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Apple CEO Tim Cook shows off the new iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple is expected to unveil the new iPhone 6 and wearble tech.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple Posts ‘Staggering’ Quarterly Profit Of $18 Billion, Sells 74 Million iPhones, 21 Million iPads

Apple said Tuesday that it sold 74.5 million iPhones during the three months that ended Dec. 31, beating analysts’ expectations for the latest models of Apple’s most popular gadget.

01/27/2015

An image of what a potential Uber-Google car might look like (Photo Used By Permission From Zack Kanter)

How Uber’s Autonomous Cars Will Destroy 10 Million Jobs And Reshape The Economy by 2025

COMMENTARY: Autonomous cars will be commonplace by 2025 and have a near monopoly by 2030, and the sweeping change they bring will eclipse every other innovation our society has experienced. They will cause unprecedented job loss and a fundamental restructuring of our economy, solve large portions of our environmental problems, prevent tens of thousands of deaths per year, save millions of hours with increased productivity, and create entire new industries that we cannot even imagine from our current vantage point.

01/27/2015

Yahoo! President and CEO Marissa Mayer delivers a keynote address at the 2014 International CES at The Las Vegas Hotel & Casino on January 7, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Yahoo Creates Tax-Free Spinoff To Inherit Stake In China’s Alibaba

Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer is spinning off the company’s prized stake in China’s Alibaba Group–a move that will avoid paying billions in future taxes.

01/27/2015

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Bay Area Lawmaker Proposes Banning E-Cigarettes In California Bars, Public Buildings

SB140 by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, would classify the devices that heat liquid nicotine into vapor as tobacco products similar to cigarettes. That would prohibit Californians from using the devices in restaurants, buses, hospitals and other places they cannot smoke.

01/27/2015

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Google’s 1 Gigabit Per Second Fiber Internet Expands To 4 More Cities, Not Yet In Bay Area

Google is reportedly planning to expand its ultra high-speed fiber optic internet service to four more cities, but no Bay Area or California cities have yet been announced.

01/27/2015

Bottles of Coca Cola and Pepsi soft drinks sit in a cooler at a 76 gas station on March 25, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Newly-Enacted Sugary Drink Tax Forces Berkeley Dollar Stores To Replace Soda With Water

Less than three months after Berkeley voters approved a tax on sugary drinks, two ‘dollar’ stores have pulled sodas off store shelves.

01/27/2015

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Facebook Blames Internal Glitch, Not Hackers For Worldwide Outage

Facebook said the outage that made its social media sites inaccessible worldwide for about an hour Tuesday was self-inflicted.

01/27/2015

In this handout provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from the GOES-East satellite, a major winter storm develops over the mid-Atlantic region and is bringing snow to the Northeast of the U.S. pictured at 14:15 UTC on January 26, 2015.  Blizzard Warnings are in effect for the coastal areas from New Jersey to Maine.  (Photo by NOAA/NASA GOES Project via Getty Images)

7,700 Flights Canceled, Millions Rush Home As Paralyzing Snowstorm Bears Down On East Coast

Tens of millions of people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds and 1 to 3 feet of snow that could paralyze the Northeast for days.

01/26/2015

2013 Tesla Model S (Photo credit: Tesla Motors)

$85-Per Night Tesla ‘Room’ Advertised On Airbnb

If you’ve ever dreamed of renting a high-priced sedan to sleep in for a night, a Phoenix man wants to help you make that dream come true.

01/26/2015

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Recent Bomb Threats To Airlines Via Twitter Prompts Federal Investigation

If you saw a Twitter conversation-turned-threat between your airline and a user with ISIS referenced in their name hours before your flight, would you reconsider your travel plans?

01/26/2015

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