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A woman walks past the logo for Taiwan's leading smartphone maker HTC in Taipei on July 20, 2012.  Taiwan's leading smartphone maker HTC said on July 19 it was suing technology giant Apple in the United States, claiming it has infringed on its patents.       AFP PHOTO / Sam YEH        (Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP/GettyImages)

Larry Magid: A Picture May Be Worth A Thousand Words, But A Million In Sales

Smartphone maker HTC is introducing not only a brand new handset to take sharper pictures, but the first ever action camera.

10/08/2014

Apple Unveils iPhone 6

Over 10 Million Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus Sold, Exceeding Tim Cook’s Expectations

Apple says it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, a record for a new model, in the three days after the phones went on sale.

09/22/2014

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San Rafael Mayor Looks To End Cheap Alcohol Access For City’s Homeless

After hearing complaints of drunk homeless people loitering on downtown streets, Mayor Gary Phillips wants liquor stores to stop carrying low-end vodka and malt liquors. He says the high-alcohol content beverages are often targeted at addicts the homeless and teens.

09/18/2014

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CVS Changes Name, Announces Plan To Stop Selling Tobacco Products

As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned.

09/03/2014

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Strong Labor Day Weekend Gives August Car Sales A Boost

Chrysler sales rose 20 percent. Ford sales flat. GM down 1 percent.

09/03/2014

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Some Fear Auto Industry Returning To Bad Habits

As the auto industry strives to sustain its post-recession comeback, car companies are resorting to tactics that some experts warn will lead to trouble down the road.

09/03/2014

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CHP Find $17,000 In Drugs, Cash During Oakland Traffic Stop

A Tuesday traffic stop in Oakland led to a drug arrest and the confiscation of more than $17,000 in drugs and cash.

08/28/2014

Pedestrians walk past a signboard showing Samsung's Galaxy S5 (R) and Apple's iPhone 5s (C) at a mobile phone shop in Seoul on August 6, 2014. (JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Samsung May See Tough Times Ahead In Smartphone Market

Our technology analyst says Samsung’s smartphone is predicted to drop from 31 to 25 percent in 2015.

08/12/2014

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Mexican Citizen Living In San Jose Gets 14-Year Prison Term For Conspiring To Sell Meth

A Mexican citizen has been sentenced in federal court in San Jose to 14 years in prison for conspiring to possess and sell methamphetamine.

08/01/2014

A sold sign stands in front of a home for sale in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Sets Record For Million-Dollar Home Sales

A record number of million-dollar homes were sold in the San Francisco Bay Area during the second quarter, a research firm said Thursday, another sign that affording a place to live is a growing challenge for anyone who isn’t tied to the booming technology economy.

07/31/2014

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