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    Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record low

    The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low for a considerable period because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar.
     
    Kapor Center for Social Impact, a foundation that partners with local businesses to leverage technology in the pursuit of positive social change, is developing permanent office space in Oakland's downtown. The move is encouraging to city leaders, who have sought ways to open the tech industry to more minorities.  
     
     
    REVIEWS & TIPS
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    Wolverton: Moto 360 smartwatch is no perfect circle

    Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch may be the best Android Wear device on the market, but that’s not saying a lot in its favor.
     
    EAST BAY
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    Tesla Motors spawns an automotive ecosystem

    With 6,000 employees in the Bay Area, Tesla's presence in California is poised to explode 
    SPOTLIGHT
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    After Napa earthquake, Silicon Valley looks to build high-tech alert system

    The Bay Area is home to the most tech innovation and venture capital in the world, and some of the most devastating earthquakes in the country, yet the region does not have a high-tech earthquake alert system for the public. But the Aug. 24 shaker near Napa caught the attention of more tech companies that, for the first time, are showing serious interest in building earthquake-warning apps. 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    09/17/2014 11:40 AM PDT - San Francisco is trying shaming to make its buildings safer for shaking.  
     
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    09/17/2014 11:41 AM PDT - The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low for a considerable period because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar.
     
     
     
  • UC plans VC fund to finance startups - 09/16/2014 05:05 PM PDT
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