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News, The Snitch S.F. Renters Partying Like It’s 2009

S.F. Renters Partying Like It’s 2009

If you’re currently trying to rent an apartment in San Francisco, this news might make you laugh: The market is cooling so much that landlords are offering generous perks for signing a lease. But to anyone considering a 400-square-foot studio…
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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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Dining, SFoodie Tuesday Nine: Mr. Tipple's Recording Studio Opens Tonight, Mister Jiu's Opens in March

Tuesday Nine: Mr. Tipple's Recording Studio Opens Tonight, Mister Jiu's Opens in March

Artís Coffee Like Donald Trump's resilient poll numbers, we should probably…
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News, The Snitch Can You Sue a Tech Company for Posting Inaccurate Information About You?

Can You Sue a Tech Company for Posting Inaccurate Information About You?

A case that could have major repercussions for the tech industry and online data is before the U.S. Supreme Court, and Silicon Valley is on edge. In 2010, Thomas Robins of Vienna, Virginia, filed a suit against Spokeo.com, a…
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News, The Snitch Tech Workers Fuel San Jose Medical Marijuana Scene, Employers Give Up on Drug Screening

Tech Workers Fuel San Jose Medical Marijuana Scene, Employers Give Up on Drug Screening

It was only a few years ago that spooked-out city leaders in San Jose declared that medical marijuana dispensaries had taken over their town. Today, there are still more than 100 dispensaries in the South Bay city, many more than…
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News, The Snitch Carl Icahn's Move on Netflix Spells Trouble

Carl Icahn's Move on Netflix Spells Trouble

The last thing Netflix needs right now is Carl Icahn, but there he is, his dour puss looming above Los Gatos as he buys up shares in the company and makes noises about how he thinks it should be run.…
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News, The Snitch Media Companies Outspend Tech Giants in Fight Over SOPA

Media Companies Outspend Tech Giants in Fight Over SOPA

The tech industry has been paying quite a bit of attention to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), a bill wending its way through the U.S. Congress that would allow media companies to pursue legal remedies against online search engines…
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Music, All Shook Down The Stop Online Piracy Act: The Owner of San Francisco's Burning House Records Explains His Support

The Stop Online Piracy Act: The Owner of San Francisco's Burning House Records Explains His Support

You've probably heard some rumblings about the Stop Online Piracy Act recently. And in all likelihood -- especially if you watch major news channels like CNN -- it's probably all sounded pretty bad and pretty scary. Casey Shafer owns and…
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News, The Snitch Yahoo's Chairman Must Go

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…
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News, The Snitch How Google Ended the Browser Wars

How Google Ended the Browser Wars

Today is the 16th anniversary of Netscape's initial public offering. It occurs to me that many of you might be only vaguely aware of Netscape, and of what it meant to us in the mid-'90s. That's because many of you…
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News, The Snitch Yahoo! Maps Invents Silly San Francisco Place Names: 'Inset,' 'Outset'

Yahoo! Maps Invents Silly San Francisco Place Names: 'Inset,' 'Outset'

Click map for larger version​Oh, if only I made enough to afford a flat in the Inset! As first noticed by Jim Herd over at SF Citizen, locals using Yahoo! Maps may find themselves doing a double-take -- right at…
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Music, All Shook Down AI Doesn't Lie: What the Leading Search Engines Really Think About Themselves

AI Doesn't Lie: What the Leading Search Engines Really Think About Themselves

Click to enlarge."Google is Skynet" coming up as a first result here is pretty badass. Nice work @kpereira. Follow us on Twitter at @alexiat and @sfweekly.…
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News, The Snitch Gifts Keep Coming For Proud Papa Newsom: His Baby Football Team Wins Again!

Gifts Keep Coming For Proud Papa Newsom: His Baby Football Team Wins Again!

Mayor Gavin Newsom's Tweet noting that his wife, who just moments before had passed a 7-pound, 12-ounce baby through her body, was not pleased with his constant presence on Twitter was a good sign. There are limits to acceptable dorkiness,…
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News, The Snitch Oh, It's On: Minnesota Mayor Makes Football-Related Slam on S.F., Oakland Colleagues -- Right On This Site

Oh, It's On: Minnesota Mayor Makes Football-Related Slam on S.F., Oakland Colleagues -- Right On This Site

Update, 8:59 a.m.: Mayor R.T. Rybak's spokesman, Jeremy Hanson, confirms this is authentic "trash-talking of his political colleagues" from Minneapolis' mayor. There's shit, there's shit-talking, and there's political shit-talking -- and the latter has been tossed at both Mayors Gavin…
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News, The Snitch Newsom! Dellums! Fantasy Football Draft! Not So Bad!

Newsom! Dellums! Fantasy Football Draft! Not So Bad!

The draft for the Yahoo Mayoral Face-off is in the books and local boys Gavin Newsom and Ron Dellums have crafted rosters that resemble the mayors themselves -- flawed, but interesting. The Fantasy Football challenge pits 11 mayors -- and…
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News, The Snitch Mayoral Fantasy Football Challenge May Yet Be Won By Anonymous Yahoo Cubicle Jockey

Mayoral Fantasy Football Challenge May Yet Be Won By Anonymous Yahoo Cubicle Jockey

In less than three hours time, a stingy baker's dozen of American mayors -- that'd be 11 -- begin an odyssey toward what could be the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat ... to an unnamed office worker.…
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The Top 50 Women in Business -- WSJ Honors Silicon Valley Fembots

Google, Yahoo, Oracle -- see they're not all Aspy dudes. Today the WSJ paid alimony to all the powerful shorties out there holding it down in da boardroom. We bow to your superior uterine supremacy. From the WSJ 50 Women…
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Feds Searching Yahoo: You got searched!

South S.F. scam investigation leads to Yahoo search warrant. From the Merc.…
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