trying...

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<![CDATA[Ben & Jerry's Unveils "Save Our Swirled" Flavor at Tesla]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 18:51:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0527-2015-Swirled.jpg
Ben & Jerry's unveiled its latest ice cream flavor at the Tesla factory in Fremont Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Wag, On-Demand Dog Walking App, Launches in SF]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 23:47:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0522-2015-WagApp.jpg
It seems like there's an on-demand app for everything these days.

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<![CDATA[Oregon to Test Pay-Per-Mile Alternative to Gas Tax]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 06:49:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/gas-tax-shutterstock_122420251.jpg
Starting in July, as many as 5,000 volunteers can sign up to drive with devices in their cars that monitors how many miles they drive and where.

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<![CDATA[Warriors' Barbosa Dishes Out Directions in Waze App]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 17:53:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0521-2015-LeandroBarbosa.jpg
Waze may be the next go-to app for members of the Dub Nation heading to Warriors Ground.

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<![CDATA[SF Startup Uses 3D Printers to Create Prosthetic Legs]]> Thu, 14 May 2015 12:44:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/179*120/LEG2.JPG
Is it the next Industrial Revolution? 3D printing may one day revolutionize businesses, but it’s already having another effect: changing countless lives.]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Raises Contractor Minimum Wage]]> Wed, 13 May 2015 17:43:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/168*120/facebook27.JPG
Facebook has announced that it will pay contractors on its new Menlo Park campus at least $15 per hour and offer $4,000 for paid parental leave.

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<![CDATA[Hackers Targeting Starbucks Mobile App]]> Tue, 12 May 2015 19:17:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/192*120/tlmd_brightcove_2067658930001_4180567187001_sb.jpg
Starbucks' popular mobile app is now a target for hackers.]]>
<![CDATA[Uber Could Be Worth $50 Billion]]> Mon, 11 May 2015 12:37:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/UberEATS-menu-Godmother-1024x683.jpg
If Uber is successful in raising $1.5 to $2 billion in additional funding, the company could be worth $50 billion.

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<![CDATA[Tesla's Powerwall Battery a Hit, Says CEO]]> Fri, 08 May 2015 21:15:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/elonmuskmarch.jpg
Social media is speculating on what Tesla Motors' next invention might be; CEO Elon Musk says it's not a car.

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<![CDATA[Critics Accuse Oil Companies of Purposely Spiking Gas Prices]]> Tue, 05 May 2015 19:12:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/gas+pump3.jpg
The Consumer Watchdog group and Tom Steyer, a billionaire environmental activist, are accusing oil companies of purposely spiking gas prices to pad their bottom line.

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<![CDATA[Flickr Founder Wants to Challenge Work Email]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 11:18:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/computer+generic1.jpg
Stewart Butterfield, a founder of photo-sharing site Flickr, is the creator and chief executive of Slack, a startup that offers a new platform for team communication.

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<![CDATA[Some Starbucks Offer Free Drinks During Glitch]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:46:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/192*120/tlmd_brightcove_2067658930001_4180567187001_sb.jpg
A nationwide outage of Starbucks' point-of-sale system got some customers a free jolt of espresso. Cheryl Hurd reports.]]>
<![CDATA[San Francisco is Worst Market for Renters: Report]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 20:54:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/sf15.jpg
San Francisco is the worst market for renters, according to Forbes' latest list.

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<![CDATA[Sabra Recalls Hummus for Possible Listeria Contamination]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 21:56:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*123/PKTMP0002.jpg
Sabra Dipping Company is voluntarily recalling its "Classic Hummus" because of possible Listeria contamination.]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Expands Gehry-Designed Campus]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:51:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/168*120/facebook27.JPG
Facebook's new Menlo Park office, which was designed by Frank Gehry, already has ambitious expansion plans.

Photo Credit: Mark Zuckerberg Via Facebook]]>
<![CDATA[Mile IQ App Helps Drivers Track Mileage for Business Trips]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:44:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0317-2015-MileIQ.jpg
A new way to track your miles on the road. A San Francisco-based company developed an app for people who drive for work.

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<![CDATA[Din Tai Fung Coming to San Jose]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:48:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/dintaifunxiaolongbao.jpg
Popular Taiwanese dumpling house Din Tai Fung will open the first Northern California location in San Jose's Valley Fair Mall.

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