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To mock Yelp, restaurant asks customers for awful reviews

A Richmond, Calif., restaurant is so fed up with what it calls Yelp's "blackmailing" tactics, that it wants to become the very worst on the site.

By September 18, 2014


Google Barge on the move: Next stop, Stockton?

Richmond, Calif., is itching to have the now famous barge but it may face competition from nearby Stockton, a city left teetering on the edge by the nation's housing crisis.

By February 25, 2014


Wireless mesh security setup to watch shipping area

Eighty-two surveillance cameras will be watching the perimeter of one of the busiest shipping ports in Northern California. CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi toured the Richmond facility and reports on the new wireless mesh security system.

By May 17, 2008


California city gets video surveillance fever

City of Richmond, Calif., shows off new real-time video surveillance system that uses wireless mesh network to monitor happenings at the port and high-crime neighborhoods.

By May 14, 2008


Sony launches world's smallest high-def camcorder ... for now

We headed down to the Richmond Tigers' training ground, and former home ground, at Punt Road in Melbourne to try out Sony's latest additions to its range of high definition camcorders.

By June 20, 2007


Infineon to boost memory-making capacity

The German chipmaker will add a new RAM-manufacturing line to its Richmond, Va., facility, as part of a $1 billion expansion.

By April 23, 2004


Court weighs Virginia anti-porn law

A federal appeals court in Richmond is weighing a Virginia law that restricts "harmful to minors" material on the Internet.

By October 29, 2002


GetConnected hooks up with $5 million

GetConnected said Wednesday that it has raised a $5 million third round of funding, led by Richmond I and Vantage Partners. Other investors included Asset Management and previous investor Atlas Venture. Boston-based GetConnected has raised more than $20 million in total. The company's software allows telecommunications companies to sell their services to online consumers through a consortium of other Web sites.

By September 19, 2001


ZipRealty attracts $8 million

ZipRealty said Monday it received an $8 million fourth round of funding. ZipRealty, which has raised a total of $35.7 million, attracted investments from Pyramid Technology Ventures, which led the round and received a board seat. Previous investors that joined the round included Benchmark Capital, Vanguard Venture Partners and Barrington Partners. The Richmond, Calif.-based company allows real estate agents in 15 major metropolitan areas to sell and buy residential property via its Web site. See complete list.

By June 11, 2001


ChemConnect, Envera merge

As the business-to-business sector continues to consolidate, online chemical industry giants ChemConnect and Envera on Thursday announced a merger, effective immediately. John Robinson, CEO of ChemConnect, will remain at the helm of the merged company, which will continue to develop Chem eStandards--software protocols it hopes other industry players will adopt. The closely held companies did not immediately disclose financial details of the deal. San Francisco-based ChemConnect operates the World Chemical Exchange for buyers and sellers of chemicals and plastics. Richmond, Va.-based Envera develops e-commerce software for supply-chain management in the chemical and petroleum industries. "This is now the only virtual one-stop solution for all buyers and sellers of chemicals and plastics in companies of all sizes, around the world," said former Envera CEO Bob Mooney, a newly appointed member of ChemConnect's board of directors.

June 7, 2001