Facebook Bans Influencers From Promoting Vaping, FirearmsFacebook announced it would ban influencers from promoting vaping and firearms on its platform and on Instagram, which it also owns. (12/19/19)
Petition To Ban Brazilian Netflix Film Depicting Jesus As Gay Gains TractionA petition is out that seeks to get Netflix to immediately remove a Brazilian film that depicts Jesus as a gay man. Andrea Nakano reports. (12-18-2019)
Oracle OpenWorld Opts Out Of High-Priced San Francisco; Massive Convention Heads To VegasIn a major hit to San Francisco's hospitality industry, one of its largest annual conventions is leaving the City by the Bay and headed to Sin City. Oracle Corp. is relocating its massive OpenWorld technology convention to the new Caesars Forum conference center slated to open on the Las Vegas Strip next year. Joe Vazquez reports. (12-10-2019)
PG&E Using High-Powered Heli-Saw To Trim Trees Away From Power LinesIt sounds like something out of a horror movie. PG&E's Heli-Saw has been described as a flying chainsaw. But as Don Ford tells us, its a welcome sight for people in fire country.
Google Buys Cisco Buildings, Continues Silicon Valley ExpansionGoogle is continuing its South Bay expansion--the tech giant has bought the Cisco buildings in Silicon Valley, expanding its footprint as Cisco lays off employees. Kiet Do reports. (12-4-2019)
Man's Car Stolen, Hand Broken In Meetup After Using App To Sell CarA man used the LetGo app to sell his Mercedes Benz, hoping for a normal transaction, but he ended up with his car stolen and a broken hand. Juliette Goodrich reports. (12-4-2019)
Bay Area Official Wants Stiffer Punishment For Porch PiratesAccording to a new survey, the Bay Area ranks number one in porch piracy. After a record-breaking Cyber Monday, a San Mateo County official seeks harsher punishment for package thieves. Joe Vazquez reports. (12-2-2019)
Amazon's Huge, Efficient Tracy Shipment Center Speeds Up Cyber Monday DeliveriesIt’s estimated that 68 million shoppers this year will have ordered items online on Cyber Monday. And a peek inside Amazon’s state-of-the-art shipping center in Tracy gives a glimpse of how so many products can be delivered so quickly. John Ramos reports. (12-2-2019)
Ruling For Billionaire Vinod Khosla Renews Fight Over Martins Beach AccessThe years-long fight over access to a San Mateo County beach next to land owned by a Silicon Valley billionaire is back on. (11/27/19)
Car Burglars Use Bluetooth Scanners To Locate Unattented DevicesBluetooth is a tool that makes it easier for us to connect our devices together, but it's also making it easier for car burglars to locate and snatch valuables. Kiet Do reports. (11-26-2019)
Bay Area Science Festival Events Happening Across The Bay AreaBay Area Science Festival co-founder Katherine Nielsen and UCSF graduate science student Priscila Munoz-Sandoval talk to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about events happening all over the Bay Area, culminating in Discovery Day at AT&T Park.
Tesla Powers Into the Pickup Market With Electric 'Cybertruck'Tesla CEO Elon Musk is taking on the workhorse heavy pickup truck market with his latest electric vehicle the "Cybertruck." Sara Donchey reports. (11-21-19)
Facebook To Build Mega Campus At Fremont's Ardenwood Office ParkFacebook plans to build its mega campus in Fremont's Ardenwood Office Park. When it's all done, the cluster of development will total about 1 million square feet. Kiet Do reports. (11-20-2019)
SFO Launching Curbside Uber PickupJust in time for the holiday travel season, passengers at SFO can pay more for Uber drivers to pick them up curbside. (11/20/19)
Ford Unveils Electric Mustang Mach-E SUV; Elon Musk Tweets CongratulationsFord unveiled its all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E crossover SUV on Sunday, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent out a congratulatory tweet following the announcement. Kiet Do reports. (11/19/19)
Stem Cells From Wisdom Teeth Could Help Paralyzed Man Walk AgainNo one enjoys a trip to the dentist but, for some, it just might be a key to unlocking the healing power of the human body. John Ramos reports. (11-15-19)
Surgeons Test New Wearable Tech to Improve Operating SkillsA Stanford scientist and her team are using smart, wearable technology to help physicians improve the art of surgery. Juliette Goodrich reports. (11-14-19)
VP Mike Pence Touts Moon Mission in Visit to NASA Ames in Mountain ViewDuring a fund-raising swing through California, Vice President Mike Pence came to the Bay Area to help re-launch America’s space plans. Len Ramirez reports. (11-14-19)
Google Reportedly Collecting Health Data On Millions Of AmericansA report in the Wall Street Journal says Google has gathered health data on millions of Americans without their knowledge. (11/12/19)
Goldman Sachs Under Investigation Over Gender Discrimination Claims Involving Apple CardAn investigation has been launched into Goldman Sachs and its administration of Apple's new credit card after company co-founder Steve Wozniak and others said they were given much higher credit limits than their wives despite similar financial profiles. (11/11/19)
Family Of Man Killed In Orinda Halloween Party Shooting To Sue AirbnbThe family of 23-year-old Raymon Hill Jr., one of five people who died in a shooting at a Halloween party at an Airbnb house in Orinda, is suing the short-term rental giant. Jackie Ward reports. (11/8/19)
Airbnb To Make Critical Changes After Deadly Orinda Halloween ShootingThe aftermath of a deadly Halloween party shooting in Orinda is now impacting the way Airbnb does business. The company hopes the changes it's making will protect both the host and the renters in the future. Andrea Nakano reports. (11-6-2019)
Zuckerberg Hosts 'No Holds Barred' Dinner With Civil Rights Leaders At Palo Alto HomeFacebook's CEO hosted a delegation of civil rights leaders at his Palo Alto property. Attendees agreed not to discuss specifics of the meeting. One advocate brought up anti-Muslim hate speech on the platform to Zuckerberg. Kiet Do reports. (11-5-2019)
Apple Announces $2.5 Billion Plan To Help Calkfornia's Housing CrisisApple announced on Monday it will spend $2.5 billion to help with the state's housing crisis. Kiet Do reports from San Jose, where one projects backed by Apple, could go up.