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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

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks during the Berkeley Forum on the UC Berkeley campus on March 19, 2014 in Berkeley. Paul addressed the Berkeley Forum and focused on the importance of privacy and curtailing domestic government surveillance. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Strange Bedfellows: Silicon Valley Techies ‘Like’ Conservative Senator Rand Paul

There’s a new app in Silicon Valley — conservatarianism. It’s the app that conservative Senator Rand Paul is pushing. He wants to join forces with local techies.

07/19/2014

9/2010 -- NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Expedition 24 flight engineer, looks through a window in the Cupola of the International Space Station. A blue and white part of Earth and the blackness of space are visible through the windows. The image was a self-portrait using natural light. (NASA'Tracy Dyson)

Alameda Non-Profit Gets $900K Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Grant For Women

Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, announced Thursday a federal grant of nearly $900,000 for an Alameda-based organization that helps to close the gender gap for women and girls in male-dominated careers.

07/19/2014

StemCells Inc.

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 scoreboard at Levis Stadium welcomes attendees to the ribbon-cutting. (CBS)

Levi’s Stadium Ribbon-Cutting Is Culmination Of Dream Redirected From SF To Silicon Valley

KPIX 5 Sports Director Dennis O’Donnell looks at the history of the 49ers stadium efforts and tours the newly-opened Levi’s Stadium.

07/18/2014

A sign is posted outside of the Twitter headquarters on October 25, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Twitter Urged To Share Numbers On Workforce Demographics In Campaign Launched On Twitter Itself

Calls for Twitter to publicly release its workforce demographic numbers are being waged in an online campaign waged on Twitter itself.

07/17/2014

The Facebook website is displayed on a laptop computer. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Facebook Tests ‘Buy’ Button To Help Businesses Boost Sales

Facebook is testing a “Buy” button in its latest effort to help businesses boost their sales through the world’s biggest online social network.

07/17/2014

The Microsoft logo is seen before the start of a media event in San Francisco, California on Thursday, March 27, 2014. Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, unveiled a version of Office designed for the iPad today. Microsoft is tapping into its software past as it maps its future in the rapidly changing world of Internet technology.

Microsoft Announces Largest-Ever Layoffs; 18,000 Jobs To Be Cut

Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its history Thursday, saying it will cut 18,000 jobs as it streamlines its Nokia mobile device business to focus on using the Windows Phone operating system.

07/17/2014

The Studio Dental truck in San Francisco. (CBS)

Mobile Dentist’s Office Keeping Bay Area Tech Workers’ Teeth Clean

Bay Area tech companies offer perks like free lunches, on site dry cleaning and car washes as incentives to keep up employee productivity, and now they’re bringing the dentist to the office.

07/16/2014

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Larry Magid: Amazon Leak Apparently Shows Unlimited eBook Subscription Service

An Amazon leak appears to have shown the company is by readying an unlimited subscription service for e-books as well as audio books.

07/16/2014

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