Business

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

Judge’s Ruling Means Woman Suing Silicon Valley VC Firm For Sex Bias Could Pocket Tens Of Millions Of Dollars

If Ellen Pao gets punitive damages, that could add tens of millions more to the $16 million in lost wages and bonuses she is pursuing.

03/21/2015

Bel-Air

Silicon Valley Techies Ditch Pricey Bay Area, Head South To Buy Mansions, Pied-A-Terres For Less

Los Angeles real estate agent Tami Pardee says tech buyers from Silicon Valley make up about 10 percent of her current clients. “They’re buying second homes — or third or fourth homes.”

03/21/2015

An Uber car.

New York City Cabbies Seek Cap On Uber Cars In Big Apple

While San Francisco-based Uber has experienced major growth in a few short years, New York City’s taxi industry is looking to impose a cap on how many cars can belong to the ridesharing service in the Big Apple.

03/20/2015

Jerry Brown

Gov. Brown Urges Employers At Oakland Business Forum To Hire Ex-Convicts

Gov. Jerry Brown spoke about the benefits of prison labor and hiring former convicts Friday morning at the Bay Area Employers Forum in Oakland, urging local leaders to give ex-offenders a chance to earn an honest living.

03/20/2015

Delphi self-driving car. (Delphi)

Self-Driving Car To Begin Coast-To-Coast Road Trip From San Francisco To New York On Sunday

As tech companies and automakers experiment with self-driving vehicles, an autonomous car is set to embark on a first-of-its-kind coast-to-coast road trip.

03/20/2015

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Napa Vineyard Workers Fired For Demanding Seperate Women’s Bathroom Settle Lawsuit For $65K

Eight farmworkers and a Napa Valley vineyard owner, management company and labor contractor have settled a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit involving the lack of a separate bathroom for female workers at the Napa vineyard.

03/20/2015

Police at the scene of a standoff on Wall Road off of Highway 29 in Napa County, March 16, 2015. (CBS)

Napa Winemaker Embroiled In $800K Dispute Was Unraveling Before He Shot Silicon Valley Investor, Self

Robert Dahl came west from Minnesota with a powerful desire to make his fortune in Napa Valley’s famed wine country. And it looked like he had succeeded — for a while.

03/20/2015

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Movie Criticizes Yelp Business Practices, May Be Leading To Falling Share Prices

Shares of San Francisco-based online review site Yelp down closed down 3.5 percent on Thursday, possibly due to a documentary film project criticizing the website’s practices.

03/19/2015

A giant flower beetle with an electronic backpack. (UC Berkeley / NTU Singapore)

Berkeley Researchers Turn Beetle Into Remote-Controlled Flying Cyborg

Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley were able to remotely control a flying beetle with a high amount of precision by installing a tiny backpack with sophisticated electronics.

03/19/2015

Nail Salon

Bay Area Customers Applaud Healthy Nail Salons

A growing number of nail salons in the Bay Area are adopting healthier products and practices intended to protect customers and workers.

03/19/2015