A view of the main entrance to Apple Inc. in Cupertino, California. (Ryan Anson/AFP/Getty Images)

Apple Wants To Begin Production Of Electric Cars By 2020

Bloomberg Business reports that the car team already consists of about 200 people and Apple has ramped up hiring within the past few months.

02/19/2015

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56 Years After Creation, Barbie Finally Finds Her Voice With Help From SF Startup

Barbie has been bought, sold, criticized and critiqued for more than half a century now – all without uttering a word. She’s even changed careers dozens of times and never said a peep. But all of that has changed. Barbie now has opinions.

02/19/2015

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Apple Battery Lawsuit Employee Poaching Noncompete iPhone iPad

A battery maker is suing Apple, claiming it aggressively poached some key staff members in violation of their nondisclosure and non-compete agreements.

02/19/2015

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Steve Jobs Bio Film Needs Bay Area Extras

The upcoming Danny Boyle film about Steve Jobs’ life starring Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen, Kate Winslet and Jeff Daniels, is looking for local extras in the Bay Area who are good at hanging out in cafes and pretending to work in offices (we should have some people good at that).

02/19/2015

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Airbnb To Pay Millions Of Dollars In Back Taxes To San Francisco

The short-term housing rental service Airbnb has agreed to pay back taxes owed to San Francisco that were estimated to be millions of dollars.

02/19/2015

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Trouble Getting An Uber Ride? Drivers Might Think You’re A Jerk

Uber customers can rate their drivers, but it turns out that drivers are also rating those customers, and that rating could get some riders blacklisted.

02/18/2015

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San Francisco’s DeSoto Cab Company Ditches Longtime Name For Flywheel App

A San Francisco taxi company is ditching its 82-year-old brand and renaming itself after a smartphone app in the latest sign of how mobile technology is changing the way people get a ride.

02/18/2015

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Probing For Signs Of Life On Europa, One Of Jupiter’s Icy Moons, Subject Of NASA Ames Workshop

Dozens of planetary scientists are gathering in Mountain View on Wednesday to talk about sending a space probe to one of Jupiter’s moons.

02/18/2015

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Mysterious Bright Spots Pop Up In Latest NASA Images Of Dwarf Planet Ceres

Two clear and stunning views of the dwarf planet Ceres have scientists scratching their heads as NASA’s Dawn spacecraft nears its destination.

02/18/2015

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Oakland Finalist For One-Way Mission To Mars: ‘Why Not Leave Earth?’

A Bay Area woman is a step closer to winning a trip to the red planet. The catch is that it’s only one-way. Kenya Armbrister of Oakland is one of 100 finalists who could leave Earth forever in 2024.

02/18/2015

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