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Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange walk wear an insignia for Pandora Media Inc., the online-radio company, on its first day of trading as a public company on June 15, 2011 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

After Recent Record Highs, Investor Sentiment On Tech Goes From Giddy To Glum

Stung by the abrupt change in sentiment, the stocks of recent stars such as Netflix, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are 20 percent to 45 percent below their recent peaks. The steep downfall is raising questions about whether this is just a fleeting fit of fickleness or the foreshadowing of another market bubble about to burst.

11 hours ago

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US Airways Tweets Pornographic Image; Social Media Gaffe Goes Viral

A major social media gaffe by US Airways involving a pornographic image is turning into a viral nightmare for the company.

12 hours ago

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Real Simple Magazine To Offer Clothing Line In Partnership With SF Startup

A San Francisco company specializing in responsibly produced clothing and accessories is teaming up with Real Simple to offer clothing targeted to the magazine’s readership.

12 hours ago

A contact lens with embedded circuitry designed to monitor glucose levels of diabetes patients. (Google)

Google Applies For Patent On Smart Contact Lenses With Embedded Camera

Just as Google Glass is being offered Tuesday for sale to the general public after a test period, the company has plans for eyewear technology that could make the Glass device obsolete

14 hours ago

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Bay Area Gas Prices Up By 70 Cents At Some Stations

Are you experiencing sticker shock at the pump? You may have noticed the last few times you’ve gone to fill up at Bay Area gas stations that prices have gone up by at least 70 cents per gallon.

15 hours ago

Screenshot of Airbnb.com. (CBS)

Prostitutes Turning Airbnb Rentals In Manhattan Into Temporary Brothels

Prostitutes and escort services are using the San Francisco-based Airbnb home-sharing service to turn prime Manhattan apartments into temporary brothels, according to a report.

15 hours ago

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FDA May Ban North Bay Brewery From Turning Used Grain Into Cow Feed

New federal regulations to make sure feed is safe for animals may have an unintended consequence. A North Bay brewery that gives its used grain to feed cows could be banned from doing so.

04/14/2014

Google Glass is displayed ahead of a discussion at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism where participants discussed issues with the gadget and its role in storytelling. (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Journalist Wearing Google Glass Claims He Was Attacked; Device Smashed In SF Mission District

A man said he had his Google Glass snatched of his face and smashed to the ground in San Francisco’s Mission District Friday evening.

04/14/2014

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Google Expands Into Drones, Buying Titan Aerospace

Google has purchased New Mexico-based Titan Aerospace, a manufacture of high-altitude solar-powered drones, adding to its arsenal of machines.

04/14/2014

SF Supes Approve Big Hike In Ellis Act Payouts

KCBS In Depth: San Francisco’s Housing Crisis From The Landlord’s Perspective

KCBS’ Jane McMillan and Ed Cavagnaro speak with Janan New, executive director of the San Francisco Apartment Association—a nonprofit and advocacy group for owners of rental property in the city. She says that they are contemplating a lawsuit over the relocation fees proposed by Supervisor David Campos and passed by the Board of Supervisors.

04/14/2014

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