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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Secret weaponA 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 >>
That's not Steve Jobs behind the armor, it's Bill GatesSteve 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 >>
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 >>
The civil suit vs. alleged bad apple Paul Shin Devine is stuffed with damning allegationsSuit 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 >>
But if E.T. uses an iPhone -- you're fuckedIf 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 >>
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 >>
Police have made a number of arrests and seizures of DJ equipment at underground parties and clubs. Is it enforcement or harassment?
For a former video store giant, not such a blockbuster decade.
She wants to harness the power of the communal cerebellum her games create and put it to work solving real-world problems
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?
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?
A trio of twenty-something San Franciscans have invented SFZero, a game that bleeds far into reality
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.
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?
A new type of radiation therapy, developed by a Bay Area company, shows astonishing promise in fighting cancer
Why San Francisco and its outside accountants are a little too close for comfort -- and how it could threaten the city's financial integrity
You don't have to be crazy to play the Go Game, but it might improve your chances of winning
Why are two candidates for assessor trying to take credit for a computer system that has been an abysmal failure?
AOL's treatment of its volunteer workers should give pause to those arguing for less regulation of business
How the NSA tracks terrorists in the United States through the Internet
If fighting terrorism requires a stimulated economy, no move could be more welcome than the dismantling of Pac Bell
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.
A close look at Kibu.com, the teen Web site -- backed by Silicon Valley's elite -- that vaporized $15 million in a matter of months
Face it -- Props K and L both stink as ways to manage growth. But we have another option.
Musicians and industry veterans turn to the Internet for salvation, not destruction
Mike's Political Walking Tour of Old San Francisco
Caught Unawares: Mobile Phones Linked to Violent Crime
Off pop music's radar for eight years, San Francisco's Voice Farm has slipped into the background of background music
New domains -- including .store -- likely to multiply Internet trademark conflicts
With MP3s under attack and major labels designing new standards, three Bay Area firms try to corner the market on online music
How lavish can $20 million in cost overruns make a federal court- house? Let's start with the $33,000 desk.
An editor is not hired; three key players flit away; layoffs begin
Tired of computer gimmickry and gadgetry for Christmas? Prepare for exhaustion!