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Sunday, Dec 10, 2017 at 11:42 PM PST

Texas Law Firm Buys Plane to Dodge Bay Area's Living Costs

Texas Law Firm Buys Plane to Dodge Bay Area's Living Costs

A Texas law firm had a novel approach to the Bay Area’s oppressive living costs: It shelled out $3 million on a private plane to ferry patent lawyers to clients based here.

Sunday, Dec 10, 2017 at 08:57 AM PST

Tech Companies Hire Models to Attend Holiday Parties: Report

Tech Companies Hire Models to Attend Holiday Parties: Report

A report of Bay Area tech companies hiring models to act as guests at lavish holiday parties is raising concerns.

Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 at 02:28 PM PST

New NJ Planetarium Billed as Largest in Western Hemisphere

New NJ Planetarium Billed as Largest in Western Hemisphere

New Jersey's Liberty Science Center in Jersey City is aiming to take visitors into space in what they are billing as the largest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. The Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium in Jersey...

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 11:14 AM PST

Net Neutrality Fans Speak Up as FCC Set to Strike Down Rules

Net Neutrality Fans Speak Up as FCC Set to Strike Down Rules

Net neutrality is a simple concept but a dense and often technical issue that has been argued over for years in tech and telecom circles. Now everyday folks are talking about it. That's because the Federal...

Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 at 12:38 PM PST

Four Ex-Tech Executives Accused of Stealing Trade Secrets

Four Ex-Tech Executives Accused of Stealing Trade Secrets

Four former tech executives were charged last week in an alleged scheme to steal trade secrets from a Silicon Valley semiconductor chip equipment manufacturer, federal prosecutors said.

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 12:28 PM PST

For the 1st Time, LAFD to Deploy Drones in Firefight

For the 1st Time, LAFD to Deploy Drones in Firefight

For the first time, the Los Angeles Fire Department Thursday plans to deploy drones to help coordinate its battle against a pair of wildfires threatening homes in the city. LAFD Chief Ralph Terrazas said the...

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 01:00 PM PST

Bitcoin Tops Record $19K, Falls Back Down

Bitcoin Tops Record $19K, Falls Back Down

Bitcoin surged past $19,000 for the first time Thursday before falling sharply from its record high. In trading on the Coinbase exchange, the digital currency hit a high of $19,340 after soaring through $12,000...

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 07:09 AM PST

Walmart Dropping Hyphen From Its Legal Name in Shift to Web

Walmart Dropping Hyphen From Its Legal Name in Shift to Web

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is changing its legal name effective Feb. 1 as it shifts away from physical stores in the age of Amazon's increasing dominance. The world's largest retailer, based in Bentonville, Arkansas,...

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 06:26 AM PST

'Secret Sister Gift Exchange' Is an Illegal Scam: BBB

'Secret Sister Gift Exchange' Is an Illegal Scam: BBB

Two holiday schemes have made their way back to social media and people are still falling for them. The "Secret Sister Gift Exchange" and the "Wine Exchange" programs are getting a lot of traction this time of...

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 11:00 AM PST

Super Big Black Hole From Early Universe Farthest Ever Found

Super Big Black Hole From Early Universe Farthest Ever Found

stronomers have discovered a super-size black hole harkening back to almost the dawn of creation. It's the farthest black hole ever found. A team led by the Carnegie Observatories' Eduardo Banados reported in...

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