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A view of and Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen May 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. Social-networking giant Facebook will go public on the NASDAQ May 18 with its initial public offering, trading under the symbol FB, in an effort to raise $10.6 billion. (Brenden Smialowski/AFP/GettyImages)

Facebook Earnings Soar As Mobile Ad Revenue Steadily Increases; Shares Climb After-Hours

Facebook is on a roll. The world’s largest online social network posted sharply higher earnings on Wednesday as revenue from mobile advertising continued to grow, and more people used it, more often.

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A sign is posted outside of the Twitter headquarters on October 25, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Twitter Reveals Lack Of Diversity Among Workforce, Says It Has Plenty Of Work To Do

Saying it has “a lot of work to do” when it comes to diversity, Twitter released information about the diversity of its workforce on Wednesday. The numbers reveal most employees of the social networking giant are male, and predominantly white or Asian.

22 hours ago

A view of the main entrance to Apple Inc. in Cupertino, California on Friday, March 11, 2011. (Ryan Anson/AFP/Getty Images)

Report Shows Silicon Valley Leading U.S. Economic Recovery

The report from the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research shows the manufacturing sector in Silicon Valley has been a leading factor for economic growth in the region.

24 hours ago

A KPIX 5 crew captured this video of Bakken crude oil getting unloaded from a train at a rail yard in Richmond. (CBS)

New Safety Rules Proposed For Oil Rail Tanker Cars That Carry Explosive, Fracked Crude

Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed Wednesday in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year, including a runaway oil train that exploded in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people.

07/23/2014

The Hoover Tower is visible through trees on the Stanford University campus on May 22, 2014 in Stanford, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Palo Alto Tops ‘Snobbiest Small Cities In America’ List Followed By San Rafael, Walnut Creek

According to the real estate blog Movoto, the Bay Area is home to three of the top ten ‘Snobbiest Small Cities In America.’

07/23/2014

StubHub website. (CBS)

San Francisco-Based StubHub Latest Company To Be Victim Of Cyber Thieves

The company detected the unauthorized transactions last year, contacted authorities and gave the affected customers refunds and help changing their passwords.

07/23/2014

Social Media Site Twitter (Photo by Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Survey Shows Lack Of Satisfaction For Users Of Common Social Media Sites

Some people may be addicted to social media sites, but many are less than pleased with what they’re getting. A new customer survey rates social media sites as the fourth lowest in satisfaction.

07/22/2014

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Puking Inside A San Francisco Taxicab Can Earn You A $100 Vomit Cleaning Fee

Getting into a San Francisco taxi cab while nauseatingly drunk may cost you plenty if you can’t keep it down.

07/22/2014

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Apple Posts Biggest Earnings Gain In Nearly 2 Years

Apple’s growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for a bigger screen.

07/22/2014

A woman with a backpack is seen burglarizing the BuildZoom office in San Francisco. (BuildZoom)

Burglary Caught On Video Highlights Increased Reports Of San Francisco Startup Business Break-Ins

Some startup businesses in San Francisco have been plagued by break-ins lately, according to police.

07/22/2014

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