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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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About The Bay: Dinner Lab Is Private Club For Creative Chefs And Hungry ‘Food Nerds’

Bay Area “foodies” are flocking to a new lab where they can get a taste of the next big thing. KCBS’s Mike Sugerman “chewed the fat” with the people behind the idea during his travels in About the Bay.

04/21/2014

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Bay Area Startup Writes ‘Breakup Letter’ To Facebook After Timeline Changes

A San Bruno-based food delivery service say it’s letting go if its Facebook account after the latest round of changes to the timeline feature.

03/31/2014

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Converted Bus To Begin Service As San Francisco Homeless Shower Station In May

The startup has planned for about a year to transform old city buses into hygiene and sanitation centers for the city’s homeless population because there are only about a dozen permanent shower stalls available in San Francisco

03/24/2014

Atmosphere outside the 2012 Crunchies Awards at Davies Symphony Hall. (Steve Jennings/Getty Images for The Crunchies)

Activists Target San Francisco Tech Award Show With ‘Crappie’ Alternative

Activist groups Monday plan to protest a San Francisco tech awards show which gives out so-called ‘Crunchies’ by holding their own version – the ‘Crappies’ – to call attention to what they say are the negative effects of the tech influx.

02/10/2014

Nick D'Aloisio, founder of Summly. (Nadine Rupp/Getty Images)

Teen Who Struck Deal With Yahoo Taught Himself Computer Skills

Teenage programmer Nick D’Aloisio’s decision to sell his news application Summly to Yahoo for what’s rumored to be a massive payout has turned him into a media sensation. D’Aloisio said his computer skills were self-taught.

03/26/2013

The Yahoo logo is seen on a sign outside of the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Yahoo Buys Startup Run By 17-Year-Old Entrepreneur

Yahoo is buying London startup Summly, the maker of a mobile application created by teenage entrepreneur seeking an easier way to read news stories and other content on the smaller screens of smartphones.

03/26/2013

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