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Samsung Replaces Head of Mobile Design Amid Lagging Sales

When your latest smartphone has lukewarm sales and is criticized for its dullness -- apparently it's time to push out your head of mobile design. At least that's what [Read entire story]

Joe Montana Invests in Bay Area Startups

The new face of Silicon Valley tech investment is a familiar one. He's among the most famous athletes in Bay Area history. Now Joe Montana is setting his sights on technology. The legendary 49er is famous for making the [Read entire story]

LinkedIn (LNKD) Continues Silicon Valley Building Spree, Eyes Massive Expansion In Mountain View

MOUNTAIN VIEW (KPIX 5) — Almost everywhere in Silicon Valley, another high-tech building is taking shape. Professional social networking site LinkedIn is one of the companies leading the latest building boom. The [Read entire story]

Apple Drops Opposition To Phone Kill Switch Bill, State Senator Gets 2nd Chance

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— The mobile phone industry has worked hard to kill State Senator Mark Leno’s kill-switch bill, which fell two votes short of passage, two weeks ago, but Leno is bringing the bill back for [Read entire story]

LinkedIn Plans to Go Big in Mountain View, Add 10K Workers

LinkedIn may soon be hiring. The professional social network has submitted notice to Mountain [Read entire story]

Tesla loses nearly $50 million in first quarter

Research and development costs jumped 49 percent to $81.5 million as Tesla prepares to introduce the Model X crossover next year and adapts the Model S for a growing number of international markets. Previously, the Palo [Read entire story]

Ameriprise loses arbitration in investment case

An arbitration panel has ordered Ameriprise Financial Services to pay $1.165 million to a Redwood City couple who lost money in a type of real estate investment that gained popularity just before the property market [Read entire story]

Tesla Loses Nearly $50M In 1st Quarter As Development Costs Grow

FREMONT (CBS/AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors lost $49.8 million in the first quarter as it accelerated the development of its new crossover. Tesla’s loss of 40 cents per share compared with a profit of [Read entire story]

California Back In Running For Tesla Electric Car Battery Plant, CEO Elon Musk Says

PALO ALTO (CBS / AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors said California is back in the running for a massive battery plant it plans to start building this year. But Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the state is in the [Read entire story]

Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer faces test with Alibaba windfall

The pivotal moment in Mayer's tenure will come after Alibaba Group, China's e-commerce leader, completes one of the biggest initial public offerings in U.S. history. Most analysts say the Alibaba stake is the main [Read entire story]

Legislation would force UberX, Lyft, Sidecar to provide primary driver insurance

Legislation would force UberX, Lyft, Sidecar to provide primary driver insurance

Syed Muzaffar told police he had the UberX smartphone application open when his vehicle struck and killed 6-year-old Sophia Liu on New Year's Even while he was trolling the streets of San Francisco looking for paying [Read entire story]

Doctors Med Center faces closure after parcel tax fails

Doctors Med Center faces closure after parcel tax fails

District voters in the East Bay failed to pass a parcel tax to save Doctors Medical Center from likely closure, so the San Pablo safety net hospital's prognosis looks grim. Officials had said the hospital would be [Read entire story]

Bicycle Coffee: Where every day is Bike to Work Day

Bicycle Coffee: Where every day is Bike to Work Day

Bicycle Coffee Co. started with coffee beans roasted in a wok, stirred with a wooden spoon, then moved on to a stove top popcorn popper. Today it's a thriving Oakland business that delivers all its products by bicycle, [Read entire story]

Square 1 Bank opens office in San Francisco’s tech-laden SoMa

Square 1 Bank opens office in San Francisco's tech-laden SoMa

Square 1 Bank opened its second Bay Area branch with this month's opening of a location near San Francisco's South Park in SoMa. The bank's San Francisco branch is located at 500 Second St. Square 1 Bank, based in [Read entire story]

Gilead eschews dividend for $5 billion stock buyback

Gilead eschews dividend for $5 billion stock buyback

Gilead Sciences Inc. will buy back $5 billion of its stock, continuing its long-running policy of buybacks instead of dividends. The Foster City-based drug developer (NASDAQ: GILD) said Wednesday that the program is in [Read entire story]

San Francisco is best city in California to start a career, report says

San Francisco is best city in California to start a career, report says

Yes, San Francisco has sky-high rents, but the city is the best place in California for young people who want to start a career. That’s the conclusion of financial advice website WalletHub, which crunched data looking [Read entire story]

Bloomberg briefing

The Redwood City video game maker led the industry in quarterly sales of software for a new generation of consoles from Microsoft and Sony. Heads up Symantec reports quarterly earnings on Thursday, and Wall Street [Read entire story]

TuneIn app adds way to hear recently started songs

Internet radio service TuneIn is offering a way to see which songs have just started on 100,000 radio stations around the world, allowing you to listen in soon after the tune starts. The service from the Palo Alto [Read entire story]

Ship traffic for May 8

Due to arrive Thursday SHIPFROMPORTAPL ChinaSan Pedro, Los Angeles CountyOAKBumbiMazatlan, MexicoOAKCSCL SpringLos AngelesOAKExplorerEsmeraldas, EcuadorBNCHanjin AmsterdamLong BeachOAKMSC PilarLong BeachOAKSea-Land [Read entire story]

Electronic Arts profit lifts stock of game maker

EARNINGSResults boost Electronic ArtsShares of Electronic Arts soared Wednesday on the strength of its fourth-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street expectations. In the current quarter, the company expects to benefit [Read entire story]