• Hoi Polloi Brewpub to open in Berkeley - 04/24/2014 03:51 PM PDT

    (Bay Area News Group archives)
    Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel settle Silicon Valley poaching case

    Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel open their checkbooks to the tune of a reported $324 million to settle lawsuit alleging they agreed not to hire away each other's engineers as the major Silicon Valley case neared trial.  
    WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images
    Today: Apple's earnings and stock changes send company to best Wall Street performance in two years as Cupertino company joins with other tech giants to settle anti-poaching case. Also: Google loses top social exec, Facebook makes another acquisition.  
    (Lee Jin-man/AP photo)
    Wolverton: Samsung misses target with new Galaxy S5

    Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 is a decent device with a few neat features, but its design is pedestrian, many of its new features don’t work well and its interface is cluttered and confusing. 
    (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
    Safeway profit slides as grocer prepares for merger

    Safeway profit tumbled in the first quarter this year as the supermarket chain began to fully see the financial loss of spinning off hundreds of stores in Chicago and Canada. 
    Tech giants race to develop artificial intelligence

    The latest Silicon Valley arms race is a contest to build the best artificial brains. Facebook, Google and other leading tech companies are jockeying to hire top scientists in the field of artificial intelligence, while spending heavily on a quest to make computers think more like people. 
    PAUL SAKUMA/AP file photo
    Super Micro Computer, a fast-growing networking and communications company, intends to build a 1.6 million-square-foot complex at the Mercury News' current site in North San Jose that could have 2,800 or more employees and will include a rarity for the Bay Area: manufacturing activities.  
    A U.S. regulator is considering letting Internet-service providers negotiate payments from the likes of Amazon and Google for access to the so- called last mile of connection to customers, an official said.  
  • Hoi Polloi Brewpub to open in Berkeley - 04/24/2014 03:51 PM PDT