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Los Gatos-Based Netflix Poised To Raise Prices For 1st Time In 3 Years

Netflix is about to raise its prices for the first time in three years to help pay for more Internet video programming such as its popular political drama “House of Cards.” The increase, to take place sometime before July, will hike prices by $1 or $2 per month for new customers. The company’s nearly 36 million current subscribers will continue to pay $8 per month for at least the next year

04/21/2014

Protesters shout slogans in front of a McDonald's restaurant in south Los Angeles where fast-food workers and their supporters gathered to protest wage theft on April 3, 2014. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Growing Problem Of Wage Theft Affecting Thousands In Silicon Valley

In 2012-2013, the almost 2,000 workers in Santa Clara County who filed claims were awarded $8.4 million in owed wages, but only a third of that total has been collected.

04/21/2014

San Francisco's Chinatown neighborhood. (CBS)

Star Chefs, Hollywood Execs Called In To Spruce Up SF’s Chinatown

San Francisco’s Chinatown was rebuilt as a tourist attraction after the 1906 earthquake leveled the area. But now, this world famous tourist destination is looking a bit worn out and needs a facelift.

04/21/2014

Members of the media preview the new iPad during an Apple product launch event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 7, 2012 in San Francisco, California. In the first product release following the death of Steve Jobs, Apple Inc. introduced the third version of the iPad and an updated Apple TV.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Apple Ramping Up Eco-Friendly Efforts, Offering Free Gadget Recycling

Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.

04/21/2014

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100s Line Up At San Francisco’s Niketown For Latest Kanye West Sneaker

The hype over Nike’s newest release of basketball shoes led hundreds of people to line up in at Niketown in San Francisco’s Union Square with hopes of owning a pair.

04/19/2014

Chevron refinery in Richmond. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Richmond Residents Concerned Over Chevron Refinery Modernization Plans

Three weeks after Chevron released an environmental impact report detailing a $1 billion modernization project at its Richmond refinery, the public spoke out about the impacts the project could have on the community.

04/18/2014

Artist's rendition of the revamped Hunters View housing development in San Francisco. (Hunters View Associates)

Grand Opening For SF’s Bayview Hunters View Apartments, Residents Get ‘Million Dollar Views’

Hunters View apartment complex had its grand opening this week and it has what some are calling “million dollar views” from San Francisco’s Bayview District.

04/18/2014

US Postal Service letter carrier Juan Padilla arranges mail in his truck while on his delivery route in San Francisco.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Earlier Closing Times For San Francisco District Post Offices

The U.S Postal Service is in the process of implementing earlier closing times for dozens of post offices in its San Francisco District, but what many may not know, is that district stretches from Santa Rosa down to Mountain View.

04/18/2014

The Pandora splash image is seen on an iPhone. (CBS)

Record Labels Sue Oakland-Based Pandora For Playing Oldies Like “Hey Jude”

Major record labels are suing Internet radio giant Pandora for copyright infringement for using songs recorded before 1972 without paying license fees.

04/17/2014

George Lucas & Mellody Hobson (credit: MIKE THEILER/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Vying With San Francisco For George Lucas Museum

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is telling civic leaders he wants George Lucas’ interactive museum in his city, though San Francisco is still in the running.

04/17/2014

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