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Apple headquarters in Cupertino.

Apple Reveals Most Workers Are White, Asian Males, CEO ‘Not Satisfied’ With Diversity

Apple primarily relies on white and Asian men for its top-paying technology jobs, feeding the perception that Silicon Valley’s economic boom is largely excluding women, blacks and Hispanics.

08/12/2014

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Westboro Hate Group Targets Robin Williams’ Memorial, Silicon Valley Tech Companies

The organization known for holding hate-filled anti-LGBT protests outside of events all over the country, including the funerals of AIDS victims and U.S. soldiers, spent Tuesday traveling to some of the Bay Area’s biggest tech headquarters to share their message of damnation, all while incessantly and ironically using one of their targets — Twitter — to condemn the life of Robin Williams, and threaten to protest at the late comedian’s memorial.

08/12/2014

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer responds to a shareholder question during the Microsoft Shareholders Annual Meeting November 19, 2013 in Bellevue, Washington. Bellevue, Washington. The meeting was the last for Steve Ballmer as CEO, of which there have only been two in Microsoft's history. (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Ballmer Takes Over Clippers: Donald Sterling Saga Over

Steve Ballmer officially became the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday.

08/12/2014

Levi Strauss jeans hanging on display at a Levi's store (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Is Denim On The Decline? Jean Makers See Sharp Drop In Sales

This year, the time-honored tradition of back to school shopping is less likely to include one traditional back to school staple, denim jeans.

08/12/2014

$470 For A Ride Home? ‘Surge’ Pricing Leads To Reports Of Shocking Uber Fares After Outside Lands

Uber prices surged to 500 percent of normal rates after Outside Lands music festival ended, and traffic nightmares began over the weekend. (More via LIVE 105)

08/11/2014

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Bay Area Venture Capitalists Attracted To Legalized Marijuana’s Growing Industry

The growing legal-cannabis industry is attracting Bay Area investors who want to take advantage of what they think will be a growing business.

08/11/2014

A man using two smartphones. (Indranil Mukherjee/Getty Images)

Local Callers Must Dial 415 When 628 Area Code Debuts Next Year

Starting next February, San Francisco and Marin County residents will have to do something they’ve never done before: dial the numbers 4-1-5 when making a phone call.

08/09/2014

Diagram from lawsuit showing how Adobe, Apple, Google, Intel, Intuit, Lucasfilm and Pixar allegedly reached agreements on hires and compensation. (Lieff Cabraser Heimann and Bernstein)

Judge Rejects $324.5M Settlement Of Silicon Valley Hiring Lawsuit

A federal judge rejected as too low a $324.5 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit alleging Google and Apple conspired with several other technology companies to block their top workers from getting better job offers.

08/08/2014

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Pacific Ship Operators To Be Paid For Slowing Down In Whale Feeding Areas

Shipping giants will soon be getting $2,500 incentives to slow down through the Santa Barbara Channel, according to the Center for Environmental Research & Technology at U.C. Riverside.

08/08/2014

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San Francisco Moves Closer To Legalizing Airbnb, Other Short-Term Rentals

In an effort to regulate short-term rentals—made popular by services such as Airbnb, San Francisco passed its first legislative test Thursday at City Hall, where the planning commission gave tentative approval a controversial proposal after a four-hour long public hearing.

08/08/2014

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