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Marc Benioff's Public Shaming School of Philanthropy

18 minutes agoTechnology : Valleywag

In case you missed the all the glowing profiles of Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff this week, the billionaire's philanthropic efforts have crowned him "the most influential man in San Francisco." And he's wielding that influence to "shame" his rich friends into giving back. Read more...

Europe vs Uber

(April 18, 2014 06:30 PM, by Alberto Mingardi) Uber is having a hard time in Europe. The San Francisco company has started its operations in quite a few cities now. This fact has raised protest by taxi-drivers (as any other human being, they do not like new competitors).... (0 COMMENTS)

Surfrider Un-Paving San Francisco & Scaling-Up Ocean Friendly Gardens

Surfrider activists work with a team of a 5 residents on a street, plus the support of government and a fellow non-profit to clean up urban runoff by greening up cemented-over parkways in San Francisco. It's a way to scale-up OFG.

Amazon who? Apple & Google’s names tower over online retail giant in emerging markets

How can big data and smart analytics tools ignite growth for your company? Find out at DataBeat, May 19-20 in San Francisco, from top data scientists, analysts, investors, and entrepreneurs. Register now and save $200! Amazon has some serious catching …

49ers Doing Right Thing Showing Aldon Smith No Man Is Bigger Than the Team

In some not so surprising news, Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the San Francisco 49ers will not pick up the 2015 fifth-year option on outside linebacker Aldon Smith’s contract. Speculation from different media outlets swirled...Show More Summary

Flood Mansion: 1940

James Clair Flood Mansion (now Pacific Union Club), 1000 California Street, San Francisco. Built 1885-86; Augustus Laver, architect. Reputed cost of about $1 million. Flood died 1889; Mrs. Flood, 1897. Descendants occupied until fire of 1906 gutted interior. Show More Summary

49ers Put Kaepernick Contract Talks on Hold After 'Suspicious Incident' Report

Reports that San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick is being investigated for an incident that may have been sexual in nature may cost the star quarterback a huge payday. According to, the 49ers have put a hold on contract negotiations until the matter is resolved. Show More Summary

49ers Could 'Absolutely' Use LaMichael James as Trade Chip to Move Up in Draft

According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, the San Francisco 49ers are interested in trading running back/kick returner LaMichael James. What could the 49ers get in return for a player they drafted in the second round just twoShow More Summary

Apple Maps adds Flyover 3D modeling of Berkeley, East Bay

Apple has expanded its 3D Maps Flyover support for the east side of the San Francisco Bay Area, including the city of Berkeley, the University of California birthplace of the flavor of Unix used in OS X and iOS.

Street Art Skills: Mural and graffiti art forms a...

Mural and graffiti art forms a colorful part of San Francisco's streetscape, and now a SoMa gallery is offering visitors the chance toboth tour the street art of the neighborhood and then make some of their own. First Amendement Gallery...

24 Natural Beauty Products Our Editors Actually Use

2 hours agoLifestyle / Beauty : BellaSugar

If a trip to Whole Foods's beauty aisle feels like a daunting task (so many choices!), let us be your tour guide. We asked all of our editors in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York City which natural products they actually use to give you the best chance at choosing grooming goodies that work. Show More Summary

Burned Out: 1906

"The Flood Mansion, Nob Hill." After the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire, which was 108 years ago today. 8x10 dry plate glass negative. View full size.

Cool Map Thing: Old Maps of San Francisco Guaranteed to Blow Your Mind

First known map of San Francisco Bay Area by Fray Juan Crespi in 1772. Map nerds rejoice—we've combed archives for old maps of San Francisco that cover everything from fire damage to failed transit plans to World's Fair shenanigans....

Whistle: A Fitbit for Tracking Your Dog

Walk around San Francisco or Paris on a sunny day, you’ll notice, quite soon, that’s there’s a lot of dog poop traps littering the sidewalk. These cities love their pets, especially the dog variety.  Attached to each dog is the animal’s human, a smartphone carrying member of the technologically advanced specie. Show More Summary

Benefits of Listing: A new comparison of homes that...

A new comparison of homes that sold after listing on the MLS to those that sold off-market has found that MLS listings lead to higher sales prices. The report estimates that 11% of homes in San Francisco were sold without...

Food Delivery App Eat24 Sponsors Its Own Strains Of Weed

The food delivery app partners with San Francisco dispensary the Vapor Room to name 10 flavors of pot in honor of 4/20. As weed legalization spreads, there's a new story almost every day on the evolution of the business of marijuana....Show More Summary

Office Spaces: Ad Agency's Hip HQ is the Most Pinterest-Worthy Office Ever

Photo via Curbed SF Designed by global architecture firm Gensler, this extremely chic, highly pinnable HQ in San Francisco was custom created to fit the monochromatic visions of the advertising agency MUH-TAY-ZIK | HOF-FER. Spanning across two floors in a...

Crocheted Monster Benches at the Ferry Building in San Francisco

5 hours agoOdd : Laughing Squid

photo via KnitHacker Artists Jill and Lorna Watt recently transformed a pair of benches near San Francisco’s Ferry Building into whimsical crocheted monsters. The duo created the yarn installation for an upcoming episode of CCTV America’s Full Frame. photo by Lorna Watt photo by Lorna Watt via KnitHacker

Office Spaces: Despite Reddit's immense—if slightly underground—popularity, its...

Despite Reddit's immense—if slightly underground—popularity, its HQ in San Francisco, Calif. looks to be one of the simplest tech offices out there. Largely unadorned and proudly nerdy, much like the user-generated news site itself, the space offers some robot and...

The Founder Of A Dot-Com Disaster Is Giving His Old Grocery Delivery Idea Another Shot

Webvan, the online grocery business Louis Borders founded in 1999 in the thick of the dot-com bubble, went bankrupt only two years after it IPO'd. The company collapsed when it tried to expand outside the San Francisco Bay Area, because it had neither a sustainable business model nor much demand outside of the Valley. Show More Summary

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