SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg, husband of Sheryl Sandberg, dead at 47
 
Posted: 2 May 2015, 6:49 pm
SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg, who grew the company to a $2 billion valuation, died suddenly on Friday night. He is survived by wife Sheryl Sandberg, the COO at Facebook Inc., and two children. His brother, Robert, posted the following on Facebook: "It?s with incredible shock and sadness that I?m letting our friends and family know that my amazing brother, Dave Goldberg, beloved husband of Sheryl Sandberg, father of two wonderful children, and son of Paula Goldberg, passed away suddenly last?

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Giants tee up project for November ballot, setting up S.F.'s next big waterfront battle
 
Posted: 1 May 2015, 5:59 pm
All eyes may be on the messy dust-up over the Golden State Warriors? proposed Mission Bay arena, but another land-use skirmish starring a different Bay Area sport team will soon take place five blocks north of the basketball team's site. The San Francisco Giants are expected to announce soon that they will seek voters? approval on the November ballot for a 24-acre project called Mission Rock, multiple people in the discussions said. The project creates a new neighborhood by adding about 10?

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San Francisco private equity firm grabs software company for $438M
 
Posted: 1 May 2015, 4:56 pm
ClickSoftware Technologies, an Israeli workplace management software firm with its North American headquarters in Burlington, Mass. will be acquired by a private equity firm for $438 million. Global technology-focused private equity firm Francisco Partners, based in San Francisco, announced Friday it will acquire all outstanding shares of ClickSoftware Technologies (Nasdaq: CKSW) for $12.65 per share in cash. This is the second acquisition Francisco Partners has announced of a Boston-area software?

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Nonprofit raises record $14 million for Bay Area poverty-fighting efforts
 
Posted: 1 May 2015, 4:40 pm
A San Francisco nonprofit, which is tackling Bay Area poverty as the entire nation is transfixed by protests from the East Bay to the East Coast over incidents of alleged police brutality and growing economic inequality, has something positive to report. The Tipping Point Community raised $14 million at its annual benefit Thursday night, a record for the decade-old group. The total was $2 million more than last year's $12 million tally. But the fund-raising milestone comes as "roughly 20 percent?

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