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The Apple logo is seen September 11, 2012 at the Yerba Buena Center for Arts in San Francisco. (Kimhiro Hoshino/AFP/GettyImages)

Rockstar Consortium Led By Apple, Microsoft Sells 4000 Patents For $900M

San Francisco-based RPX Corporation bought the patents.

12/23/2014

San Jose City Hall

San Jose Moves Ahead With New Cemetery To Accommodate Its Departing Residents

The city of San Jose is growing and that means its need for cemeteries is growing too.

12/23/2014

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SF: Tow Truck Scammers Hit Unsuspecting Car Owners With Hefty Ransoms

It’s a scam that’s resulted in hundreds of stolen cars and in major cities across the country. Tow truck bandits show up at an accident before police and paramedics, tow away the cars, and hold them for ransom.

12/23/2014

Seth Rogan, James Franco, The Interview Premiere,

In Historic First, Sony Releases ‘The Interview’ Online Christmas Eve, In Independent Theaters Christmas Day

After pulling “The Interview” from theatrical release in the face of terrorist threats traced to North Korea, Sony confirms it is changing plans and releasing the film in limited theaters on Christmas Day after all, acquiescing to the outcry of many Americans who said the nation had suffered an attack on the freedom of speech.

12/23/2014

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Dow Jones Tops 18,000 For First Time As U.S. Economy Grows At Fastest Pace In 11 Years

Stocks are pushing further into record territory as the Dow Jones industrial average tops 18,000 points for the first time.

12/23/2014

Like this vendor in Shanghai, US phone providers work from a list of available phone numbers -- and the classic 415's are almost gone.  (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)

Numbers With Classic 415 Area Code In Short Supply As New 628 Area Code Arrives

Time is running out on the 415 area code and so are available 415 numbers, especially if you live in Marin County.

12/22/2014

A self-driving car on the Google campus in Mountain View, September 25, 2012. (CBS)

California DMV Misses Year-End Deadline To Set Rules For Self-Driving Cars

California’s Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they’ll know whether “driverless” vehicles are safe.

12/21/2014

A North Korean flag.  ( JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Mulls Putting North Korea Back On Terrorism List After ‘Act Of Cybervandalism’ Involving Sony’s ‘The Interview’

President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an “act of cybervandalism,” not one of war.

12/21/2014

The jobless rate dipped below 8 percent -- the lowest it's been in six years. (Bloomberg via Getty Images)

California Adds 90,000 Jobs In November; SF Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.4 Percent

Unemployment rates across the Bay Area dropped in November, compared with a year ago, according to data released Friday from the state’s Employment Development Department.

12/20/2014

KPIX Special California's Green Rush

KPIX News Special: California’s Green Rush, The Business Of Marijuana In The Golden State

KPIX 5 News’ in-depth look at the marijuana business in California since it became the first state to legalize the use of medical pot 17 years ago.

12/20/2014

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