• Harvest Home Sanctuary's Toast to the Turkeys is THIS Saturday! It's not too late to come eat and drink tons, cuddle animals, and watch turkeys eat cranberries, which is totally what turkeys do best. That, and be cranky and awesome. We've got a lot in common! • So, you want to work at Goog ... More >>
Bay Area rappers Lil B, Mistah FAB, others wow crowds in SoCal. [The Bay Citizen]Watch a spooky new video from the Soft Moon for "Into the Depths." [The Bay Bridged]
Bono, your ruined back totally ruined our weekGoogle may launch music store to battle with iTunes this fall. [CNET]U2 had to postpone tonight's show in Oakland due to Bono's back injury. Disappointed, the Chron assembles a list of famous rock injury moments. [SF Gate]Members of Oakland noise-psy ... More >>
Safe's Christopher F. Edley IIIMichael Jackson's dance moves make for new video game. [Daily Swarm]Pandora's iPad app pairs music and videos with ads from Starbucks, Lexus and Budweiser. [Digital Music News]Pitchfork gives Ty Segall's Melted a 7.5, says "it seems in some ways like his first prop ... More >>
Rounding out an unofficial tour of Silicon Valley, Conan O'Brien visited Google's Mountain View headquarters on Wednesday, ribbing Google CIO Vivek Kundra about the company's infamous aloofness: "You guys are so power mad here at Google, You're such entitled A-holes. Hey, Conan's in the area, make ... More >>
What?! Googling 'guinea pig fights' again?!!Newspapers' tech and financial pages have been filled with headlines this week announcing Google's withdrawal from China. Apparently, the Mountain View-based search engine and all-purpose Web behemoth decided it had had enough of the authoritarian Chine ... More >>
The city's technology mavens are anticipating the Board of Supervisors will tomorrow give them the go-ahead to enter Google's much-ballyhooed fiber sweepstakes. A sub-committee of supes last week unanimously sent a motion to the full board recommending San Francisco get in on Google's game. The M ... More >>
C'mon, Mr. Mayor -- shave that follicle helmet for Google!Puzzling technological initiatives, close studies of dense municipal bureaucracies, garage regulations -- this week at City Hall ain't exactly a stroll down the carnival midway, but there's some important stuff on the table. And if you pay ... More >>
In the first step towards a now inevitable pull out, Google side-stepped the Chinese government's search strictures this morning, as the formerly censored Google China (Google.com.cn) now redirects to the uncensored Google Hong Kong (Google.com.hk).
We bike commuters here at SF Weekly have eagerly awaited the launch of Google's bicycle-directions feature on its maps site. As of today, the wait is over. Along with suggested routes by car and public transit, Googlers in 150 cities can now query the best way to get from Point A to Point B under ... More >>
Google: It's a noun, a verb, and, soon enough, it'll be the Ryan Seacrest of a national, municipal contest determining who wins a brand new ultra-high speed fiber network -- only with discernible talent.The Bay Area-based search engine recently announced a plan to build a new fiber network in a yet- ... More >>
SF GleanVolunteer fruitistas harvesting the urban orchard.Unlike pots set to boil, trees bear fruit even when they're being watched, and around these parts, when they do, the watchers at SF Glean swoop in like friendly pigeons of sustainability to clean up the excess. SF Glean is a voluntee ... More >>
Google Image Search FAIL via Megan McCarthy's Facebook. Click to enlarge. In the estimation of many an Internet pundit, yesterday's launch of Google Buzz was pretty much a buzzkill. After briefly giving the rumored "Twitter-killer" a go ourselves, we'd like to offer yet another suggestion to the ... More >>
Hopefully you'll still be able to eat sushi after seeing this.This Google ad popped up during a random session of surfing local food blogs. It has managed the nearly impossible feat of putting us off of craving sushi for a minute and has evoked numerous bad '80s horror movie scenes in the process ... More >>
While it was definitely sweet, Google's Super Bowl "Parisian love" ad was a pointed reminder that search has not seen any major transformations over the last decade. For as long as we've searched on the web, we've pretty much had the same experience: plug in some words, get a list to parse, rinse, r ... More >>
In a monumental statement earlier today, Mountain View based Google announced that they were no longer censoring their search results in China -- and that if the Chinese government did not agree to these non-censored search results this would lead to a Google pull-out."We have evidence to suggest th ... More >>
Pic via Flickr "Google is Skynet" coming up as a first result here is pretty badass. Nice work @kpereira.
Photo via Natalee DOr at least go watch "Law and Order."6. The Reign of the Standard Blog Post Format We know it's been that way since links.net. But enough or at least less of the big picture/text below monotony. We're the people that invented The Segway and the Wii, surely we can figure out how ... More >>
Didja hear there was a train wreck? Didja hear there was a train wreck? Didja? Well, didja? Living in the Bay Area, you see more than your share of vehicles with barely an inch of paint visible beneath a nearly solid plastering of bumper stickers. If you're like me, such infestations inspire the fol ... More >>
Science news flash to supposed Google geniuses: Astronauts don't leave footprints on suns!Google, the ubiquitous search engine famously based on complex, supposedly-more-accurate-than-the-competition algorithms, Monday graced its homepage with a glaring, scientific error. The July 17 ... More >>
The Google award at Humphry Slocombe.On Wednesday, SFoodie's Meredith Brody reported on Google mapping out Alice Waters' favorite places in the Bay Area. That same day, the tech company dropped off exclamation point-looking statues in front of the chosen places of Waters as well as the selections fr ... More >>
Mayor Gavin Newsom: bears striking resemblance to Will ArnettGoogle Maps unveiled their latest project called "Favorite Places" this afternoon at a press conference/meet and greet/smorgasbord inside City Hall. Local business owners, members of the press, and Mayor Gavin Newsom mingled, networked, an ... More >>
A one-day, 15-mile tour of almost all the East Bay's wineries.
Last year I had to good fortune to hang out with the Rosenthal family--a very talented bunch of artists, musicians, and filmmakers for this cover story. The two siblings in that household, Lou Lou and George, play in a local punk pop band called Lou Lou & the Guitarfish , and have a record out on ... More >>
This just in: The economy still sucks. It sucks so bad, in fact, that Google, Inc. just laid off 100 recruiters. The company no longer needs quite as many people focused on hiring, says Laszlo Bock, Google's vice president for people operations, in a blog post. Although it's another sign the media i ... More >>
Google bought YouTube for something like a bazillion dollars last week. Is this a deathknell for the popular video clip service, or the start of an even bigger, better Internet library?
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