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Looters are running wild in San Francisco

July 6th, 2021

Most of the footage that seems to have gone viral in recent days with any connection to San Francisco has tended to have one thing in common. Footage continues to multiply of San Francisco looting incidents, captured at major retailers around the city where brazen shoplifting episodes are on the rise. One of the latest …

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Full-scale manhunt underway for dog stolen in San Francisco

December 23rd, 2019

A GoFundMe campaign topping $10,000, a private plane carrying a banner calling for public involvement, and a reward of $7,000 for information leading to the recovery of a beloved family member. This is the kind of thing you might expect in a child abduction case, but we’re not talking about a missing person. This is …

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Apple has great taste in trees, and it’s becoming a problem

April 14th, 2017

If you’ve seen any of the conceptual renders of what Apple’s new “spaceship” campus will look like once it’s fully up and running, with all the fancy landscaping completed, you’ll no doubt have noticed just how green it all is. The big metal donut is expected to be completely surrounded — and filled — with lush …

San Francisco cell phone ordinance materials are ‘alarmist and false’ CTIA says

October 7th, 2011

The CTIA recently filed a lawsuit in San Francisco, California in an effort to block the city’s “Cell Phone Right-to-Know” ordinance, which the CTIA says is misinforming consumers. The ordinance requires cell phone retailers to post information about cellular radiation next to devices, which the CTIA argues wrongly suggests there is proof phones cause brain …

Apple loses iPhone prototype in a bar, again

August 31st, 2011

Apple employees must love a good drink. An Apple employee has, yet again, lost an unreleased iPhone prototype in a bar, according to CNET. The iPhone was lost in Cava22, a bar in San Francisco’s Mission District, late last month and Apple quickly tried to recover the lost device. The Cupertino-based company tracked the phone …

Cell phone retailers must now warn consumers of radiation risks in SF

July 21st, 2011

The city of San Francisco has approved an ordinance that will require cell phone retailers to warn customers about the dangers of cell phone radiation, the Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday. The ordinance, which was passed in a 10-1 vote, asks that phone retailers “post general warnings” about risks. It’s unclear what exactly will …

PayPal president says we won’t need wallets by 2015

July 1st, 2011

In a blog post that announced PayPal now has 100 million active accounts, PayPal president Scott Thompson also discussed the future of the mobile payment space. “We believe that by 2015 digital currency will be accepted everywhere in the U.S. – from your local corner store to Walmart,” Thompson said. “We will no longer need …

Live from the Google I/O 2011 keynote!

May 10th, 2011

It’s a beautiful day in San Francisco, California today — the perfect setting for the Google’s 2011 global developer conference, better known as Google I/O. The battalion of Google staffers is currently putting the finishing touches on the Moscone Center before it’s swarmed by Android enthusiasts, developers and the press, and we’re here to bring you the action live. …