If it wasn't clear before, it should be now: the entire universe of startup technology and business blogs is overrun by the inept, the inane, the egomaniacal, the mercenary, the distasteful, the corrupt, and the outright evil. Last week, with the introduction of the "Titstare" app at a TechCrunch c ... More >>
Qualified private activity bonds are low-interest, tax-exempt loans that the government issues on behalf of companies initiating projects with a "public purpose." It's roughly the same process that cities and states use to fund things like roads, parks, and schools. Except these benefit for-profit o ... More >>
Californians would have loved 2002 Mitt Romney. That guy was the bleeding heart who pushed universal health care in his state; the conservationist who would attack a coal plant by saying "I will not create jobs that kill people!"; a man who signed a Planned Parenthood candidate questionnaire affirmi ... More >>
If the widespread derision of WikiLeaks' latest document drop is any indication, the struggling organization might be nearing the end of its useful life. Still, the stolen e-mails it started publishing on Sunday night so far seem more interesting in general than the trove of diplomatic cables it ... More >>
(Update) 3:50 p.m.: It looks like the madness is moving down Marker Street, where protesters are blocking traffic. So yeah, your commute home will suck. The Occupy Party bus has arrived, and is headed toward the Civic Center, it appears. Meanwhile, Wells Fargo is playing it smart and has boarded up ... More >>
The only thing the Winklevosses can't buy ... FacebookThe notorious Winklevoss twins, Cameron and Tyler -- who sued Mark Zuckerberg, claiming he ripped off their social networking idea to launch Facebook -- have lost another round in court with the Zuck.After the twins signed a deal with Zuckerbe ... More >>
Lawyers representing Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, the studly twins who sued Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg for supposedly usurping the social media site from them, asked a judge today in San Francisco federal court to re-open their settlement for $65 million, claiming Facebook didn't fairly va ... More >>
Matt SmithI'd better have someone look after that pain in my ass...Lance Armstrong has further lawyered up in the face of possible federal doping allegations by adding former Bill Clinton Whitewater counsel Mark Fabiani to his burgeoning legal team. Fabiani specializes in steering scandal-plagued ... More >>
Alex Jackson, chef and partner in The Corner, is accomplishing the rare feat of opening two restaurants at once. The first, a small Puerto Rican restaurant named Parada 22, opened in the Upper Haight six weeks ago ― check back next week for more information on that project. The second, Black S ... More >>
A group of California cities and counties can proceed with a lawsuit alleging shenanigans by some of the world's largest financial institutions, a federal judge ruled today.In a decision delivered in federal court for the Southern District of New York, Judge Victor Marrero denied a motion to dism ... More >>
Missing the opportunity to do so at San Francisco's Goldman Sachs' tech conference earlier today, Apple has yet to clarify guidelines as to why over 5,000 apps were removed from its App store this weekend. As is the case with most news about Apple, the Internet has responded to the most easily acces ... More >>
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