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State Health Advisory Issued For E-Cigarettes; Study Calls For Devices To Be Strictly Regulated

The state’s top health official has issued a health advisory on electronic cigarettes, calling them unsafe and urging people to avoid the increasingly popular devices.

01/28/2015

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Report Finds California’s Financial Comeback Mainly Due To Spending Reductions, Not Higher Revenue

The report from Standard & Poor’s found that contrary to popular belief, lower spending has spurred California’s economic recovery, and not higher revenues.

01/28/2015

Candy bars laced with medical marijuana. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Venture Capitalists Look To Cash In On Booming Cannabis Industry

Hundreds of investment firms are looking to get in on the ground floor of what is being called the fastest growing investment opportunity in the country.

01/28/2015

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Uber’s Chief Strategist Says Ride-Sharing Services Are Reducing Drunk Driving

San Francisco-based Uber is showing off its altruistic side by pushing its ride-sharing service as an antidote to drunk driving in time for Super Bowl Sunday.

01/27/2015

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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