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S.F. Lawmakers introducing legislation to make city first to require warning label on soda ads

Under a new legislation to be introduced by Supervisor Scott Wiener Tuesday, San Francisco would become the first city in the country to require warning labels on advertising for soda and other sugary beverages.

Additionally, supervisor Malia Cohen will propose to ban such advertising on... read more

2015 GDC drew record-setting 26,000 attendees; 2016 GDC date announced

According to an announcement made by UBM Tech, the organizer of the 2015 Game Developers Conference (GDC), a record-setting number of game industry professionals attended the GDC event this year.

The announcement by UBM revealed that the 2015 GDC event, which was held at the Moscone... read more

Ellen Pao testifies in case against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Ellen Pao testified for the first time in her lawsuit against Menlo Park-based venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Ellen Pao has accused the venture capital firm of gender discrimination and promoting three male junior partners instead of women employees who deserved the... read more

Apple could provide more details about smartwatch on March 9

Apple executives are expected to provide some more details and to answer some of the most important questions regarding its smartwatch at an event in Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Apple announced last September that the smartwatch will start at $349, slightly higher than the competition.... read more

Sony unveils latest prototype of Project Morpheus VR headset

At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, Sony unveiled the latest prototype of its virtual-reality (VR) headset, which is code-named Project Morpheus. The unveiling of the new Project Morpheus prototype by Sony indicates that the company has come a step closer to the... read more

Shuttle drivers support union for better wages and work conditions

Shuttle drives play an important role in the transport system in San Francisco and they are now asking for better work conditions and a wage hike. The drivers working with Compass Transportation have voted in favor of joining the union. The shuttle drivers working for technology companies... read more

Yahoo tries to entice developers to improve its position in mobile segment

Yahoo has released developer tools to give a push to mobile content delivery and advertising on the mobile segment. The usage on handheld devices has increased in the past few quarters and with faster data speeds, many people are using their smartphones and tablets to access internet. The growth... read more

Xiaomi announces entry in the US market with accessories and power banks

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has announced its plan to enter the U.S. market but the company has disappointed many by announcing that the launch of smartphones in the U.S. market could take much longer. Xiaomi has become the market leader in the Chinese market within a span of few... read more

Smartphone thefts reduce in NY, London and California with Kill Switch

The implementation of kill switch in iPhone and android based smartphones has results in reduction in the number of thefts of smartphones. With kill switch, the owners can remotely disable the devices, rendering it useless for anyone who steals the phone. The disabled and locked phone using the... read more

SF Public Health Officials report rise in shigellosis cases among homeless people

The San Francisco Department of Public Health has reported a significant increase in the number of cases of shigellosis, an intestinal bacterial disease.

It is a highly contagious bacterial illness and San Francisco residents are experiencing an increase in the number of cases this month... read more

Instagram passes Twitter with 300 million verified users

Instagram has reported than more than 300 million people use the app for sharing their photos with other users and followers on the network. In an official blog post, Instagram announced that the community members share over 70 million images and videos each day on the network.

San... read more

New Hope for Leukemia Patients with Revolutionary T-Cell Therapy

A recent press release by Novartis, a Switzerland-based multinational drug maker, reveals that after undergoing the CTL09 therapy, around 92% of the patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) experienced complete remissions. Also, there were around 70-75% of the patients who survived a 6-... read more

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