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Berkeley Lab licenses arsenic-cleaning technology to Indian company

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory licensed technology created by engineer Ashok Gadgil for cleaning arsenic out of contaminated water to a company that plans to use it in India and Bangladesh. The company, Luminous [Read entire story]

GuideSpark gets $15 million for employee communications

GuideSpark, a five year old operator of a employee communications and engagement platform, has raised a $15 million round of funding led by New Enterprise Associates, with prior investors Storm Ventures and IDG Ventures [Read entire story]

Kroger might bid for all of Safeway

Kroger might bid for all of Safeway

Kroger is considering a bid for all or part of Safeway, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. In an earlier era, the idea of combining the nation's largest and second-largest traditional grocer would have been [Read entire story]

Eventbrite co-founder calls SF office rents vomit-inducing

Eventbrite co-founder calls SF office rents vomit-inducing

Tech companies may be swallowing astronomical rent increases to stay in the city’s trendy quarters, but that doesn’t mean they like it. Eventbrite co-founder Julia Hartz told Business Insider that the 100,000 square [Read entire story]

Crowd-funding solar for your home

Homeowners who want to go solar but don’t have the cash now have a new alternative, courtesy of Oakland startup Mosaic: Crowd-funding. The company announced Wednesday that it will offer homeowners a way to get [Read entire story]

The woman behind so many top San Francisco chefs

The woman behind so many top San Francisco chefs

Jo Lynne Lockley is a familiar face around San Francisco’s culinary scene. As the owner of the Chefs’ Professional Agency, a headhunting service for the restaurant industry, Lockley has built relationships with the [Read entire story]

Xoma’s headline drug fails 2nd clinical trial in three years

Xoma's headline drug fails 2nd clinical trial in three years

Mid-stage studies featuring Xoma Corp.'s marquee drug failed to improve the lot of patients with erosive osteoarthritis in the hand, the company said. The Berkeley company's (NASDAQ: XOMA) stock tumbled more than 27 [Read entire story]

Is New York a model for fixing California prisons?

Law professor Jonathan Simon at the University of California, Berkeley pointed to prison reforms in the Empire State as a model that should be followed here in the Golden State. Simon, who teaches an undergraduate [Read entire story]

Flipboard acquires news reader app Zite from CNN

Flipboard Inc. bought Zite, a news reader application, from cable network CNN. Palo Alto-based Flipboard, which describes itself as an online magazine personalized to each of its users, didn't say what it paid for [Read entire story]

Google talked on barge with National Park Service

Google talked on barge with National Park Service

Google Inc. explored bringing its mysterious barge to San Francisco's historic Fort Mason Center, according to a news report. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) began talks with the National Park Service last March, though the [Read entire story]

Popular San Francisco Bar in SoMa Bans Google Glass

Leave the [Read entire story]

Google Glass Wearers Banned From San Francisco SoMa Bar

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A San Francisco South of Market bar frequented by a high-tech crowd has banned patrons from wearing Google Glass while inside the establishment. The Willows, a bar at Folsom and 12th [Read entire story]

Bay Area Interns Earn $7K A Month

Interns often view their work as a frustrating yet necessary means to a decent paying job. But some of these eager college students may be looking at a paycheck bigger than most full-time workers. A recent list released [Read entire story]

Bay Area Interns Earn $7K A Month

Interns often view their work as a frustrating yet necessary means to a decent paying job. But some of these eager college students may be looking at a paycheck bigger than most full-time workers. A recent list released [Read entire story]

Mentally challenged workers find jobs through the Arc

The Arc has placed others with developmental disabilities - ranging from autism spectrum disorders to Down syndrome - at more than 80 companies in San Francisco. 'Big checklist'At Zendesk, Lin's main job is to take the [Read entire story]

Cal Hires Wikipedia Adviser

Wasting all your time at work on Wikipedia? The [Read entire story]

United enforcing carry-on-bag size limit

United Airlines is getting tough on passengers with oversize carry-on bags. The size limits on carry-on bags have been in place for years, but airlines have been inconsistent in enforcing them. Passengers are allowed [Read entire story]

Tesla Motors to open 30 service centers and stores

The Palo Alto company is expanding overseas and predicted combined European and Asian sales this year would be almost twice those in North America. Heads up Whole Foods Market Co-CEO Walter Robb and Sierra Orchards [Read entire story]

Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer retiring

Apple's chief financial officer is stepping down, to be replaced by its vice president of finance, the company said Tuesday. Last month, Carl Icahn dropped his campaign urging Apple to buy back $50 billion of stock this [Read entire story]

RadioShack falls as sales slump prompts 1,100 store closings

RadioShack Corp. shares slumped the most in more than four months after the electronics chain posted fourth-quarter sales that trailed analysts' estimates and said it would close as many as 1,100 locations. Chief [Read entire story]