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    September 27, 2013

    Watch a Day in the Life of S.F. Through Foursquare Check-Ins

    Like they did with New York and Tokyo earlier in the year, Foursquare has put its check-in data in San Francisco to good use. The company has condensed a years' worth of its check-in data into a single day and visualized it, showing where and when residents of different cities check in to the site. ... More >>

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    September 13, 2013

    Bike Perks: Do Bay Area Companies Need Them to Attract Talent?

    Tech startups in the Bay Area are famous for offering lavish, sometimes almost absurd perks (kombucha on tap) to their employees, ostensibly to attract the smartest people on Earth. Some companies offer loaner bikes to get around their sprawling campuses, some offer free bike parking, some offer t ... More >>

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    August 14, 2013
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    April 2, 2013

    What 2,000 Calories Look Like in Foods You Eat Every Day

    Just in case you were wondering what 2,000 calories of everyday foods looks like stacked up, the evil geniuses at Buzzfeed have come up with a video showing it. What's interesting: the number of bagels vs. doughnuts that add up to your daily allowance (spoiler: almost the exact same number), the num ... More >>

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    March 22, 2013

    Check Out This Mesmerizing Video Tracking Foursquare Check-Ins in NYC and Tokyo

    So, this is pretty cool: Foursquare has pulled together all its data to condense a year's worth of check-ins in New York City and Tokyo into one 24-hour time-frame. The video is visually mesmerizing in itself, in the same way that the iTunes music visualizer is mesmerizing (we can only imagine how w ... More >>

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    March 14, 2013

    Six S.F. Spots Offering Sweet Pi Day Deals

    Rejoice, for it's everyone's favorite sweet, nerdy holiday, Pi Day (3/14, 3.14, get it?). We aren't usually in the business of celebrating estoteric food holidays like National Fettucini Alfredo Day or National Lucky Charms With All The Marshmallows Picked Out Day, but Pi Day is something else: It w ... More >>

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    March 13, 2013
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    December 26, 2012

    Amazon's Cloud Fails Yet Again, Taking Down Netflix

    Forget Netflix CEO Reed Hastings' clumsy public utterances, which turned so many of his customers against the company. And forget the modest price increase that sent even more of them in the direction of competitors or even pirate sites. Hastings' biggest mistake might turn out to be signing on 100 ... More >>

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    October 23, 2012

    3 Free Apps To Help You Survive the Fall Holidays

    As we move toward November it isn't too soon to get ready for Thanksgiving and beyond. Whether you are looking to cook, shop or find a place to take (or escape from) your relatives, there are plenty of free iPhone apps help you prepare for the coming onslaught. If you're staying in the city, the (sh ... More >>

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    April 17, 2012

    Seeking a Path to Riches

    Oh, good. More "sharing." The mobile social-app company Path (yes, the one that found itself in the middle a big privacy controversy not long ago) announced on Monday that it had landed another $30 million in venture financing from some top-tier firms, making its total valuation $250 million. Hey, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    You're Not a Cyberstalker -- Here's How to Be

    ​I have read all this stuff about stalkers regarding Facebook. If someone makes you a Facebook friend they are offering you an invitation to view their activity on this social network. I'm not really a big Facebook person but I got an account so friends from the past can find me. I usually go to F ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    How To Deal With Break-Ups Gracefully In the Digital Age

    ​ Anna, Your previous advice regarding approaching ladies the right way online landed me a really fun date that turned into about 15 more, but now that we've had an argument or two I'm thinking maybe I should start over. How can I tell when it's time to break up when you're not even really "datin ... More >>

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    November 15, 2011

    Best Practices for Making a Hip Coffee Shop Your Office

    ​Yelp/ Lucy M.​For those of us who don't work in an office, and aren't rich or fancy enough to afford things like WiFi and coffee makers, there's always the options of setting up shop at nearby coffee shops and cafes. Sometimes a trip to our local cafe is the only thing that'll stop those of us ... More >>

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    September 13, 2011

    Graphic: How Does Outside Lands Compare to the World's Biggest Music Festivals?

    ​ Lots of people, including us, think that this past year's Outside Lands Music Festival was the best one yet. But how does the four-year-old event in S.F.'s Golden Gate Park compare to the world's biggest music festivals? Hint: We have much better wine, and we care about Foursquare a lot mor ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    iPhone App to Push Earthquake-Themed Social Networking

    Yow: Let's play earthquake preparedness!!!!​San Francisco's government is creating an iPhone app patterned after FarmVille and Foursquare where players can prepare themselves for an earthquake, rather than feed imaginary chickens or collect badges.Called SF Heroes, the app is scheduled to be relea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    Bouncer Looks for Fun in Nob Hill -- Foursquare Be Damned

    ​From this week's Bouncer column: ... Yes, there really is nothing better than roamin' in the gloamin' in Nob Hill. You can only do so much wandering, though, before thirst or hunger begins to strike, and then you come to the realization that there ain't no such thing as a $4 burrito in these ... More >>

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    June 1, 2011
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    June 1, 2011
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    May 24, 2011

    Foursquare: The Silliest Thing Ever Invented

    ​Before I started using Twitter a couple of years ago, I, like many people then and now, assumed it must be the silliest thing ever invented. The stupid name didn't (and doesn't) help. Mainly, I thought people used it for telling the world what they had for lunch, but I then looked into the matter ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    Oprah Winfrey-Approved: The Five Best Moscow Mules in San Francisco

    ​On Wednesday, May 25, Oprah will no longer be seen in her 4 p.m. time slot. Our afternoon bestie for 25 years will exist no more, fled for her own cable network. Her 30-day countdown and goodbyes from famous friends has seen us shedding a few tears. The best thing to dry those tears? Booze! S ... More >>

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    February 16, 2011
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    December 29, 2010
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    November 16, 2010

    Will Google Hotpot Replace Yelp and Foursquare?

    GoogleGoogle Hotpot ratings.​We wish we had a new Mongolian or Chinese hotpot place to tell you about today. Unfortunately we just have Google Hotpot. Are Yelp and Foursquare not sufficiently filling up your Smartphone, time, and tummy? Well, here is yet another way to distract yourself, give ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Cafe Reverie Isn't Connected, Though You Might End Up That Way

    CraigslistShiny hair, mint tea, major hotness.​Why would someone in this tech-savvy city go to a Wi-Fi-free café? Here are a few reasons: 1) so you can actually get some writing and reading done without Internet distractions; 2) so you can peacefully enjoy food and a warm beverage; and 3) so ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    How to Be a Tech Company for Halloween

    ​ Forget the Zuckerberg mask -- be a whole damn tech company for Halloween. Here's how. Apple How to dress: Wear all white with silver shoes. Limit your ports: No pockets, no fly. Your hair should be seamless.   How to scare people: Jailbreak your pants.   The night's over when: You call ... More >>

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    October 22, 2010

    Not Tried BART Yet? Now's The Time To Do It.

    You will love me​Have you heard? There's a thing called BART in this here Bay Area. And BART wants to make sure you know about BART -- that's why this week was 'Try BART Week.' If you haven't yet sampled the public transit goodness that is BART, today's the day to do it: if you do, you could win f ... More >>

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    September 8, 2010
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    August 19, 2010

    Facebook Places: 'Your Ex-Wife Has Checked in to Your Girlfriend's Knife Drawer'

    ​Yesterday we were all treated to Facebook's big announcement of its new location service, called Places. To read the breathless coverage on the tech blogs, you'd think this was the announcement of V-E Day. As it turns out, the new service is fairly straightforward. It will nevertheless bring Face ... More >>

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    August 18, 2010

    Facebook Vs. Foursquare: What You Need To Know About Today's 'Location' Announcement

    ​If you're the type who's always looking for another time-suck social-networking application to fall prey to, chances are you'll be tuned in to your Twitter account this afternoon for a much-anticipated announcement from Facebook at its Palo Alto headquarters. The technorati have been abuzz with r ... More >>

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    June 15, 2010

    Photo: How You Know the "Icing" Trend Has Gone Too Far

    Random Night Out/Nick McGlynnThe embodiment of random, Foursquare co-founder Naveen Selvadurai, appears to "Ice" Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin at the Webby Awards after-party.Icing, for the uninitiated, is a prank popular among bros, and start-up co-founders apparently, in which victims are requir ... More >>

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    June 8, 2010

    Good News For Gavin Newsom! Former Flack Votes For Him.

    ​With today's projected turnout at 33.3 percent -- a palindrome, and all-time low -- it means the record amount of money spent will be spread over a potential record few number of voters.So, every vote counts. And, in a bit of good news for Mayor Gavin Newsom, his former flack, Nathan Ballard, inf ... More >>

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    May 19, 2010

    Life is Hell As An iPhone Holdout

    ​ No, I don't have an iPhone. It's not that I don't want one -- I do. Badly. I fiend for my own sleek slab of glass and plastic. Meanwhile I steal my friends' iPhones. Hell, I steal my parents' iPhones. (Yes, even my parents have iPhones.) I nearly gave up back in April, two Benjamins at the r ... More >>

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    April 16, 2010

    Baylinks: Fake Eviction Notices, Tragedy, & BYOB

    ​Random dude who hates garage sale signs dishes out bogus eviction notices. [SF Citizen]Vintage newspaper article recalls 144-year-old S.F. tragedy in gory detail. [SFist]Now that's what we call a mobile home. (PIC) [Spots Unknown]Your Foursquare Day events in San Francisco. [4sq Day]A truck and M ... More >>

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    April 7, 2010

    What To Do? Wednesday's Pick: Kyle Kurpinski and Terry D. Johnson @ Booksmith

    ​Kyle Kurpinski and Terry D. Johnson @ Booksmith How to Defeat Your Own Clone: And Other Tips for Surviving the Biotech Revolution author Kyle Kurpinski didn't get lucky with a popular humor Tumblr, or a witty Twitter feed, or an auspicious Foursquare check-in near a HarperStudio book editor desp ... More >>

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    March 24, 2010
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    March 17, 2010

    SXSW Interactive Is Dead

    Image of a VIP fence via Flickr/Adrants​No annual festival, conference, or party will ever be as good as the first year you went. That's not what I'm talking about when I say that South by Southwest Interactive died this year. Earlier this week, Jolie O'Dell wrote the usual "Why SXSW Sucks" post. ... More >>

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    March 16, 2010

    Seven Questions with @ScrewYouSXSW

    ​There's a new tweeter in town and she's mad as hell. In the last week, @ScrewYouSXSW, the self-proclaimed pissed off wife of a SXSW attendee, has been tweeting about happenings she's been learning about from her husband via text. A number of people at SXSW think this enigmatic person is of the ... More >>

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    March 15, 2010

    The Driskill Hotel Yell: "Get Off My Lawn!!!"

    Shannon CottrellMaya Baratz and Alexia Tsotsis at The Driskill​There comes a time during every party hopping night when you want to stop hopping, but keep your juices flowing along with the champagne and wine. The unofficial designated venue for this practice last night was Austin's historic hotel ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    Plancast at SXSWi: Nothing Says Body Shots Like a Bar Full of Tech Reporters

    Photo by Laughing Squid/ Scott Beale​ It's T minus 19 hours until the annual liquid re-union that is SXSW. While the more massive crowds show up for the music festival on the 17th, SXSW is also home to the world's biggest tech-fest, SXSWi, which runs from the 12th to the 16th.  That means a ... More >>

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    February 24, 2010
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    February 3, 2010
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