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French Court Rules Facebook Can Be Sued In Nude Painting CaseFacebook lost a crucial legal battle Friday as a Paris court ruled the social network can be sued in France over its decision to remove the account of a French user who posted a photo of a famous 19th-century nude painting.
Visa Buys Nearly 10 Percent Stake In SquareVisa is now a major shareholder in Square, the Bay Area-based mobile payment services company co-founded and led by Jack Dorsey.
Uber Agrees To Pay $28.5 Million Settlement To 25 Million RidersUber has agreed to pay a $28.5 million settlement to roughly 25 million Uber riders in response to two class action lawsuits over the company's collection of a questionable "safe ride fee."
Flights Across The Atlantic May Take Longer, Cost More Thanks To Climate ChangeIt may soon take you longer and cost you more to fly across the Atlantic, thanks to climate change.
Petaluma Slaughterhouse Owner Gets Prison For Distributing Tainted MeatA co-owner of a Petaluma meat processing plant was sentenced to federal prison for conspiring to distribute adulterated, misbranded and un-inspected meat.
Bay Bridge Worker Says He Was Threatened With Hangman’s Noose On JobsiteA former Bay Bridge worker is suing a construction firm for racial discrimination, claiming co-workers threatened him with a hangman's noose and rope.
Congress Gives Final OK To Banning Local Internet Access TaxesCongress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition to imposing levies on online service.
As 'Force Awakens' Winds Down, 'Avatar' Remains Supreme"The Force Awakens" is still playing in more than 2,000 theaters in North America and remains ranked in the top-five at the box office as it enters its ninth week of release...
Bay Area Gas Prices Sink 30 Cents Month-Over-MonthGas prices dropped 30 cents in one month in the Bay Area and may stay low despite a typical increase in prices in the spring, AAA officials said.
Twitter User Growth Flatlines, Loses $90M In 4th QuarterTwitter reported no user growth at all in the fourth quarter, the clearest signal yet that the one-time trendsetter is struggling to remain relevant.
Tesla's 4Q Net Loss Doubles To $320 MillionTesla Motors posted its 11th straight quarterly loss Wednesday, and its results badly missed Wall Street's forecasts. But the electric car maker's shares soared anyway on news that its lower-priced Model 3 sedan is on schedule to be released next year.
Sex Worker Calls Airbnb A 'Boon' To Her IndustryFor sex workers, renting a room on Airbnb can be a lot safer than being outdoors, and a lot cheaper than a hotel, and one worker calls the home-sharing service a boon to her industry.

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