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This man bet $100K that there's a startup bubble

One man is betting $100,000 that there is -- in fact -- a tech bubble. But he's hardly an adamant bubble theorist.

NYC Skyscrapers

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Skyscrapers made from ...wood?

If the 20th century was the century of the skyscraper, then the 21st century is shaping up as the century of the "plyscaper."

Despite its historical reputation for great city fires -- London in 1666, the Great Chicago fire of 1871 and San Francisco in...

Kickstarter

Kickstarter

Pebble Time Kickstarter project raised $20.3 million

During its monthlong crowdfunding campaign, which ended 10 p.m. ET Friday, Pebble Time shattered two Kickstarter records -- fastest project to raise $1 million (49 minutes) and most raised ($20.3 million).

Plane

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Would pilotless planes make sense?

Would you be willing to fly on a plane with no pilot?

Woman's hand holding iPhone

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Your iPhone could help lower medical bills

Your iPhone could save you time and money at the doctor's office. At least that's what doctors hope.

Microsoft file

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Microsoft tells its contractors: Give workers paid time off

Microsoft wants its security guards, janitors and cooks to have paid time off.

meerkat

Gwen Sung

Livestream your life with this new app

If you haven't yet been asked by friends or co-workers to Meerkat, chances are you will soon.

Uber, car taxi service app

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The great tech debate: Are we in a bubble or not?

Y Combinator's Sam Altman is just the latest to sound off on what he thinks of that question: Is there, or isn't there, a tech bubble?

Scott Kelly

NASA

Astronaut lifts off on history-making mission

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly has left Earth for what could be a very long time -- and to make U.S. spaceflight history.

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook Communications

7 big changes coming to Facebook

Get ready for more big changes to Facebook.

The social media company announced several new products and features that will launch on its platform soon -- all are designed to make it easier for you to communicate with people and businesses.

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Gmail

Courtesy Google

Google could soon let you pay bills in Gmail

Google is working on a secret project to let users pay bills directly through its email service Gmail, according to tech news site Re/code.

Mars rover Opportunity heat shield impact site

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NASA's Opportunity rover finishes Martian marathon

It certainly won't be troubling any earth-based runners' personal bests, but NASA's long-serving Mars rover Opportunity set a significant benchmark Tuesday as it clocked in 26.219 miles (42 kilometers) -- the first-ever Martian marathon.

It might hav...

Environmental Headlines

Arctic sea ice

Shrinking Arctic sea ice sets record low

Although much of the United States has been shivering this winter, there's been…

Earth

Obama targets greenhouse gases

President Barack Obama, looking to bolster his legacy combating climate change, will…

Snow Geese talker

2,000 snow geese drop dead from the sky

Idaho wildlife officials have retrieved 2,000 dead snow geese that fell from the sky…

Goodyear tires

Goodyear tires could power electric cars

Goodyear has found a new way to power electric cars: the tires.

Pollution, smoke stacks

'Climate change' banned for Florida officials

Maybe if nobody says it, it won't happen.

That appears to be the policy of Florida…

Baby Bottle

Threat made to poison New Zealand infant formula

New Zealand police have revealed a threat to contaminate infant formula and other…

Local Headlines

TB, tuberculosis

Santa Barbara County Sees Increase in Tuberculosis Cases

Santa Barbara County Health Officials say they've seen a spike in tuberculosis cases…

Armed Robbery at Payless Shoe Source in Paso Robles

Paso Robles police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Payless…

Jazz Band Holds Fundraiser for Family of Santa Ynez Teen Struck by Car

A last minute fundraiser was held at Solvang Park in memory of the Santa Ynez…

154 ROLLOVER ACCIDENT

Man injured in rollover accident on Highway 154 at Windy Gap

A 40-year-old man was rescue from his vehicle after it rolled down the side of…

Local Lions Clubs Collect Eyewear for Underserved Communities

Lions Clubs in California came together for the annual Lions Eyes Across California…

Santa Ynez High School Student Dies After Crosswalk Accident

The California Highway Patrol says a Santa Ynez teenager was hit and severely…

What's Right

RESTAURANT FUNDRAISER FOR JACOB

Fundraiser for Burned Boy Brings in $1000.

A spur-of-the-moment fundraiser by Pascucci restaurant in Santa Barbara has raised…

Santa Maria Students Raise Funds For LLS Patients

More than 50 ASB students from Santa Maria High School raised $3,737.15 during their…

March Madness Tournament Starts Today

Boys and Girls Club March Madness

It's March Madness fever at the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara this weekend!

Pascucci s Restaurant Helps Teen

Pascucci's Restaurant Helps Fundraising for Burned Santa Barbara Teen

Help for a burned teenager in Santa Barbara through a special food certificate drive…

Fishing For Food Event Collects 1,400 Pounds Of Fish

Tuesday morning, 250 men and women took to the open water to catch fish for FOOD…

Another Wish Granted By Make-A-Wish

5-Year-Old's Wish to Visit Disney To Be Granted

A local five-year-old living with lymphoid leukemia found out his wish will come…

Irresistible Headlines

Golf ball on rough

Loaded gun found in thrift store golf bag

For one golfer, a seven iron wasn't enough protection for any potential run-in with…

Police lights file

Police: Suspect jumps in river, can't swim

A theft suspect jumped in a river near Portland, Oregon to avoid arrest, but he did…

Gene Simmons KISS makeup

Gene Simmons, WWE team up for horror movies

With his KISS makeup on, frontman Gene Simmons always looked a little scary. So…

Big Mac thermals clothes

Sleep in, under, surrounded by Big Macs

A new product line from McDonald's will have you dreaming of Big Macs.

King Richard III of England

The King found in a parking lot has been reburied

Richard III, the King found beneath a car parking lot, has been reburied in a solemn…

Credit, debit card

Cops: Suspect left behind credit card used to jimmy open doors

He might have wanted to steal some gas, according to police, but at least he wasn't…

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