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San Francisco-based Appallicious hires former White House official

Apr 2, 2014
San Francisco-based Appallicious hires former White House official

San Francisco app start-up company Appallicious announced Wednesday that it hired former White House official Ashley De Smeth as the firm’s director of development and government affairs. De Smeth previously... Read more »

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Airbnb says it will start paying San Francisco hotel tax

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Apr 2, 2014
Airbnb says it will start paying San Francisco hotel tax

By Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times Popular home rental website Airbnb will start paying San Francisco’s 14 percent hotel tax, addressing a key regulatory concern. David Hantman, Airbnb’s head of... Read more »

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce to open Silicon Valley office

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Apr 2, 2014
U.S. Chamber of Commerce to open Silicon Valley office

By George Avalos, McClatchy News Service The U.S. Chamber of Commerce intends to open its first-ever office in Silicon Valley, the business group said Tuesday, and some local experts think... Read more »

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CSUS students get federal scholarships to become tech warriors

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Apr 1, 2014
CSUS students get federal scholarships to become tech warriors

Diana Lambert, MCCLATCHY NEWS SERVICE A tiny computer lab on the second floor of Riverside Hall at Sacramento State is producing high-tech warriors who could some day protect the United... Read more »

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Task force to focus on IT vendor performance program

Apr 1, 2014
Task force to focus on IT vendor performance program

In a bid to improve state IT projects, public and private sector representatives will be named to a task force to create a program that evaluates the performance of state... Read more »

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Cleek: FTB is open for business online, 80 percent of California tax returns are filed electronically

Mar 31, 2014
Cleek: FTB is open for business online, 80 percent of California tax returns are filed electronically

The California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) received over 14 million e-filed returns last year (nearly 80% of total returns). But did you know e-file is not the only way Californians... Read more »

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State controller launches daily tax tracker site

Mar 31, 2014
State controller launches daily tax tracker site

Just in time for tax season, State Controller John Chiang launched a new website Friday to track the latest totals for personal income, sales and corporate tax receipts. The blog,... Read more »

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California State Lands Commission Opens Financial Data

Mar 31, 2014
California State Lands Commission Opens Financial Data

On Thursday, the commission launched the OpenGov platform to improve budget transparency. The California State Lands Commission is the latest governmental body and the first statewide agency to open its... Read more »

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California Digital Access Summit set for April 24

Mar 28, 2014
California Digital Access Summit set for April 24

Please join TechWire, the LINK AMERICAS Foundation and the California Emerging Technology Fund on April 24 at the California Digital Access Summit, an event focused on digital literacy, broadband access and closing... Read more »

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Microsoft finally unveils Office for the iPad

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Mar 28, 2014
Microsoft finally unveils Office for the iPad

Steve Johnson, San Jose Mercury News SAN FRANCISCO — In his first news conference since becoming Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella announced Thursday that the company is now making its popular Office... Read more »

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