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  • News

    October 23, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Business Insider Fires Horrifying CTO, But Is Still Terrible

    If it wasn't clear before, it should be now: the entire universe of startup technology and business blogs is overrun by the inept, the inane, the egomaniacal, the mercenary, the distasteful, the corrupt, and the outright evil. Last week, with the introduction of the "Titstare" app at a TechCrunch c ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 21, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    Bike Sharing Is Finally Coming to the Bay Area -- Kind Of.

    The Bike Share Stations are Coming So bike sharing is coming to the Bay Area, albeit in a modest way. If you don't hate cyclists like the Wall Street Journal, then you're probably glad that San Francisco is catching up to other world-class cities like Paris, New York, and Chattanooga, when it come ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Recovering From a Holiday Food Hangover

    Almost as time-honored as the holiday feast is the holiday food hangover. We've spent the past few days -- well, the past month, if we're being honest about it -- eating and drinking whatever happened to come our way, culminating in an epic Christmas dinner last night. And though we certainly over-i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Newspapers to Google: We Don't Want Your Help

    If you think American publishers are clueless when it comes to the Internet, just look abroad. This week, Brazil's National Association of Newspapers blocked Google News from aggregating its members' articles. That means that almost none of the newspaper articles published in Brazil will make it to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    AT&T, Time Warner Cable Whine About Google Perks

    Back through the foggy mists of time, in 1996, America's telecommunications giants agreed to deploy high-speed broadband Internet service in exchange for all the breaks they got from the Telecommunications Act that passed that year. They proceeded to basically ignore their promises. The United State ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    There's Arsenic in Your Rice, The Foie Gras Ban Stands, and Starbucks Says, "Screw You, Soy Lovers!"

    ​A vegan bakery has been on the horizon for a while now; Picnic Bakery is planning on opening a shop in Upper Haight. Excitement abounds! Laura and Meave at Vegansaurus got a chance to sample some of their desserts and they are totally in a tizzy about them on Vegansaurus. Apparently, you can star ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    The Return of the Winklevii

    People tend to look down upon the Winklevoss twins for all sorts of reasons: Mainly, because they're greedy, overprivileged, entitled weenies who kept pursuing Mark Zuckerberg in court even after accepting a gigantic settlement for their somewhat tenuous claim that they were in large part responsibl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    There Are No Conservatives Worth Following on Social Media

    "Follow liberally," exhorts Liz Heron. "You never know who will lead you to discover something unique or important." This is one of "The Rules of Social Media" that Fast Company thinks we all should adhere to. Heron, who runs social media for the Wall Street Journal, doesn't mean "liberally" in a p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Facebook's Swoon a Symptom of Wall Street's Sickness

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Seeking a Path to Riches

    Oh, good. More "sharing." The mobile social-app company Path (yes, the one that found itself in the middle a big privacy controversy not long ago) announced on Monday that it had landed another $30 million in venture financing from some top-tier firms, making its total valuation $250 million. Hey, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Facebook Fumbles Its Way Toward a Phone

    ​Facebook is building a phone, the Wall Street Journal's All Things Digital is reporting this week in a series of posts. Facebook basically has to do it if it wants to stay in competition with Apple and Google as the go-to online destination -- or platform, or "ecosystem." Lots of people make Fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    You're a Picky Eater? You Might Have a Disorder.

    Chicken nuggets and fries: Universally loved, even by picky eaters.​ SFoodie refused to eat green beans, raw onions, and celery until our teenage years, so we figured it was karmic retribution to watch our five-year-old nephew, pout staunchly affixed to face, sort through everything we cooked for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Why Are Tech Journos Suddenly Interested in News Corp. Scandal?

    ​When I was a staff editor at the tech-news site CNET in the late '90s, one of the top editors there used to insist that we "localize" big news events by writing about how they were being covered and discussed on the Internet. So, for example, the death of Princess Di and the impeachment ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Cisco Welcomes Its New Chinese Overlords

    ​Remember the good ol' days, when companies that did terrible things tried to hide their behavior? Those days are gone. Just witness the American technology companies shamelessly scrambling to get in on a government project in China that is almost certainly designed to help the repressive regime s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    AOL CEO Tim Armstrong: Please Let Me in the Bubble

    Yaniv Golan/Flickr​AOL 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    A Food-Truck Backlash in Los Angeles, Who Wants a Menu-Definition App?

    ​Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. 1. The backlash begins.  The L.A. Times has a great article looking at the state of the city's new-wave food truck scene two and a half years after Kogi launched. (Just to get th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011 Readers Are Crazy Old Men

    Avid reader​If you've ever been reading SF Gate comments and had the image of a old man sitting on a porch wearing long pajamas and brandishing a shotgun, well, you've got some data to back you up now.According to a new report published by Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    The Beatles on iTunes: If It Happens, Should We Care?

    From one Apple to another?​If the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and the New York Times are correct, Apple will announce a deal tomorrow to sell the Beatles' music through the iTunes store. What would such a deal mean? Should we even care? A few thoughts below:- How big a deal is this? If you're St ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 29, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Nancy Pelosi Challenger John Dennis Takes Political Ads Over the Rainbow

    "It's nothing mean-spirited against Nancy Pelosi, who obviously deserves respect for a lot of things she's accomplished," says John Dennis. Splash!​John Dennis, the Republican challenger to Rep. Nancy Pelosi, has told SF Weekly he'd like a debate with the Speaker of the House. Good luck with that. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Wall Street Journal Planning Lance Armstrong Doping Bombshell

    Might this affect Lance's concentration?​The Wall Street Journal, which for a week has been rumored to be preparing a Game of Shadows-style story detailing doping allegations against seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong, announced in Friday's paper that it plans to release just such ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Are There Just Too Damn Many Farmers' Markets?

    OSFlicks/Flickr​Our favorite morsels from the Web. At Salon today, Riddhi Shah probes the dark side of the boom in U.S, farmers' markets. Sure, weekly food fests like the Wednesday Castro market are a boon for city folk, but how much do we really know about the communities where our farmer b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Chron Paywall Pitch: $1.50 Gets You Free SF Weekly Story

    Apparently SF Weekly is the only place where jailed alleged con man and murderer Kaushal Niroula is free​The San Francisco Chronicle has joined the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times in erecting partial paywalls around stories, requiring readers in some instances to pay to read individual ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Disgraced Cyclist Floyd Landis Says Lance Armstrong a Doper

    Dennis BuddLance Armstrong and two other Tour of California participants have been accused of being dope-users​Sigh of relief for race sponsor Amgen: Drugs Lance Armstrong accused of using made by competing company.The Amgen Tour of California bicycle race was rocked Thursday by accusations from 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Every Time a Blogger Tweets, A Post Gets Its Wings

    Photo by Laughing Squid/ Scott Beale​Jacob Harris, Senior Software Architect at The New York Times took the stage earlier today at Chirp Twitter conference in San Francisco. He reminisced about how something he started as a hobby, Twitter, is evolving into the primary way we now interact with jour ... More >>

  • Film

    January 20, 2010
  • News

    October 28, 2009

    No Justice

    Despite Obama's promises of change, corporate crooks are still going unpunished for their roles in the financial collapse.

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Doggy Bag: Today's Odds and Ends

    Our favorite morsels from the food blogs and beyond. Fiericrotch: We know, you're sick of it. But just one more peek at the Great American Food and Music Fest, courtesy of Bay Area Bites' Stephanie Im, who must be a very, very nice person. Why, she makes the day seem almost idyllic, including photo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2007
  • Film

    July 25, 2007

    It Doesn't Suck!

    Breathe easy, Simpsons fans

  • News

    February 21, 2007
  • Film

    July 26, 2006

    The Metamorphosis

    Boy turns bug in redemptive kiddie-lit adaptation

  • Culture

    February 4, 2004

    Home Work

    An ambitious, groundbreaking show on a theme close to the heart

  • News

    May 8, 2002

    Whore vs. Bore

    Californians have refused public campaign financing, and we've gotten what we deserve: a governor's race between a fund-raising slut and a clueless rich guy

  • News

    April 10, 2002

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of April 10, 2002

  • News

    March 20, 2002

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of March 20, 2002

  • News

    October 3, 2001

    Rural Cleansing

    Large numbers of Northern Californians really, truly believe that the government, the environmentalists, and the U.N. have joined forces in a plot so obvious, yet so subtle, so seemingly benevolent and fundamentally evil, that it can only be called ...

  • News

    May 10, 2000

    Less Than Seven Zeroes

    The dot-com party circuit's dirty little secret

  • News

    March 29, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from March 29, 2000

  • News

    March 22, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from March 22, 2000

  • Music

    March 15, 2000

    Riff Raff

    Street Hassles

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    March 31, 1999
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    September 16, 1998
  • Calendar

    March 26, 1997
  • News

    May 1, 1996

    Hook, Line, & Stinker

    Everyone loves the 49ers. But even love has its limits. Are taxpayers willing to subsidize millionaire owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr.'s dreams of a new stadium when economists say it's a bad deal

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    December 20, 1995
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    September 6, 1995
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    May 17, 1995
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