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  • News

    August 21, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    Starbucks of Marijuana Coming to San Francisco

    The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward making lots of money. That's Jamen Shively's thesis, anyway. The former Microsoft manager, 45, is embarking on a publicity tour for the marijuana enterprise he's happy to label the "Starbucks" of pot. "Yes, we can" is for Shively "yes, we ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    S.F. Joins NYC to Tackle "Apple-Picking" Crime

    A new crime-fighting duo has emerged. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman have announced they're joining forces to fight the nationwide rapid rise of mobile phone thefts, better known as "Apple-picking." The duo is hosting a smartphone sum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    UC Students Demonstrate How Drones Can Help You

    Coye Cheshire doesn't mean to be impolitic, but he can't help mentioning the FBI's fruitless search for a Boston Marathon bomber -- and how it could be abetted by technology. "The whole push is to find someone who had pictures, and who could provide high resolution information about public events," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Google Goes to Washington

    During the SOPA debate, many opponents of the anti-piracy bill often tried to portray Google and the rest of the tech industry as a champion for all that is good and true as opposed to what it really is: an increasingly powerful, self-interested industry like any other. This happened particularly in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Yahoo's Chairman Must Go

    ​Much of the coverage of Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz's firing last week assumed that the company will now try to make a fresh start with a new leader. The fact that Yahoo's stock price has risen about 10 percent is an indication that some shareholders have made the same assumption.But Bartz was only a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Massive Job Cuts Coming at Cisco

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Apple, at $153 Billion, Unseats Google as World's Most Valuable Brand

    Secret weapon​A surge in estimated valuation from sales of products such as the iPad has landed Apple at the top of a survey of the world's most valuable brands, displacing fellow Silicon Valley juggernaut Google.Financial-research company Millward Brown set the company's current brand value at $1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown Refused to 'Knight' Steve Jobs

    That's not Steve Jobs behind the armor, it's Bill Gates​Steve Jobs might be considered a worthy pioneer in America, but in the United Kingdom, the high-tech guru still holds the title of a common man.Back in 2009, Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown reportedly refused to grant the Apple CEO ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Today's Most Popular Stories

    ​A compilation of the most-viewed stories on Bay Area news sites and blogs at the moment. You're welcome.SF Gate: Columnist Chip Johnson voted for Don Perata, who, he can't believe, lost to Jean Quan in the race to become mayor of Oakland. Quan prevailed after Johnson wrote a week ago that she'd b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Paul Shin Devine, Apple Manager Accused of $1 Million Kickback Scheme: Here's the Civil Suit

    The civil suit vs. alleged bad apple Paul Shin Devine is stuffed with damning allegations​Suit names Asian firms accused of conspiring with former Apple employee in kickback schemeYesterday we reported on the federal indictment of Paul Shin Devine, a former Apple global supply manager accused of m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Space Aliens' Cell Phone, TV Banter Still Elusive, Scientists Say

    But if E.T. uses an iPhone -- you're fucked​If space aliens ever discover cell phones or cable TV, they'll be able to hide from us forever.That's the verdict of scientists smirking at eccentric billionaire Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft. He put up money for the Paul Allen Array, a group of 35 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    City Attorney: $9 Million Nightclub Lawsuit 'Baseless'

    Can you treat San Francisco like the Sopranos? City Attorney's office says no. ​Yesterday, a nightclub owner and one of his former bartenders filed a complaint against the city and state alleging a "pattern of racketeering activity, including false arrests, assault and battery, kidnappings, [and] ... More >>

  • News

    March 17, 2010

    Turning the Tables

    Police have made a number of arrests and seizures of DJ equipment at underground parties and clubs. Is it enforcement or harassment?

  • Film

    December 23, 2009

    Rent a Wreck

    For a former video store giant, not such a blockbuster decade.

  • News

    April 18, 2007

    Future Games

    She wants to harness the power of the communal cerebellum her games create and put it to work solving real-world problems

  • News

    December 6, 2006

    This Old Mall

    The new Westfield Centre is a magnet for holiday shoppers. But did developers' efforts to preserve the old Emporium make this anything other than another mall?

  • News

    September 13, 2006

    I Spy a Scandal

    Silicon Valley stalwart Hewlett-Packard is reeling, under investigation for invading the privacy of journalists and its own board members. Do you see a way out for the computing giant?

  • Culture

    August 30, 2006
  • News

    May 31, 2006

    More Than Zero

    A trio of twenty-something San Franciscans have invented SFZero, a game that bleeds far into reality

  • News

    November 30, 2005


    The much-loved Web site is taking millions from Bay Area newspapers and causing layoffs that adversely affect coverage. And its founder's well-intentioned support of citizen journalism has a slim chance of fixing the problem.

  • Music

    September 1, 2004

    Jacked Around

    Nick Tangborn's Jackpine Social Club label sells its CDs in stores across the country. When you buy one, he doesn't see a dime. Why?

  • News

    April 28, 2004

    Beaming in on The Cure

    A new type of radiation therapy, developed by a Bay Area company, shows astonishing promise in fighting cancer

  • News

    June 26, 2002

    Sleeping With the Auditor

    Why San Francisco and its outside accountants are a little too close for comfort -- and how it could threaten the city's financial integrity

  • News

    March 13, 2002

    Go Nuts

    You don't have to be crazy to play the Go Game, but it might improve your chances of winning

  • News

    February 20, 2002

    A Taxing Problem

    Why are two candidates for assessor trying to take credit for a computer system that has been an abysmal failure?

  • News

    January 9, 2002

    Serfing the Web

    AOL's treatment of its volunteer workers should give pause to those arguing for less regulation of business

  • News

    December 19, 2001

    The Spybots Among Us

    How the NSA tracks terrorists in the United States through the Internet

  • News

    November 7, 2001

    Call to Patriotism

    If fighting terrorism requires a stimulated economy, no move could be more welcome than the dismantling of Pac Bell

  • News

    February 28, 2001

    Go Crazy

    To its obsessed fans, Go isn't just a board game. It's a way of life, a key to building better computers, and maybe even the savior of American education.

  • News

    December 6, 2000

    Generation Excess

    A close look at, the teen Web site -- backed by Silicon Valley's elite -- that vaporized $15 million in a matter of months

  • News

    November 1, 2000

    Disaster Plans

    Face it -- Props K and L both stink as ways to manage growth. But we have another option.

  • Music

    September 13, 2000

    Blood, Sweat, and Money?

    Musicians and industry veterans turn to the Internet for salvation, not destruction

  • News

    June 14, 2000


    Mike's Political Walking Tour of Old San Francisco

  • Film

    February 16, 2000
  • News

    January 12, 2000

    South to the Future

    Caught Unawares: Mobile Phones Linked to Violent Crime

  • Music

    September 8, 1999

    Commercial Success

    Off pop music's radar for eight years, San Francisco's Voice Farm has slipped into the background of background music

  • News

    July 14, 1999

    New domains -- including .store -- likely to multiply Internet trademark conflicts

  • Music

    April 28, 1999


    With MP3s under attack and major labels designing new standards, three Bay Area firms try to corner the market on online music

  • Culture

    July 29, 1998
  • Music

    June 3, 1998
  • News

    January 7, 1998
  • News

    December 10, 1997

    Splendor in the Court

    How lavish can $20 million in cost overruns make a federal court- house? Let's start with the $33,000 desk.

  • News

    November 19, 1997

    Wired Frays

    An editor is not hired; three key players flit away; layoffs begin

  • Calendar

    August 13, 1997
  • Culture

    March 26, 1997
  • Calendar

    February 19, 1997
  • News

    December 18, 1996

    CyberTowne U.S.A.

    Tired of computer gimmickry and gadgetry for Christmas? Prepare for exhaustion!

  • Dining

    May 15, 1996
  • Calendar

    November 1, 1995
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