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Elon Musk Confirms Plans To Launch Satellites For ‘Low-Cost’ Internet Access World-Wide

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk confirms plans to launch a fleet of small satellites to deliver low-cost Internet access around the world.

11/11/2014

A sign outside of a Google office in Mountain View, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Google Snatching Up Silicon Valley Real Estate To Prepare For Massive Hiring Spree

Google is playing the real estate market like a game of monopoly out of what could be a massive hiring spree.

11/11/2014

Drawing of Pandora co-founder Tim Westergren's proposed home in Inverness Park. (CBS)

Marin Residents Upset After Pandora Co-Founder Proposes Mega-Mansion

Residents of a Marin Community said they don’t want a mega-mansion next door. The people of Inverness Park told KPIX 5 that the tech giant planning to build it should start thinking smaller.

11/10/2014

Recalled "Hello Kitty® Birthday Lollipop" whistle (CPSC.gov)

McDonald’s Recalls 2.5 Million ‘Hello Kitty’ Whistles Sold With Happy Meals Due To Choking Hazard

There have been reports of children coughing out pieces of the Hello Kitty whistles they sucked into their mouths.

11/10/2014

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SF Net Neutrality Proponents Applaud President Obama’s Plan To Keep Internet Free

San Francisco Bay Area companies that have joined a national coalition to fight for net neutrality include Reddit, Imgur, Y Combinator and Netflix.

11/10/2014

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Bay Area Man’s Gift Card Comes With Strings Attached

After getting a $150 gift card from Nissan to help cover repair costs, a Bay Area man found out his gift card wasn’t really a gift card at all.

11/10/2014

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Cable Stocks Fall After Obama Backs Net Neutrality, Calls On FCC To Ban Internet ‘Fast Lanes’

Cable company stocks fell sharply Monday after President Obama called for the Federal Communications Commission to reclassify Internet access as a utility.

11/10/2014

Raw chicken. (CBS)

Chlorine In U.S. Processed Chicken Holding Up Trade Deal With Europe

It’s called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership or T-TIP for short. The ambitious trade and investment agreement is now getting hammered out between the U.S. and the European Union. But it’s hit a massive stumbling block – over how Americans process a favorite food: chicken.

11/08/2014

Sources told KPIX 5 that that Google is building a floating marketing center for Google Glass off Treasure Island. (CBS)

Google Barge ‘Showrooms’ Sink In Coast Guard’s Safety Concerns

The Google barge projects that received so much media attention last year in San Francisco and Portland, Me. where they mysteriously appeared then suddenly left ended due to safety issues, according to a newspaper report.

11/07/2014

A 60-foot steel column soon to be erected as part of San Francisco's Transbay Transit Center. (Photo credit: Janice Wright)

Construction Of San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center Reaches Above Ground For The First Time

San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center reached a milestone this week when construction came above ground for the first time.

11/07/2014

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