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Larry Magid: Survey Shows Lack Of Satisfaction For Users Of Common Social Media Sites

Some people may be addicted to social media sites, but many are less than pleased with what they’re getting. A new customer survey rates social media sites as the fourth lowest in satisfaction.

07/22/2014

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Puking Inside A San Francisco Taxicab Can Earn You A $100 Vomit Cleaning Fee

Getting into a San Francisco taxi cab while nauseatingly drunk may cost you plenty if you can’t keep it down.

07/22/2014

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Apple Posts Biggest Earnings Gain In Nearly 2 Years

Apple’s growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for a bigger screen.

07/22/2014

A woman with a backpack is seen burglarizing the BuildZoom office in San Francisco. (BuildZoom)

Burglary Caught On Video Highlights Increased Reports Of San Francisco Startup Business Break-Ins

Some startup businesses in San Francisco have been plagued by break-ins lately, according to police.

07/22/2014

A free Wi-Fi hotspot beams broadband internet from atop a public phone booth on July 11, 2012 in Manhattan, New York City. (John Moore/Getty Images)

KCBS Interview: Google Considers Transforming New York City Pay Phones Into Wi-Fi Hotspots

KCBS’ Stan Bunger and Holly Quan Interview Susan Crawford, a visiting professor in intellectual property at Harvard Law, about Google’s idea to turn pay phones into Wi-Fi hotspots that would be freely available to the public.

07/22/2014

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Airbnb Host Forced To Pursue Eviction After Vacation Renter Becomes Squatter, Refuses To Leave

A San Francisco woman who rented out her Southern California vacation home on Airbnb said her latest guest is a squatter who is refusing to leave.

07/21/2014

The Tesla Factory in Fremont, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Still In The Running For Tesla Motors’ New Battery Factory

California is making a late push to land electric-car maker, Tesla Motors’ new high-tech battery factory that would create thousands of jobs.

07/21/2014

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Villa Romana Restaurant Closing After Nearly 60 Years

Serving up classic Italian-American fare & pizza, the restaurant is closing Sunday…

07/18/2014

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Santa Clara Whistleblower Sues Newark Stem Cell Company That Fired Him

A Santa Clara County man has filed a lawsuit claiming that a Newark-based stem cell company fired him for complaining that manufacturing practices put patients’ lives at risk.

07/18/2014

The jobless rate dipped below 8 percent -- the lowest it's been in six years. (Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Bay Area Unemployment Slightly Higher As California Jobless Rate Hits 6-Year Low

The state Employment Development Department said Friday that California gained 24,200 jobs during the month. It’s the lowest rate in six years. The last time the unemployment rate fell below 7.4 percent was in July 2008.

07/18/2014

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