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Disney’s Purchase of YouTube Video Supplier ‘Maker Studios’ a Boon For LA Startups

The $500 million purchase of YouTube video producer Maker Studios marks a positive sign…

03/25/2014

Man shopping for groceries. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

More Than A Dozen Bay Area Towns Begin Paying Higer Sales Tax

Depending on where you shop and what type of purchase you plan to make in the near future, you may feel the impact on your wallet – or not.

04/01/2013

Al Gore, chairman and co-founder of Current TV, and Joel Hyatt, executive vice chairman and co-founder of Current TV, attend the Current TV Upfront at the Paley Center For Media on February 9, 2011 in New York City. (Joe Kohen/Getty Images for Current TV)

Al-Jazeera Buying Al Gore’s SF-Based Current TV

Current TV, founded in 2005 by former vice president Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, is available in 60 million U.S. homes.

01/02/2013

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SF, Oakland Plan Weekend Holiday Gun Buyback

The buyback on Saturday will offer $200 each for up to three weapons per person. Only gun owners with verified residence in either San Francisco or Oakland qualify.

12/14/2012

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China OKs Google’s $12.5 Billion Purchase Of Motorola Mobility

Google said authorities in China have approved its acquisition of Motorola Mobility. This brings the Internet search giant closer to completing its biggest deal ever.

05/19/2012

Kodak. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Shutterfly Emerges As Likely Buyer Of Kodak’s Online Services

Shutterfly’s stock was up for a second straight day on Thursday after emerging as the likely buyer of certain assets of photo pioneer Eastman Kodak’s online photo services business.

04/27/2012

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Facebook Buying Photo-Share App Instagram For $1B

Facebook says it will spend $1 billion to buy the photo-sharing software company Instagram.

04/09/2012

Oracle Corp. company headquarters in Redwood Shores. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oracle To Pay $1.9B For Dublin-Based Doftware Company

The planned purchase of Taleo extends Oracle’s offerings in the growing arena of cloud-based computing. With such an approach, businesses don’t run software and services in-house, but rather send those tasks to remote locations operated by companies such as Oracle and IBM Corp.

02/09/2012

A sign at Yahoo headquarters in Sunnyvale. (AP)

Yahoo To Buy Online Advertiser Interclick For $270 Million

Internet company Yahoo Inc. has agreed to buy online advertising network Interclick Inc. for $270 million in cash.

11/01/2011

California's Great America

SF Group To Buy Great America Amusement Park; 49ers Stadium Plan To Benefit

The San Francisco-based real estate investment firm will partner with the 49ers to integrate the theme park with the team’s new planned stadium in Santa Clara.

09/19/2011

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