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Visa looks to monetize its stake in British mobile payments company Monitise

Visa said it may sell its stake in Monitise, sending shares in the British mobile payments company plunging.Monitise saw the value of its shares fall more than 25 percent Thursday, after Visa said it was "considering its options," regarding its 5.5 percent ... [Published San Francisco Business Times - 12 hours ago]
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Williams-Sonoma returns to Sonoma with new store, cooking school and new products

Williams-Sonoma is going back home.The San Francisco-based retailer is poised to open up a new landmark store. It will include a retail exhibit of founder Chuck Williams’ original and iconic “finds” from Europe, a cooking school, a garden. It will also ... [Published San Francisco Business Times - 6 hours ago]
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Tech companies to adopt SFUSD schools through expanded program

Tech companies will pair with each of San Francisco's 116 public schools by the end of the school year, expanding a program aimed at creating long-term relationships between schools and the city's growing legion of tech companies.The companies reportedly ... [Published San Francisco Business Times - 6 hours ago]
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Alibaba prices IPO shares at $68, raising $21.8 billion

Alibaba Group priced its IPO at $68 a share, raising $21.8 billion in the biggest tech IPO in history, the Wall Street Journal said.The Journal cited an unnamed source who said the Chinese Internet giant hit the top end of its target share-price range, ... [Published San Francisco Business Times - 11 hours ago]
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Which Wich sandwich chain bringing new stores and 400 jobs to the Bay Area

A Dallas-based sandwich shop concept is bringing up to 15 stores to the Bay Area in the next few years, and with them, lots of jobs.Which Wich Superior Sandwiches, which launched in Dallas in 2003 and has since grown its company to 408 locations throughout ... [Published San Francisco Business Times - 11 hours ago]
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Clorox names new CEO, Knauss to remain chairman

Clorox tapped Benno Dorer to become the company's next CEO, succeeding Don Knauss, who will remain chairman.The move is effective Nov. 20.Dorer, who will also be nominated to join the Clorox board, is a 50-year-old executive who came to Clorox in 2005 ... [Published San Francisco Business Times - 11 hours ago]
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John Muir Health donates $35,000 to help fight Ebola outbreak

John Muir Health appears to be the first large health system in the Bay Area to make a donation of its own to aid efforts to contain and control the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has killed thousands in recent months.In a Sept. 18 memo to the Walnut ... [Published San Francisco Business Times - 7 hours ago]
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CrowdFlower raises $12.5 million to help scrub troves of data for better applications

As more companies are diving deep into their banks of data, one of the most challenging parts is organizing and interpreting what parts are best for improving their business. A San Francisco-based startup, CrowdFlower, has raised $12.5 million in a Series ... [Published San Francisco Business Times - 12 hours ago]
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Biotech AvidBiotics closing in on $15 million fundraise

AvidBiotics Corp., the developer of proteins focused on cancer and food safety, is closing in on a $15 million funding round, according to a filing Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.The South San Francisco company, co-founded by former ... [Published San Francisco Business Times - 12 hours ago]
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A birthday toast to Silicon Valley's 'Traitorous Eight'

I t’s a birthday of sorts for Silicon Valley.As noted in this morning's New York Times daily briefing, today marks the anniversary of the 1957 walkout at Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory by the so-called “Traitorous Eight”.William Shockley, a brilliant ... [Published San Francisco Business Times - 12 hours ago]
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Clear vision: Genentech exec wins award for work on eye drug Lucentis

While Lucentis — Genentech Inc.'s drug for the sudden, blinding eye disease known as wet age-related macular degeneration — has been at the center of a long-running drug-pricing debate, there is no question about its science.Lucentis blocks a protein ... [Published San Francisco Business Times - 12 hours ago]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 2 reports

Airbnb hotel tax: San Francisco could get $11 million a year

More than $11 million a year could flow into San Francisco City Hall when Airbnb starts collecting hotel taxes on Oct. 1.The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Airbnb has 4,800 listings in the city with an average price of $183 a night.If one-quarter ... [Published San Francisco Business Times - 19 hours ago]

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