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1A-Latest X Prize Challenge Pushes to Map Earth’s Oceans and win Lots of Money

X Prize is giving an opportunity to sea-loving explorers to map ocean floor and win lots of money. Peter Diamandis founded non-profit organization announced the new challenge Monday at the annual American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco.

Chief executive officer of X... read more

Apple has shuttered its Topsy Labs unit

Tech giant Apple has shut down its Topsy Labs unit, which specialized in analyzing Twitter data and offering insights on tweets, users, and events.

The now-shuttered Topsy Labs unit was created by Apple after its acquisition of San Francisco-based social analytics firm Topsy. Apple... read more

New Institute aims to help developing nations know more about dementia

Seeing the devastating effect dementia is having on people, a new institute has been opened that will help developing nations to understand more about the disease. It will also lessen the burden on patients, families and caregivers.

UC San Francisco and the University of Dublin have... read more

Video shows great white shark eating unsuspecting mammal, just off Alcatraz Island

A new video has captured a moment wherein the great white shark ate the unsuspecting mammal just off Alcatraz Island. Earlier on October 12, the great white shark was first recorded attacking in the San Francisco Bay, upon what seemed to be a sea lion.

Director of the San Francisco-based... read more

Quantcast: Google Chrome is dominant browser on Windows 10 in US

According to a report released by San Francisco-based Web traffic measurement company Quantcast on Monday, Google’s Chrome browser is the dominant browser on Microsoft’s new Windows 10 OS in the US.

The disclosure by Quantcast implies that Windows 10 users in the US apparently prefer to... read more

Lyft cited by FCC over unwanted autodialed text messages

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has cited ride-sharing startup Lyft Inc. for violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Travis LeBlanc, the head of the FCC's Enforcement Bureau, said that the Act gives users "the right to choose whether they want marketing calls... read more

Two San Francisco cops under investigation in connection with alleged sexual assault

Two police officers from the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) have been placed under investigation for sexually assaulting a woman, a spokesperson for the department confirmed.

Spokesperson Albie Esparza said an off-duty police officer allegedly sexually assaulted a woman in August... read more

Open Container Initiative’s two new signatories --- Oracle and Twitter

The non-profit initiative called Open Container Platform - which has now been renamed 'Open Container Initiative' - has been adding new signatories over the last one-month period of its launch. The latest companies to sign up for the initiative are Oracle and Twitter.

The newly-renamed... read more

San Francisco’s housing crisis persists

The city of San Francisco is losing rent-controlled apartments almost at the same rate as it is adding new affordable units, a study reported by the San Francisco Chronicle revealed.

According to the San Francisco's Housing Balance Report, nearly 5,500 apartments were removed from the so-... read more

Venomous snake missing from San Francisco Zoo exhibit

San Francisco Zoo authorities have announced that a small venomous snake is missing from its newly opened multimillion-dollar South American Tropical Rainforest exhibit.

The popular zoo opened the South American Tropical Rainforest exhibit last Saturday, but a venomous snake, a Baron's... read more

Taco Bell’s delivery service available in Dallas, Los Angeles and San Francisco

Popular restaurant chain Taco Bell on Wednesday announced the launch of delivery service in as many as 90 cities of three major regions, viz. Dallas, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

The home delivery service, which Taco Bell launched in partnership with DoorDash, will benefit millions of... read more

Apple iPhone will get better battery life after iOS 9 upgrade

In one of the noteworthy announcements made by Apple at its 2015 Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) held in San Francisco last week, the company revealed that the forthcoming new iOS version - iOS 9 - will enhance the battery life of iPhones upgraded to the new software.

Announcing... read more


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