Twitter Turns 7 [Wired] [ABC7] [HuffPo]

“The San Francisco Symphony’s Mr. Theil said ticket sales have grown more slowly than in the past and that the orchestra had seen a shift away from season subscriptions and toward one-time and last-minute purchases that are costlier for the symphony to sell.”
San Francisco Symphony Strike Drags On [WSJ] [KCBS]

“The hotel said the painting was being sold because ‘it is no longer practical for the hotel to display, an original work of this value and cultural signifcance, in a public area.’”
Palace Hotel removes ‘cultural treasure’ [Chron]

“Mid Century Mobler first began out of a one car garage on Beaver Street in the Castro three years ago, where Goldklang sold to local customers. Before he knew it business was booming.”
The Largest Midcentury Dealer in NorCal Opens in the Mission [Racked]

“Permitting Meltwater to take the fruit of AP’s labor for its own profit, without compensating AP, injures AP’s ability to perform this essential function of democracy.”
Meltwater to appeal Associated Press court win [Biz Times]

Radio station KGO is cutting some contributors, including Chron columnist CW Nevius. “No reflection on their work; more a reflection on the station’s seemingly irreversible slide.”
More cuts at KGO Radio [Chron]

“The barbs continue to fly as current and former museum staff members describe an intimidating internal atmosphere within the city’s charitable trust departments, which Curator Emeritus Robert Flynn Johnson has termed ‘Orwellian dysfunction.’”
Fine Arts Museums management blasted in colorful anonymous letter [SFBG]

“Although officials for the de Young Museum and Legion of Honor have not responded to repeated questions about a report that Colin Bailey, deputy director and chief curator of the Frick Collection in New York, will be named to the post, FAMSF spokesman Ken Garcia sent an email to KQED’s Forum radio program Wednesday morning, requesting that discussion of the museums be ‘postponed until next week when we expect to make a major announcement.’”
Fine Arts Museums await new director [Ex]

“Starting next week, gamers who want to play the games at Zynga.com won’t need a Facebook account to do so. Currently, users have to log in to Facebook to play. It’s a reminder that Zynga, which has been trying to remake itself into a gaming platform rather than just a game developer, still depends on Facebook as a platform.”
Zynga.com to free users from Facebook log-in requirement [CNet]

“Coverage in San Francisco has been a thorn in AT&T’s side since the carrier’s exclusive iPhone launch back in 2007, when the carrier received sharp criticism for poor reception and dropped calls.”
AT&T muscles up San Francisco LTE with new cell sites [CNet]

“The change will take effect for stockholders of record on April 3 and increase the total number of authorized shares to 1.6 billion from 400 million”
Salesforce announces stock split [Bloomberg]

“One Medical Group raised $30 million in Series F funding, bringing its total VC haul so far to $77 million”
One Medical Group raises $30M in Series F funding [Biz Times]

“At issue is a controversial $20.1 billion offer from Belgian-owned Anheuser-Busch InBev to purchase Mexican beer giant Grupo Modelo, which produces Corona.”
Budweiser, Corona Sued in San Francisco [Weekly]

“One entrepreneur, who isn’t seeking venture money, told me this week that the proliferation of accelerators, incubators, angel investors and others feeding at the seed-stage trough has made these players essentially ‘startup factories.’”
Sign of the times? Startups facing challenge in raising venture financing [Biz Times]

“Babbel will be shuttering the PlaySay technology in six weeks, and inviting users onto its own mobile apps.”
Berlin E-Learning Startup Babbel Buys Out San Francisco Rival [WSJ]

The studio will focus on “developing and publishing high-quality, free-to-play, mobile, social and browser-based games.”
Warner Bros. plans gaming studio in San Francisco [Biz Times]

“Russell and the Merchants Association are proactively attempting to close the loopholes in the city’s formula retail ban to make sure another store like GANT doesn’t take root in our hyperlocal economy. “
GANT Opens in Hayes Valley Despite Merchant Opposition [Hayeswire]

Our other headline roundups for March 25:
Your City Hall Headlines For March 25, 2013: D3$, Rose Pak, Garbage Rate Hike
Your Crime Headlines For March 25, 2013: Sidewalk Cyclist, Bat Attack, Drunk Moped Riders
Your SF Real Estate Headlines For March 25, 2013: Defenestration’s Last Gasp, Transit Center’s Redesign, Warriors Arena Gripes
Your SF Schools Headlines For March 25, 2013: Skipping The Pledge, “Precision Medicine,” CCSF’s Summer School
Your Transit Headlines For March 25, 2013: Streetcars To Fort Mason, Parking Plan Rage, High Speed Rail Oversight
Your Less Easily Categorized Headlines For March 25, 2013: Shirtless Dude With A Sofa, Downtown Flower Vendor, Personal Space

the author

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 eve@sfappeal.com.

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