Business

  • Business Jan 11

    Robots Out of Work as Automated Businesses Close in Bay Area

    It has been a bad week for robots in the San Francisco Bay Area. A Silicon Valley company that used robots to make its pizzas closed this week, and three coffee shops in downtown San Francisco that used robots as baristas also shuttered. Zume Pizza said it is cutting 172 jobs in Mountain View and eliminating another 80 jobs at…

  • Business Jan 10

    Family-Owned SJ Business to Close After 146 Years

    A San Jose store that has been in business under the same family for 146 years is set to close in 2020.

  • Business Jan 10

    Family-Owned SJ Store to Close After 146 Years

    Western Appliance, a San Jose store that’s been around since the 1870s under the same family, will close its doors Friday because of the current climate of brick-and-mortar stores, according to its website.

  • Facebook Jan 7

    Facebook Bans Deepfakes in Fight vs. Online Manipulation

    Facebook says it’s banning “deepfake” videos as it steps up efforts to fight online manipulation. Kris Sanchez reports.

  • Technology Jan 7

    Facebook, YouTube Make Changes in Fight vs. Online Manipulation

    Facebook says it’s banning “deepfake” videos as it steps up efforts to fight online manipulation. The social network said Monday it’s beefing up its policies to remove the the false but realistic clips created with artificial intelligence. The company said the new rules won’t include parody or satire, or clips edited just to change the order of words. The exceptions...

  • Business Dec 24, 2019

    Former Uber CEO Kalanick Severs Ties With Ride-Hailing Giant

    Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is resigning from the board of directors, severing ties with the ride-hailing company that he co-founded a decade ago and ran until a series of scandals led to his downfall. The departure, announced Tuesday, did not come as a surprise. Kalanick recently sold more than $2.5 billion worth of stock in the company, or more…

  • Business Dec 14, 2019

    ‘Unicorn’ E-scooter Startup Fails; Refunds Uncertain

    If you hoped to have a new e-scooter from Unicorn Rides under the tree this holiday, you’re out of luck. The Austin-based startup announced over the weekend it is going out of business, and it cannot fulfill any customer orders. It had launched only six months earlier, and offered battery-powered stand-up scooters for $699 each. News of the closure was first reported...

  • Oct 1, 2019

    Mom Explains How Daughter Was Recruited Into Alleged Sex Cult NXIVM

    Actress Catherine Oxenberg said she thought her daughter India was going to be apart of a self-help and business group, before she realized she was recruited to the alleged sex cult NXIVM. She shares her story on California Live Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019.

  • Apr 8, 2019

    The Influencer Effect: Alaska Airlines

    As a corporate officer on the leadership team at Alaska Airlines, Annabel Chang helps develop and execute Alaska Airline’s growth strategy for the Bay Area region. She shares her lessons learned from a diverse professional background, which began with a stint as a legislative staffer in both the California State Capitol and Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

  • Apr 8, 2019

    Influencer Effect: Alaska Airlines

    Interview with Alaska Airlines Vice President, Bay Area, Annabel Chang.

  • Mar 21, 2019

    The Influencer Effect: Ethos

    Peter Colis and Lingke Wang started Ethos while at Stanford in 2016. The idea was sparked from Lingke’s personal experience being sold permanent life insurance as a 20-year-old post-grad. After that experience and a lot of research, Lingke and Peter discovered how misaligned the incentives of the traditional model actually are. Learn how Peter and Lingke plan on disrupting the...

  • Mar 21, 2019

    The Influencer Effect: Good&Co

    For Samar Birwadker, Founder and CEO of Good&Co, the resume isn’t enough. He believes candidates and co-workers should be matched based on compatibility, drawn from personality and character traits. Learn how this former cab driver made it from the streets of San Francisco to the boardroom of Good.Co, which is described as “eHarmony meets LinkedIn.”

  • Mar 21, 2019

    The Influencer Effect: Barracuda Networks

    Erin Hintz is an energetic and results driven marketing executive. She shares valuable lessons learned along her illustrious career path that began humbly with a paper route. Erin reveals the best career advice she ever received, as well as career tips for those just getting out of college.

  • Mar 19, 2019

    Influencer Effect: Good&Co

    Interview with Good&Co Founder and CEO Samar Birwadker.

  • Mar 18, 2019

    Influencer Effect: Ethos

    Interview with Ethos co-founders Peter Colis and Lingke Wang.

  • Mar 16, 2019

    Influencer Effect: Barracuda Networks

    Interview with Erin Hintz, Chief Marketing Officer of Barracuda Networks.

  • Feb 26, 2019

    UK Leader Puts Future of Brexit in Parliament’s Hands

    Britain’s bumpy journey out of the European Union took a major turn Tuesday, as Prime Minister Theresa May handed the steering wheel to Parliament, giving lawmakers the power to slam on the brakes and divert Britain away from a disruptive and chaotic Brexit. Bowing to pressure from within her own government to avert a damaging “no-deal” Brexit, May told legislators...

  • Dec 17, 2018

    Flynn’s Ex-Business Associates Charged With Illegal Lobbying

    Two business associates of Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, were charged Monday with illegally lobbying for Turkey as part of a campaign to pressure the United States to expel a Turkish cleric. Bijan Kian and Ekim Alptekin are accused in an indictment of conspiring to “covertly and unlawfully” influence U.S. public opinion and politicians, all while...

  • Dec 5, 2018

    Mueller Recommends No Prison Time for Flynn

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday filed a heavily redacted sentencing memo in the Michael Flynn case, calling his cooperation “substantial.”

  • Jun 19, 2018

    Lower Costs, Fewer Benefits in Trump Administration’s New Health Insurance Option

    The Trump administration’s new health insurance option offers lower premiums for small businesses and self-employed people, but the policies are likely to cover fewer benefits....
    Another caveat: if healthy people flock to the new plans as expected, premiums will rise for those who need comprehensive coverage....
    President Donald Trump and Labor Secretary Alex Acosta rolled out their final blueprint for “association health...

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