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2724 Pacific Avenue

Pacific Heights Mansion Sells For Nearly $24 Million; SF’s Most Expensive Sale In 2015

One of San Francisco’s priciest listings is no longer for sale. The 13,500 square foot Queen Anne mansion at 2724 Pacific Avenue just sold for $23,889,000.

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A rendering of a Facebook drone. (Harvest Zhang/Facebook)

Facebook’s Laser Drones Could Bring Internet To 5 Billion People

Facebook showed off plans to provide internet to billions of people around the world using a solar-powered laser drone.

23 hours ago

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Woman Suing Planet Fitness After Complaints Over Transgender Person In Locker Room Gets Her Membership Revoked

A Michigan woman is suing Planet Fitness over claims that the gym was too respectful of transgender members.

03/26/2015

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Mobile Banking Here To Stay As More Americans Get Comfortable Banking On The Go

An annual Federal Reserve survey found that in 2014, 39-percent of adults with mobile phones used their devices for banking, compared to 33-percent in 2013.

03/26/2015

Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez

Chosen: New App Puts Singers, Musicians, Dancers In American Idol-Like Nationwide Star Search

For anyone who’s ever dreamed of being on “American Idol” or “The Voice” as a performer or judge, a new app seeks to make their fantasy come true.

03/26/2015

The Save Mart in Pacific Grove was one of several former Albertsons stores acquired in 2007. (Amin Eshaiker, Wikimedia Commons)

Robert Piccinini, CEO Of California’s Largest Family-Owned Supermarket Chain Dies At 73

Piccinini, who stepped down as chief executive officer in September, oversaw the transformation of Save Mart from a Central Valley chain into a $4.5 billion regional competitor.

03/26/2015

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.

03/25/2015

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.

03/25/2015

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.

03/25/2015

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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.

03/25/2015