Oakland Woman Charged in Corner Store Assault

San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced that Jessica Blazee, (26), was charged in connection to an unprovoked attack on an unsuspecting victim in a corner store in Potrero Hill. Ms. Blazee is charged with assault with a deadly weapon (PC 245(a)(1)) and assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury (PC 245(a)(4)). “It […]

Apple News

Apple Blocks $7 Billion in Fraudulent App Store Transactions

From 2020 through 2023, Apple says it prevented a combined total of over $7 billion in potentially fraudulent transactions, including more than $1.8 billion in 2023 alone. In the same period, Apple blocked over 14 million stolen credit cards and more than 3.3 million accounts from transacting again. As digital threats have evolved in scope […]


CVS Launches New Brand Well Market

CVS Pharmacy is launching Well Market, a new store brand that features snacks, beverages and groceries. “Our goal at CVS Health is to be the most consumer-centric health care solutions company. Through this repositioning and expansion of our food and beverage portfolio, we are doing more by providing new nutritious options our customers crave,” said Musab […]


Delta Airlines Raises Starting Pay to $19 an Hour

Following a payout of $1.4 billion in profit sharing bonuses earlier this year, Delta is investing in frontline employees by raising the minimum starting wage to $19 an hour and providing employees across the company with a 5% pay raise. With this investment, which will take effect on Jun 1, 2024, Delta continues to lead […]

Venture Capital

Alkira Closes $100 Million Series C

SAN JOSE — Alkira, a provider of on-demand network infrastructure as-a-service, has closed a $100 million Series C funding round, bringing the company’s total funding raised to date to $176 million. The round was led by Tiger Global Management, a leading global investment firm, with additional investment from Dallas Venture Capital, Geodesic Capital, LIAN Group and NextEquity Partners; […]


SF Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing $340,000 in Housing Benefits

SAN FRANCISCO – Gregory Finkelson, a San Francisco resident, has pleaded guilty to one count of theft of government property in connection with his fraudulent receipt of hundreds of thousands of dollars in low-income housing benefits. The announcement was made by United States Attorney Ismail J. Ramsey; Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in […]

ChatGPT News

ChatGPT Releases GPT-4o

ChatGPT has released its newest model called GPT-4o. GPT-4o (“o” for “omni”) is a step towards much more natural human-computer interaction—it accepts as input any combination of text, audio, image, and video and generates any combination of text, audio, and image outputs. It can respond to audio inputs in as little as 232 milliseconds, with […]


SF Police Make Arrests in Online Marketplace Armed Robberies

Beginning on April 25, 2023, a series of violent armed robberies began occurring in the city of San Francisco. The robberies followed a similar modus operandi (M.O) in which the suspect listed an item for sale on an online marketplace, usually a vehicle for under $5,000, and arranged to meet with an interested buyer who […]


Sheriff Investigating Gas Station Robbery in Redwood City

The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday afternoon outside of a gas station in unincorporated Redwood City. On Tuesday, May 14 at around 4:15 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies responded to the ARCO gas station located in the 1800 block of Woodside Rd. on a report of an armed robbery […]

Venture Capital

WekaIO Secures $140 Million Series E

CAMPBELL – WekaIO (WEKA), an AI-native data platform company, has raised $140 million in an oversubscribed Series E funding round comprised of a combined primary and secondary transaction led by Valor Equity Partners, a previous investor in the company. Under the terms of the deal, Valor’s founder, CEO and Chief Investment Officer, Antonio Gracias, will […]

News Venture Capital

Harness Raises $150 Million From Silicon Valley Bank

SAN FRANCISCO — Harness, operator of a software delivery platform, has raised $150 million in financing from Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), a division of First Citizens Bank, and Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE: HTGC). The investment will be used strategically to support the expansion of the Harness platform, including the addition of new modules, further integrating generative AI into […]