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Facebook CEO Reaped $2.3 Billion Gain On Stock Options

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reaped a gain of nearly $2.3 billion last year when he exercised 60 million stock options just before the online social networking leader’s initial public offering.


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Zendesk Takes Mayor Lee Up On His Tax Break Offer

San Francisco’s Mayor has signed a tax break for start ups to go public into law and now one tech company is taking him up on his offer.


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SF To Give Tax Break To Private Startup Companies

Mayor Ed Lee is expected to sign legislation on Friday that would give companies such as Zynga and Yelp a partial tax exclusion on stock options.

CBS San Francisco–06/03/2011

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Mayor Lee To Sign San Francisco Tax Relief Measure to Keep Start Ups

San Francisco’s Mayor Ed Lee said he will sign a measure to extend tax relief to growing companies that offer stock options to keep them in the city.


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San Francisco May Not Be Able To Afford Eliminating Stock Option Taxes

A new controller’s report says eliminating San Francisco’s payroll tax on stock options would cost the city up to $75,000 a year in future revenue.


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Google Rewards Outgoing CEO Schmidt With $100M Stock Grant

Google Inc. has awarded $100 million worth of equity to Eric Schmidt, who is stepping aside as CEO but will stay with the company as executive chairman.

CBS San Francisco–01/24/2011