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Public transit leaders are learning for the tech startups how to do service right. 
BART's new board member tweeted about riding a new private bus service. Here, he reveals how upscale commute businesses could impact public transit.
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Gloves are off:
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff and tech financier Ron Conway, who together have donated about $300 million to the University of California, San Francisco, and its hospitals, waded today into the increasingly pitched battle over the proposed Warriors arena in Mission Bay.
The gloves have come off in the increasingly heated battle over the Warriors' Mission Bay arena after a group sprung up attempting to block it.
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Salesforce.com is working with financial advisers to help it field takeover offers after being approached by a potential acquirer, according to Bloomberg, which cited unnamed sources "with knowledge of the matter."
The San Francisco-based cloud software maker's market cap jumped to nearly $50 billion.
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Hope any eventual buyer doesn't screw up a good thing.
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On Monday, Lynch ( one of our women to watch this week) was sworn in as the first African-American woman to serve as the U.S. attorney general — five months after President Obama nominated her. 
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Anyone keeping an eye on their Web-traffic stats has seen the percentage of mobile traffic increase dramatically over the last few years, nudging above 50 percent of overall traffic for some websites.
Are you ready for Google's mobile algorithm update today? Here are eight steps you should take to ensure your website is mobile-friendly, so you can take full advantage of this seismic shift rather than be harmed by it.
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Jawbone is reportedly close to finally getting $300 million in new funding as it rolls out a new lineup that includes a top-of-the-line UP4 fitness band that can do payments.
If you're going to go up against the Apple Watch and the profusion of other wearable devices, you need a deep war chest. Jawbone CEO Hosain Rahman appears to have that lined up as the company rolls out new products.
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Meet these amazing leaders in business - The women profiled in the San Francisco Business Times' 2015 issue of Influential Women in Business includes incredible women who have contributed to the economic wealth and growth of the Bay Area.
We're pleased to publish our annual Influential Women in Business, which honors Bay Area leaders in business, government and nonprofits.
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Venture capitalist Tim Draper hasn't given up on trying to solve the government logjam in the Golden State, although he concedes his "Six Californias" idea was a bust.
The venture capitalist is seeking public input on how to solve the government logjam in California, promising to help get good ideas on the ballot. That was something he failed to do with his "Six Californias" idea.
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Calico Life Sciences LLC — the Google Inc.-backed aging research company led by former Genentech Inc. CEO Art Levinson — signed a research deal with the Buck Institute for Research on Aging that includes setting up shop at the institute's Novato complex.
Google-backed Calico will work closely with the Buck Institute, even taking space in the institute's Novato complex.
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 Wells Fargo will introduce next week its first national ad campaign that includes a same-sex couple.
San Francisco-based Wells Fargo is among the companies that are starting to incorporate same-sex couples into their advertising.
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Berkeley-based Steep Hill Labs Inc. is raising $5 million to expand into two states and Jamaica this year as well as pursue innovations in its testing equipment and genetics-related products #420 
"There's a land grab under way in the marijuana industry," says the CEO of the Berkeley-based company.
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Three San Francisco companies moved to Oakland in the first quarter of 2015, contributing to a 20 percent jump in lease activity in the downtown, Uptown and Lake Merritt neighborhoods.
Three San Francisco companies moved to Oakland in the first quarter of 2015, contributing to a 20 percent jump in lease activity in the downtown, Uptown and Lake Merritt neighborhoods.
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The San Francisco Business Times is the #1 print and online source for Bay Area business news and information on the most successful people, companies and transactions in the region. Every Friday, the Business Times arrives with an in-depth lineup of breaking local news stories, business profiles and valuable industry rankings. From technology and sustainability to small business, biotech, hospitality, real estate and banking, the Business Times covers the most relevant and timely topics for the Bay Area business community.