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Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 at 08:00 AM PST

Pendry San Diego Hotel Opens in Gaslamp

Pendry San Diego Hotel Opens in Gaslamp

The upscale $120 million Pendry San Diego hotel has officially opened in downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, after more than two years of construction at 550 J St.

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 at 10:40 AM PST

North County Coffee Roaster Expands to Little Italy

North County Coffee Roaster Expands to Little Italy

A specialty coffee roaster with deep roots in San Diego’s North County will open a new location Thursday, this time in Little Italy.

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 at 07:53 AM PST

L’Auberge Del Mar Completes $4M Redesign

L’Auberge Del Mar Completes $4M Redesign

L’Auberge Del Mar recently completed a $4 million redesign of the luxury hotel’s guest rooms and meeting spaces.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017 at 03:46 PM PST

Surf-Inspired Boutique Motel Rolls Into Leucadia

 Surf-Inspired Boutique Motel Rolls Into Leucadia

A family in Encinitas is amped for their new business venture: a boutique motel inspired by the cool, laid-back surf culture that makes San Diego’s North County a favorite spot among surfers.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017 at 07:58 AM PST

Local Baby Food Maker Raises $3.1M to Expand Product

Local Baby Food Maker Raises $3.1M to Expand Product

Local baby food upstart Once Upon a Farm has raised $3.1 million in a Series A round, paving the way for the company’s expansion into new regions.

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Bill Gates Thinks It May Be Time to Tax Robots

Bill Gates Thinks It May Be Time to Tax Robots

Bill Gates sees an upside to the robots taking jobs from humans: taxes. Harnessing technology helped make Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, the richest man in the world. Now, told the publication Quartz that technology can be harnessed to help maintain the social safety net for the communities that lose jobs because of automation. "Right now, the human worker who does, say, $50,000 worth of work in a factory, that income is taxed and you get income tax, social security tax, all those things," Gates said in the interview. "If a robot comes in to do the same thing, you’d think that we’d tax the robot at a similar level."

Atlanta, Other Cities Eye Test Tracks for Self-Driving Cars

Atlanta, Other Cities Eye Test Tracks for Self-Driving Cars

Self-driving vehicles could begin tooling down a bustling Atlanta street full of cars, buses, bicyclists and college students, as the city vies with other communities nationwide to test the emerging technology. Atlanta would become one of the largest urban areas for testing self-driving vehicles if plans come together for a demonstration as early as September. Nationwide, 10 sites were designated last month as "proving grounds" for automated vehicles by the U.S. Department of Transportation. They include North Carolina turnpikes, the eastern Iowa prairie and a Michigan site where World War II bombing aircraft were produced in a factory built by automobile pioneer Henry Ford. Atlanta isn't on the list, but city officials nevertheless hope to make an impact.

New Warning of Potential Yahoo Email Account Breach

New Warning of Potential Yahoo Email Account Breach

Yahoo is warning users of potentially malicious activity on their accounts between 2015 and 2016, the latest development in the internet company's investigation of a mega-breach that exposed 1 billion users' data several years ago. Yahoo confirmed Wednesday that it was notifying users that their accounts had potentially been compromised but declined to say how many people were affected. In a statement, Yahoo tied some of the potential compromises to what it has described as the "state-sponsored actor" responsible for the theft of private data from more than 1 billion user accounts in 2013 and 2014.

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