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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Silicon Valley</i>'s Matt Ross finds balance in Captain Fantastic, Hollywood and Life

Silicon Valley's Matt Ross finds balance in Captain Fantastic, Hollywood and Life

In Captain Fantastic, Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen) has a crisis of confidence about his parenting style.  The offbeat patriarch, once so gung-ho about raising his brood off the grid, far from the consumerism and technology that he was force-fed, begins to rethink…
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News, The Snitch $10K, No Way: Elite Tech Interns Encouraged To Fight For Their Worth

$10K, No Way: Elite Tech Interns Encouraged To Fight For Their Worth

When UC Berkeley undergraduate and self-described serial hacker Rodney Folz released the results of a survey he conducted on intern salaries at a couple dozen local technology companies last week, most of the coverage focused on the crazy numbers.…
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News, The Snitch Tony Robbins is the Bay Area's Super Angel

Tony Robbins is the Bay Area's Super Angel

In tech, angels are people with deep pockets who fund startups. In the real world, people who do actual good with their money often receive the same heavenly moniker. With nothing more than a checkbook and a good heart,…
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News, The Snitch City: There are 37,000 Lyft and Uber Drivers in SF (?!), And They Must Pay

City: There are 37,000 Lyft and Uber Drivers in SF (?!), And They Must Pay

One San Francisco elected official is again bucking Silicon Valley's freewheeling attitudes. After informing Airbnb hosts they have to declare sundry household items on their taxes, it's now time for ride-hail app giants Uber and Lyft — who, according to…
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News, The Snitch Report: 80 Percent of Airbnb Listings Could Violate S.F. City Law

Report: 80 Percent of Airbnb Listings Could Violate S.F. City Law

Airbnb is regulated under San Francisco city law, rules Airbnb had a hand in creating. But Airbnb continues to violate those rules, allowing unregistered hosts to list their homes on the site and allowing entire housing units to  be used…
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News, The Snitch No Joke, Gig Economy Is Bust; Can It Be Fixed?

No Joke, Gig Economy Is Bust; Can It Be Fixed?

If you’re reading this while riding in Prank Mode with Lyft, rest assured we’re not fooling you. This is all too real for millions of people working in benefits-less jobs: The much celebrated, "independent contractor"-reliant on-demand economy that brought us…
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News, The Snitch Tech Companies, Eager to Be Loved, Bought You a Super Bowl

Tech Companies, Eager to Be Loved, Bought You a Super Bowl

Even as locals and city supervisors fume about the Super Bowl’s $4.8 million price tag — an expense San Francisco is footing without much help from the Super Bowl Host Committee — tech companies are eager to get a…
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News, The Snitch The Real Reason So Many Obama Staffers Are Moving to SF

The Real Reason So Many Obama Staffers Are Moving to SF

After years spent giving ordinary Americans healthcare, it’s time to…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist VC Firms Invest $2.2 Billion in Silicon Valley’s Hottest New Poet

VC Firms Invest $2.2 Billion in Silicon Valley’s Hottest New Poet

San Francisco – After a series of meetings with top executives from venture capital firms including Google Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, and Northwest Venture Partners, 23-year-old poet Salvatore Romero yesterday received an additional  $2.2 billion in venture capital funding. Romero,…
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News, The Snitch How Do You Fix the Cannabis Industry's Diversity Problem?

How Do You Fix the Cannabis Industry's Diversity Problem?

A few weeks ago, a posh hotel on the top of Nob Hill hosted a gathering of one of the "whitest, malest crowds you'll see," as the event's main organizer put it. The self-conscious reflection elicited some nervous laughter from…
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News, The Snitch Instagram Deletes Marijuana-Themed Accounts, Inspires "Instagram of Marijuana"

Instagram Deletes Marijuana-Themed Accounts, Inspires "Instagram of Marijuana"

Instagram is full of marijuana. There's no way to know exactly how many of the Facebook-owned photo-sharing utility's 200 million users freely share pictures of buds, blunts, and joints — aside from counting, we suppose — but enough of them…
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News, The Snitch The "Uber of Marijuana": Eaze Offers Smartphone Medical Marijuana Delivery

The "Uber of Marijuana": Eaze Offers Smartphone Medical Marijuana Delivery

Demonstrating that anything can be improved by dubbing it "the Uber of" something, a San Francisco startup called Eaze is offering medical cannabis deliveries via a smartphone app — which makes it the "Uber of marijuana," multiple news outlets are…
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Culture, Stage Rise of the White Male Weenie: With "Silicon Valley," Mike Judge's Underdogs Finally Take Over

Rise of the White Male Weenie: With "Silicon Valley," Mike Judge's Underdogs Finally Take Over

If ever there was a champion for the American beta male — nay, omega male — which is to say, a champion for the probably least-championable class of American, it would be Mike Judge. He's practically been an anthropologist moving…
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Culture, Kill Your Television Get on the Bus: Visions of Working at Google

Get on the Bus: Visions of Working at Google

Interviewing at Google was probably the most intimidating thing I've ever done. First of all, I had to figure out why they make manholes round so I could answer that if it came up. Second of all, I had to…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Watch the First Episode of <em>Silicon Valley</em> for Free

Watch the First Episode of Silicon Valley for Free

If you're anything like me, you don't have a fancy HBO subscription. So when your friends chime away about how awesome the latest episode of such and such series was the night before, you plug your ears and recite…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist HBO's New Comedy Series, <em>Silicon Valley</em>, Sets High Expectations for Mike Judge Fans

HBO's New Comedy Series, Silicon Valley, Sets High Expectations for Mike Judge Fans

In the trailer for Silicon Valley, writer and director Mike Judge (Beavis and Butt-Head, Office Space) manages to blend slapstick humor, sexual vulgarity and plain-old silly into HBO's new flavor: comedic genius. It is all but 30 seconds, however,…
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News, Sucka Free City SandTrans: A Little Bit of Beach Puts the Brakes on Muni

SandTrans: A Little Bit of Beach Puts the Brakes on Muni

Since the city's light-rail vehicles are heavier than a BART car, the term "light rail" is something of a misnomer. The air comfort systems on these Muni trams contain more than two dozen separate electric motors. They are not rudimentary…
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Dining, Distillations Distillations: Uncovering a Lost San Francisco at Club Deluxe

Distillations: Uncovering a Lost San Francisco at Club Deluxe

What do the thousands of us who pack into this smallest of destination cities every year think we're getting into? The activists and the idealists came to San Francisco because this is a place where protests once happened on a…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Director Mike Mills Has Seen the Future in His Latest Piece, <i>Project Los Altos</i>

Director Mike Mills Has Seen the Future in His Latest Piece, Project Los Altos

Perhaps this self-evident fact - that the work of brilliant artists is often colored by their own life -- veers toward cliché. What's less evident is if that fact contributes, or detracts, from their art. Mike Mills' films codify…
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News, The Snitch Is Greg Gopman, the Controversial AngelHack CEO, Homeless?

Is Greg Gopman, the Controversial AngelHack CEO, Homeless?

It's been less than a week since Angelhack founder Greg Gopman decided to go public with his offering on his adopted city's homeless problem -- and boy, has his life been disrupted. Following the public excoriation for his Facebook screed…
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