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San Francisco beats Silicon Valley on tech job growth (Video)

San Francisco beats Silicon Valley on tech job growth (Video)

San Francisco is beating Silicon Valley, the traditional Bay Area tech hub, in the growth of tech jobs. State figures show the city enjoyed 57 percent growth in tech jobs between 2010 and 2013, compared with 14 percent [Read entire story]

Clever Inc. raises $10 million for education software

Education startup Clever Inc. raised $10.3 million in Series A funding in a round led by Sequoia Capital. San Francisco-based Clever makes software that helps teachers more easily enroll and track students, and [Read entire story]

Square debuts popular Register and other services in Spanish

Square debuts popular Register and other services in Spanish

San Francisco payments company Square said Monday its signature Register and other services are now available in Spanish as the company reaches out to the 20 percent of new businesses owned by Latinos. The company cited [Read entire story]

Alta Bates Summit, RNs await ruling by outside arbitrator on 300+ layoffs

Alta Bates Summit, RNs await ruling by outside arbitrator on 300+ layoffs

The California Nurses Association and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center are awaiting a decision by an outside arbitrator on whether the East Bay hospital system can proceed with layoffs and a restructuring of its [Read entire story]

What was on San Francisco delegation’s wish list for visit to Washington D.C.

What was on San Francisco delegation's wish list for visit to Washington D.C.

A San Francisco delegation of business, political and city department representatives descended upon Washington D.C. recently to promote a wide range of issues. The three-day excursion that ended March 14 allowed the [Read entire story]

Gilead takes political heat over its $84,000 hepatitis C drug

Gilead takes political heat over its $84,000 hepatitis C drug

No one can dispute that Gilead Sciences Inc. has a breakthrough hepatitis C treatment. The trouble is the public-facing politics around the drug — and that's not a hurdle that the Foster City-based company is jumping [Read entire story]

Five9 sets IPO for $126M

Five9 sets IPO for $126M

Cloud contact center software provider Five9 disclosed Monday that it expects to charge between $9 and $11 per share in its anticipated initial public stock offering. That price range would raise up to $126.5 million [Read entire story]

TriNet, Aerohive plan IPOs, nearly $400 million

TriNet, Aerohive plan IPOs, nearly $400 million

TriNet Group, the San Leandro provider of outsourced human resources services to small and medium-sized businesses, is expected to raise up to $293 million in an initial public offering of shares at a price ranging [Read entire story]

Wells Fargo’s listening: Bank unveils ‘social media command center’ in San Francisco

Wells Fargo's listening: Bank unveils 'social media command center' in San Francisco

Wells Fargo established an office in San Francisco to monitor what everyone's saying about the bank through social media channels. The move signals the growing importance major companies are placing on their reputation [Read entire story]

Demandbase raises $15 million

Demandbase raises $15 million

Demandbase, a marketing software company that enables business-serving companies to target ads and tailor websites to individual visitors closed a $15 million round funding led by Greenspring Associates.  Also in the [Read entire story]

Apple, Comcast reportedly in talks about TV service

Comcast, which signed a deal last month with streaming service Netflix, is now talking with Apple about advancing that company's long-cherished dream of entering the streaming TV business in a big way, according to [Read entire story]

New flood insurance law will slow increase in premiums

Homes in flood-prone areas will no longer be subject to sharp increases in flood insurance premiums when they are sold or when a new flood map places them in a higher-risk area, under a bill signed by President Obama [Read entire story]

StyleLend’s founder trades high-fashion glamour for startup

Duncan is hoping her company will walk away with the startup equivalent of a gold medal - some serious seed funding. Wouldn't it be more fun to, say, rent out a fashionable Parisian's closet when in Paris than to wear [Read entire story]

Phone call metadata easily yields details of private life

President Obama has tried to reassure Americans that the telephone records collected en masse by the National Security Agency don't include the contents of calls - only the dry, impersonal "metadata." "What surprised us [Read entire story]

Bankers’ apparent suicides concern industry

Industry's aggressive culture worries mental health experts Coroners in London are preparing to investigate two apparent suicides as unexpected deaths by finance workers around the world have raised concerns about [Read entire story]

Small-cap stocks long rally has some advising caution

In one corner of the U.S. equity market, investor enthusiasm is exceeding the frenzy of the Internet bubble. U.S. stocks rose last week, with the S&P 500 climbing 1.4 percent and the Russell 2000 adding 1 percent, as [Read entire story]

Cisco to spend $1 billion to enhance its cloud network

arbitrationHigh court bars secret talksThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday effectively killed a Delaware law that allowed state judges to preside over secret arbitration in high-stakes business disputes. Lower courts had [Read entire story]

5 former employees of Madoff convicted in case’s 1st trial

Five former employees of imprisoned financier Bernard Madoff were convicted Monday at the end of a six-month trial that portrayed them as telling an elaborate web of lies to hide a fraud that enriched them and cheated [Read entire story]

Ship Traffic for March 25, 2014

Ship Traffic Due to Arrive Today SHIPFROMPORTAPL AustriaLong BeachOAK CMA CGM LEOLong BeachOAK Hanjin Long BeachLong BeachOAK Horizon EnterpriseLos AngelesOAK MSC LeanneLong BeachOAK MSC LucianaLong BeachOAK NYK [Read entire story]

Biotech stocks near a correction, analysts warns

The rally in biotech is a study in optimism, with investors in search of a compelling growth story pushing the Nasdaq index to more than 400 times reported earnings and as much as 94 times estimated earnings. A [Read entire story]