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SF Supervisor’s Airbnb Proposal Would Legalize Some Short-Term Rentals

April 16, 2014 | 10:01 am

SF Supervisor’s Airbnb Proposal Would Legalize Some Short-Term Rentals

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Chiu’s legislation would impose stiff requirements and not override restrictions in lease agreements.

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Lyft, UberX Receive 3-Year Licenses to Operate in California

April 15, 2014 | 1:22 pm

Lyft, UberX Receive 3-Year Licenses to Operate in California

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The companies had been operating conditionally while their applications were being reviewed by the CPUC.

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As Policing Technology in California Advances, So Do Privacy Concerns

April 10, 2014 | 7:00 am

As Policing Technology in California Advances, So Do Privacy Concerns

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Profusion of new devices lets law enforcement gather data about personal lives of law-abiding citizens.

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Good Read: Google Is Having Trouble Trying to Trademark the Word ‘Glass’

April 4, 2014 | 8:51 am

Good Read: Google Is Having Trouble Trying to Trademark the Word ‘Glass’

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The Wall Street Journal reports on Google’s attempt to trademark the common noun.

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Silicon Valley Spends Big Bucks Lobbying in Washington, D.C.

April 2, 2014 | 5:00 am

Silicon Valley Spends Big Bucks Lobbying in Washington, D.C.

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Big Tech is fourth now, right behind Big Health, Big Insurance, and Big Oil and Gas.

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Apple’s Latest Suit Against Samsung May Target Google

March 31, 2014 | 2:32 pm

Apple’s Latest Suit Against Samsung May Target Google

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The trial in Silicon Valley marks the latest round in a long-running series of lawsuits between the two tech giants that underscore a much larger concern about what is allowed to be patented.

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Uber’s Controversial Insurance Policy is Secret No More

March 26, 2014 | 2:39 pm

Uber’s Controversial Insurance Policy is Secret No More

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The ride service company’s insurance policy had long been secret until someone leaked it Monday.

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San Francisco Breaks Ground on Colorful Castro Street Redesign

March 15, 2014 | 8:00 am

San Francisco Breaks Ground on Colorful Castro Street Redesign

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The project will cost $4.5 million and include rainbow crosswalks, wider sidewalks and outdoor seating.

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News Pix: Mission Bay Fire, Fighting For Rare Redwood and Cat Cafe Debut

March 14, 2014 | 12:32 pm

News Pix: Mission Bay Fire, Fighting For Rare Redwood and Cat Cafe Debut

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The week’s news in photos from around the Bay.

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UberX, Lyft Expand Driver Insurance

March 14, 2014 | 8:51 am

UberX, Lyft Expand Driver Insurance

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The ride-service companies attempt to close a well-publicized “insurance gap.”

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