The horrific heaps of misinformation that spewed from Twitter and other social media services during the Boston Marathon bombing saga haven't slowed down the Twitter fetishists. If anything, they've doubled down.
For some reason, these people believe that Twitter represents some kind of earth-shat ... More >>
A San Francisco entrepreneur, turned white-collar criminal has been sentenced to more than two decades in prison after he lied to Bay Area investors, telling them that Microsoft would be acquiring his company, Ecast Inc. A federal Grand Jury indicted Mouli Cohen, aka Samuel Cohen, last August, charg ... More >>
Given how Silicon Valley moguls flee from the term "media company," you'd almost think it was as bad as "child-porn merchant." But whether they like it or not, companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter are media companies. They don't have precisely the same business models as News Corp., Disne ... More >>
Ben NarasinScream Sorbet in a garden of mint.When people say something tastes "like" something, they typically mean it tastes similar. Similar's not exact enough to describe how pure the seasonal flavors of Scream Sorbet taste. Scream's grapefruit sorbet is as clear a flavor of red grapefruit ... More >>
Fast Company has published what might be the best, clearest look at the how the contours of the tech landscape are shaping themselves, and how that landscape has come to be dominated by four companies.
I was alerted to the article via a tweet by Chronicle tech reporter Casey Newton who characte ... More >>
Surely you can find something to do while the wine breathesA former Microsoft technology guy, Nathan Myhrvold, is all over the Internet this week with a video showing that he believes the best way to decant wine is to use a blender.
"Decanting is about doing two things," Myhrvold told Bloomb ... More >>
Albert Law/porkbellystudioFrom Albert Law's Rice Paper Scissors slideshow 1. If you ever want to start a fight in a bar in San Francisco, don't hit on somebody's partner. (Which is more likely to get you a three-way than bruised knuckles.) Tell them you think their favorite cafe sucks. W. Blake G ... More >>
Weren't apples famous before Apple?In another case of the Silicon Valley giants butting heads, a federal judge denied Apple's motion for a preliminary injunction against Amazon and its use of the term "App Store."Lawyers for Apple argued that the "Amazon Appstore for Android" name infringes on it ... More >>
This Just In: Radio-Wave-Borne Computer Messages Discovered In SF Office ComplexIn Year's Deadest News Week, TV Reports There's WiFi in an Office ComplexThe week between Christmas and New Year's is the news businesses' deadest. Bureaucrats, politicians and business honchos aren't in their offices ... More >>
We've been discussing the emergence of a new species of meta-nerd here at SFWeekly.com; as this Paste Magazine infographic demonstrates, being cool in late 2009 means donning your "Three Memes One Shirt" shirt to work, interrupting your co-workers with "Im'ma let you finish ...," and/or buying your ... More >>
New iTablet?Oh my goodness, oh my goodness! Less than a month until the (possible) Apple Keynote! What will we wear? Who will be speaking? Again, WHAT WILL WE WEAR?Engadget and Mashable reported rumors yesterday of an early September Apple keynote event, causing mass hysteria (sort of) in the tec ... More >>