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Analysis: Making Sense Of Uber’s $40 Billion Valuation

Uber’s $40 billion valuation had investors from Wall Street to Silicon Valley abuzz a day after the ride-sharing company announced it had received more money from venture capitalists than any private company this year.

12/06/2014

The Bolt

2 San Francisco Entrepreneurs Build Prototype ‘Tesla’ Of Electric Bikes

In San Francisco, two moped-loving entrepreneurs with a common vision for green transportation, have built what they hope will become the Tesla of electric motorbikes in their garage.

12/05/2014

Curtis Carroll

Inmate Known As ‘Oracle Of San Quentin’ Gains Reputation Of Being Stock-Picking Guru

On Thursday nights at San Quentin, inmates pack a classroom to hear from a man they call “The Oracle.”

12/05/2014

A foreclosure sign hangs on a fence in front of a foreclosed home on April 6, 2011. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

5 Real Estate Investors Indicted For Fraud, Bid Rigging At East Bay Foreclosure Auctions

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Brent Snyder referred to the brokers as “an elite group conspiring together for their own profit.”

12/05/2014

Apple CEO Steve Jobs delivers the keynote address at the 2011 Apple World Wide Developers Conference at the Moscone Center on June 6, 2011 in San Francisco, California. Apple CEO Steve Jobs returned from sick leave to introduce Apple's new iCloud storage system and the next versions of Apple's iOS and Mac OSX.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Courtroom Transfixed By Video Deposition Showing Frail Steve Jobs Just Prior To His Death

Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs held a federal courtroom transfixed on Friday as attorneys played a video of his testimony in a class-action lawsuit that accuses Apple of inflating iPod prices by locking music lovers into using its players.

12/05/2014

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Uber’s Value Doubles To $40 Billion In 6 Months

Uber raised $1.2 billion in its latest round of funding from venture capitalists, a sign investors were little fazed by the ride-hailing app’s recent spate of bad publicity over privacy violations and its corporate culture.

12/05/2014

Beep's Burgers in San Francisco's Ingleside neighborhood. (CBS)

Longtime Patron Buys San Francisco Burger Joint

A San Francisco burger joint that has been a fixture of the Ingleside neighborhood has a new owner who is part of a growing number of minority female entrepreneurs.

12/04/2014

Oakland luxury home for sale.

Luxury Homebuyers Set Their Sights On Oakland To Get More Bang For Their Buck

A million dollars doesn’t buy much in the way of luxury anymore if you are home shopping in San Francisco, the South Bay or the Peninsula. That may explain the recent surge in luxury home sales in Oakland.

12/04/2014

Disaster Relief American Red Cross

New Report Casts Doubt On Red Cross’ Claims About How Donation Money Is Spent

The American Red Cross has repeatedly touted that 91 cents out of every dollar donated is used to help those in need. But a new report from the independent, non-profit news group ProPublica shows those numbers are very misleading.

12/04/2014

An artist's rendering of the Orion capsule on re-entry. (NASA)

NASA Ames Delays Viewing Party For 1st Flight Of Orion Spacecraft

NASA is trying to launch the next generation of technology with the maiden test flight of the Orion spacecraft.

12/03/2014

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