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Vacancy Rate For U.S. Apartments Reaches Highest Rate In 20 Years

San Francisco Seeks To Regulate Home-Sharing Services Such As Airbnb Over Eviction Concerns

As the popularity of online services like Airbnb have risen, legislation was introduced in San Francisco on Tuesday to halt people from converting their apartments into short-term vacation rentals.

19 hours ago

Yahoo Headquarters

Yahoo’s 1Q Earnings Highlighted By Alibaba, Modest Ad Gains

Yahoo is still prospering from its lucrative investments in Asia while the Internet company’s listless advertising sales are picking up, if ever so slightly, under CEO Marissa Mayer.

19 hours ago

A sign is posted at the Intel company headquarters on July 20, 2011 in Santa Clara, California. Intel will report their quarterly earnings today after the market closes. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Intel Reports Lower 1Q Net Income, Higher Revenue

Intel’s earnings fell in the first three months of the year amid a continued slump in the worldwide PC market, but revenue grew slightly because of solid demand for tablet processors and its data center services.

22 hours ago

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.

23 hours ago

US Airways Twitter

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.

24 hours ago

Real Simple magazine (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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.

04/15/2014

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

04/15/2014

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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.

04/15/2014

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.

04/15/2014

Cow. (CBS)

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

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