Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus elephants perform during Barnum's FUNundrum. (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Ringling Bros. Circus To End Elephant Acts By 2018

The circus’ parent company, Feld Entertainment, said the acts will be phased out by 2018, citing growing public concern about the animals’ treatment.

11 hours ago

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‘Tinder Minus The Poor People,’ Online Dating App Caters Toward Affluent Bay Area Singles

Money can buy a lot of things like fancy clothes, houses and cars, but love? A new dating app is requiring its users to have at least a six-figure salary.

20 hours ago

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Sunnyvale Cancer Drug Maker Pharmacyclics To Be Acquired By AbbVie For $21 Billion

Biopharmaceutical giant AbbVie will purchase Sunnyvale-based cancer drug maker Pharmacyclics for $21 billion, the two companies announced Wednesday.

23 hours ago

The glassy-winged sharpshooter. (Courtesy: County of Marin)

Destructive Insect That Feeds On Grapevines, Almond Trees Discovered In Marin County

A destructive insect that could have serious adverse impacts for wineries and agricultural water use was discovered in Marin County last week, county officials said Wednesday.

23 hours ago

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No Cars On Facebook’s Horizon, CEO Zuckerberg Says He’s Focusing On Network

Asked at a town hall event at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, if the world’s biggest social network had ambitions outside of social media and the Internet, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook is “pretty focused.”

03/04/2015

Google is building 100 prototypes of a car without steering wheels. (Source: Google)

Passengers Could Be Testing Out Google Self-Driving Cars By This Year

The day when passengers are routinely riding in driverless cars appears to be closer than expected, according to a published report.

03/04/2015

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Most Of SF’s Airbnb Listings Technically Illegal As Homeowners Struggle With Rigorous New Application Process

Many San Franciscans say they haven’t been able to register their homes or apartments under the city’s new short-term vacation rental law since it went into effect last month.

03/04/2015

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San Francisco Police Add Extra Patrols, Shop Owners Watching Each Other’s Backs After Latest Smash-And-Grab Robbery

San Francisco Police are adding extra patrols after burglars smashed through another store front before making off with merchandise.

03/04/2015

Nissan's autonomous automobile. (CBS)

How Will Insurance Companies Handle Driverless Cars?

As auto makers and Silicon Valley companies continue to develop driverless cars, insurance companies are already warning about how they could affect their business practices.

03/04/2015

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Chefs Challenge Yelp With Startup Focused On Restaurant Recommendations, Not Reviews

Two Bay Area brothers are recruiting top foodies for anti-Yelp app that’s taking the restaurant scene by storm.

03/04/2015

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