“Costolo said that he urges his team to take risks and figure out ways to bridge the gap between the insiders who are versed in Twitter parlance and the newbies who aren’t.”
Twitter too complicated for newcomers, says CEO [CNet]

“The shop is the project of owner Mike Battaglia, also known as DJ Mike Bee, who is himself a longtime Lower Haighter. He moved into an apartment at Steiner and Waller way back in 1996, and has watched the neighborhood change in the 17 years since.”
New in the Neighborhood: Vinyl Dreams [Haighteration]

“San Francisco-based Commune Hotels & Resorts, the parent company of Joie de Vivre and Thomson Hotels, is striving to reach a younger generation of travelers — stating with a whole new brand and two new hotels.”
Commune Hotels launches younger, cooler brand [Biz Times]

“The micro-blogging platform is planning to erect an exchange similar to FBX that would let brands retarget people who visit their sites with ads on Twitter, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Twitter did not respond to requests for comment.”
Twitter Prepping Ad-Retargeting Exchange to Rival Facebook’s [Ad Age]

“Permits finally in hand, Squat & Gobble managing partner Issa Sweidan started rebuilding this week. If all goes to plan, he hopes to resurrect the cafe by early 2014 … which just happens to be Squat & Gobble’s 20th anniversary.”
Third Rail bar in Dogpatch on track [Chron]

“The notion that a 30-second video would be of any value to actually verifying a user’s identity — along with the fact that this video would then become part of some semi-public profile — was a little much for Searls and his wife.”
Airbnb Cancels Reservation Because You Don’t Want To Post A Video Of Yourself [Consumerist]

“Glu Mobile Inc. has entered a partnership with the San Francisco startup Skillz Inc. to introduce skill-based, real-money gaming for some Glu titles.”
Glu Mobile looks to real-money games [Biz Times]

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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