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Tartine, Blue Bottle call off engagement, will not merge

Tartine, Blue Bottle call off engagement, will not merge

The expected merger of Bay Area favorites Blue Bottle Coffee and Tartine Bakery has fallen through, the companies said this week, as the ability to combine their infrastructure became too difficult, the San Francisco [Read entire story]

As El Niño looms, winterizing services skyrocket in California

As El Niño looms, winterizing services skyrocket in California

This year's looming El Niño weather pattern has become a boon for small businesses that provide winterizing and weather-proofing services. Thumbtack, a platform for home services, released data this week that showed [Read entire story]

Here are Oakland’s most violent neighborhoods, ranked by median home value

Here are Oakland's most violent neighborhoods, ranked by median home value

New data from home industry tracker Trulia has outlined which Oakland neighborhoods have the most police reports filed for violent crimes, and you might be surprised how high the median home prices are in some of these [Read entire story]

SEC probe into pre-IPO trading adds new chapter, as tech roars

SEC probe into pre-IPO trading adds new chapter, as tech roars

The Securities and Exchange Commission has launched a probe into the trading of pre-IPO shares, and has focused on an unregistered brokerage firm, NetCirq LLC, as its first target, the Wall Street Journal reports. "The [Read entire story]

Hedge fund mogul, Big Tobacco duke it out over cigarette tax proposal

Hedge fund mogul, Big Tobacco duke it out over cigarette tax proposal

A former hedge fund mogul and a powerful union are joining forces to put another cigarette tax measure on next November's ballot, as California and Big Tobacco prepare to go toe to toe again over a proposed $2-per-pack [Read entire story]

Hedge fund mogul, Big Tobacco duke it out over cigarette tax proposal

A former hedge fund mogul and a powerful union are joining forces to put another cigarette tax measure on next November's ballot, as California and Big Tobacco prepare to go toe to toe again over a proposed $2-per-pack [Read entire story]

10 possible replacements for Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer

10 possible replacements for Yahoo's Marissa Mayer

There's a new list out of 10 potential replacements for embattled Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, and it runs the gamut from corporate head honchos to tech insiders, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey said this week. You can see our [Read entire story]

10 possible replacements for Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer

There's a new list out of 10 potential replacements for embattled Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, and it runs the gamut from corporate head honchos to tech insiders, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey said this week. You can see our [Read entire story]

UC system joins Gates, Bezos in investing in clean energy coalition

UC system joins Gates, Bezos in investing in clean energy coalition

The University of California will join Bill Gates and 28 investors from 10 other countries as part of an international coalition to boost investing in clean energy technology. Investors including Gates, LinkedIn (NYSE: [Read entire story]

State is running out of green carpool stickers for plug-in hybrids

State is running out of green carpool stickers for plug-in hybrids

State regulators are running out of the stickers that allow drivers of plug-in hybrids to use the carpool lane without passengers, the second time this year they may have to ask lawmakers to raise the mandatory cap on [Read entire story]

S.F.’s Rove Kitchen shutters after "colossal" rent hike

S.F.'s Rove Kitchen shutters after "colossal" rent hike

San Francisco's Rove Kitchen has closed after only after six months because of a "colossal" rent hike, the restaurant said this week. Breaking the news via a letter posted on the door of their Tendernob location at 678 [Read entire story]

Here are S.F.’s most violent neighborhoods, ranked by median home value

Here are S.F.'s most violent neighborhoods, ranked by median home value

New data from home industry tracker Trulia has outlined which San Francisco neighborhoods have the most police reports filed for violent crimes, and you might be surprised how high the median home prices are in some of [Read entire story]

Mayor’s office steps in as Transbay Transit Center costs balloon

Mayor's office steps in as Transbay Transit Center costs balloon

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee's office is taking control over development of the city's Transbay Transit Center, reining in oversight of the project from Transbay Joint Powers Authority director Maria Ayerdi-Kaplan, a new [Read entire story]

The Bay Area accounted for 40% of all job growth in California in October

The Bay Area accounted for 40% of all job growth in California in October

The Bay Area added 17,300 jobs during October, accounting for almost half of all new jobs in California during the month, with the tech industry accounting for much of that growth, a new Employment Development Department [Read entire story]

Airbnb grabs $100 million in new funding round, report says

Airbnb grabs $100 million in new funding round, report says

San Francisco-based vacation rental company Airbnb Inc. has raised more than $100 million in a new round of funding, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The report didn't name the investors participating in the [Read entire story]

Dell, EMC, IBM have failed at innovation, Khosla says

Dell, EMC, IBM have failed at innovation, Khosla says

One of tech's most respected titans, Vinod Khosla, has harsh words for the some of the field's largest and most recognizable companies, saying this week that the field has largely ignored innovation as its grown over the [Read entire story]

SolarCity rakes in $113 million from Musk, others

SolarCity rakes in $113 million from Musk, others

SolarCity has raked in $113 million in a new investment from private equity investor Silver Lake, CEO Lyndon Rive and Chairman Elon Musk, the company said Thursday. Kraftwerk, Silver Lake’s clean-energy arm, will [Read entire story]

Williams-Sonoma’s projected 4th-quarter sales miss estimates

Williams-Sonoma's projected 4th-quarter sales miss estimates

Shares of San Francisco-based retailer Williams-Sonoma dived as much as 6 percent in early trading to $62.22 on Friday as it projected fourth-quarter results that disappointed Wall Street. The company beat analyst [Read entire story]

Salesforce stock climbs to record high after posting 24% increase in 3rd-quarter sales

Salesforce stock climbs to record high after posting 24% increase in 3rd-quarter sales

Shares of Salesforce.com cracked a record high Thursday after the San Francisco-based cloud software provider posted a 24 increase in revenue for the third quarter and issued an optimistic outlook for 2016. Salesforce [Read entire story]

It’s ugly! Square prices IPO well under target range

It's ugly! Square prices IPO well under target range

The looming public market debut of San Francisco-based mobile payment company Square on Thursday added a controversial new chapter today when it priced its IPO at just $9 per share, or at a company valuation that's less [Read entire story]