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Chosen: New App Puts Singers, Musicians, Dancers In American Idol-Like Nationwide Star Search

For anyone who’s ever dreamed of being on “American Idol” or “The Voice” as a performer or judge, a new app seeks to make their fantasy come true.

20 hours ago

The Save Mart in Pacific Grove was one of several former Albertsons stores acquired in 2007. (Amin Eshaiker, Wikimedia Commons)

Robert Piccinini, CEO Of California’s Largest Family-Owned Supermarket Chain Dies At 73

Piccinini, who stepped down as chief executive officer in September, oversaw the transformation of Save Mart from a Central Valley chain into a $4.5 billion regional competitor.

21 hours ago

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Updated Facebook Messenger To Be Opened Up To Outside Developers, Mix Business With Pleasure

Facebook’s Messenger app is evolving into a multitasking tool equipped to send an animated fist bump to a friend at one moment and then get a little business done in the next.

03/25/2015

Ellen Pao (L) leaving the courthouse. (CBS)

Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against Silicon Valley Venture Capital Firm Goes To Jury

Jury deliberations began Wednesday in a high-profile sex discrimination lawsuit that has shined a light on the gross underrepresentation of women in the technology and venture capital sectors of Silicon Valley.

03/25/2015

Homelessness

Latest Count Shows Number Of San Mateo County Homeless Drops Significantly To 689

San Mateo County leaders are exploring the possible reasons why there has been a significant drop in the number of homeless people on the Peninsula.

03/25/2015

(Photo Credit: LiquiGlide)

Nonstick Coating From LiquiGlide Solves Problem Of Content Stuck In Bottom Of Bottles, Containers

The Massachusetts-based company creates permanently wet slippery surfaces that allow viscous liquids to slide easily.

03/25/2015

Kraft and Heinz products.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Giant Kraft, Heinz Food Merger May Impact Jobs At Plants In Central, Southern California

Kraft is expected to undergo cost-cutting under the management of 3G Capital. John Cahill, CEO of Kraft, noted that the new management would drive a “much leaner organization.”

03/25/2015

PayPal

PayPal To Pay $7.7M For Violating US Sanctions Against Iran, Cuba, Sudan

The Office of Foreign Assets Control said PayPal didn’t adequately screen transactions so it could detect those by people or entities subject to sanctions against Iran, Cuba and Sudan.

03/25/2015

A RadioShack store. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Hedge Fund Fighting To Keep RadioShack Brand Alive

Standard General, which is partnering with Sprint, has upped its bid for the bankrupt chain by $20-million dollars to $165-million, in a bid to keep more than 1,700 stores open, co-branding them between Radio Shack and Sprint, and saving around 7,500 jobs.

03/25/2015

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From Radio Alice: Parody Campaign Mocks Latest iPhone Ads

The city of perpetual irreverence has again graced its population with a total joke: some geniuses have been co-opting ad placement posters around the city and replacing them with a parody of Apple’s “Shot With An iPhone 6″ ads.

03/25/2015