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Apple Introduces New Two New iPhone Models At Product Launch

Apple’s Openly Gay Tim Cook Denounces Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law

Apple CEO tweeted his disappointment Friday about Indiana’s new ‘religious liberty’ law that opponents say could be used to discriminate against gays.

03/27/2015

Tesla Model S (Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tesla Shares Slide On Word Of Slow Model S Demand In China

Tesla is getting hammered on a report that its new Model S registrations in China fell 45-percent in February from the month before.

03/27/2015

A law enforcement official runs towards a massive fire in a residential neighborhood September 9, 2010 in San Bruno. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

$10 Million To Upgrade San Bruno Pipeline Diverted While PG&E Execs Got Bonuses Before Deadly Explosion Says PUC Chief

In what sounded like damning testimony to state senators, Public Utilities Commission president Michael Picker said Pacific Gas & Electric took millions from ratepayers earmarked for San Bruno pipeline upgrades and diverted it to boost profits and give bonuses to top executives.

03/27/2015

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman (center) and other Yelp executives applaud after ringing the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange, March 2, 2012. (CBS)

Yelp Plays Defense As ‘Billion Dollar Bully’ Film Nears $60,000 Kickstarter Goal

Online review giant Yelp has gone on defense, as a Kickstarter for a movie criticizing the site’s business practices has raised more than $50,000 in one week.

03/26/2015

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.

03/26/2015

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.

03/26/2015

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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