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The launch of the Circle the Schools initiative at Junipero Serra Elementary School in San Francisco, California  on September 18, 2014. (Anna Duckworth/CBS)

San Francisco Public Schools ‘Get Adopted’ By Bay Area Tech Companies

The Circle the Schools initiative uses an adopt-a-school model to connect San Francisco-based companies with schools.

20 hours ago

A Chinese Alibaba employee walks through a communal space at the company headquarters in Hangzhou. (PETER PARKS/AFP/GettyImages)

Alibaba Sets $68 Per Share Price Ahead Of Friday Debut On NYSE; May Be Largest IPO In History

The Chinese e-commerce powerhouse is expected to start trading Friday on the NYSE in an IPO that values it at $167.62 billion, bigger than the current market value of Amazon, Cisco, and eBay.

21 hours ago

Fake ad posted on Twitter claiming iOS 8 devices can be charged in the microwave. (Twitter)

Don’t Fall For This Hoax: Fake Ad Tells iPhone Users To Microwave Their Devices

One day after Apple released their latest version of iOS, a hoax has surfaced telling users to charge their iPhones in the microwave.

21 hours ago

Mountain View City Hall (victorgrigas/Wikimedia Commons)

Mountain View, Pleasanton Rank In Top 5 Among ‘America’s 50 Best Cities’ Report

Two Bay Area cities, Mountain View and Pleasanton, are among the top five best U.S. cities to live in as identified by financial news blog 24/7 Wall St.

09/18/2014

The brand logo on the Banh Shop website (Banh Shop)

‘Communist Star’ Logo Changed On Latest Yum Brands Chain After Outcry From Vietnamese Community

The parent company of Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC has apologized for the offensive branding of their latest restaurant chain, and promised to make changes immediately.

09/18/2014

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison delivers a keynote address during the 2013 Oracle Open World conference on September 22, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Ellison kicked off the week-long Oracle Open World conference that runs through September 26. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Larry Ellison Stepping Down As CEO Of Oracle

Oracle says Larry Ellison is stepping aside as CEO of the company he founded. The business software maker promoted Safra Catz and Mark Hurd to replace him as co-CEOs.

09/18/2014

The brand logo on the Banh Shop website (Banh Shop)

Vietnamese Community Angered By Communist Star Likeness On Taco Bell Company’s New Banh Mi Shop

The operator of Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut is hoping that a Vietnamese sandwich shop will be its next big brand. And while the food at Banh Shop is getting some favorable reviews online, the chain’s logo is not.

09/17/2014

Lyft Rideshare Service

Law Requiring Ridesharing Company Drivers To Carry Minimum-Level Insurance Passes

Drivers for ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft must carry minimum levels of insurance under a new state law that will take effect next summer.

09/17/2014

Naturalization Ceremony Held In Chicago's Daley Plaza (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Silicon Valley Tech Firms Feel Bound By U.S. Immigration Policy When It Comes To Hiring

With more than half a million legal permanent residents calling the Bay Area home, high-tech companies in Silicon Valley are leading the charge on helping their green-card holding employees achieve citizenship.

09/17/2014

Drag queens Sister Roma (left) and Heklina (2nd from left) listen as San Francisco Supervisor David Campos (R) speaks during a press conference at City Hall, September 17, 2014. (CBS)

Facebook Temporarily Restores Profiles Of Drag Queens, Declines To Change ‘Real Names’ Policy

Facebook met with leaders of San Francisco’s transgender community in City Hall amid a crackdown on drag queens who use their stage names on the site. But the social network has not changed a policy requiring account holders to use their real names.

09/17/2014

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Apple CEO Tim Cook announces the Apple Watch during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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