Google Donates $6.8 Million to Give Kids Free ‘Muni Ride’ – Headlines & Global News

Headlines & Global NewsGoogle Inc. has donated $6.8 million to let kids ride the Muni bus for free for two years. The company’s generosity aims to help the city with…

Colorado Senate approves new paint recycling tax – Denver Post

Colorado Senate approves new paint recycling taxDenver PostUpdated: 02/28/2014 11:39:40 AM MST. DENVER—Household paint sold in Colorado would be subject to a new tax to fund a statewide paint recycling…

Google to pay for SF free Muni for youth program – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle(02-27) 11:17 PST SAN FRANCISCO — Tech giant Google has agreed to donate $6.8 million to San Francisco to fund free Muni passes for low- and middle-income youth,…

Fashion house Versace sells stake to Blackstone to fund growth – Reuters

ReutersThe family does not want to relinquish control, a characteristic which has kept other Italian fashion brands like Giorgio Armani and Missoni in the hands of their founders, but which…

Does Wall Street Know Fashion? Versace May Find Out In $1B Deal With … – Forbes

ForbesThe FT notes that the Versace deal would be Blackstone’s first investment in luxury fashion. So, can Blackstone do with high-fashion what it’s been able to do with investments like…

Singaporeans continue love affair with London property – CNBC.com

CNBC.comInvestment firm London Central Portfolio is set to launch a London residential property fund in Singapore next month, focusing on the central districts of the city, and in direct response…

Oakland School District considering new parcel tax « Oakland Local – San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

San Francisco Chronicle (blog)Oakland’s school board is considering putting a parcel tax on the November ballot to fund improvement in its high schools. Although it’s made progress lowering the high…

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s will revealed, wanted son to grow up in NYC – Fox News

Fox NewsMay 19, 2002: From left, Adam Sandler, director Paul Thomas Anderson, Emily Watson and Philip Seymour Hoffman pose for photographers during a photocall for their film “Punch Drunk Love”…

UAE’s Gulf Marine Services plans London IPO – Reuters

ReutersDUBAI, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Abu Dhabi-based Gulf Marine Services (GMS) said on Monday it intended to sell shares on the London Stock Exchange to fund its growth plans, with…

Kickstarter repairs security breach that let hackers through, co-founder says – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsKickstarter, the online fund-raising sight used by millions of people to raise capital for creative projects and businesses, said it has repaired a security breach that had…

Crowd-Funding Site Kickstarter Says Customer Data Accessed in Hack – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalCrowd-funding site Kickstarter said hackers accessed some of its customers’ data in a computer attack earlier this week. The company, which has set up an exchange where people…

Houston couple wants your vote for ‘Big Gay Illegal Wedding’ – Houston Chronicle

Houston couple wants your vote for ‘Big Gay Illegal Wedding’Houston ChronicleA Houston couple is making a final pitch for votes that could net them a $5,000 prize to help fund…

NJ. Sen. Steve Sweeney: I’ll shut down government if Chris Christie reneges on … – NJ.com

NJ. Sen. Steve Sweeney: I’ll shut down government if Chris Christie reneges on …NJ.comSenate President Stephen Sweeney today said he is willing to shut down state government if Gov. Chris…

Royal overspend prompts call to open palace doors – BBC News

BBC NewsBuckingham Palace should be opened to more paying visitors when the Queen is not in residence to fund improvements to the royal estate, MPs have said. The Public Accounts…

Hodge: Royal Household ‘must cut back expenditure’ – BBC News

BBC NewsBuckingham Palace should be opened to more paying visitors when the Queen is not in residence to fund improvements to the royal estate, MPs have said. Margaret Hodge, chairwoman…

Bryan Parker Close To $200K: Oakland Mayor’s Race Video Interview

Bryan Parker, the Port of Oakland Commissioner and tech executive who’s running for Mayor Of Oakland, met with me on Wednesday morning at The Lakeshore Cafe (3257 Lakeshore Ave.) for…

Chris Christie Is Going To War With MSNBC – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleIn response to new bombshell allegations from Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer (D) aired on MSNBC Saturday morning, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) office blasted the network as…

Hoboken, NJ, mayor claims Chris Christie camp held Sandy money hostage – NBCNews.com (blog)

NBCNews.com (blog)Hoboken, N.J., Mayor Dawn Zimmer says that top officials in Chris Christie’s administration have told her that her city will only receive critical Sandy relief funds if she expedites…

Will America fund South Sudan war? – Independent

IndependentA Sudanese man carries a bed past South Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) national army soldiers patrolling the town of Bentiu, on Jan.12, 2014. AFP PHOTO / SIMON MAINA. IGAD…

Drakes Bay Oyster Company To Seek Day In U.S. Supreme Court

Drakes Bay Oyster Company lost its request for an en banc rehearing on Tuesday. In October, lawyers for Kevin Lunny, the owner of Drakes Bay Oyster Company, filed a petition…

Toasting The Port Bar In 2014-New LGBT Bar Oakland’s Uptown

We are so pleased that so many folks have come out and supported our crowd fund effort to open a 7 day a week LGBT focused bar in Oakland’s hot…

Access Industries Leads $112M Round In Rocket Internet Asia-Pacific Fashion … – TechCrunch

Access Industries Leads $112M Round In Rocket Internet Asia-Pacific Fashion …TechCrunchToday, one of the big backers of that fund, Access Industries, is leading a $112 million investment into two of…

HootSuite Media Inc. Social Media Products Firm Raises $165 Million

HootSuite Media Inc, the Vancouver-based tech startup known for its killer Twitter management app that this blogger uses, has just gained $165 million in funding for its third round of…

DraftKings Fantasy Sports Startup Raises $24 Million

DraftKings.com fantasy sports startup might have a cheezy website design, but that’s not stopping it from attracting venture revenue. According to Crunchbase, the organization that pays you money for successfully…

San Bruno Fire 3rd Anniversary: Calls For PG&E Utility Safety, Reforms

San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane today said, nearing the third anniversary of one of the worst natural gas pipeline disaster in U.S. history, that as his community continues to heal…

Tony Earley: PG&E CEO Wrong; San Bruno Fire CPUC Penalty Will Not Bankruptcy Utility

Tony Earley, the PG&E Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, who’s name could be the start of a hip-hop song that goes “Tony Earley. Tony Earley. Tony Earley” is totally wrong…

San Bruno Happy With CPUC PG&E San Bruno Fire Fine Moves

The City of San Bruno called a new legal filing by the California Public Utilities Commission’s safety division “a step in the right direction to punish PG&E” in determining a…

Bryan Parker: Oakland Mayors Race Candidate Raised 52K By June 29th 2013

Bryan Parker’s campaign for Mayor Of Oakland is off to a rousing start. Already, the effort called “Movement 50” has gained $52,000 in campaign donations, and Mr. Parker’s Saturday fund-raiser…

Oakland News: Parker For Mayor Buzz, Fruitvale Station At Grand Lake

Oakland News: Bryan Parker, Fruitvale Station At Grand Lake Theater, Police Substation At Adams Point. Bryan Parker For Mayor Of Oakland Reaches Successful Campaign Milestone Bryan Parker, the Oakland digital…

San Bruno Demands PG&E Pay $2.25 Billion For San Bruno Fire

In a media event today, The City Of San Bruno announced it wants Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to pay $2.25 billion for damages and home destruction that stemmed…

Bling Bling: Rappers Subconsciously Invest Well

Kanye West, in his song “Clique” says, “I rather buy 80 gold chains and go ign’ant (sic), I know Spike Lee gone kill me but let me finish.” Though the…

Shelf Life YouTube Video Show Raised $35K In One Month

Shelf Life successfully raised $35,000 (well, $34,579 here: http://www.indiegogo.com/ShelfLife) and totally from clicks provided by fans of the show. Ok, so what’s the show? Shelf Life, produced by Yuri Lowenthal…

LA Startup Community Blows Up Like Chernobyl?

Just got an email from LA StartupDigest that reads as follows: Beachers, Our friendly little startup community continues to blow up like Chernobyl. As such, many of the bright-eyed &…

President Obama In Oakland: His Visit From A YouTube View

President Obama came to Oakland yesterday, and for several events, from a fund-raiser at The Scotcish Rite Temple, to another in Piedmont at someone’s home, and then the large one…

Yahoo’s Scott Thompson Steps Down; Yahoo’s Bureaucratic DNA Is Killing The Firm

On Sunday, Yahoo!, what was at first a search giant, but now doesn’t seem to know what it is, other than good at covering sports and bringing more content producers…