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No Joke: April 1st Brings Double Digit Sales Tax To Several East Bay Towns

Buy something in Hayward and you’re going to get whacked with a 10% sales tax. Take a few steps outside the city limits and the tax is a half cent cheaper.

12 hours ago

Actors Vince Vaughn (L) and Owen Wilson participate in a Q&A following "The Internship" Googler Premiere on May 30, 2013 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for 20th Century Fox)

9 Silicon Valley April Fools Stunts You Should Never Have Fallen For

Our friends down in Silicon Valley work in lavish playgrounds designed to spur creative thought. So is it any wonder that the people who work in the tech sector come up with April Fool’s pranks just about every year?

18 hours ago

You've seen the Chromecast.  The new Chromebit full computer is even slimmer PHOTO: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

$100 Google Chromebit Turns Any TV Into A Full Computer

This summer, Google is unveiling a full computer that will cost less than $100. It looks like a memory stick or maybe a high-tech highlighter, but it’s actually a full-fledged quad core processor computer with 16 gig hard drive and 2 gigs of ram. Just plug it into any TV with an HDMI port available.

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FULL LIST: California Organizations Condemning Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law

More California companies are joining the chorus condemning Indiana’s new ‘religious liberty’ law that opponents say could be used to discriminate against gays.

20 hours ago

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Live Video-Streaming Apps Periscope, Meerkat Battle To Allow You To Broadcast Your Life

You might ask yourself, are live video-streaming apps really the next big thing?

21 hours ago

Facebook Headquarters

15 Instagram Photos That Make Facebook’s New Building Look More Fun Than Your Workplace

MENLO PARK (CBS SF) – By now you may have seen the nine acre rooftop garden that workers at the newest Facebook building – which opened Monday – can enjoy. But what’s actually inside the […]

21 hours ago

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

San Bruno Wants Tougher Fine For Deadly PG&E Pipeline Explosion

The San Francisco suburb hit by a deadly gas-line blast in 2010 is supporting a proposed tougher penalty for Pacific Gas and Electric Co.

23 hours ago

American Eagle and South African Krugerrand gold bullion is offered for sale at the Chicago Coin Company May 11, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. Inflationary worries today drove gold above $725 an ounce, a new 25-year high. The record for gold was set in January 1980 when it hit $875 an ounce during a two-day buying surge. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Gold Mining May Peak This Year, Collapse By 2035

There may not be much gold and diamonds left for miners, with other metals also running out.

23 hours ago

Facebook's MPK20 building (Mark Zuckerberg/Facebook)

Zuckerberg, Facebook Celebrate Opening Of Massive New Building With 9-Acre Roof Garden

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took to his on social network Monday afternoon to announce the formal opening of the company’s massive new building in Menlo Park.

03/31/2015

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Gap And Levi Strauss Team Up To Oppose Religious Freedom Laws

Two more Bay Area-based companies have banded together in opposition to the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana that critics say could be used to discriminate against gay people.

03/31/2015