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News, The Snitch Lessons in Existential Dread From Twitter’s Flight School

Lessons in Existential Dread From Twitter’s Flight School

When the phrase “Twitter Flight School” appeared in my feed this morning, I wondered if the company was somehow going to teach me to pilot an airliner. But, alas, it turned out to be just an online tutorial teaching…
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News, The Snitch Giant, Illegal Super Bowl Ads Will Be Gone By End of Today…Except, Only Part of Them

Giant, Illegal Super Bowl Ads Will Be Gone By End of Today…Except, Only Part of Them

The clock is ticking, and those tower-sized Super Bowl ads downtown are coming down...sort of. City officials did a double-take when the huger-than-huge Verizon and VISA billboards appeared on the sides of Embarcadero Four and One Market Street, respectively.…
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News, The Snitch Venture Capitalist Rants About Tesla's "Unacceptable" Model X Unveiling

Venture Capitalist Rants About Tesla's "Unacceptable" Model X Unveiling

Last night, Tesla debuted its new $130K Model X — an electric SUV with self-opening gull-wing doors, a bioweapon defense button, and other bells and whistles that have tech gawkers calling this thing a computer with tires. Two years…
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News, The Snitch Russian Tech Billionaire to Give $100 Million for Alien Research Led by UC Berkeley

Russian Tech Billionaire to Give $100 Million for Alien Research Led by UC Berkeley

Yuri Milner, a Russian billionaire and tech entrepreneur, announced today that he’s donating $100 million to a 10-year international effort led by UC Berkeley to make contact with extraterrestrial life. As the Chronicle reports, Berkeley has a major Search…
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News, The Snitch Ellen Pao Resigns, Reddit Celebrates, and Sexism Continues

Ellen Pao Resigns, Reddit Celebrates, and Sexism Continues

Ellen Pao’s resignation today as interim CEO of Reddit marks the sorry end to a saga of sexism and racism that, by now, is a familiar one in tech. In an interview quoted by The New York Times, Pao described…
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News, The Snitch Twitter CEO Steps Down, Stock Goes Up

Twitter CEO Steps Down, Stock Goes Up

Two minutes later, the main Twitter…
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News, The Snitch David Campos Has a Plan to Make Sure SF Keeps its Soul

David Campos Has a Plan to Make Sure SF Keeps its Soul

The cost of doing business in San Francisco, like the cost of everything else, is unforgiving. According to the San Francisco Business Times, a city report released last fall showed an 884 percent increase in business closures and relocations,…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Giants Searching for Ballpark Workers: Do You Have What it Takes?

San Francisco Giants Searching for Ballpark Workers: Do You Have What it Takes?

Amid offseason transactions, the San Francisco Giants have advertised a need for ballpark workers on the same place they apparently picked up Nori Aoki: Craigslist.  Your World Champion Giants are in the market for ushers, Fan Lot attendants, events…
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News, The Snitch High-End Marijuana of the Month Club Hits San Francisco

High-End Marijuana of the Month Club Hits San Francisco

Cannabis connoisseurs rejoice, there's now a new weed delivery option catered exclusively to you. San Francisco-based Marvina is a new marijuana delivery service in the city, but with a twist: It aims to deliver a mix of new top-shelf…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Makes USOC 2024 Olympics Pitch Today

San Francisco Makes USOC 2024 Olympics Pitch Today

San Francisco's bid to host the 2024 Olympics remains a divisive issue at home, even as Mayor Ed Lee, Giants CEO Larry Baer, and venture capitalist Steve Strandberg gear up to make their pitch in Redwood City. They'll be sparring…
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News, The Snitch Apple iPod Antitrust Suit Features Ghost of Steve Jobs and Christmases Past

Apple iPod Antitrust Suit Features Ghost of Steve Jobs and Christmases Past

A 2005 class action against Apple got underway in Oakland federal court today, with plaintiffs' attorneys arguing that the tech company's late founder Steve Jobs conspired with other top executives to attain a virtual monopoly over the music downloading market. Jobs…
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News, The Snitch Fist-bumps and Front Seat Riding Are No Longer Mandatory at Lyft

Fist-bumps and Front Seat Riding Are No Longer Mandatory at Lyft

Uber's recent descent into the PR maelstrom did wonders for its cloesst competitor, Lyft, which just boasted its biggest week ever, according to Business Insider. Better yet, the famously peppy, pink-mustached company no longer has to brand itself as the anti-Uber.…
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News, The Snitch Face-Slapping Business Shutters in San Francisco

Face-Slapping Business Shutters in San Francisco

Surprise, surprise! The 2-year-old face-slapping parlor in the Richmond District apparently couldn't get the clientele it needed to stay open.  Needless to say, San Franciscans are weird, but not that weird.  As the Richmond blog reports today, no longer can…
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News, The Snitch New Mexico to SF: Quit Watching <i>Breaking Bad</i> and Come Visit Our State

New Mexico to SF: Quit Watching Breaking Bad and Come Visit Our State

The state of New Mexico would like San Franciscans to know that, no matter what perceptions they've gleaned from popular culture, New Mexico is not a hub for suburban meth cooks and intricate drug cartels. Nor is it patchwork of desolate…
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News, The Snitch Airbnb Rival Sues San Francisco over Homesharing Law (Read the Complaint Here)

Airbnb Rival Sues San Francisco over Homesharing Law (Read the Complaint Here)

a local monopoly..." In Jeopardy! format, the answer is: HomeAway. The question: Who was the first entity to sue the city of San Francisco over its new law regulating…
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News, The Snitch Last Gasp: Underground Comic Publisher Raises Money Needed to Stay in Business

Last Gasp: Underground Comic Publisher Raises Money Needed to Stay in Business

As of press time on Monday afternoon, 44-year-old underground comic publishing house Last Gasp - a business that would never shy away from genitalia-themed coloring books or mandala art or comic strips that poked fun at suicide — was still…
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News, The Snitch South SF Recycling Agency Converting Compost Into Fuel

South SF Recycling Agency Converting Compost Into Fuel

New technology is enabling South San Francisco trash trucks to run on the very refuse they pick up. South San Francisco Scavenger Company, which provides recycling and solid waste services at the San Francisco International Airport and in South San…
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News, The Snitch 49ers, Giants' Catering CEO Filmed Abusing Puppy (Video)

49ers, Giants' Catering CEO Filmed Abusing Puppy (Video)

Catering giant Centerplate, the folks serving up your fare at both Giants and Niners home games, are familiar with tweaking the third rail of San Francisco politics. This is a union town, but Centerplate engaged in a contentious labor battle…
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News, The Snitch The Gator Lives: S.F. State Gives its Mascot a Makeover

The Gator Lives: S.F. State Gives its Mascot a Makeover

Earlier this year, we reported that San Francisco State was on the precipice of initiating a good ol' gator hunt. School President Les Wong said he was "90 percent sure" S.F. State would flush its 85-year-old mascot, the Gator.  His…
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News, The Snitch Uber Promises New Drivers $5,000 a Month

Uber Promises New Drivers $5,000 a Month

Five thousand dollars…
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