In business section headlines on April 29, people can’t quit twitter fast enough for our taste (true story: a recliner store is following us on twitter! what.), people’s recycling habits hurt a garbage collector, and people are psyched about the Palm Pre, who knew?


Businesses told to prep for swine flu. SF Biz Times

Bay Area charities unite to make it through the recession or depression or whatever they’re calling it. Chron

Garbage collector’s profits hurt by recycling. FINE. Just throw it all away. Chron


Google book settlement not as easy as it looked. Wired

If god is good, there will be even more twitter quitters than predicted. SF Biz Times

“Chrome shorts” sound cold. Google blog

Palm Pre gets people all hot and bothered. BusinessWeek

Google’s display ad boss departing. Reuters

This is pretty great: ESPN kinda hacked. Deadspin


Embarcadero swim club? Curbed SF

California wasted almost 600K on empty offices. We look around our tiny office and groan. Chron

Get out your chaps, the Power Exchange fighting to reopen. Chron

Destructoporn’s more our style. Curbed SF

Condo costs less now than before remodel. PS the real estate market sucks. Socketsite

Steve Jobs not well enough to participate in town meeting about his estate. CNET

In case you care about East Bay real estate. Chron

The Transbay Transit Center or Oz? The city, not the prison. Curbed SF

What did we miss? Let us know.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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