Hundreds Line Up Outside Downtown Apple Store To Buy Telephone
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Hundreds Line Up Outside Downtown Apple Store To Buy Telephone

Hundreds of people are lining up this morning at the Apple store on Stockton Street in San Francisco for a chance to buy Apple’s new…

Facebook Offers “Hollow Gesture” of Restoring Select Drag Queens’, Others’ Accounts For Two Weeks
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Facebook Offers “Hollow Gesture” of Restoring Select Drag Queens’, Others’ Accounts For Two Weeks

Facebook officials today said they would restore the profiles of San Francisco drag queens and others that had recently been suspended or removed under it’s…

Facebook Agrees to Meet with Drag Queens to Discuss Profile Name Policy
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Facebook Agrees to Meet with Drag Queens to Discuss Profile Name Policy

Facebook officials have agreed to meet with local drag queens at San Francisco City Hall to discuss the social media website’s policy of people using…

Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Ingleside Shootout
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Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Ingleside Shootout

A San Francisco man was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison this morning for the murder of a man killed in a shootout…

“They’re a symbol of the arrogance and takeover of the city”: Tech Buses Blocked In Mission
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“They’re a symbol of the arrogance and takeover of the city”: Tech Buses Blocked In Mission

Senior and disability advocates blocked two tech buses for half an hour in the Mission District this morning to protest rising eviction rates of vulnerable…

Sex Worker, Former Hustler Club Dancer In Court After Arrest For Heroin Death Of Former Apple, Google Exec
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Sex Worker, Former Hustler Club Dancer In Court After Arrest For Heroin Death Of Former Apple, Google Exec

A prostitute and former San Francisco exotic dancer made her first appearance in Santa Cruz County Superior Court today since being arrested Friday in the…

San Francisco Coffee Shop Says They Will Stop Scanning And Tracking Wireless Devices Of Patrons And Passers-By
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San Francisco Coffee Shop Says They Will Stop Scanning And Tracking Wireless Devices Of Patrons And Passers-By

Looks like the honeymoon between Philz Coffee and retail analytics company Euclid Elements is over. The breakup was aired in public yesterday when the popular…

Privacy, Legal Concerns Raised As San Francisco Coffee Shop Scans And Tracks Cell Phones Of All Patrons
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Privacy, Legal Concerns Raised As San Francisco Coffee Shop Scans And Tracks Cell Phones Of All Patrons

Popular Bay Area cafe Philz Coffee is tracking how often and for how long its customers visit its various locations through smartphones, tablets, and any…

Court In SF OKs Suit Against Facebook For Fraud, Privacy Violations
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Court In SF OKs Suit Against Facebook For Fraud, Privacy Violations

A federal appeals court ruled in San Francisco today that Facebook users can go ahead with breach-of-contract and fraud claims against the online social network…

San Francisco’s Getting Sued For Letting Tech Buses Use Muni Stops
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San Francisco’s Getting Sued For Letting Tech Buses Use Muni Stops

A lawsuit filed against the city of San Francisco today seeks to block the use of commuter shuttle buses at Municipal Railway bus stops, arguing…

Airbnb Supporters And Opponents Hold Dueling Rallies Over Future Of Short-Term Housing Rentals In SF
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Airbnb Supporters And Opponents Hold Dueling Rallies Over Future Of Short-Term Housing Rentals In SF

Supporters and opponents of room-sharing services such as Airbnb that allow people to use their homes as short-term lodging for a fee held dueling rallies…

As An SF Internet Tycoon Admits To Domestic Violence, A Battle Continues On His Wikipedia Page
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As An SF Internet Tycoon Admits To Domestic Violence, A Battle Continues On His Wikipedia Page

As news broke yesterday that Internet tycoon Gurbaksh Chahal admitted to domestic violence in San Francisco court, the Appeal discovered a substantial and concerted effort…

“You gave all our money away”: City Workers Protest Twitter Tax Break
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“You gave all our money away”: City Workers Protest Twitter Tax Break

Tax breaks by San Francisco for Mid-Market employers were the target of a rally outside City Hall this afternoon by a public employee union that…

Bus-Blocking Protesters Call Out Google Staffer Who’s Allegedly Trying To Evict Guerrero Street Tenants
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Bus-Blocking Protesters Call Out Google Staffer Who’s Allegedly Trying To Evict Guerrero Street Tenants

Dozens of protesters in San Francisco blocked a bus headed for Google headquarters this morning and dozens more are expected during a march this afternoon…

Google Commuter Bus Blocked On Valencia Street By Clown-Costumed Protesters
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Google Commuter Bus Blocked On Valencia Street By Clown-Costumed Protesters

Ahead of a San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ hearing this afternoon on a pending pilot program to charge private shuttle buses for using public bus…

Fate Of SFMTA’s $1 Agreement With Tech Buses To Be Determined At Meeting Tuesday
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Fate Of SFMTA’s $1 Agreement With Tech Buses To Be Determined At Meeting Tuesday

The fate of an 18-month pilot program that would charge private commuter buses $1 each time employees are picked up or dropped off at public…

Supervisors Join City Workers Rallying Against Tech Company Tax Breaks, Private Shuttles
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Supervisors Join City Workers Rallying Against Tech Company Tax Breaks, Private Shuttles

Hundreds of city workers gathered in front of San Francisco’s City Hall for a noontime protest decrying tax breaks for high-tech companies and other deals…

Mysterious Google Barge Floats Away From SF Thursday Morning
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Mysterious Google Barge Floats Away From SF Thursday Morning

The mysterious vessel known as the “Google barge” is making its way to Stockton, where it is expected to stay for the next six months,…

Google Pays For Two Years Of Muni For Youth, Wants Info About SF’s Other “Affordability Challenges”
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Google Pays For Two Years Of Muni For Youth, Wants Info About SF’s Other “Affordability Challenges”

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced today that Google is donating $6.8 million to fund the next two years of the city’s Free Muni for…

Google To Fund Next Two Years Of Free Muni for Youth Program
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Google To Fund Next Two Years Of Free Muni for Youth Program

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and other city officials announced today that Google is donating $6.8 million to fund the next two years of the…

“We want Twitter to pay its fair share” 24 Cops Police Protesters (Including Two Supes) Against Corporate Tax Breaks
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“We want Twitter to pay its fair share” 24 Cops Police Protesters (Including Two Supes) Against Corporate Tax Breaks

San Francisco Supervisors John Avalos and David Campos joined San Francisco city workers today in a protest outside Twitter’s Market Street headquarters calling for an…

Protesters Take To SF Streets, Internet To Rally Against NSA’s Mass Surveillance Programs
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Protesters Take To SF Streets, Internet To Rally Against NSA’s Mass Surveillance Programs

Hundreds of Bay Area residents are taking to the streets and to the Internet today as part of a massive one-day protest against mass government…

What Muni Stops Should Tech Buses Use (Sorry, Opponents, SFMTA’s Not Offering “None” As Option)?
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What Muni Stops Should Tech Buses Use (Sorry, Opponents, SFMTA’s Not Offering “None” As Option)?

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency officials asked for the public’s input on what Muni stops should be available for shared use by private commuter shuttles…

Lawmakers Brace For Mobile Company Opposition After Announcing Bill To Require Smartphone Kill Switches
Crime

Lawmakers Brace For Mobile Company Opposition After Announcing Bill To Require Smartphone Kill Switches

A growing epidemic of smartphone thefts prompted state lawmakers to announce today new legislation that would require the devices to come equipped with an anti-theft…

No One Knows What’s Next For Google Ferry Boat Program
Bay Area

No One Knows What’s Next For Google Ferry Boat Program

Google employees who have been commuting by ferry to and from Silicon Valley will take their last ride on the water Friday when two pilot…

State Commission To Mysterious Google Barge: Quit Violating SF Bay Rules Or Get Out
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State Commission To Mysterious Google Barge: Quit Violating SF Bay Rules Or Get Out

The “Google barge” under construction off of San Francisco’s Treasure Island will have to move or get a permit from a state commission tasked with…

SF City Attorney Says Social Network Is “a tool of choice for sexual predators to target underage victims”
Crime

SF City Attorney Says Social Network Is “a tool of choice for sexual predators to target underage victims”

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera sued MeetMe, a social networking website, in Superior Court today, claiming it illegally gives underage teenagers’ personal information and…

Google’s Private East Bay To Mountain View Shuttle Boat Paying $275 Per Landing
Bay Area

Google’s Private East Bay To Mountain View Shuttle Boat Paying $275 Per Landing

Google is beginning today a weeklong private ferry service trial from the East Bay to Silicon Valley for its employees, according to the Water Emergency…

“The first time Uber is going to be challenged”: Suit Over Little Girl’s Death Could Change Face Of Ridesharing
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“The first time Uber is going to be challenged”: Suit Over Little Girl’s Death Could Change Face Of Ridesharing

A wrongful death lawsuit was filed today against the transportation network company Uber on behalf of the family of a 6-year-old girl struck and killed…

“What do we want? Stop the evictions!”: Anti-Gentrification Protesters Block Facebook, Google Buses Tuesday Morning
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“What do we want? Stop the evictions!”: Anti-Gentrification Protesters Block Facebook, Google Buses Tuesday Morning

12:05 PM: A group of several dozen anti-gentrification protesters briefly blocked two tech buses at Market and Eighth streets in San Francisco before bringing their…

One If By Land, Two If By Sea: Google Keeping Mum On New Private Ferry Service From SF-Redwood City
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One If By Land, Two If By Sea: Google Keeping Mum On New Private Ferry Service From SF-Redwood City

A private ferry service to take Google employees to and from work began on a trial basis this week between San Francisco and Redwood City,…

Zero-Sum Game: Pilot Program To Allow Private Commuter Buses To Use Muni Stops To Cost The SFMTA $1.5 Million
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Zero-Sum Game: Pilot Program To Allow Private Commuter Buses To Use Muni Stops To Cost The SFMTA $1.5 Million

San Francisco city and transit officials announced today a pilot program that will allow private commuter buses to stop at certain Municipal Railway bus stops…

“Stop the Corporate Greed” Reads Sign Carried By SF Supervisor At Market Street Rally
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“Stop the Corporate Greed” Reads Sign Carried By SF Supervisor At Market Street Rally

5:25 PM: A growing crowd formed in front of the San Francisco headquarters of tech company Twitter this evening as part of a protest demanding…

Local Opinions On Twitter Are Mixed As Tech Giant Goes Public
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Local Opinions On Twitter Are Mixed As Tech Giant Goes Public

As San Francisco-based tech giant Twitter went public this morning, locals in the Mid-Market neighborhood where the company is headquartered watched with mixed feelings. A…

Donations Sought After Early-Morning Fire Destroys Internet Archive Scanning Center
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Donations Sought After Early-Morning Fire Destroys Internet Archive Scanning Center

A fire in San Francisco’s Inner Richmond neighborhood destroyed a scanning center belonging to the nonprofit Internet Archive, the organization’s founder said this morning. The…

SF’s Startup-Themed Haunted House Just Might Be Scarier Than The Real Thing
Culture

SF’s Startup-Themed Haunted House Just Might Be Scarier Than The Real Thing

Frisky adults have long flocked to San Francisco to taste our rainbow-flavored tricks and treats, but this year, an adults-only haunted house promises to take…

Big Crowds In San Francisco As New iPhones Go On Sale
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Big Crowds In San Francisco As New iPhones Go On Sale

A long line wrapped around two corners of the Apple store in downtown San Francisco this morning for the launch of the latest models of…

Privacy, Who Needs It? Outside Lands’ “Insider” Band Over-Connects You, May Net You Prizes and Upgrades
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Privacy, Who Needs It? Outside Lands’ “Insider” Band Over-Connects You, May Net You Prizes and Upgrades

SF’s next big festival may soon become one of its most tech-centric thanks to Esurance’s latest gimmick. If you weren’t thrilled enough to be saddled…

Mayors Of SF, NY Announce Plans For Tech Summit
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Mayors Of SF, NY Announce Plans For Tech Summit

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg jointly announced this afternoon that the bi-coastal city leaders will co-host a technology…

Twitter Recommends Users Have One Computer Solely For Tweeting
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Twitter Recommends Users Have One Computer Solely For Tweeting

Apparently, San Francisco based Twitter is just as freaked out about AP’s recent account hack as AP is, if not more so. However, as opposed…