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New Smartphone App Lets Shoppers Decide If They Like A Product’s Politics

A new smartphone app will help grocery shoppers decide if they like the politics behind a brand.

09/02/2014

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Organic Food Producers Meet In San Francisco To Discuss Trends In Organic Shopping

San Francisco played host to big players in the organic food world this month, but research shows many people still aren’t convinced the organic label is worth the price.

08/31/2014

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Lyft Drivers ‘Screwed Over’ By Feud Between Ridesharing Companies

“Oh it’s been a blood feud,” one driver, who wished to remain anonymous told KPIX 5.

08/26/2014

A clerk stocks a shelf with Diet Coke at a convenience store on December 9, 2013.

San Francisco Supervisors’ Vote Narrowly Puts Soda Tax Measure On November Ballot

A two-cents per ounce sugary beverage tax, commonly called the soda tax, could be put on the November ballot in San Francisco depending on the city’s board of supervisors vote on Tuesday.

07/22/2014

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Federal Trade Commission Accuses T-Mobile Of Bogus Consumer Charges

The Federal Trade Commission is alleging that T-Mobile USA, Inc., made “hundreds of millions” of dollars off its customers through bogus charges.

07/01/2014

A sign stands outside of a McDonald's restaurant February 9, 2009 in San Francisco, California. Fast food chain restaurant McDonald's reported a 7.1 percent increase in same store sales for January as people look towards cheaper food alternatives in the weakening economy. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

McDonald’s Opens Up Mid-Market San Francisco Office To Lure Tech-Savvy Talent

McDonald’s is opening up a new location along San Francisco’s Market Street, but not to take your order. Instead, the fast food chain will use the space to recruit the best talent to boost its digital presence.

06/17/2014

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Will Self-Driving Cars Reduce Accidents, Lead To Lower Insurance Rates?

Self-driving cars are a fairly common sight around Google’s headquarters in Silicon Valley, but where insurance rates will go when driverless cars hit the road is still very much a mystery.

06/02/2014

The touch-screen control panel of the new Tesla Model S .(Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Car Dashes May Be Next Frontier In Targeted Advertising

Location based ads are popping up in dashboards across the country, and location is just the beginning of the trend. Advertisers are targeting consumers by their vehicle type, the music they listen to, and anything else they may do with their dash.

05/13/2014

Cube® 3D Printers for sale at Staples. (Staples/Cube)

3D Printers Inching Towards Mainstream; Consumers Can Expect User-Friendly Models

As the technology improves and costs come down, 3D printers are getting closer to becoming mainstream. Consumers can expect more user-friendly models to be introduced for homes, the workplace and in classrooms.

04/07/2014

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Celebrity Names Dangerous For Web Security

McAfee releases list of the most dangerous celebrity names to search for online…

09/17/2013

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