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  • Great parking spot? It's yours for a price—for now Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 12:17 PM ET
    Monkey Parking app.

    The city of San Francisco is cracking down on MonkeyParking, an app that lets users auction off public parking spots.

  • San Francisco not monkeying around Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 11:52 AM ET
    San Francisco not monkeying around

    Monkey Parking in San Francisco has come up with an app to enable consumers to sell their parking spots to other drivers. CNBC's Josh Lipton reports the city says this is illegal and wants to shut it down.

  • San Francisco's parking apps in focus Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 5:20 AM ET
    San Francisco¿s parking apps in focus

    A ban on disruptive parking apps in San Francisco is about municipalities controlling parking environments as part of their wider public policy objectives, says Cherrie Fuzell, CEO of Parkmobile.

  • Inside Google's World Cup 'war room' Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 3:50 PM ET
    Google employees and contractors crunch real time search data during the 2014 World Cup.

    Soccer fans are gathering today to cheer on their teams during the World Cup. Google employees are also watching, but for work.

  • Big tech supports San Francisco Pride Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 2:44 PM ET
    Big tech supports San Francisco Pride

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports from San Francisco where one of the biggest gay pride parades is taking place. Apple and Google are among the big tech companies participating.

  • Big tech marches for gay pride Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 11:57 AM ET
    Big tech marches for gay pride

    With the 44th annual Pride Parade in San Francisco this weekend, CNBC's Josh Lipton takes a look at the big tech companies supporting the LGBT community.

  • Real-life 'escape rooms' are new US gaming trend Saturday, 21 Jun 2014 | 1:57 PM ET
    Real escape room players must solve puzzles to find the key to freedom.

    A few U.S. entrepreneurs are offering a real-world version of a video game in which players solve puzzles together to escape a room within an hour.

  • The venture capital darling ending venture capital Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Naval Ravikant, co-founder of AngelList.

    With AngelList, entrepreneurs wary of venture capital have a new way to transition their ideas all the way from start-up to stock offering.

  • Leaving detergent and car ads in the digital dust Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Tod Sacerdoti, co-founder and CEO of BrightRoll

    TV spots for detergents and cars may be a thing of the past if BrightRoll connects more websites and companies in deals for digital ads.

  • All hail, the king of the cab ride, a $17B fare Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Travis Kalanick, co-founder and CEO of Uber Technologies

    If there's a poster child for the sharing economy—both in popularity and controversy—taxi app Uber, valued at $17 billion, is hard to beat.

  • Helping software developers work together Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Tom Preston-Werner, co-founder of GitHub

    Over 3 million developers are using GitHub, a site that allows software coders to collaborate over the Internet easily and in real time.

  • These 4 US cities could host the 2024 Olympics Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 2:31 PM ET
    The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum during the closing ceremony of the 1984 Summer Olympics, Los Angeles, 12th August 1984

    Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington are the cities still in the running for a possible U.S. bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

  • Zynga's stock is lackluster, CEO's pay is not Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 1:34 PM ET
    Don Mattrick

    Zynga shares are down more than 21 percent, but that didn't stop the company's board from approving CEO Don Mattrick $57,814,391 pay package.

  • JetBlue adds Mint class with lie-flat seats, suites Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 7:19 PM ET
    JetBlue launches Mint, a new high-end business class cabin, to capture the cross country business traveler.

    Starting Sunday, JetBlue will offer business-class seats from $599 on its Los Angeles to New York route.

  • Godzilla ahead! US highway signs hacked Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 2:16 PM ET

    After hackers played several high-profile pranks with electronic highway signs, the U.S. government advised operators to tighten security.

  • Uber a risky ride for passengers, states warn Saturday, 7 Jun 2014 | 12:11 PM ET
    A hotel employee pens the Uber Car door for a customer who uses the UBER car via a smartphone app to get around town rather than cabs in Washington, DC.

    Passengers using one of the taxi disruptor companies may not be covered by insurance if the driver gets in a wreck, some states advise.

  • BofA could pay over $12B to settle probes: Report Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 2:36 AM ET

    BofA could pay over $12 billion to settle probes into the bank's alleged handling of shoddy mortgages, the Wall Street Journal said.

  • Airbnb's next frontier: Dinner with strangers Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 12:50 PM ET

    Airbnb is encouraging hosts to throw fee-based dinners for strangers as part of a new pilot program in its home city, San Francisco.

  • Zuckerberg's $120 million donation Friday, 30 May 2014 | 2:48 PM ET
    Zuckerberg's $120 million donation

    CNBC's Robert Frank discusses Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife's $120 million donation to Bay Area schools, and whether it will be different than his Newark mistake.

  • Rent or buy? The math is changing Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 10:22 AM ET
    Jenna Dillon-Gasparino, her son, William, and Rocky the dog in their house, which is on the market for sharply more than the family bought it for, just four years ago, in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles, May 19, 2014. In some markets, buying a house again looks like a perilous investment.

    New analysis shows that renting may prove to be a better decision than buying in major markets as prices rise and bargains disappear. The NYT reports.