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Norovirus outbreak sickens 60 people at Hotel Sofitel in Redwood City

San Mateo County health officials are investigating an outbreak of highly-contagious norovirus. According to them, norovirus caused at least 60 people to fall ill at the National Association for Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) State Convention last month in Redwood City's luxury hotel in... read more

Dignity Health agrees to pay $37 million to settle Overbilling Claims

A three-state hospital chain based in San Francisco, Dignity Health, has agreed to pay the government $37 million to settle allegations that it overbilled Medicare and a military health care program for years.

The Justice Department said that Dignity Health, previously known as Catholic... read more

Uber Receives ‘F’ Rating from Better Business Bureau

Uber, a smartphone-based ride sharing service based in San Francisco, has received an 'F' rating by the Better Business Bureau. Better Business Bureau is a nonprofit organization that tries to resolve consumer disputes and also set standards for advertising and other business practices.

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Elon Musk voices concerns about possible destructive power of artificial intelligence

During the course of an on-stage conversation at Vanity Fair's New Establishment Summit in San Francisco on Wednesday, Elon Musk - the billionaire CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX - voiced his worries about the possible destructive power of artificial intelligence (AI).

Despite the fact... read more

Highfive unveils $799-priced new device --- an HD system for conference rooms

San Francisco-based startup Highfive unveiled its first product on Tuesday --- a new $799-priced device which the company claims can unfold a hassle-free teleconferencing experience for users.

According to the details shared by Highfive, the company's slim new aluminum-cased device not... read more

Microsoft shares more about its next operating system: Windows 10

Microsoft has shared that its new operating system, Windows 10, will offer better and easier options for developers to build applications for multiple platforms. The new version of Windows operating system will be available by mid 2015, Microsoft announced at an event in San Francisco.

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Microsoft Shares More Details about Next Windows OS Version: Windows 9

Microsoft will share the name of the next version of the popular Windows operating system of the company on Tuesday. Technology analysts call it Windows 9 while the internal development team at Microsoft calls it ‘Threshold’.

With Nadella in control, market experts are also expecting the... read more

Microsoft apparently set to unveil ‘Windows 9’ OS on Sept 30

At the invitation-only event in San Francisco on Tuesday, September 30, software giant Microsoft will likely unveil the next major version of its Windows operating system, which is codenamed 'Threshold.'

The forthcoming unveiling of the new Windows OS on September 30 was inadvertently... read more

Uber, Lyft & Sidecar engaged in unlawful practices: California DAs allege

Ride-sharing services Uber, Lyft and Sidecar are all engaged in a couple of unlawful practices, district attorneys (DAs) of San Francisco and Los Angeles alleged.

The DAs said a joint investigation revealed that the ride-sharing companies' websites misled consumers by claiming that their... read more

San Francisco and Los Angeles District Attorneys warn Sidecar over illegal Carpooling

On Thursday, the San Francisco and Los Angeles County district attorneys have sent a letter to Sidecar, a transportation network firm that connects people for shared rides, that could stop its ridesharing and carpooling features.

In August, ridesharing service companies such as Sidecar,... read more

Pregnant Women who are informed about prenatal testing more likely to skip them

A new study on pregnant women has revealed that the women who are shown interactive computer program to educate them about prenatal testing are more likely to skip non-invasive blood tests and ultrasounds.

There are certain tests that can be taken up during pregnancy like a simple blood... read more

Ericsson acquires majority stake in cloud startup Apcera

In a move which marks Swedish telecom Ericsson's big commitment to the cloud business, the company has recently announced that it is acquiring a majority stake in Apcera - the 2012-founded enterprise services firm based in San Francisco. The financial terms of the acquisition have not been... read more


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