“The company’s gross sales topped $12.6 million last year, and Smith estimates they’ll reach $20 million this year. It has 66 employees, all but 10 in San Francisco.”
‘CineBeat’ app by Smule makes music videos [Chron]

“The storefront will be forced to close its doors effective May 17th until the issue with the planning department is resolved.”
Bacon Bacon Update [Uppercasing]

“San Francisco received the average grade of a C, which is the highest grade in California. The city excelled in categories such as ‘ease of starting a business’ receiving a C+, and ‘training and networking programs’ earning a B+.”
Small businesses succeed more often in San Francisco [Golden Gate X-Press]

“This is my hometown and I will undoubtedly spend more time here than the rest of them”
Flynn: Applebee’s San Francisco will be “best ever” [Biz Times]

“We want to build an enduring media company. … We just think the best way to get there is to get profitable and grow from strength.”
Say Media Lays Off 10 Percent Of Staff, Aims For Profitability In Second Half Of 2013 [TC]

“Concession workers at AT&T Park — unhappy over the progress of negotiations for a new contract with the stadium vendor — have called for a strike authorization vote Saturday.”
Ballpark workers to take strike vote [Chron]

“Salesforce has acquired Clipboard, a social bookmarking service that had built interesting hooks for saving rich Web content across devices, both companies said today.”
Salesforce Acquires Bookmarking Startup Clipboard for More Than $10M [D]

“Ubalo CEO Jacob Mattingly and CTO Ian Downes announced earlier today via blog post that the folks at Twitter have agreed to acquire the scalable computing technology they’ve been working on for the past two years, and that the four-person Ubalo team would officially join the Twitter flock.”
Twitter Acquires Palo Alto-Based Scalable Computing Startup Ubalo [TC]

“I hope to continue producing work with a watchdog focus for the millions of people who read The Chronicle in print, online and on mobile devices.”
Audrey Cooper is Chronicle’s managing editor [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 eve@sfappeal.com.

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