S.F. supervisors could vote next week on tougher Airbnb regulations
 
Posted: 30 Sep 2014, 10:20 am
San Francisco supervisors could vote as early as next week on regulations governing Airbnb and other short-term rental companies. The supervisors' land use and economic development committee voted 2-1 Monday to send the plan to the full board at its meeting next Tuesday, according to a story in the San Francisco Examiner. The plan, proposed by Supervisor David Chiu, would regulate the number of short-term rental properties in the city as well as how those properties are rented out.

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East Bay food distribution center grabs 119,000-square-foot complex
 
Posted: 30 Sep 2014, 10:03 am
The Chef's Warehouse will soon move into an industrial complex in Union City, according to a press release issued by Westcore Properties. The fine food distribution company will use the 119,000-square-foot complex at 1250 Whipple Road as a Bay Area food distribution center. Westcore negotiated a 12-year lease for the complex, which was built in 1974 and expanded in 1989. The Chef's Warehouse expects to move into the space in March.

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EBay to spin off PayPal as payments-processing business
 
Posted: 30 Sep 2014, 10:01 am
EBay Inc. said it will spin off its PayPal unit into a separate company next year to better compete in the fast-evolving payments-processing business. The announcement comes after repeated calls for a split from activist investor Carl Ichan, which were rebuffed by the San Jose-based e-commerce company. Icahn remains one of the company?s largest shareholders with more than 30 million shares, according to the Wall Street Journal. President of eBay marketplaces Devin Wenig will take over eBay as?

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Two honored at Berkeley Visionary Awards
 
Posted: 30 Sep 2014, 9:55 am
Two groundbreaking high-tech entrepreneurs were honored Monday evening at the Berkeley Visionary Awards. Dr. Sylvain Costes of Exogen Biotechnology and Chris Anderson of 3D Robotics were recognized at an awards dinner sponsored by the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce. The awards "celebrate people who have taken advantage of the unique attributes of this city to launch innovative companies, create jobs, and promote technologies with global impact," according to a chamber press release. Exogen Biotechnology?

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