San Francisco's Entertainment Commission oversees noise and security issues at local music venues. It is the city body responsible for holding club owners accountable for excessive volume or unsafe conditions.
So it's odd, to say the least, that the commission's sole inspector, Vajra Granelli, has ... More >>
It's possible that Facebook's new Graph Search will turn the Internet on its head. The problem is that the people in charge of it are the same people who are in charge of Facebook, so it's almost guaranteed to somehow turn out badly. It could be a crappy service, a scarily intrusive service, or both ... More >>
There will likely never again be anything quite like the dotcom boom-and-bust of the late '90s. But that doesn't mean that everybody learned their lesson about investing in companies with questionable business models -- or at least in those with outsized expectations for growth. It only means that t ... More >>
The end of San Francisco-based Digg has been nigh for over two years, ever since founder Kevin Rose helmed a disastrous redesign in August 2010 and many of the site's users fled to Reddit, but the news-sharing behemoth plodded along, not realizing it was supposed to be dead. That is, until yesterday ... More >>
Facebook's newly issued shares lost 11 percent of their value on Monday, their first full day of public trading after Friday's snafu-filled IPO. That's a loss of $11.5 billion. Tuesday, the fall continued, taking the stock down another 3 percent. Too many shares were issued at too high a price by an ... More >>
A veritable who's who of major tech firms in San Francisco and the Silicon Valley are fighting federal legislation aimed at putting a stop to theft of original content online.The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) would allow content creators to seek court orders barring internet service providers, se ... More >>
On his swing through the West Coast, President Barack Obama stopped in Silicon Valley today where he answered questions for an hour at LinkedIn's campus in Mountain View. His main focus: Jobs.
He deftly turned almost every question from the audience back into a endorsement; for his newly propos ... More >>
A Bernal Heights man says that six officials claiming to be San Francisco Police officers questioned him and searched his family's home in July for a lost iPhone 5 prototype they asserted had been traced to the residence using GPS technology.The man's statements to SF Weekly in an exclusive inter ... More >>
Cisco Systems is planning to cut up to 10,000 jobs, Bloomberg News reported late Monday. That's obviously a huge number, but it seems even huger if you think of it this way: It represents more than half the number of jobs the entire U.S. economy created in June.The numbers will be large en ... More >>
Yaniv Golan/FlickrAOL CEO Tim Armstrong is jealous of the new Internet bubble, and he wants in.
Last week during a meeting with investors, Armstrong noted the high valuations of companies like LinkedIn and Pandora and concluded that AOL is "severely undervalued." The Wall Street Journal quoted ... More >>
I just got a Facebook friend request from someone at my work whom I've never met. I don't even know what she looks like, but I've seen her name in email threads. If this were LinkedIn, I'd easily confirm, and I'm totally fine with friending folks at work when I've at least had a one-to-one email ... More >>
If you ever wondered what the spies at Facebook and LinkedIn have learned about their millions of users, here's your answer: An increasing number of people have job descriptions that include the word "ninja," open relationships don't work, and getting engaged turns women into unhappy bridezillas. ... More >>
Last week we reported on how "Dr." John Getzow -- a serial evictee profiled in an SF Weekly cover story -- successfully stiffed the eighth San Francisco landlord to sue him for nonpayment of rent. We speculated we'd see Getzow's name come up again before too long -- and we were right. But we were su ... More >>