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#BuyTwitter shareholder push fails, but supporters hold out hope

A proposal meant to push Twitter to explore the possibility of becoming a user-operated cooperative was met with staunch resistance at the company’s annual shareholder meeting Monday, but supporters of the measure [Read entire story]

Ford ousts Fields as CEO and installs Hackett

In a shake-up reflecting the pressures on the U.S. auto industry, Ford Motor Co. replaced CEO Mark Fields on Monday and vowed to catch up in the race to build self-driving cars and define a new era in personal [Read entire story]

PayPal sues Pandora; baseball in VR (sort of); the Pill Cosby

The New York Post reported that the federal suit, filed in Manhattan, alleges that Pandora’s recently changed logo, with a big blue P, confuses some PayPal customers because it is so similar to the payment company’s [Read entire story]

After massive fight, feds approve Caltrain’s electrification funding

After a bruising public battle, the Federal Transit Administration said today it will fund the remaining $647 million needed to electrify Caltrain. Caltrain can now begin construction on the $1.9 billion project to [Read entire story]

Big investment bets from the ‘Mayor of Fintech’: Here’s what’s in Rob Suber’s portfolio

Ron Suber, the president of peer-to-peer lender Prosper Marketplace, has been dubbed the “Mayor of Fintech” for his secondary position outside of his full-time job. His role in supporting or personally seeding [Read entire story]

BART hit with class action privacy lawsuit over personal data collected by its security app

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District and the maker of its BART Watch mobile app were hit with a class-action lawsuit Monday over allegations that the app violates users’ privacy rights by collecting [Read entire story]

Risks of Streaming Illegal Content on Amazon Fire Stick

The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a popular device designed to make streaming easier than ever before, letting consumers stream Netflix, Hulu, Amazon video and premium channels like HBO without a fancy smart TV or connecting [Read entire story]

Bay Area autonomous driving executive takes over as CEO at Ford

Ford on Monday replaced CEO Mark Fields with the executive in charge of the its autonomous driving division, which is based in Palo Alto. Shares jumped more than 2 percent on the news. James Hackett, 62, is a former [Read entire story]

Former tennis pro says East Bay landlord was major player in bid-rigging case

A former tennis pro-turned real estate investor testified in federal court last week that that well-known East Bay landlord Michael Marr was a major participant in an illegal bid rigging scheme that affected foreclosure [Read entire story]

VTA Shells Out $60,000 For Extra Trains After U2 Show Breaks Curfew

SANTA CLARA (KCBS) — The fallout continues from last week’s U2 concert at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier reports in Sunday’s Matier & Ross column that [Read entire story]

How a cancer test maker started by former Twitter, Google execs hopes to change the world

With its $249 test to screen for 30 genes linked to eight hereditary cancers, Color Genomics Inc. has pushed to detect cancer earlier but also take price away as a barrier. Color took a big step toward those goals [Read entire story]

Zillow’s next step may disrupt real estate brokerages

Real estate tracking portal Zillow is close to creating a business model in home buyers can skip the traditional "middle man" step of using a brokerage. A new column in VentureBeat argues that Zillow, which currently is [Read entire story]

The most in-demand Bay Area workplaces, according to LinkedIn

Silicon Valley dominates LinkedIn's "Top Companies" report, an annual ranking of the most in-demand workplaces in the U.S. [Read entire story]

Trump dials back Islam critique as he basks in Saudi deals

On the second day of his inaugural foreign trip, where he’s been hailed by Arab leaders as a “dear brother” and a man with “unique personality,” Trump told Muslim allies on Sunday not to wait for U.S. help to [Read entire story]

Twitter Co-Founder Laments App’s Role In Trump’s Election

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A co-founder of Twitter says he’s sorry if the popular social media platform helped put Donald Trump in the White House, as the president has suggested. Evan Williams says Twitter’s [Read entire story]

Bay Area Companies Lead ‘Best Places to Work’ Ranking

The Bay Area is well represented on a recent LinkedIn list of the United States' best places to work. [Read entire story]

Bay Area Companies Lead ‘Best Places to Work’ Ranking

The Bay Area is well represented on a recent LinkedIn list of the United States' best places to work.Photo Credit: Getty Images, File [Read entire story]

Rescuing design drawing for Route 66 neon signs

Ellen Babcock spotted them during one of her many visits to Zeon Signs as part of her interest in sign-making and the installation of public artwork on unused signs in Albuquerque. The University of New Mexico sculpture [Read entire story]

Bitfinex comes back from $69 million bitcoin heist

After hackers stole $69 million from Bitfinex last year, the bitcoin exchange’s fate seemed sealed: lawsuits, bankruptcy and years of liquidation proceedings. The exchange posted its most profitable month and claimed [Read entire story]

Best audio gifts for young graduates

Google’s budget audio dongle pipes music to any stereo from the most popular streaming apps on your phone. It’s simple and works well, with direct compatibility for most major music services, and even more are [Read entire story]