Tech

A free Wi-Fi hotspot beams broadband internet from atop a public phone booth. (John Moore/Getty Images)

Downtown San Leandro Will Have Free Wi-Fi By Summer

The new system will provide some of the fastest Internet speeds available anywhere in the Bay Area.

03/19/2015

The Apple logo is seen September 11, 2012 at the Yerba Buena Center for Arts in San Francisco. (Kimhiro Hoshino/AFP/GettyImages)

Apple’s Stock Debuts On Dow Jones Replacing AT&T

The world’s most valuable company is now a member of the Dow Jones industrial average.

03/19/2015

Pedestrians walk past a billboard of Yahoo Inc. in Beijing. (TEH ENG KOON/AFP/Getty Images)

After Sharp Losses Yahoo Closing Last China Operation In Beijing

Yahoo Inc. has announced the closure of its last office in China, a research and development center in Beijing, in a new cost-cutting move.

03/19/2015

Uber Ridesharing App

More Uber Cars On New York City Streets Than Traditional Taxicabs

In a span of less than four years, San Francisco-based Uber has grown from a ridesharing startup to overtake the streets of New York City.

03/18/2015

Apple campus, spaceship, headquarters

Accident At Construction Site Of New Apple Campus In Cupertino, Person Taken To Hospital

One person was taken to a hospital Wednesday following a construction accident in Cupertino Wednesday afternoon, according to fire officials.

03/18/2015

Executive Chairman of Google Eric Schmidt speaks at the Chinese University in Hong Kong on November 4, 2013. Schmidt shared his insight on entrepreneurship and engaged in a conversation with local students and young entrepreneurs. AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Exec Eric Schmidt Urges Congress For More H-1B Visas, Says It Would Help Economy

The executive chairman at Google urged Congress on Wednesday to increase the number of high-skilled work visas made available to foreigners and to deal with other immigration issues later on.

03/18/2015

Taxicab drivers in San Francisco have been voicing their frustration with rideshare services like Uber, Lyft and sidecar with these bumper stickers. (CBS)

19 Taxi Companies Sue Uber, Claiming False Advertising Hurting Their Businesses

Nineteen taxi companies sued Uber Technologies Inc. in federal court in San Francisco Wednesday, accusing the transportation network company of false advertising when it claims it has “the safest rides on the road.”

03/18/2015

A guard tower is seen on the grounds of the California State Prison at San Quentin. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Entrepreneurial San Quentin Inmates Getting Chance To Pitch Ideas To Tech Leaders

Entrepreneurial inmates at San Quentin are getting a chance to present their ideas to tech and business leaders.

03/18/2015

Aurora on Mars

Mysterious Dust Cloud, ‘Christmas Lights’ Surrounding Mars Has NASA Scientists Puzzled

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Spacecraft (MAVEN) has observed some spectacular atmospheric phenomena above the red planet. One of them has been billions of years in the making.

03/18/2015

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Sex Bias Lawsuit Filed Against Facebook By Same Firm Representing Woman Suing Kleiner-Perkins

A sex-bias suit against Facebook has been filed by the same firm representing Ellen Pao, who is suing Kleiner Perkins for discrimination.

03/18/2015