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Berlin Bans Uber Rideshare App Citing Passenger Safety

Berlin taxi drivers were celebrating Thursday after authorities banned the ridesharing service Uber from operating in the city because of safety concerns.

08/14/2014

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. A group of activists have submitted about 50,000 signatures in an effort to force a referendum on a marijuana dispensary ban in Los Angeles to take effect next week. A minimum of 27,425 valid signatures from registered voters is needed to let voters decide on the issue in March, and until the number can be verified, the ban will not be enforced. . The ban would not prevent patients or cooperatives of two or three people to grow their own in small amounts. Californians voted to legalize medical cannabis use in 1996, clashing with federal drug laws. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

‘Yelp For Weed’ Website Gets Higher Profile After First Pot Ad In New York Times

Leafly is sometimes referred to as the Yelp for weed and – like the restaurant and service review site – the portal gives users filters to help find product that best suits their needs.

08/04/2014

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‘ManServants’ Startup Promises Women Pampering Not Prostitution

Manservants.co frames itself not as an escort service, but as a lifestyle company that offers a less awkward event staffing option than a stripper and a level of sophistication you wouldn’t get from a typical wait staff or bodyguard.

07/30/2014

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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

Reservationhop.com homepage shows a 'claimed' reservation at Nopa.

Website Selling Reservations At Hot SF Restaurants Sets Off A Storm Of Mad Tweets, eMails

ReservationHop.com invites you to sell your reservation, and for $5-12 you can buy someone else’s. Similar websites already exist in New York City.

07/05/2014

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Rate Your Landlord And Neighbors With Swapt, A Yelp For Apartment Renters

The website Swapt claims to ease some of the anxiety that comes with apartment hunting by providing renters with reviews that cover over 500,000 apartment units throughout the nation.

06/30/2014

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Refer A Tech Worker, Get $20,000: Redwood City Startup ThoughtSpot Offers Huge Bounties

A Peninsula startup hopes to attract the best and brightest new employees by offering cold, hard cash — $20,000 to be exact — to people who refer a successful candidate. There is a catch, though.

06/18/2014

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San Francisco Ride-Sharing Startup Uber Valued At $17 Billion

After just 4 years in business, a San Francisco startup — ride-sharing service Uber Technologies — has received a $1.2 billion investment round for a valuation of $17 billion.

06/06/2014

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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

The floating office space Maritol Icebreaker ship. (CBS)

Ship Full Of Start-Ups Sets Sail On San Francisco Bay After Delays

With office space hard to find in San Francisco, creators came up with the idea to move off shore.

05/11/2014

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