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Netflix lures Ryan Murphy in deal said to be worth as much as $300 million

Netflix has won yet another battle against old Hollywood. On Tuesday night, the Los Gatos company announced that it had poached hit-making producer Ryan Murphy from 21st Century Fox. The [Read entire story]

After Twitter storm, New York Times and new hire part ways

On Tuesday afternoon, the New York Times announced that it had hired Quinn Norton, a journalist and an essayist known for her work at Wired magazine, as the editorial board’s lead opinion writer on technology. [Read entire story]

Facebook losing young users to Snapchat even faster than expected

As older people continue to inch Facebook’s user count up, teenagers are increasingly leaving the social media powerhouse in favor of a service they feel they have greater control over: Snapchat. If [Read entire story]

EBay working on tech tools to make online shopping more fun

EBay will introduce augmented reality features this year to make buying and selling goods on the website more engaging, and it is exploring a credit program for sellers to encourage them to keep their money on the [Read entire story]

Exclusive: How Williams-Sonoma’s new CTO is planning to usher the retailer into a new era

The new chief technology officer previously spearheaded digital technology for two of the industry's biggest names: Macy's and Wal-Mart. [Read entire story]

Here’s this Peninsula startup’s pitch to bring blockchain to real estate

Even a staid industry like real estate is not immune to disruption by blockchain, if startup Propy has its way. [Read entire story]

The 10 best Bay Area public high schools ranked by SAT scores for 2018

If you're looking for an academic powerhouse of a public high school, the East Bay and Marin County remain your best bets, according to this year's SAT rankings from data provider Niche. Bay Area public high schools [Read entire story]

Bay Area health network begins expansion into South Bay, Santa Clara to cover the region

The move into these areas will bring three additional hospitals and 996 physicians as it partners with Good Samaritan Health System, Dignity Health’s Sequoia Hospital and Dignity Health Medical Network of Sequoia. [Read entire story]

Photos: Warriors star Steph Curry’s North Carolina mansion hits market for $1.55 million

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry, who has hometown roots in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area, is looking to sell the home that he and wife Ayesha purchased in the Waxhaw area nearly seven years ago. The [Read entire story]

Ship traffic, Feb. 15

Ship traffic Due to arrive today SHIP [Read entire story]

How an East Bay group is working with the Gates Foundation to stop diarrhea from killing kids

The Gates Foundation will pony up $6.5 million to speed an experimental drug's trip through clinical trials aimed at stopping the second-leading cause of infectious diarrhea. [Read entire story]

Whole Foods to land in Mid-Market in a big way

A 55,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market will open in San Francisco's Mid-Market neighborhood at Market and Eighth streets, the retailer said Tuesday, beginning the final phase of the area's massive Trinity Place [Read entire story]

San Francisco Giants’ Mixed-Use Waterfront Development Gets Green Light

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — After a decade of planning and proposals, the San Francisco Giants’ massive new waterfront development near AT&T Park got the go-ahead from City Hall. The San Francisco Board of [Read entire story]

San Jose Residents Worry Downtown Google Campus Will Price Them Out

SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) – Many San Jose residents had a message for city leaders on Tuesday: Just say no — to Google. They’re worried the tech giant’s new downtown development is about to price them out [Read entire story]

Accounting giant PwC shops new space for S.F. office

Hipper digs might be more appealing to those working in PwC’s San Francisco office, where the average age of the workers is just 27. [Read entire story]

Business News Roundup, Feb. 14

Retail Barnes & Noble adjusts staffing Barnes & Noble, which announced a round of layoffs this week, is pointing [Read entire story]

Apple CEO Tim Cook dodges question about dividend increase

Apple’s next big thing will likely be a large dividend increase financed by a tax cut on its overseas profit, but the famously secretive company isn’t giving any clues about how big it might be. CEO [Read entire story]

Bitcoin miners tap into Iceland’s renewable energy

KEFLAVIK, Iceland — Iceland is expected to use more energy mining bitcoin and other virtual currencies this year than it uses to power its homes. With huge amounts of electricity needed to run the [Read entire story]

YouTube’s revamped ad system not good enough to lure back AT&T

AT&T, one of the nation’s biggest marketers, has yet to return to YouTube nearly a year after pulling its advertising because of concerns that it could appear alongside offensive material. The company [Read entire story]

Local 401(k) startups aim to bring retirement benefits to startups, small business

A report from the Government Accountability Office found that only around 14 percent of small businesses offer 401(k) plans. These startups are trying to change that. [Read entire story]