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    May 28, 2014

    Another App for Ordering Food, This One From Square

    You just got back from work with hardly enough energy to open the refrigerator let alone make an actual meal. That means take-out. But with quite a few San Franciscans also grubbing on delicious fare across the city, who knows how long receiving your food might take. Square wants to make your wait ... More >>

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    April 9, 2014

    Why OkCupid's CEO Donation to an Anti-Gay Candidate Is Different than Mozilla's

    Last week we told you about the uproar over Mozilla's newly appointed CEO Brendan Eich, who donated $1,000 to the Prop. 8 campaign that banned gay marriage. A few days later, Eich stepped down as CEO, thanks in part to the dating website OkCupid, which called for a boycott on Firefox, saying: "Mozil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    Electronic Frontier Foundation Rallies Behind Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer With Appeal

    We're no fonder of famed Internet troll Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer than anyone else in the blogosphere, and we've used just as many nasty words to describe him. But words don't have quite the same weight as a three-and-a-half year federal prison sentence. That's the punishment hanging over Weev's h ... More >>

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    June 28, 2013

    What We Learned From Sean Parker's 10,000-Word Rant

    You may have had the misfortune of reading Sean Parker's rambling, solipsistic, 10,000-ish word apologetic on TechCrunch on Thursday. Or you might have realized that reading a Sean Parker rant is something that you unfortunately can't unread -- and decided against it. Or that there are only so many ... More >>

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    May 21, 2013

    Tumblr Denizens Get Melodramatic Over Yahoo! Purchase

    It has been amusing to watch some of the sillier, more melodramatic reactions to Yahoo's announcement that it will buy the blogging platform Tumblr. Given Yahoo's history of wrecking or abandoning services that it has purchased (GeoCities, Flickr), it's somewhat understandable that people would worr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Bang with Friends Attracts Investors, Yet It's Still Easier to Text Someone for a Booty Call

    Bang With Friends, the prurient web application that allows you to click on Facebook friends and invite them for a roll in the hay, has evidently raised $1 million in its first round of venture funding. Yep, you read that right -- $1 million for an app that was created by three (probably) drunk tech ... More >>

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    January 9, 2013
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    June 15, 2012

    Apple Gets More Gay With Addition of Homosexual Emojis

    Last year Apple found itself caught on the wrong side of the gay community when it allowed aspiring heterosexuals to access that controversial gay cure app on iTunes. But it appears the Silicon Valley tech giant is finally making peace with homosexuals, or at least those homosexuals with iPhones. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Taking Better Food Pics to Help Japan, Funding Startups to Help Farmers

    ​Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. ​1. Learn to Take Better Photos and Help Japan at the Same Time. Matt Wright, who takes photos like this and this for his food blog, Wrightfood, just published a food-photography ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Can Twitter Land You In Court?

    ​I saw recently in the news that Courtney Love is being sued for tweeting. Could that happen to me, even if I don't have a lot of followers? If so, how can I avoid that?~Avoiding a TwasuitWell first, for those not intimately tracking Courtney Love's every electronic move like I am, let me provide ... More >>

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    December 21, 2010

    SF Weekly Commenting System Finally Enters the 21st Century

    Norman Rockwell, of courseSounding off just became that much easier...​Give a shout if you're enamored with SF Weekly's current commenting system. Anyone? Oh -- thanks, Dad. Well, get ready to ditch the ordeals we put you through to prove that you aren't an evil robot. We hate to break it ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010

    The Day's Most Popular Stories

    So, people want to read about the dog...​People do visit other websites. We know this. Here's what they're reading there. San Francisco Examiner: An older man stabbed a teenager in Golden Gate Park Tuesday, proving you're never too old to do something really stupid. This article also, conveniently ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Zynga Scams Lawsuit to Move Forward

    Treacherous ground?​A federal judge has found that Zynga is responsible for allegedly misleading business offers marketed to players of its popular Facebook games, setting the stage for a class-action lawsuit against the San Francisco-based company to move ahead.The plaintiff in the case, Rebecca ... More >>

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    September 3, 2010

    Video: Is the iPad an Amazing Musical Instrument, or a Tool of 'Orchestral Destruction'?

    There are many amazing uses for an iPad. Among the device's potentially revolutionary applications, as I wrote back in April, are those related to making music. As several musicians told me, having a 9.7-inch multi-touch screen attached to a fast computer with an audio output opens up a crazy univer ... More >>

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    July 6, 2010

    MySpace's Days as a Vital Music Site May Be Numbered

    To call a MySpace page essential for bands would be an understatement. These clunky, ugly, music-streaming pages are valuable for many up-and-coming artists as well as big names -- partly because they were among the first places where anyone could post and stream songs for free.​ But that all coul ... More >>

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