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Sonoma Ban On New Businesses Selling Tobacco Passes First Council Vote

Sonoma is a step closer to keeping new businesses from selling cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and certain other tobacco products under a proposed law that unanimously passed the first of two city council votes.

05/19/2015

Elevator pitch, in the elevator at General Catalyst (Photo from @GCVP Twitter)

Venture Capital Firm Behind Snapchat Is Ready For Your ‘Elevator Pitch,’ In an Actual Elevator

If you can get into the elevator at venture capital firm General Catalyst–the firm behind AirBNB and Snapchat–you may have a shot at making your pitch for funding. They already have a table waiting. In the elevator.

05/15/2015

Google safety drivers will test fully self-driving vehicle prototypes like this one on the streets of Mountain View, Calif., this summer. (Google)

Self-Driving Google Cars Ready To Hit South Bay Streets This Summer

The latest version of Google’s self-driving car — a pod-like two-seater that needs no gas pedal or steering wheel — will make its debut on public roads this summer, a significant step in the technology giant’s mission to have driverless cars available to consumers in the next five years.

05/15/2015

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Uber Founders Sued, Accused Of Stealing Idea For Ridesharing Service

A California entrepreneur sued Uber Technologies Inc., its founders and several investors in San Francisco Superior Court Thursday, claiming they stole his idea and plans for a cellphone-based ride service.

05/14/2015

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Demand For Nurses Jumps 19%

Jill Schlesinger looks at the many perks to working as a registered nurse.

05/13/2015

The Federal Communication Commission recommends keeping your phone 5 to 25 millimeters away, depending on the model, to limit radio frequency (RF) exposure to safe levels. (Getty Images)

Berkeley Passes Nation’s First Radiation Warning For New Cellphones

The city council of Berkeley voted to pass a cellphone “right to know” law Tuesday, making it the first safety ordinance of its kind in the country.

05/13/2015

Facebook introduced Instant Articles, a new product for publishers to create fast, interactive articles on the social media website. (Facebook)

Facebook’s New ‘Instant Article’ Expected To Radically Change News Consumption

Already a vital distributor of news content, the social media website Facebook just got more powerful with the launch of Instant Article Wednesday.

05/13/2015

CHIP -- "The World's First Nine Dollar Computer" (Kickstarter)

Oakland Hackers’ $9 Computer Reaches Kickstarter Goal 20 Times Over

Move over iPad. An Oakland-based group of computer engineers unveiled CHIP, “the world’s first $9 computer,” capable of surfing the web and then some.

05/12/2015

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Elon Musk Denies Scolding Employee For Skipping Work To Witness Birth Of Child

Elon Musk shot down claims from a new book that he criticized an employee for missing work to attend the birth of his child.

05/12/2015

Backyard swimming pool. (CBS)

San Jose Bans Filling Hot Tubs, Pools Amid California’s Historic Drought

San Jose is the latest big city in the state to ban filling outdoor swimming pools, and business at hot tub stores in the city has gone cold.

05/11/2015

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