“This was the week that Larry Ellison lost control of the America’s Cup.”
America’s Cup Italian team sets demands [Chron] [Biz Times] [AP via Ex] [ABC7]

“Each day, Eat Club’s buses will offer a selection of food from several San Francisco restaurants and food trucks — including big names like Bar Tartine, Shanghai Dumpling King, and Nopalito — and subscribers will get to order lunch by 10:30 a.m., and then walk out of their office around noon and grab it from the bus at a set location.”
New Lunch Delivery Option, Eat Club, on the Way to S.F. Next Week [Grub]

“Wordpress CEO Matt Mullenweg said that his company saw a major uptick in Tumblr defections after news of the $1.1 billion acquisition was reported on.”
WordPress CEO says 72,000 blogs left Tumblr after Yahoo deal [CNet]

“There also are purely practical reasons for consolidating under one name – namely, saving staff time and money. We spend countless hours managing three websites and 12 social media accounts and publishing our stories with different branding depending on the partner outlet.”
Today, we are announcing that starting May 29, CIR, California Watch and The Bay Citizen are becoming one: The Center for Investigative Reporting. [CIR]

“the majority of sex toys from mainstream manufacturers (Doc Johnson, Pipedream, Cal Exotics, Hustler, etc) are unsafe toys made in China – toys from toxic, untested materials”
Support Dildology: Independent sex toy materials safety evaluation [Violet Blue]

“Target’s Technology Innovation Center in San Francisco’s financial district will be the retailer’s West Coast hub for mobile app, online search and social media development — pillars of the retailer’s e-commerce expansion.”
Target dives into e-commerce with S.F. tech lab [Merc]

“Numbers have not been revealed but all day, we’ve been hearing from multiple tipsters that anywhere from 50-100 staffers have been affected by reductions today at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners.” [MediaBistro]

“Groupon co-founder and former CEO Andrew Mason is moving to San Francisco to start a new company and will also become a part-time partner at Y Combinator”
Andrew Mason moves to S.F, joins Y Combinator, sings about business [Biz Times]

“All through the weekend, patrons streamed in to toast the end of the Etheredge era before she handed the keys over to a new regime – well-known New York restaurateurs Ken Friedman and chef April Bloomfield. They’ll close the place for renovations and reopen it later this year as a restaurant and bar.”
At Tosca, a round of sentimental farewells [Chron]

“The Atom is a small device that converts the rotation of your bike’s rear wheel into usable energy for your USB-powered devices. To install it, you remove the wheel, affix the Atom to the axle, and reinstall the wheel. This makes the Atom pretty difficult to steal, assuming your rear wheel is locked up while your bike is parked.”
Where Are They Now: Aaron’s Apartment [Haighteration]

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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