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News, The Snitch Facebook Workers Ditch Shuttle, Drive to Campus

Facebook Workers Ditch Shuttle, Drive to Campus

Are San Francisco’s notorious commuter shuttle activists driving more tech workers into cars? That probably sounds infuriating or laughable, but it could be true. “Facebook disclosed that their car commute trips had spiked in recent months, adding about 400…
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News, The Snitch Unreleased Google Glass For Sale at S.F. Pawnshop

Unreleased Google Glass For Sale at S.F. Pawnshop

The Internet is going nuts today over an eBay listing. But it’s not just any eBay listing: it's a listing offering up an alleged Google Glass wearable computer — one that never hit the consumer market during Glass's short-lived…
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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 GM Gives Lyft $500 Million to Beef Up Self-Driving Car Technology and Take On Uber

GM Gives Lyft $500 Million to Beef Up Self-Driving Car Technology and Take On Uber

Lyft — the ride-hail service that isn’t Uber — announced today that General Motors has invested $500 million in the company, thus closing Lyft’s latest venture funding round and bringing its new total valuation to $5.5 billion. That’s encouraging…
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News, The Snitch "Behemoths of Eviction": Inside the Public Meeting that Made Tech Buses Permanent

"Behemoths of Eviction": Inside the Public Meeting that Made Tech Buses Permanent

With a chorus of “ayes,” the San Francisco Metro Transit Authority’s Board of Directors made the Google Bus — and all of its cousins, great and small — a permanent part of the city landscape. You’d have to be…
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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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Dining, SFoodie The End of Free Food for Tech Workers?

The End of Free Food for Tech Workers?

The first time I ate at the Googleplex in Mountain View, sometime around 2010, I was with an engineering friend who took me to several cafes. Our plan was to have lunch followed by a second lunch, followed by…
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News, The Snitch Google’s Stock Surged as Traders Admitted They Don't Know What Alphabet is

Google’s Stock Surged as Traders Admitted They Don't Know What Alphabet is

“This is a great move for Google, because...huh,” said trader Vince Sable.…
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News, The Snitch Google's Self-Driving Cars Don't Brake for Minorities

Google's Self-Driving Cars Don't Brake for Minorities

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – As Google continues to test its self-driving cars on California streets, a new report by J.D. Power and Associates gives the cars high rankings in speed, responsiveness, and comfort, but deducts 10 points from their…
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News, The Snitch Google's New Rideshare App Knows Where You're Going, Even If You Don't

Google's New Rideshare App Knows Where You're Going, Even If You Don't

The tech world is taking notice as Google begins testing a new rideshare app: RideWith. While the market for ridesharing technology may seem glutted, with major competitors like Uber and Lyft having already staked out formidable market penetration, Google’s app…
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News, The Snitch Apple, Google, and Genentech Want Back in on Tech Shuttle Lawsuit

Apple, Google, and Genentech Want Back in on Tech Shuttle Lawsuit

Apple, Google, and Genentech filed a motion in San Francisco Superior Court yesterday to intervene in the ongoing lawsuit against San Francisco's tech shuttle pilot program. The filing claims that the tech corporations "have a direct and substantial interest"…
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News, The Snitch Former Google Engineer Claims She Was Sexually Harassed and "Google Did Nothing About It"

Former Google Engineer Claims She Was Sexually Harassed and "Google Did Nothing About It"

A San Francisco-based former Google engineer announced via Twitter on Saturday that she was long sexually harassed by management at Google.  "It was Rod Chavez saying to me in Maui, 'It's taking all of my self control not to…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Cannabis Dispensary Has Bay Area's First Marijuana TV Ad

S.F. Cannabis Dispensary Has Bay Area's First Marijuana TV Ad

There's really no such thing as "business as usual" for a cannabis dispensary. Basic functions like banking and doing taxes are onerous challenges for sellers of legal weed thanks, to federal government restrictions. It's also this way with advertising. Major…
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Music, All Shook Down Google To Announce New Streaming Music Service Wednesday, and It Won't Be Free

Google To Announce New Streaming Music Service Wednesday, and It Won't Be Free

Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 15, Google's annual I/O conference kicks off at the Moscone Center here in San Francisco. And according to tech site the Verge, the Internet giant will use the occasion to announce a new streaming music service designed…
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News, The Snitch Google Glass to Be Built in U.S. By Foxconn

Google Glass to Be Built in U.S. By Foxconn

The clamor for American jobs includes a clamor for American-made consumer goods. This may change when iPhones double in cost -- or when tiny American fingers start making soccer balls and tennis shoes for overseas markets. But for now, American…
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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 Fake News About Google Purchase Bounced Around Internet Echo Chamber

Fake News About Google Purchase Bounced Around Internet Echo Chamber

It was early Monday morning when people first started thinking that Google purchased ICOA Inc., a WiFi hotspot company based in Rhode Island. A headline on PRWeb, which businesses use to post press releases, read: "ICOA Inc. Acquired by Google…
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News, The Snitch The Misguided Attempt to Control the Internet

The Misguided Attempt to Control the Internet

Evgeny Morozov is right to complain the way he does about the Internet. It's overwhelmed by garbage, and it runs on often-clunky or downright bad technology. And too many people bow to the technology itself, forgetting that the technology was…
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News, The Snitch Google, Oracle Ordered By Judge to Rat Out Their Phony Journalists

Google, Oracle Ordered By Judge to Rat Out Their Phony Journalists

Fallout from the Oracle vs. Google case has landed on unexpected -- but not undeserving -- heads: Those of propagandists masquerading as journalists. In a terse order issued today, San Francisco District Court Judge William Alsup mandated Google and Oracle…
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News, The Snitch Google Goes to Washington

Google Goes to Washington

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…
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