Apple Store Guards Stage Sit-In Demanding Higher Wages

Silicon Valley's top tech firms are infamous for paying their help borderline-poverty wages, including private security. Today, some of Apple's retail and corporate guards protested their low pay at the company's flagship shop in San Francisco. » 8/28/14 5:15pm Thursday 5:15pm

LA Sheriff's Deputy Who Killed Former Napster Exec Won't Be Charged

Former Napster COO Milton Olin Jr. was killed while biking last December when a Los Angeles Sheriff's Deputy lost control of his vehicle while using a laptop. Now, the L.A. County District Attorney is declining to bring charges against the deputy, saying there is not enough evidence to prove negligence. » 8/28/14 2:15pm Thursday 2:15pm

Coin Cards Will Be Obsolete Months After They Are Released

Coin already blew their launch, pushing back the release of the all-in-one credit card eight-plus months right before pre-orders were supposed to ship. Now, customers will only be able to use their $100 Coin card for a few months before it's made obsolete. » 8/26/14 2:55pm Tuesday 2:55pm

Airbnb Pats Itself On The Back For Hurricane Sandy Charity

In recent months, Airbnb has come to resemble a political operator that happens to run a hotel network. As politicians and governments on both coasts turn the screws on the $10 billion startup, the startup continued its astroturfing campaign against San Francisco's so-called "home sharing" legislation and blanketed… » 8/25/14 3:00pm 8/25/14 3:00pm

The Average Tech Worker Now Makes $291,497 In San Mateo County

Tech is already known for having some of the highest wages of any American industry. But they continue climbing to new heights. Just south of San Francisco, in San Mateo county, home of Menlo Park and Redwood City, the average tech worker earned $291,497 in 2013. » 8/22/14 7:30pm 8/22/14 7:30pm

Gavin Newsom Suffering Through Saddest Coworking Sitch In San Francisco

Poor Gavin Newsom. Once he was the Mayor of San Francisco, spending his days working in a golden City Hall, sleeping with his campaign manager's wife, and boozing around town. Now he's California's lieutenant governor, doing a job he feels has little purpose and sharing desks with an internet browser extension startup… » 8/22/14 6:45pm 8/22/14 6:45pm

Gaming CEO Says Politics Is a Game He Can Fix With More Money

Dark money has been plaguing politics even since the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. The subsequent Super PACs, fueled by shadowy donations from millionaires and billionaires, have brought unwelcome influence into elections and made political parties more polarized. And Silicon Valley's elite know just how… » 8/22/14 3:00pm 8/22/14 3:00pm

Pandora Reveals Most Promising Diversity Numbers Yet

Pandora has become the latest Bay Area tech firm to disclose their diversity data. And of all the companies to release their numbers thus far, the pioneering music streaming and recommendation company is the first to reveal itself to be virtually equal parts male and female, the Wall Street Journal reports. » 8/21/14 1:15pm 8/21/14 1:15pm