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All smiles as The Last Mile grads are joined by their tech mentors (including MC Hammer in the top row) on Demo Day. (CBS)

‘The Last Mile’ Transforms San Quentin Inmates Into Tech Entrepreneurs

Unlike the movie with the same name about a group of hopeless death row inmates, The Last Mile is the first-ever business incubator to operate behind bars.

04/01/2015

(CBS SF)

SF Start-Up Creates Portable Navigation Device To Eliminate Distracted Driving

A Bay Area start-up is offering a way to eliminate distracted driving while enabling access to technology.

08/07/2014

(CBS SF)

Thieves Steal $500K Worth Of Phone Chargers From Union City Warehouse

A Union City electronics company became the latest Silicon Valley business burglarized for its high-tech gear.

07/30/2014

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Bay Area Start-Up Using Crowd Sourcing To Fund HIV/AIDS Vaccine

A Bay Area start-up trying to develop a free vaccine to end HIV and AIDS is using crowd sourcing to fund the project.

05/26/2014

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KCBS Cover Story: Tech Conference Chooses Oakland Over San Francisco

Big tech conferences are often held in San Francisco or San Jose, but a tech startup conference has chosen Oakland as its new home.

05/07/2014

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Google Acquiring Israeli Startup That Uses Sound-Based Password Technology

Google is buying an Israeli start-up company that uses sound-based technology, in hopes of doing away with online passwords as we know them.

02/17/2014

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Twitter Founder Unveils Search App Tied To Photos

Twitter co-founder believes a picture can be more meaningful than 140 characters of text…

01/07/2014

(CBS)

Funding For Business Startups Declines

A new study shows that funding for business startups declined in 2012, the first time that’s happened in three years, as venture capitalists spent less money on fewer deals.

01/18/2013