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Richmond Restaurant Hacks Yelp By Encouraging Customers To Leave Bad Reviews

Forget impeccable customer service and superb-quality food — one Richmond restaurant is working to become the worst-rated restaurant in the Bay Area as a way to fight back Yelp.

17 hours ago

Naturalization Ceremony Held In Chicago's Daley Plaza (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Silicon Valley Tech Firms Feel Bound By U.S. Immigration Policy When It Comes To Hiring

With more than half a million legal permanent residents calling the Bay Area home, high-tech companies in Silicon Valley are leading the charge on helping their green-card holding employees achieve citizenship.

09/17/2014

A sign at Hewlett-Packard headquarters in Palo Alto. (John G. Mabanglo/AFP/Getty Images)

Hewlett-Packard Fined $58.7M After Pleading Guilty To Bribing Russian Officials For Contract

Hewlett-Packard has pleaded guilty to felony charges that former employees bribed Russian government officials for a contract, and the company has been fined $58.7 million.

09/11/2014

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

Airbnb, Pinterest & Twitter Among SF Startups Giving Free Public Tours In Citywide Festival

For a third consecutive year, some of San Francisco’s biggest names in the startup world will open their doors to the public for free tours Thursday and Friday.

09/11/2014

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Rare Photo Of Apple’s Industrial Design Team Shows White Men Continue To Dominate Group

Long after most journalists were ushered out of Apple’s launch event Tuesday, one stuck around to take the first group photo of the company’s new and super-secretive Industrial Design team.

09/10/2014

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Berkeley-Based Annie’s Selling Out To General Mills For $820M

Packaged food giant General Mills plans to buy Berkeley-based Annie’s, the maker of rabbit-shaped mac and cheese, for $820 million, adding more natural and organic packaged offerings as consumers’ tastes change.

09/09/2014

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Twitter Rolls Out ‘Buy Button’ To Let Users Make In-App Purchases

Twitter is rolling out a feature allowing users to buy products with the push of a button.

09/08/2014

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San Jose Startup Rolls Out Tool For Controlling Credit Cards, Preventing Fraud

A San Jose startup appears to be on the cutting edge of “credit card control” to customize your security preferences with the tap of a smartphone.

09/04/2014

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Former Napa Wine Executive Sentenced To Prison For Tax Evasion Scheme

A former vice president of the Wine Tasting Network was sentenced Tuesday to 33 months in prison for his involvement in an embezzlement and tax evasion scheme, U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag announced Wednesday.

09/04/2014

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IRS Sniffs Around Food Perks For Silicon Valley Tech Workers

Bay Area tech companies are famous for their free lunch perks, but the IRS has been sniffing around those extras for years.

09/03/2014

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