San Francisco restaurant accuses Yelp of rigging reviews [ABC7]

“The study was conducted in 21 cities, and included 215 San Francisco men and transgender individuals who have sex with men.”
HIV vaccine pulled from clinical trials after some recipient contracted virus [BAR] [Ex]

“Yamashita, 47, will own 31 percent of the new company and will become the paper’s publisher. The foundation will own 20 percent, while Vogt and Brown will own 49 percent.”
Bay Area Reporter to Partner With SF Newspaper Co. Executives [Weekly]

“San Francisco-based PeopleBrowsr had accused Twitter of trying to take over its business, and CEO Jodee Rich said he invested millions of dollars building a business using Twitter data over a four-year period on Twitter’s representation that it would allow open access to its full stream of data.”
PeopleBrowsr settles Twitter firehose access dispute [Biz Times]

“Founded in April 2011, Parse had raised $7 million from Ignition Partners, Y Combinator, Google Ventures and Menlo Ventures, among others.”
Facebook buys Parse, a mobile development platform [Biz Times]

“Brougher was most recently vice president of small and medium business global advertising sales and operations at Mountain View-based Google.”
Square hires ex-Googler as ‘Business Lead’ [Biz Times]

“The information gathering is too pervasive especially since they already have all my prescription info. The advertising pricing is deceptive – it’s a neighborhood store – and only members get discounts?”
Letter: Privacy Issues With Walgreens’ Balance Rewards Program [Noe Valley]

“We wanted to show San Franciscans that MINI of San Francisco is as passionate, individual and unique as the city it calls home”
Heat goes big for Mini of SF [Egotist]

“The San Francisco startup has sold about 3 million lamps in the last five years, mostly in parts of rural Africa and India with limited access to electricity.”
SF startup’s solar lamps aid developing world [Chron]

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

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