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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to answer $38 billion question

Mayer has made strides reviving Yahoo's business, but many shareholders care less about the Internet pioneer's core products than they do about its huge assets in Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba, which went public in September.
 
Eric Risberg
The California Department of Motor Vehicles has hit the emergency brake on a new requirement that sought to force drivers at ride-sharing companies to get commercial license plates.  
 
 
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Wolverton: New TV tech focuses on better picture

After spending years super-sizing televisions, connecting them to the Internet, bumping up their resolution multiple times and dabbling with 3D images, TV makers now seem to think that the way to improve the boob tube — and sell more sets at higher prices — is by having them display a better-looking picture. 
EAST BAY
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Green company Wrightspeed moving to Alameda

The move from San Jose means Wrightspeed will join Natal Energy, Google's Makani Power, Imprint Energy and Sila Nanotechnolgies at the former naval base, now known as Alameda Point.  
SPOTLIGHT
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Will our smart gadgets become trusted or oppressive companions?

As we turn more of our decision-making over to smart devices, they will evolve into our personal confidants and counselors, determining everything from the time we wake up and clothes we wear to the music we listen to and route we take to work.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/26/2015 02:44 PM PST - olid economic growth will help the federal budget deficit shrink this year to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office, according to congressional estimates released Monday.  
 
01/26/2015 01:52 PM PST - Elliott Management plans to push software provider Informatica to sell itself to private equity or another technology company, a person with knowledge of the matter said.  
 
 
 
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Alan Ladd Jr.'s wife says Bill Cosby raped her

Cindra Ladd becomes the latest woman to raise sexual assault allegations against the legendary comedian; she claims Cosby drugged and assaulted her in 1969 when she was 21.