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Tech Companies Hire Models to Attend Holiday Parties: Report

A report of Bay Area tech companies hiring models to act as guests at lavish holiday parties is raising concerns.Some question if the trend is sending the wrong message, especially amid a national debate about sexual [Read entire story]

Tech Companies Hire Models to Attend Holiday Parties: Report

A report of Bay Area tech companies hiring models to act as guests at lavish holiday parties is raising concerns.Photo Credit: Getty Images [Read entire story]

Disney cashing in big on Lucasfilm deal

The lobby of Lucasfilm’s headquarters in the Presidio is tastefully decorated with Craftsman-style lamps and leather chairs. There’s a statue of special effects pioneer Willis O’Brien posing with King Kong in the [Read entire story]

Researchers combat gender and racial bias in artificial intelligence

When Timnit Gebru was a student at Stanford’s prestigious Artificial Intelligence Lab, she ran a project that used Google Street View images of cars to determine the demographic makeup of towns and cities across the [Read entire story]

Can better policies prevent workplace sexual harassment?

Sexual misconduct happens at work not because companies don’t publish harassment policies, experts say, but because managers don’t enforce them — and because people fail to apply them to themselves. [Read entire story]

Is a trivia app the answer to questions about live streaming?

These are heady times for the creators of HQ Trivia. The app, which broadcasts live shows to iPhones and iPads twice a day, has taken off since its debut in August. Its ability to attract tens of [Read entire story]

Apple reportedly close to buying Shazam for about $400 million

Apple is close to acquiring Shazam Entertainment, the startup whose music recognition app is already built into Apple’s Siri virtual assistant, according to a person familiar with the discussions. A [Read entire story]

ICYMI: Facebook tops Glassdoor list; Hoed & Shoulders selling big

If you missed it ... In a week when Time magazine recognized the [Read entire story]

Net Neutrality Supporters Speak Up As FCC Set To Strike Down Rules

NEW YORK (AP) — Net neutrality is a simple concept but a dense and often technical issue normally discussed in tech and telecom circles. Now it’s hit the mainstream. Next week, the Federal Communications [Read entire story]

Net Neutrality Supporters Speak Up As FCC Set To Strike Down Rules

NEW YORK (AP) — Net neutrality is a simple concept but a dense and often technical issue normally discussed in tech and telecom circles. Now it’s hit the mainstream. Next week, the Federal Communications [Read entire story]

California Wildlife Officials Cancel 2018 Abalone Fishing Season

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California wildlife officials have voted to cancel the 2018 abalone fishing season due to concerns about mass starvation among the mollusks along Sonoma and Mendocino coasts. The Santa Rosa Press [Read entire story]

California Wildlife Officials Cancel 2018 Abalone Fishing Season

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California wildlife officials have voted to cancel the 2018 abalone fishing season due to concerns about mass starvation among the mollusks along Sonoma and Mendocino coasts. The Santa Rosa Press [Read entire story]

Exclusive: Salesforce Tower landlord revises design of 800,000-square-foot office proposal

Boston Properties, San Francisco's biggest office landlord, has a new design for its next big project. [Read entire story]

Trump says Wells Fargo won’t escape penalties in mortgage case

WASHINGTON—President Trump on Friday denied a report that the federal consumer financial watchdog might drop sanctions against Wells Fargo & Co. for alleged mortgage lending abuses and said the bank could face even [Read entire story]

Bay Area real estate players react to the idea of robot rental agents

Before fully embracing robot real estate agents, one Bay Area real estate player cautions, “Just as speed dating leads to a relationship, renters and buyers will seek out that personal touch that only brokers and [Read entire story]

Security robot that deterred homeless encampments in the Mission gets rebuke from the city

San Francisco residents continue to rage against the machines. While the city's board of supervisors moves toward finalizing limits on robots that roam the sidewalks to deliver food and goods, it must also find a way to [Read entire story]

California Opens Online System To License New Pot Industry

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is taking applications to license its emerging legal marijuana industry. Recreational pot sales will begin in California on Jan. 1, joining the state’s long-running medical [Read entire story]

Best gifts for the home chef

Amazon Dash Wand Cnet rating: 4.0 stars out of 5 The good: Amazon’s shopping aid is easy to set up and easy to use, and Alexa [Read entire story]

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