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(CBS SF)

Survey Reveals Many On-Demand Workers Face Long Hours And Low Wages

Many workers for on-demand tech companies say they are getting a raw deal.

05/20/2015

A rendering of the Mercedes-Benz F 015. (Photo credit: Mercedes-Benz)

Why Driverless Cars Both Excite & Terrify Automotive Futurists

Technology analysts who monitor Silicon Valley for a living have a bit of advice: fasten your seat belts. Driverless cars are coming your way. They’re ahead of schedule – -and may soon be for sale.

05/20/2015

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Appeals Court Sides With YouTube In Anti-Muslim Film Case

In a victory for free speech advocates, a federal appeals court says YouTube should not have been forced to take down an anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East and death threats to actors.

05/18/2015

(CBS SF)

San Francisco Retailers Struggle To Fill Minimum Wage Positions In Face Of Flexible Tech Jobs

San Francisco has a unique problem with filling jobs – stores are hiring, but people aren’t applying, and some are blaming tech.

05/17/2015

Elevator pitch, in the elevator at General Catalyst (Photo from @GCVP Twitter)

Venture Capital Firm Behind Snapchat Is Ready For Your ‘Elevator Pitch,’ In an Actual Elevator

If you can get into the elevator at venture capital firm General Catalyst–the firm behind AirBNB and Snapchat–you may have a shot at making your pitch for funding. They already have a table waiting. In the elevator.

05/15/2015

Google safety drivers will test fully self-driving vehicle prototypes like this one on the streets of Mountain View, Calif., this summer. (Google)

Self-Driving Google Cars Ready To Hit South Bay Streets This Summer

The latest version of Google’s self-driving car — a pod-like two-seater that needs no gas pedal or steering wheel — will make its debut on public roads this summer, a significant step in the technology giant’s mission to have driverless cars available to consumers in the next five years.

05/15/2015

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Uber Founders Sued, Accused Of Stealing Idea For Ridesharing Service

A California entrepreneur sued Uber Technologies Inc., its founders and several investors in San Francisco Superior Court Thursday, claiming they stole his idea and plans for a cellphone-based ride service.

05/14/2015

NASA’s New Horizons spotted Pluto’s faintest known moons (NASA)

Pluto’s Tiniest Moons Captured For First Time Ever

The dwarf planet Pluto may be more than 3.6 billion miles away from the sun, but it’s certainly not alone.

05/14/2015

New MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops are seen on display after a special announcement event at Apple Headquarters October 14, 2008 in Cupertino, California. Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced new versions of the MacBook Pro and MacBook laptop computers. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) apple generic, laptops

Venture Capital Baking Female-Founded Job Listing Site With Focus On Diversity

A promising sign for female tech entrepreneurs: VentureWire reports that online career advice and job listings site The Muse – founded by three women – raised $10m from a female-led venture investor group.

05/14/2015

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Berkeley Passes Nation’s First Radiation Warning For New Cellphones

The city council of Berkeley voted to pass a cellphone “right to know” law Tuesday, making it the first safety ordinance of its kind in the country.

05/13/2015

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