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SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco supervisors want to put a 1.5 percent payroll tax on November's ballot that would hit San Francisco-based tech companies to help address the city's housing shortage and chronic homelessness.
The tax would generate $120 million in revenue – calculated based on tech companies' existing payroll expenses – that would be redirected to homelessness programs and ...5 hours ago
SILICON VALLEY—Apple wants to make concerts enjoyable again by disabling photo and video capturing at select venues.
The Cupertino-based company was granted a patent on Tuesday, first spotted by Patently Apple, which would allow iPhone cameras to detect an infrared signal that would prohibit concert attendees from filming bootleg footage. Concert organizers and performers would set up a device ...6 hours ago
WASHINGTON—For years, health care has had a reputation for being a bit rigid when it comes to innovation.
In some ways, that's a good thing. It has helped keep quality and safety standards constant in the midst of great changes in delivery. "But frontline workers often accept problems and learn to simply deal with them," said Dr. Mark Smith, chief innovation officer at Columbia-based MedStar ...7 hours ago
SILICON VALLEY—Sheryl Caveberg is a cave woman, explaining the concept of ‘Lean In’ to fellow cave men in a skit intended to show gender equality is easy enough to be conceived by a cave man in the Paleolithic era. “Me tell men to lean in,’” she yells, while crouching along the ground.
The Sandberg skit was one of several gender inequality-inspired sketches that took center stage for ...7 hours ago
One of the hardest parts of being an entrepreneur is raising capital.
According to the Angel Capital Association, only 2 percent of entrepreneurs are able to pry much-needed cash from the tight hands of angel investors, and less than a half of a percent raise money from venture capitalists, according to Price Waterhouse study.
At the international conference for the Angel Capital ...8 hours ago
LOS ANGELES—Russell Simmons’ All Def Digital has tripled its VC funding with a $10 million Series B. The Culver City, Calif.-based media brand will use the money to grow the audience for and distribution of its urban youth programming across a number of platforms. The company already counts 10 million fans on YouTube and Facebook.
Third Wave Digital Partners led the Series B, with ...9 hours ago
Self-driving cars, virtual reality, drones… these are no longer concepts relegated to futuristic movies or science fiction novels.
These technologies are rapidly invading our everyday lives, driven by consumer demand.
While these advances will undoubtedly provide a great deal of entertainment, safety, and convenience, they will also inevitably create complex legal questions that will ...9 hours ago
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