Business

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Updated Facebook Messenger To Be Opened Up To Outside Developers, Mix Business With Pleasure

Facebook’s Messenger app is evolving into a multitasking tool equipped to send an animated fist bump to a friend at one moment and then get a little business done in the next.

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Ellen Pao (L) leaving the courthouse. (CBS)

Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against Silicon Valley Venture Capital Firm Goes To Jury

Jury deliberations began Wednesday in a high-profile sex discrimination lawsuit that has shined a light on the gross underrepresentation of women in the technology and venture capital sectors of Silicon Valley.

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Homelessness

Latest Count Shows Number Of San Mateo County Homeless Drops Significantly To 689

San Mateo County leaders are exploring the possible reasons why there has been a significant drop in the number of homeless people on the Peninsula.

24 hours ago

(Photo Credit: LiquiGlide)

Nonstick Coating From LiquiGlide Solves Problem Of Content Stuck In Bottom Of Bottles, Containers

The Massachusetts-based company creates permanently wet slippery surfaces that allow viscous liquids to slide easily.

24 hours ago

Kraft and Heinz products.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Giant Kraft, Heinz Food Merger May Impact Jobs At Plants In Central, Southern California

Kraft is expected to undergo cost-cutting under the management of 3G Capital. John Cahill, CEO of Kraft, noted that the new management would drive a “much leaner organization.”

03/25/2015

PayPal

PayPal To Pay $7.7M For Violating US Sanctions Against Iran, Cuba, Sudan

The Office of Foreign Assets Control said PayPal didn’t adequately screen transactions so it could detect those by people or entities subject to sanctions against Iran, Cuba and Sudan.

03/25/2015

A RadioShack store. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Hedge Fund Fighting To Keep RadioShack Brand Alive

Standard General, which is partnering with Sprint, has upped its bid for the bankrupt chain by $20-million dollars to $165-million, in a bid to keep more than 1,700 stores open, co-branding them between Radio Shack and Sprint, and saving around 7,500 jobs.

03/25/2015

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From Radio Alice: Parody Campaign Mocks Latest iPhone Ads

The city of perpetual irreverence has again graced its population with a total joke: some geniuses have been co-opting ad placement posters around the city and replacing them with a parody of Apple’s “Shot With An iPhone 6″ ads.

03/25/2015

Plastic straws picked up from the beaches in Bolinas over the span of a week in January 2015. (Photo Credit: Heather Itzla)

San Anselmo High School Students Urge Restaurants To Stop Using Plastic Straws

The “Straws Upon Request” campaign aims to replace plastic straws with compostable paper straws in an effort to help the environment.

03/25/2015

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled his plans for a "Hyperloop" transportation system on August 12, 2013. Musk claimed the system would whisk passengers between San Francisco and Los Angeles in 30 minutes. (CBS)

Company Behind Musk’s ‘Hyperloop’ High-Speed Transit System Opens Space In LA

A company behind Tesla and SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk’s vision to build a futuristic, high-speed transportation system is now operating out of a downtown Los Angeles warehouse space.

03/25/2015